Friday, January 4, 2019

In Which the Bug Nearly Exacerbates the Problem

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I used an ancient eye primer on my eyelids. It no longer seemed very creamy, but nevertheless I persisted. The next day I noticed a scaly area on one of my eyelids and tossed the primer away.

I basically ignored the scaly area (oh it'll just go away on its own) until yesterday morning when I felt a stinging sensation on my eyelid while I was washing my face. The area was still scaly, but now it was red and annoyed. I messaged my doctor & she said that I could use hydrocortisone, so I pulled out our trusty bin 'o medical stuff and found the tube therein. For some reason, I checked the expiration date. May 2009.

2009

And yet I very nearly used it anyway, except it was sort of yellowish. I seriously have no sense whatsoever. The term (can initials be a term?) "SMH" could have been invented just for me. Go ahead folks - smack your heads. I understand.

7 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear the next episode.

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  2. I tend to look at expiration dates as something for fraidy cats, too... So far, so good, but some day it's gonna get me, I just know it. So what did you do to fix your eye?

    Would you believe that I once l looked at an expiration date for antiperspirant that said "04/25/2436" or something like that? I should have taken a picture of it... The deodorant for when you break out in sweat after the apocalypse!

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  3. I'm always using things that have expired, but don't follow my example. Don't fool around with your eyes. Hope it improves. Not a good way to start the year.

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  4. While I try not to be crazy about it, I do generally follow the dates within reason. There is a difference in "best when used by," "sell by" and "expires." So there is some latitude, but rarely does that extend beyond ten years. Hope your eye is better by now.

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  5. I thought SMH stood for Shaking My Head...?
    No matter; the Universe is telling you that Eye Primer is an unnecessary cosmetic. I'm with ellen, above--what the hell is it and why does anyone need it?

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  6. Eye primer? What is that? I've never heard of it. It sounds like something that goes under paint. I guess maybe it does -- something to make eye shadow go on better or last longer? I wouldn't know about that, either. I haven't used eye shadow since the days when angora sweater sets were in.

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