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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 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
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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