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Why do my eyes turn red and watery when I use makeup or eye shadow?

Why do my eyes turn red and watery when I use makeup or eye shadow?

Possibilities: You might be having an irritant reaction or you could be having an allergic reaction. Visit an allergist in your area to discuss this issue. They might recommend patch testing to identify if you have a sensitivity to an ingredient in the makeup. ...Read more

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Its ok if I allow my redness in my eyes to juist be and not use makeup or contacts?

Its ok if I allow my redness in my eyes to juist be and not use makeup or contacts?

Eye redness: If the redness does not subside within a day or two without the make up and contact lenses you may require specific eye drops to help this clear up. ...Read more

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While wearing makeup and contacts my eyes become watery and a white pus forms. I wake up with crust around my eyes, puffy eyelids and red eyes. What?

While wearing makeup and contacts my eyes become watery and a white pus forms. I wake up with crust around my eyes, puffy eyelids and red eyes. What?

Contacts: Either you have infected contacts, or an ulcer. DO NOT WEAR THE CONTACTS UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN YOUR OPHTHALMOLOGIST! A CORNEAL ULCER COULD LEAD TO A PERFORATION, THEN INFECTION INSIDE YOUR EYE (ENDOPHTHALMITIS) AND LOSS OF THE EYE. ...Read more

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How come my eyes burns, get watery and turn red?

How come my eyes burns, get watery and turn red?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Try artificial tears, warm compresses, and fish oil supplements. If no resolution, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan. My eyelids got red& swollen. Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when I wear eyeshadow. What will heal my eyelid

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan. My eyelids got red& swollen. Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when I wear eyeshadow. What will heal my eyelid

Allergic reaction: It sounds like you have a contact sensitivity to some component of the eye shadow. You can try different brands, but there is no "healing" involved; just avoid exposure to the same eyeshadow. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use eye makeup (eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

Is it OK to use eye makeup (eyeliner, Eye shadow) when you have Dry Eye Síndrome? Ir is it best not to use it?

Not a problem: These products are not designed to get onto the eye itself. They go on the skin and lash line and so will not aggravate or alter underlying dryness of the eye itself. ...Read more

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Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Not that I know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. But if you are not having a problem then you are probably ok. I would recommend talking to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (like myself) to get on a good skin care regimen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes, sensation of something in eye, shadow over part of vision and eyelid redness.

I am experiencing itchy eyes, sensation of something in eye, shadow over part of vision and eyelid redness.

Eye symptoms: Your symptoms, especially the shadow over part of vision, indicate the need for you to see an opthalmologist ASAP. You MAY have a retinal tear. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Woken up with a dark red mark above my eyelid (where you would put eye shadow). Is this something that will go away on its own? Please help.

Woken up with a dark red mark above my eyelid (where you would put eye shadow). Is this something that will go away on its own? Please help.

Bruise: Probably a bruise. Small broken blood vessel under the skin. If it gets larger, or you have more areas of bruising or bleeding got to your doctor or er. If it does not get better after a week, have your eye md or personal doctor check it out. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?

Red eyes: The make up should cause a reaction on the eyelid, not usually inside the eye. If your eye redness continues, you need to see your doctor or an eye doctor if the problem is limited to the eyes. ...Read more

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When I have an aspirine one hour later I get like terrible asthma attack, very runny nose and my eyes turn red. What's wrong with me?

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When I have an aspirine one hour later I get like terrible asthma attack, very runny nose and my eyes turn red. What's wrong with me?

AERD: Your condition is known as aspirin-exacerbated asthma which is often associated with nasal polyps, chronic sinusitis, and steroid-resistant asthma. This cause is likely from your body being oversensitive to the overproduction of some chemicals induced by aspirin. You must stay off of all NSAIDs except Celebres. If you asthma is difficult to control, consider getting desensitized to aspirin. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son has redness on inner corner of both eyes. He is also rubbing them and I can see some watery discharge as well. He has cough andfever.?

My 6 yr old son has redness on inner corner of both eyes. He is also rubbing them and I can see some watery discharge as well. He has cough andfever.?

Exam needed: Without a proper examination, your child cannot be properly diagnosed. The irritated red and itchy eyes could be allergies but given the nature of a cough and a fever it seems more likely that the child has an infection going on. It is most appropriate that you seek medical attention for the childcare. ...Read more

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My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when I go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when I go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

Yes: You describe classic symptoms of dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you have a quantity problem (not making enough tears) or a quality problem (making tears that are not stable and readily evaporate off the eye) or both. Your eye md can help make the correct diagnosis and offer the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Allergies?: Sounds like springtime allergies. Consider some sort of antihistamine such as loratidine for a trial for a week and see if that helps. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

Not sure: Usually with the stye you have some swelling. You did not discuss your age and certain problems especially when we get older like increase I pressure or glaucoma can occur. Since you see nothing your next move would be to see an ophthalmologist to clarify the cause of the pain ...Read more

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I have pinkeye but I did not go to the doctor and today was the 3rd day and the redness went away so how long should I wait to put on contacts and eye makeup?

I have pinkeye but I did not go to the doctor and today was the 3rd day and the redness went away so how long should I wait to put on contacts and eye makeup?

Pink eye: You should rule out any eye infection before putting contact or makeup on. I would suggest you wait 7-10 days symptoms free before applying anything ...Read more

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I have recently had twitching in my left eyelid and rubing my eyes with watery eyes redness too I also have twitching in my mouth cheek on the right?

I have recently had twitching in my left eyelid and rubing my eyes with watery eyes redness too I also have twitching in my mouth cheek on the right?

Muscle spasms: Twitching or muscle spasms can be spontaneous or possibly related to fatigue or stress. Watery eyes and redness could be caused by allergy or irritation. Eyes and eyelids are sensitive and can react to chemicals/products on your hair, face, hands. ...Read more

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I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

Allergies: Sounds like you are allergic to something in your environment. This time of year pollen allergies are very common. Avoiding exposure is ideal, but often impractical. Try daily use of otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (available generically) and use salt water (saline) nasal spray to clear the passages. If no better, ask your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent, thus it trigger allergy. Eg.sneezing watery nose, redness of both eyes, itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent, thus it trigger allergy. Eg.sneezing watery nose, redness of both eyes, itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

Ok: It appears you are most likely allergic to this medication. Avoid it on the future and let your dr. And pharmacist know of your allergy, as they may want you to also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the symptoms are not improving, or even some other meds if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Had pain redness and watery eye for 5 weeks now with no improvement had dye test can see something gave me eye antibiotic drops no help what next?

Had pain redness and watery eye for 5 weeks now with no improvement had dye test can see something gave me eye antibiotic drops no help what next?

Epiphora: Your description should like eye irritation with reactive tearing. I would recommend an antibiotic/steroid combination topical drop to quiet things down and then you may need to have your tear drainage system tested if the tearing persists. ...Read more

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My newborn has a very watery eye and a lot of gunk commin from tear duct, but no redness or sign of irritation, what should I do?

My newborn has a very watery eye and a lot of gunk commin from tear duct, but no redness or sign of irritation, what should I do?

Massage: Many times just massaging just below the tear duct and using warm comresses and cleaning the area, will relieve the obstruction. However, if it continues, baby should see an opthomoligist. Somtimes they need to open the tear duct. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. ...Read more

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I put on eye makeup yesterday for the first time in months and today my eyes were hurting when I looked at them they were red and swollen what's wrong?

I put on eye makeup yesterday for the first time in months and today my eyes were hurting when I looked at them they were red and swollen what's wrong?

Allergic reaction: If the eye lids are swollen and red then its an allergic reaction. Allergy also causes itch too. Please put cold compresors over your lids and avoid that particular make up. ...Read more

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Halloween makeup got into eyes last night for several hours. The skin around my eyes is red, burning, and painful still today. How do I treat this?

Halloween makeup got into eyes last night for several hours. The skin around my eyes is red, burning, and painful still today. How do I treat this?

Check your eyes: And then make sure you go to your eye doctor SOON. If you can invert your lower lid & see black specks from your makeup, you'll probably need to irrigate your eyes with sterile saline until the flecks are washed out. However, it may be more difficult with your upper eyelids. So until you can see your eye doctor, use lubricating eye drops without preservatives. Avoid using makeup remover. Stop using makeup. ...Read more

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Eyes started swelling puffy and red when I wore mascra. I stopped wearing makeup. Since then I get long stringy goo in my eyes. What's wrong w/ my eyes?

Eyes started swelling puffy and red when I wore mascra. I stopped wearing makeup. Since then I get long stringy goo in my eyes. What's wrong w/ my eyes?

Allergy?: While you may have had a sensitivity to the mascara, the "stringy goo" you're now having could simply be seasonal allergies. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more