Get allergy tested at Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care for glue, latex and acrylic to find out if your lashes are the cause of your allergies.
MIAMI, FL – May 2013 – Some women go to great lengths to look and feel beautiful. That includes buying the latest make-up, applying anti-aging creams and even wearing eyelash extensions. But what many women don’t know is the products they are using to look good may be the reason they are feeling bad.
A recent Consumer Report study shows that eyelash extensions may lead to multiple allergic reactions. Symptoms can include eye discharge, irritation, swelling and great discomfort. False lashes may also contain metal contaminants and chemical preservatives.
The adhesive used to apply false lashes has chemicals that may cause allergies. A popular ingredient in eyelash glue is formaldehyde. Actress Kristen Chenoweth admitted she found out she was allergic to formaldehyde when she faced swelling eyes and itchiness after applying false lashes. She told David Letterman how she found out about her eyelash allergy on his talk show last year:
Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care (FCAAC) is one of less than a handful of facilities to now offer the Cosmetic Patch Test that checks chemicals generally found in popular beauty products.
“I urge people to come to Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care and get tested by a board certified allergist. Our cosmetic patch testing will test for glue, latex and acrylic which are some of the ingredients found in false eyelashes,” said Dr. Zevy Landman.
About Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care
Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care has been in business for more than 38 years and has board certified physicians with extensive experience in treating both adults and children. FCAAC has 18 centers throughout South Florida, serving communities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Centers specialize in the testing and treatment of adults and children who suffer from allergies, asthma and other disorders of the immune system. Among the most common allergies treated are allergic skin diseases, food, drug and pet allergies. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care Research conducts clinical trials on new medications. The goal of the FCAAC team is to provide professional and quality care resulting in total patient satisfaction.
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