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When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection?

When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Can you get an eye infection from sleeping with eye makeup? Any home cures? I don't have insurance.

Can you get an eye infection from sleeping with eye makeup? Any home cures? I don't have insurance.

Irritant rxn: Unless the material you are using is contaminated by germs, it is unlikely any eye infection is related. Many do get small bits of eyeliner or other makeup into the sensitive spaces around the eye (folds of the conjunctiva) this can cause swelling & redness that is irritant based rather than infective. Generous use of eye wash or artificial tears can remove the debris & help the irritation fade. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Only after your eye doctor says its ok.. You can cause serious damage to your cornea wearing contacts with an eye infection. Good luck... ...Read more

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I had an eye infection few days ago, if i wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read more

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What to do if i had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

What to do if i had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Yes: Please see an eye doctor before restarting contact lens wear. You can cause damage to your eye wearing contact lenses with an infection. Yes the contacts can become a source of infection! good luck... ...Read more

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How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

Pain, redness: The usual infection from contacts is due to overwear, and poor wearing habits. If your eyes start to hurt, get very red, have discharge and the vision changes, this is a strong possibility. Remove your lenses, see your ophthalmologist and adopt better wearing habits. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

No: It is best to defer using all eye makeup until the infection resolves and your eye doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more