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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

Stop using it: When you are allergic to something the best treatment is to avoid it. You can apply some steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone for rash. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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My right eye is swollen is it an allergic reaction to mascara remover?

My right eye is swollen is it an allergic reaction to mascara remover?

That is possible but: To decide on the cause requires the answers to a few other questions: how long has it been going on? Is the lid tender? Are there bumps or pimples in the area? How long have you used the mascara?..Etc check out this link http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001872/. ...Read more

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I think i had an allergic reaction to my mascara. Skin around eye is red and swollen. Can't see a doc until 2 weeks. Is there anything i can do?

I think i had an allergic reaction to my mascara. Skin around eye is red and swollen. Can't see a doc until 2 weeks. Is there anything i can do?

Yes: Firstly do not use the mascara until you know if that caused your problem. Secondly, with sterile cotton balls and warm water wipe down over your eye--never up or sideways and remove any residual make-up from your eye. If your eye or lid area remain red and swollen, you should see an urgent care facility because of the risk of infection and not wait for your two week appointment. Feel better! ...Read more

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Im 18. Left eye swollen over period of a week. Hurts to blink No known bites, no allergies. No makeup used other then mascara *new bottle. What now?

Im 18. Left eye swollen over period of a week. Hurts to blink No known bites,  no allergies.  No makeup used other then mascara *new bottle. What now?

Allergic reaction: Most likely you have a senstivity to the new mascara. Stop using that tube and avoid all eye makeup until your eye is better. If your eye itself is painful or your vision is blurry, see MD ASAP. If it is just your lid that is swollen and painful, you can try cool compresses 2-3x/day and take an oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine, for a few days. Always use hypo-allergenic eye makeup. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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What can an allergic reaction feel like?

What can an allergic reaction feel like?

Depends where: In the skin itchy. In the nose itchy, sneezy, runny & stuffy. In the eye itchy and teary. In the lungs coughing, wheezing, weight on chest. In the digestive tract nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergies that are undiagnosed and "rev up" the immune system leading to multiple other reactions to environmental items as in mcs. First firgure out what's wrong with the gut and fix it and the immune system will settle down and others will lessen/go away. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more