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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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 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 »

I am an asthmatic who got headaches, a burning nose, clogged ears, and chest tightness after visiting a nail salon. Are these symptoms due to nail chemical allergies?

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 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 »

What could be the cause of a red rash above the lip line?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red rash slightly above my lip line. It is dry and sometimes a little itchy. I did not use to have it, but it started around the time my partner got on acne medication, and it does not go away, with the exception of when I traveled abroad for vacation. For some reason, it went...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern is perioral dermatitis. It may be secondary to cheilitis as well. Also, It may be due to the following: 1. Cosmetics like lip balm. 2. Contact allergens like a new toothpaste. 3. An irritation is secondary to mouthwash and denitrifies. 4. Exposur...  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 I understood your concern. Can you please attach some pictures of your facial lesions for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan? Thanks.  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 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 rednes...  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 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 ac...  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 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 upper eyelid swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed that the upper lid of my eye is swollen. It does not have the signs of inflammation but rather the lid is being like edematous. It is itchy in the night. Can it be normal again? What is it and what should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and according to me you have developed an allergic contact dermatitis. It can be due to anything you have applied on the eyes or due to any volatile substance. I would ...  Read Full »

Can Hydrocortisone cream be used if the face becomes red and inflamed after a chemical peel?

Query: Hello doctor,Five weeks ago, I did a much too deep Jessner and a 30 % TCA combination peel myself. I swelled so much 24 hours after the peel that my eyes almost shut. Yes, this was a terrible mistake. My face is still red, but slowly resolving and I have been keeping it constantly moist and have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, there is redness on the side of the forehead. Redness from a deep peel can stay for months. Instead of a massage, I suggest you use a topical steroid cream, pr...  Read Full »

Are marks on the skin a side effect of Biluma cream?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my girl. She is 24 years young. She recently went for an interview and applied a branded cosmetic cream. Her skin tone is fair and extremely sensitive. Overnight, she got ridiculous marks on both sides of the face. Please find attached images. Now, those marks are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Before applying the cream, did she have acne over the cheeks? Does she have a habit of picking the pimples with her nails? The reason I ask is that there is post-inflammatory hyperpigmen...  Read Full »

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