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Can eye remover and mascara, if accidentally rubbed into the

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Can eye remover and mascara, if accidentally rubbed into the eyes, causer allergic conjunctivitis?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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yes. It is possible. Eye makeup remover is not really designed to get into the eye and can cause a chemical conjunctivitis....not really an allergic conjunctivitis.

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The best thing to do is just what you have done. Use tear replacement drops to soothe your eyes and cold compresses to help with the discomfort. Before going to bed it may be helpful to put an eye ointment, such as refresh PM or a similar product. This will lubricate your eye and make it feel better while you sleep.

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If you feel like you have something in your eye in the morning it is possible that you may have a small corneal abrasion from the makeup remover. This usually resolves in 24 hours however you might want to have an examination by an ophthalmologist is your are still having problems tomorrow just to make sure everything is OK>

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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