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How can you disinfect eye shadow after conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology
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In brief: You cannot

You cannot disinfect eye shadow.
If you have had an infection you need to discard it.

In brief: You cannot

You cannot disinfect eye shadow.
If you have had an infection you need to discard it.
Dr. Harold Ballitch
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Don't bother

You have to assume that it is contaminated.
Our skin harbors many different bacteria and your cosmetics invariably have those bacteria in them. The problem is not that there is bacteria in your eye shadow. It is that you cannot know if the bacteria is normal skin bacteria or the ones that caused your conjunctivitis. If you suspect your cosmetics, throw them out and get new ones.

In brief: Don't bother

You have to assume that it is contaminated.
Our skin harbors many different bacteria and your cosmetics invariably have those bacteria in them. The problem is not that there is bacteria in your eye shadow. It is that you cannot know if the bacteria is normal skin bacteria or the ones that caused your conjunctivitis. If you suspect your cosmetics, throw them out and get new ones.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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