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Allergic reaction - but what is my Allergy ???? Swollwn sore eyelids!


Posted by fountainpen

Hi,

I have never been allergic to anything EVER !

I have swolen eyelids , soreness and red under the eyes.My eyelids are itchy too.

My eyes are fine not conjunctivitus nor hayfever problem is with the skin.

My doc said im Allergic to something.My eyelids are all horrible and puffed and red.

Ive was given antihistimaines - didnt work now some cream . Problem is knowing my Allergy.Does anyone know common allergies or perhaps has these symptoms that can give me a clue?

 

 
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A few possible causes for redness, swelling and itching of the lids:

Eating shrimp or shellfish or other food

Drugs including local anesthetics, Tropine, and some glaucoma medications, including Alphagan, Iopidine, and Trusopt, Dapiprazole Hydrochloride, Rev-Eyes, Lumigan, Travatan, Xalatan and more. Search for a specific drug

Personal care products such as Oil of Olay eye Illuminator  search for specific product or company 

Insect bite, ultra violet exposure or sunlamp

Grass & Trees, See the seasonal map

 

hi - now the oil of olay interests me ??

Im not on any drugs and dont eat shelfish dont like seafood.However i do have oil of olay not illunimator but night cream i use now and again what in it cases allergy do you know?

I used a garnier anti wrinkle around my eyes supposidly dematology tested ? havnt used it since - im trying to narrow it down

Most cosmetic products could cause allergic reactions in sensitive people.   They are dermatology tested in average population.

According to  Skin Deep,Cosmetic Safety Database, oil of olay night cream is a little less hazardous than garnier anti wrinkle.

 

OIL OF OLAY NIGHT OF OLAY CREAM: moderate hazard (5 out of 10)

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/product.php?prod_id=122087

ingredients with toxicity scores

DMDM HYDANTOIN772%Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns ( FORMALDEHYDE)
FRAGRANCE8100%Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous
PEG-100 STEARATE571%Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns ( ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE486%Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

 

SODIUM HYDROXIDE461%Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CETYL PALMITATE178%Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
CETYL ALCOHOL175%Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
STEARYL ALCOHOL173%Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

   

 

 

 

GARNIER NUTRITIONISTE ANTI-WRINKLE FIRMING EYE CREAM moderate hazard (6 out of 10)

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/product.php?prod_id=98531

 

ingredients with toxicity scores

     score    data gap       concerns
METHYLPARABEN861%Violations, restrictions & warnings, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Biochemical or cellular level changes
PEG-100 STEARATE571%Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns ( ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
PEG-20 STEARATE470%Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns ( ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA561%Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ( FORMALDEHYDE)
PROPYLENE GLYCOL555%Allergies/immunotoxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN499%Contamination concerns ( GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, ORGANOCHLORINES, PESTICIDES)
PROPYLPARABEN470%Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
STEARIC ACID259%Neurotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LAURETH-7399%Contamination concerns ( ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
376%Violations, restrictions & warnings, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns ( GLYCERYL DIESTERS)
Ana
Hi,my hub gets these symptoms when he has taken the cheaper paracetamols or now even any paracetamol.So the question that here is that have you taken any in the last 12 hours of the symptoms occuring?if not good luck anyway and hope you find a solution!
Get tested for Quaternium 15 allergy, Formaldehyde releasing agent it's in shampoo, makeup, skin care....  
You are not alone.  I recently had exactly the same reaction.  I narrowed it down to Oil of Olay products, which I had been using for years with no problem.  I am wondering if they changed their formula. 

Ethylene oxide is showing up as an allergan; particularly common as allergies to Latex, and other medical devices (10% of patients undergoing Dialysis are showing IgE antibodies to Ethylene Oxide), and then also from ripe fruit, particularly Bananas and Guavas. Severe continuous contact through surgical tape can cause redness, burning, and blisters.

It is used as a sterilant for medical devices and pharmaceutical grade containers, so I believe that  there may be some left behind for absorption into the pharmaceutical or cosmetic that is subsequently loaded into the container; when this gasses off , it will be reabsorbed into any (water) solution such as tears and is held against the surrounding skin surfaces, and them absorbed with allergic outcome.

Have you used Betamethasone cream http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/betamethasone.html ?
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