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Doctor insights on: Eyelids Allergic Mascara

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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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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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If i poked my eye with mascara and it burns, what do I do?

If i poked my eye with mascara and it burns, what do I do?

Get an eye exam: You scratched your cornea or conjunctiva. While this can heal on its own mascara often contains bacteria and injuries can result in eye infection.You need an eye exam and antibiotic eye drops. Immediate treatment should be rinse the eye with a sterile eye rinse. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to wear mascara when you go for an eye test ?

Is it possible for you to wear mascara when you go for an eye test ?

Yes: Should not be a problem unless you have an eyelid issue you want assessed @ that visit. ...Read more

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Hit my eye with mascara brush. Should i worry?

Hit my eye with mascara brush. Should i worry?

Does it hurt?: If it doesn't hurt odds are you didn't cause any harm. The most common injury would be a corneal abrasion which tends to be very painful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have eye lash fungus from old mascara?

Is it possible to have eye lash fungus from old mascara?

Very unlikely: Eyelash fungus is really, really rare. Fungus on the body grows in continuously moist, warm areas. If there were fungus in old mascara, it would almost never take root in the lashes. Other infections might be much more likely although still uncommon. But don't worry about eyelash fungus. ...Read more