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(HealthDayNews) -- Here's a beauty tip that will make you see red.

The journal Dermatology cites a study of 609 patients who were examined for inflammation of the eyelids -- periorbital eczema. A total of 81 percent of the patients were women. Most cases turned out to be allergic reactions to products the patients were using, either ordered by their doctor or cosmetics.

  • The worst offenders were eye ointments, accounting for 33 percent of the total;
  • Face creams represented 15 percent of cases;
  • Eye shadows, makeup and shampoos tied at 10 percent of cases;
  • Perfume explained 6 percent of the responses;
  • And 4 percent of patients were allergic to their own nail polish!

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