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Can you wear some mascara with a stye in your eye?

Can you wear some mascara with a stye in your eye?

It's risky: You could but the stye is a sign your mascara reservoir could be harboring infectious bacteria. I would suggest you use hot packs consisting of a warm wash cloth or put a small potato in the microwave for one minute and then place that inside a wet wash cloth and put this on the stye for 10 minutes per day until the stye disappears. Alternatively, see an ophthalmogist for a prescription drop. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

Stop all makeup: check out skindeep app for all the chemicals and poisons in make up products. try to wash your eyes by dipping them in clean luke warm water 5-6 times a day in a cup filled to the brim. If overweight,check for diabetes.drink lot of water. ...Read more

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Can I wear new mascara on my upper eyelashes when my internal stye is under my lower eyelid?

Can I wear new mascara on my upper eyelashes when my internal stye is under my lower eyelid?

Best to avoid it: With a stye, on top or bottom, it is best to avoid all eye make-up as blinking can transfer some meds to the lower lid easy enough and may worsen the area, etc. Get treated, then once resolved, you can start wearing make-up as instructed by you Dr. best wishes. ...Read more

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Have had a stye for 3 months, greatly improved but still very noticeable, doesn't hurt but is very ugly, y can't I wear contacts? it doesn't hurt my eye when I eat contacts but I'm wondering if it makes my eye worse.

Have had a stye for 3 months, greatly improved but still very noticeable, doesn't hurt but is very ugly, y can't I wear contacts? it doesn't hurt my eye when I eat contacts but I'm wondering if it makes my eye worse.

Chalazion: Your stye has probably transposed into a chalazion- a cystic nodule in the lid where the stye once was. This can be removed in an office procedure by your ophthalmologist. In the meantime, there is no reason why you cannot wear contact lenses as they will not aggravate or cause a stye ...Read more

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I have a stye in my upper lid near the duct, and it hasn't popped and is red and painful, can I wear makeup? Do I have to throw out all my eye makeup?

I have a stye in my upper lid near the duct, and it hasn't popped and is red and painful, can I wear makeup? Do I have to throw out all my eye makeup?

Stye: I recommend no make up for now; wash with warm water, apply warm compresses; a prescription eye ointment will help; warm compresses and gentle cleaning may get you to resolution also; make up is not contra-indicated; this happened because an eyelid gland got plugged; so twice or three times daily washing with warm water and wash cloth will be preventative. ...Read more

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I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care ...Read more

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