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Cosmetics Allergy

An allergic reaction that results from using any beauty or a cosmetic product, including shampoo, perfume, and makeup, is called cosmetic allergy. A cosmetic allergy can cause mild skin rashes to the full-blown allergic reaction. The most common products that result in allergy are soaps, eye makeup, sunscreen, shampoos, lip stains, and nail polish.

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Can nail chemical scause allergies in asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have asthma and hardly use an inhaler. I went to the nail salon and got stuck waiting for three hours. I started to get headaches after the first hour. Then the pressure began to build in the face, and the nose burnt. I felt sick and thought I was going to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It looks like you initially had some allergic reaction to a chemical, maybe acetone, and with suspicion of superimposed bacterial infection. You can use over-the-counter antihistamines, like Allegra, once or twice dail...  Read Full »

I have frequent break outs in the collar bone area. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had this issue on my collarbone where my skin constantly reacts and breaks out since high school. I would wear crew neck shirts to cover it. More recently I have controlled breakouts with a salicylic acid skin wash but it is more than breakout-prone skin. I also cannot wear neckl...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Well, there is nothing to be ashamed of and your problem has nothing to do with cleanliness. I do not know why your doctor has said so. Anyways be patient. You are having two problems. Contact dermatitis which is a type of allergy caused b...  Read Full »

How to treat cosmetic pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the skin remedies for fake skincare products to help my pimples spread and soothe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I see that you have acne (grade 1) and uneven pigmentation over certain areas of your face. I wanted to know if you have PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). As PCOD and acn...  Read Full »

What could be the red, itchy bumps around the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I have bumps around my mouth, and it gets red at times and can be itchy. I had it for about four weeks now and is getting worse.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Perioral dermatitis (POD) is a common skin problem that mostly affects young women of 20 to 45 years of age. Occasionally, men or children are affected. Perioral refers to the area around the mouth, and dermatitis indicates redness of the skin. In addition to redness...  Read Full »

I have burning, swelling, peeling, and bleeding of lips. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,Something is wrong with my lips. It all started a couple of days ago- burning, swelling, peeling, oozing, and bleeding. There are also tiny, fluid-filled blisters. I went to the doctor today, but she wasn't sure whether there was a bacterial infection. She prescribed me antibiotics just...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It could be an allergic reaction to some lip cosmetics or it could be a sun-induced eruption that is a phototoxic reaction. I suggest you use a topical antibiotic like either Neosporin ointmen...  Read Full »

How do I manage tiny bumps on my chin due to whitening soap?

Query: Hi doctor, I have very oily, acne-prone skin, and these days I have had these weird, tiny bumps on my chin. Before this, I was using a whitening soap, but when I stopped using that, I noticed the bumps. I do not know if it is whiteheads, but it is present a lot. It is also close together and located...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal, and it is due to oily skin. Following are my suggestions for your problem: 1. Do not use hair oil or sticky cream on your face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. ...  Read Full »

Why do I get lots of pimples on forehead and chin on using any cosmetics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old and unmarried. I have sensitive and reactive skin. I colored my hair a month ago (the first time) for my grey hair. Soon I developed a lot of pimples on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I get these rashes or spots if I use any cosmetics or cream on my face or hair. I am u...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Can you please attach some pictures of your facial lesions for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan? Thanks.  Read Full »

How to treat redness of skin due to usage of cosmetic products?

Query: Hello doctor, I tried a new skincare range called Gopure and American Company. Half an hour later, I developed redness, burning, itching, and swelling. I have discontinued the use and used ice and cold water to relieve symptoms. After four days, my skin is less painful. The company suggests wateri...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that the new skin range that you tried is not suiting your skin. It is important to know what all products you were using and the ingredients in these preparations. If it was a concentrate which had to be diluted and used then the redness and burning would be b...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples after forgetting to remove my make up off?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have this problem for about two weeks. I think this is because I did not remove my make up after a party and slept off. And the very next day, I got small red pimples on my face. I have this redness or spots on both sides of my cheeks. What could this be? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This might be allergic contact dermatitis or cosmetic-induced acne. Make sure that you do not get exposed to that chemical within the next 10 days otherwise there are chances of sensitization and can cause further flare-up of the disease. Apply the following medicines on ...  Read Full »

My new perfume has caused a very bad face allergy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed a very bad face allergy, possibly caused by my new perfume. It itches very badly. It has created swollen patches on my chin, jaw, and cheeks. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stop using all the creams or cosmetics for the time being. I suggest you try doing the following: Wipe the affected area with saline water 2 to 3 times a day initially. Tablet Cetirizine, twice daily. You may require topical steroid like Hydrocortisone after the oo...  Read Full »

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