How to prevent irritation when applying eye makeup

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There’s a new warning out for an intestinal illness that’s resistant to antibiotics.    It’s a bacterial infection called Shigellosis, and it can make your life pretty uncomfortable for about 5 to 7 days.

The C.D.C. said dozens of travelers got Shigellosis while traveling overseas and brought it back here.  A cluster of 45 cases was confirmed in Massachusetts.  Nationwide, there were 243 cases from last May to this February, and 90% of them have been resistant to the antibiotic known as “Cipro,” which is often the first line of defense.


If you use cosmetics in the waterline – or inner eyelid – of your eye, researchers say you run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble.  Researchers at the University of Waterloo measured eyeliner particles that migrated into the thin protective coating of the eye.

Researchers found when subjects applied eyeliner to the inside of the lash line, as compared to applying it just to the outer lid, there was as much as 30 percent more particles in the eye.

The researchers say those particles can cause irritation and redness and – in some cases – eye infections or blurred vision.

They said the best defense may be sharpening eyeliner pencils before each application and cleaning the tip.



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