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How can you get rid of a swollen eyelid from allergic reaction to makeup?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Makeup

Stop makeup until cleared, then try another brand.

In brief: Makeup

Stop makeup until cleared, then try another brand.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine

In brief: Eyelid edema

Edema of the eyelid from makeup can either be an allergic reaction or, less commonly, a sign of infection.
Cleanse the makeup off of the lid and apply cool compresses for 20 min every couple hours to reduce swelling. Symptoms also can be improved with an antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl). See your doctor if there is pus or much redness, or if symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 days.

In brief: Eyelid edema

Edema of the eyelid from makeup can either be an allergic reaction or, less commonly, a sign of infection.
Cleanse the makeup off of the lid and apply cool compresses for 20 min every couple hours to reduce swelling. Symptoms also can be improved with an antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl). See your doctor if there is pus or much redness, or if symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 days.
Dr. David Lemme
Dr. David Lemme
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