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I had makeup applied 6 weeks ago by an esthetician. She

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Hi. I had makeup applied 6 weeks ago by an esthetician. She applied strip fake eyelash with glue. Hot glue in my eye and lashes starred sticking together. The eyes felt like they were swelling and I removed all the makeup and lashes within 60 minutes. Eyelids are still swollen every morning upon waking. Eyes feel so dry. Been twice to opthamologist. He thinks nothing serious. Doing blepharitis hygiene routine and preservative free eye drops. Why is this happening still? Right eye is worse and has leathery like swelling above eyelash ALL day. Never goes down.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I'm wondering what is really going on and how I can eliminate the swelling, get my eyes back and have no more dry eye. This cannot still be related to the makeup!?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

I'm Dr Phil and I'm ready to help

Do you have any other medical issues that might be playing a role?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I actually just had bloodwork done at my obgyn
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hemoglobin normal, thyroid normal, estrogen normal, fsh normal and prolactin normal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also, typo earlier--this was not hot glue. I meant that she GOT glue in my eye
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a pic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I considered allergy, but I have never had allergy affect my eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can I send u the pic?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

attach to this chat box or accept additional services and email to me

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is the right eye that is giving most trouble
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The swelling is above the lash line and a couple mm thick
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It never goes down.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

have you tried a topical steroid?

or oral steroid?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not oral. Tobradex 4 x per day for 7 days brought down initially but never beyond what you see here
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It seems like a prolonged allergic reaction

oral steroids might be needed

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know if this is related, but I've been grieving a devastating loss since October and cry about every day
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could that be causing it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did the picture show the swelling?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes, that absolutely could be playing a role

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does it seem reasonable that I could have chronic permanent swelling and dry eye?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No doc wants to give me oral steroid or antibiotic. They keep telling me to wait it out! I'm miserable with burning eyes and I stopped wearing makeup.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No, the swelling won't be permanent.

I'm confident on that

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is reassuring. So is the swelling causing the dry eye? Or the dry eye causing the swelling?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

the swelling is causing the dry eye I believe

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay. If you were me, how would you proceed. This is week 6
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would follow with a dermatologist and ask for topical or oral steroids