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What to do about an allergic reaction to mascara?

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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
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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


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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What should I do about allergic reaction to shampoo?

What should I do about allergic reaction to shampoo?

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

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What should I do about potential allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

What should I do about potential allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

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

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What to do about the after effects of an allergic reaction to fresh pineapple?

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

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About 3 days ago, I had a bad allergic reaction to boysenberries why am I still feeling sick?

About 3 days ago, I had a bad allergic reaction to boysenberries why am I still feeling sick?

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

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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?

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

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What about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

What about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

None: There is no allergic reaction to the tubersol (tb mantoux) test.
If there is a swelling and redness around the site of the test, it may mean that the test is positive and this has to be confirmed by your doctor who will determine what step needs to be taken next. ...Read more

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Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I had a margarita around 8pm & an allergic reaction around 10:30pm. I took Benadryl @ 11:15pm not thinking about the margarita. Should I be worried?

I had a margarita around 8pm & an allergic reaction around 10:30pm. I took Benadryl @ 11:15pm not thinking about the margarita. Should I be worried?

Designated driver: Be sure you have a safe way back to your own bed. The additive forces of alcohol and an antihistamine would raise concerns about judgement and reaction time. Let someone else drive. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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