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Should I throw away my mascara if I have had a staff infection on my eyelid?

Should I throw away my mascara if I have had a staff infection on my eyelid?

Yes and stop using!: The common cause of blepharitis is a malfunction of the oil glands of the lids resulting in inflammation and irritation of the eyelid  margins. Other causes include acne rosacea,  seborrheic blepharitis, and infection of the lash base by staphylococcal bacteria. Limiting or stopping the use eye make-up when treating blepharitis is often recommended as it will make it easy to maintain lid hygiene. ...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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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

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Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Yes: You can have reactions to any foreign substance. ...Read more

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My allergic conjunctivitis has gone today, can I start using mascara again?

Suggestions: I would suggest using a brand that is hypoallergenic and cleaning the mascara wand with soap and water. If you know your allergic triggers such as pollen, then taking steps to avoid the triggers, will help prevent flare ups. ...Read more

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I started using new mascara and ever since then i've had this awful green yellow gunk in my eyes constantly. Could I be allergic to it or something?

I started using new mascara and ever since then i've had this awful green yellow gunk in my eyes constantly. Could I be allergic to it or something?

Contact dermatitis..: What you're experiencing is pretty common. A change in mascara and makeup causes a nasty reaction, either pink eye (conjunctivitis) or contact dermatitis, both which can create junk. I tell my patients to stop the new mascara asap, give it a day or two and if not improving, to come in and get checked out. ...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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Is a swollen eyelid a possible allergic reaction?

Is a swollen eyelid a possible allergic reaction?

Yes, it could be: Swelling (or edema) is a common sign of allergy. It is frequently accompanied by itching and redness. If only one eyelid is affected, it is likely not related to an airborne allergen, but perhaps transfer of an allergen from the hands. Another possibility is an infection of the eyelid area. If pain, fever or vision changes, have it checked out. ...Read more