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Can I use eye makeup and foundation if I have severe eye allergy?

Can I use eye makeup and foundation if I have severe eye allergy?

Get controlled first: In order to successfully wear makeup around the eyes, you must first control the allergy. Even if your cosmetics are not the cause, they can create more irritation and make the allergic reaction seem worse. An eye doctor can evaluate the condition and prescribe antihistamine eye drops, as well as provide you with suggestions to help get you back to wearing makeup. ...Read more

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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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Allergy to eye makeup, ingredient lists too lengthy between products, it's impossible to find the culprit. What's the best way to test for allergy?

Allergy to eye makeup, ingredient lists too lengthy between products, it's impossible to find the culprit. What's the best way to test for allergy?

Patch testing: Most of eyelid allergic reactions are from contact allergy to facial cosmetic or even nail polish. I generally patch test patients to their cosmetics and advise them to make sure not to touch their eyelids until after the polished nails are totally dry. Once the culprit has been identified, we can then work on the specific ingredients based on probabilities. ...Read more

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Bad itching in caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum, n dryeyes. Md said allergy, but no meds work on me, don't use eye makeup, lenses 7months.Help?

Bad itching in caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum, n dryeyes. Md said allergy, but no meds work on me, don't use eye makeup, lenses 7months.Help?

Get second opinion: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching ; this can occur with allergies. It's a minor infection of the eyelids. Crusting ; tearing is common. Warm compress with daily baby shampoo washing of the eyelids helps relieve this. Severe cases are placed on antibiotics by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can birth controll change your body's chemistry & make it more prone to allergies?More sensitive such as around the eyes?Makeup has been irrit my eyes

Can birth controll change your body's chemistry & make it more prone to allergies?More sensitive such as around the eyes?Makeup has been irrit my eyes

Possibly: Although, it may not be a mentioned side effects, i would say possible because any intervention in the hormonal system is not fully understood as far as it concerns all the repercussions and consequences. The best way to tell is to stop them and watch for symptoms to disappear. ...Read more

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Normally eyes, when not itching, but when only itching in different times, its itching like crazy. Ever had cl allergy, not wear cl n makeup 7 months.Help?

Normally eyes, when not itching, but when only itching in different times, its itching like crazy. Ever had cl allergy, not wear cl n makeup 7 months.Help?

Suggest: Allergy testing to look for triggers. Common ones are dust mold pollen it has been too long since wearing contacts for it to be gpc. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. ...Read more

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If I have problems with allergies, do the eyes and lips products need to be hypoallergenic too? do the makeup brushes need to be hypoallergenic?

If I have problems with allergies, do the eyes and lips products need to be hypoallergenic too? do the makeup brushes need to be hypoallergenic?

Depending on: what you are allergic to. If you are allergic to some of the chemicals found in makeup products - then would try to look for hypoallergenic product lines. So yes - go hypoallergenic as much as possible. ...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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Can be eye allergy only have itching (swollen and red skin "only when rub") ? Or is that blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis ? No makeup +cl for long tim

Can be eye allergy only have itching (swollen and red skin "only when rub") ? Or is that blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis ? No makeup +cl for long tim

both allergies and: Blepharitis cause itching. Usually the itching is worse with allergies. It is also possible to have both allergies and blepharitis at the same time. ...Read more

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What are some eye makeup for eczema?

What are some eye makeup for eczema?

Hypoallergenic: I would recommend clinique, which is hypoallergenic. ...Read more

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What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

What can I do about an allergic reaction to eye makeup?

Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more

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Should i throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis ?

Should i throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis ?

Yes.: If you don't, it may becontaminated and you could re-infect yourself. ...Read more

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When can you start wearing eye makeup after you have had pink eye?

When can you start wearing eye makeup after you have had pink eye?

After: It is reasonable to start wearing makeup after your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on eye makeup if I replace it?

After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on eye makeup if I replace it?

Conjunctivitis/makeu: If it is infectious conjunctivitis you have to wait till the infection has completely cleared, if the make up was the cause of allergic conjunctivitis than you have to use a different make up after itching and burning is gone. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use eye makeup(eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

Is it OK to use eye makeup(eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

Not a problem: These products are not designed to get onto the eye itself. They go on the skin and lash line and so will not aggravate or alter underlying dryness of the eye itself. ...Read more