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Doctor insights on: Eyelash Glue

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What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

Unsure: Cosmetics made in NZ and Australia are free from known carcinogens. Stick with reputable brands and if possible buy NZ or Australian made products and you should feel pretty secure in your choice. Remember you generally get what you pay for, cheap products often contain fillers so it pays to be vigilant with reading the ingredients. Best recommendation is to avoid cosmetics if you are worried. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction from eyelash glue, what OTC eye solution can I use?

Allergic reaction from eyelash glue, what OTC eye solution can I use?

Naphcon A eye drops: Need to remove fake eyelashes and remove glue washing eyelids with vaby johnson shampoo, cold compresses 4 times a day. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) oral. Apply naphcon a eyedrops around the lid margins 4 times a day for 5 days. Glue takes sometimes 3 to 5 days to come off the skin. Do not apply glue again . See ophthalmologist if not better in 24 hours. ...Read more

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I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

Stop the glue: The glue is likely either creating direct irritation, or you are allergic to it. Either way you need to stop using it. Cool compresses may help reduce swelling and itching. If you want longer lashes, consider discussing Latisse (bimatoprost) with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Im having a severe allergic reaction to eyelash glue...taking fexofenadine Hydrochloride 180 mg...eyes are red, swollen, itchy... what is maximum dose?

Im having a severe allergic reaction to eyelash glue...taking fexofenadine Hydrochloride 180 mg...eyes are red, swollen, itchy...
what is maximum dose?

Contact allergy:eyes: A reaction to eyelash glue can be similar to poison ivy: it starts 1-4 days after exposure begins, involves a blistering rash, itches severely. It lasts +/- three weeks. This requires oral steroids frequently. Strong steroid creams are not used around the eyes because of risk of glaucoma/cataracts. Fexfenadine is not likely to control it. If continuing to get worse, see a doctor + get steroids. ...Read more

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Do fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

Do  fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

No: To my knowledge, the glue used is not super glue (which can have formalin after polymerization). It does not have these dangerous by-products since they could harm the eye. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more

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Are false eyelashes safe?

Are false eyelashes safe?

Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction,' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...Read more

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Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Depends on the cause: Check thyroid function, rule out eyelid infection (blepharitis), if lashes don't grow within 1 month consider Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription). ...Read more