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What To Do About An Allergic Reaction To Mascara
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
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
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When can I stop worrying about a serious allergic reaction to penicillin if I might have been exposed to it?
Penicillin: A severe allergy occurs within hours if not minutes of taking the drug. ...Read more
(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
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
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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
Shampoo allergy: You need to have a patch test to determine what component you are allergic to, to avoid it in the future. A dermatologist or allergist can do it. In the meantime, if you now are suffering from a reaction, you should see a doctor immediately to treat the skin lesions and rash. ...Read more
What's the scenario?: Sorry to hear it! . If you are taking it and suspect an allergic reaction then of course stop and contact the prescriber. By now I'm assuming it's not progressing and not an emergency. The reaction will resolve on it's own but depending on the nature of your symptoms and severity treatment may be indicated to help you. A photo may be useful to document it and for future reference. Testing later ...Read more
Oral allergy: If your reaction is limited to the mouth, which is usually the case with pineapple, time will heal it. This is not a life threatening allergy, it is called oral allergy syndrome. Take an oral antihistamine 30 minutes before eating it in the future or avoid it. Cooked pineapple should be ok. ...Read more
Chemical mediators: During an allergic reaction, chemical mediators of inflammation can be released that affect other cells that then release mediators. With treatment with antihistamines, symptoms may resolve quicker than if no antihistamines were taken. The symptoms generally resolve slowly especially in the GI tract. Also, consider that it wasn't the boysenberries, but another reason. ...Read more
I had a penicillin allergic reaction about 3 weeks ago and I feel like my skin has become a lot more sensitive. Is that normal?
May be normal: Depending on what kind of reaction to penicillin you had, 3 weeks out from a reaction, it may be reasonable for your skin to still feel more sensitive. Usually this occurs in patients with delayed type reaction to penicillin. If you still feel that you are having symptoms you should see the doctor that diagnosed your penicillin allergy. You may need medications to help calm your skin. ...Read more
Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?
Unlikely: Occasionally a delayed reaction may occur but it is nothing you should worry about unless you are already having an adverse reaction. ...Read more
Is an allergic reaction possible with probiotics such as florajen3? I've had l. Acidophilus in yogurt, but I'm worried about b. Lactis/longum.
Yes! EvenWithNothing: Reactions, allergic & otherwise, are always under the internal control of the individual exhibiting the reaction & theories as to what may have triggered the behavior (reaction) are always just that, theories, guesses, rarely with significant scientifically verified evidence of accuracy, no matter the degree of the person guessing. Why? Control and complexity are within the individual reacting. ...Read more
Girlfriend allergic to latex are non latex really safe for me and her or will cause allergic reaction what about polyurathsne and the skyns condom?
Latex allergies...: Latex is a plastic and has chemical stabilizers, so is not just a single ingredient. One may not know which ingredient (s) in latex items she is allergic to. That means one can't be sure that all "non-latex" items won't cause a reaction. The polyurethane and synthetic condoms can be presumed safe from latex allergies, and protect agaisnt STD's. The natural "lamb" ones may have less STD protection. ...Read more