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Eyelids Allergic Mascara
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyelids have been red and sore lately and sting when I put on makeup. Could this be serious and cause long-term problems if I am allergic to it?
See dermatologist: Since it is sore, I am more concerned with an infection. Mascara is the most commonly contaminated eye product and should be replaced regularly. I would suggest stopping all eye make-up for at least a week and see if the problem improves. If not, see a dermatologist/allergist. ...Read more
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