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Dr. HENRY LEGERE Dr. LEGERE
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
15 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

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Dr. Yale Kanter Dr. Kanter
Ophthalmology
57 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Paul M Bonds Dr. Bonds
Ophthalmology
42 years in practice
University of Panama Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh Dr. Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Brian Arslanian Dr. Arslanian
Surgery - Plastics
10 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Bruce Saran Dr. Saran
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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.

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Dr. David Medford Dr. Medford
Ophthalmology
33 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. George Yang Dr. Yang
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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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!

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg Dr. Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Dr. Tara Passow Dr. Passow
Dermatology
36 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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.