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Can I use eye makeup and foundation if I have severe eye allergy?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get controlled first
In order to successfully wear makeup around the eyes, you must first control the allergy.
Even if your cosmetics are not the cause, they can create more irritation and make the allergic reaction seem worse. An eye doctor can evaluate the condition and prescribe antihistamine eye drops, as well as provide you with suggestions to help get you back to wearing makeup.

In brief: Get controlled first
In order to successfully wear makeup around the eyes, you must first control the allergy.
Even if your cosmetics are not the cause, they can create more irritation and make the allergic reaction seem worse. An eye doctor can evaluate the condition and prescribe antihistamine eye drops, as well as provide you with suggestions to help get you back to wearing makeup.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
First, get the eye allergy under control by avoiding allergens & possibly with medication (see your physician).
If your eye allergy is due to seasonal allergies, an otc antihistamine medication can help. If your allergy is due to something applied to your face, you should avoid it altogether & consider patch testing to identify the culprit ingredients so you can select products lacking these.

In brief: See below
First, get the eye allergy under control by avoiding allergens & possibly with medication (see your physician).
If your eye allergy is due to seasonal allergies, an otc antihistamine medication can help. If your allergy is due to something applied to your face, you should avoid it altogether & consider patch testing to identify the culprit ingredients so you can select products lacking these.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown
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