Top
20
Doctor insights on: What To Do About An Allergic Reaction To Mascara

Share
Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
1 doctor agreed:
1

1
What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
1 doctor agreed:
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

Dr. John Chiu
2,628 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
I'm 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?

I'm 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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms I would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

6

6
What can I do about an allergic reaction to lip ring?

What can I do about an allergic reaction to lip ring?

Remove it: Assuming it is really an allergy to the metal in the ring, you have only 2 choices. The better one would be to remove it. Reactions to metals can be treated with corticosteroids (cortisone-like) either topically or orally. To treat your problem you would need to see a physician and get a prescription. In general, surgical steel grade piercings are better tolerated, but not by everybody. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
What to do about an allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine) at hand?

What to do about an allergic reaction without an epipen (epinephrine) at hand?

Don't delay!: If the allergic reaction is significant, anaphylactic, call 911. You need to get to emergency care immediately. This should be done even if you have and use an Epinephrine autoinjector. This is potentially an acute life threatening reaction. Antihistamines are of minimal help. The Epinephrine is to hopefully temporize symptoms till you get to an emergent care location. Don't delay! ...Read more

9

9
Can you tell me about an allergic reaction?

Can you tell me about an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Theycan vary but can include hives, wheezing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, shortness of breath, throat closiing, syncope, lip or facial swelling ...Read more

10

10
What can happen if I don't do anything about an allergic reaction?

What can happen if I don't do anything about an allergic reaction?

Depends: If the reactions are from an acute exposure, one may expect subsidence in symptoms after a few hours. If the reaction is from daily exposure, then your quality of life will likely be adversely affected. If you have allergic asthma, you may end up in the hospital or worse if it goes untreated. If you have an anaphylactic reaction, you may die from it. The outcome depends on the severity. ...Read more

11

11
Botox done for migraintes 4 days ago. Experiencin facial swelling in my cheeks and lips, dizziness and nausea. B concerned about an allergic reaction?

Botox done for migraintes 4 days ago. Experiencin facial swelling in my cheeks and lips, dizziness and nausea. B concerned about an allergic reaction?

Possibly: I would also be concerned about infection. Why was Botox used? IF there was infection present prior to the Botox injection, then injecting the Botox toxin could have both spread and flared up the underlying infection. Check back with the Doctor. Alternatively see a neurologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Can you tell me about antibacterial soap allergic reaction?

Irritant: Antibacterial soap is more likely to serve as an irritant than an allergen. It is not recommended to be used routinely since it may potentially foster the growth of more resistant bacteria while killing off the beneficial ones. ...Read more

13

13
What should I do about allergic reaction shot side effects?

What should I do about allergic reaction shot side effects?

Allergy shots: I view allergy shot side effects in 2 categories: 1. local reactions and 2. systemic reactions. Systemic reactions can be life threatening and are manifested by 2 or more organs involved at the same time (e.g. generalized hives + asthma flare). Treatment is with epinephrine, 911, and discuss discontinuing treatment. Local reactions can be treated with antihistamines, cold packs (1st 48hrs). ...Read more

14

14
Can you tell me about the best thing for allergic reaction to cigarette smoke?

Can you tell me about the best thing for allergic reaction to cigarette smoke?

Avoidance: Which is at times hard to accomplish, true allergy to cigarette smoke is rare, you didn't say what kind of reaction you develop when exposed, ...Read more

16

16
Can you tell me more about allergic reaction?

Can you tell me more about allergic reaction?

Broad question: Briefly
(a)Caused by IgE (circulating antibodies against the allergen) leading to inflammation
Conditions: hay fever, asthma, eczema, food allergies, acute hives, allergic conjunctivitis, itchy throat.
(b)Caused by cells- contact dermatitis (poison ivy)
There are many other conditions which cannot be covered by this type of conversation. ...Read more

17

17
What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

Depends: Depends both on the nature of the reaction and injection. Many infusion reactions are not due to a specific immune response, but to a poorly understood nonspecific activation of innate immunity (eg complement activation, cytokine release, or non-IgE basophil degranulation). In such cases, simply decreasing the infusion rate may help. Suggest virtual consult with Allergist to begin a discussion! ...Read more

18

18
What should I do about potential minor allergic reaction?

Depends: It is nearly impossible to predict if one may develop an allergic reaction to something. When you mention a potential minor (or even major) reaction, the list is endless. Do you have a specific thing in mind? ...Read more

20

20
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an allergic reaction to food?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an allergic reaction to food?

Avoid the food: If you truly have food allergies, the only treatment is to avoid the food. More times than not, responses to foods are not allergies, but rather intolerances. See a board certified allergist if you have had a severe food reaction with typical allergic symptoms of hives, throat or chest tightness, or other allergy symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
1,042 Doctors shared insights

Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more