Woman's eyes are nearly swollen shut after getting eyelash extensions

One scary story that's now going viral is warning users of the dangers of false eyelashes. 

Ottawa native Isabelle Kun, 20, had just recently gotten a new set of false eyelashes applied by a salon. Two days later, she awakened to find her eyes nearly fully shut as well as difficulty breathing. She went to the emergency room where she was quickly admitted. 

“My girlfriend had slept over and I couldn’t even see her. And, I was having a hard time swallowing and even breathing," she said, according to outlets. “They took me right in within seconds when they saw my face. My eyes are swollen both above and under and my tonsils were apparently really inflamed.” 

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It wasn't Kun’s first time getting the procedure done. In the past, she's gotten the treatment every few weeks for the past year without any problems. But at her last appointment, she noticed her eyes were only the slightest bit swollen -- so she asked the aesthetician the type of glue that was used during the appointment.

While the aesthetician didn't know the name, she reassured Kun that she "should be good."

She explained, “So I said okay. I continued with it when I really shouldn’t have. I shouldn’t have done it when I heard she didn’t even know what glue she was using or what the ingredients were or anything."

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If you find your eyes twitching more than usual, it might be a sign to take a chill pill. Twitching is usually caused by stress.

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Twitching is also the result of not getting enough shut-eye, especially when it’s paired with puffiness. Not that you need us to say this, but sleep is important. So, the old 7 to 9 hours is really important when it comes to your eyes.

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When you’re getting ready in the morning, look closer. If you see a subtle white halo around your iris -- which is the color part of your eye -- it might mean your cholesterol is too high.

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If you can’t see any of these symptoms because your vision is totally blurred, then that’s a problem in itself. Blurry vision could be a sign of diabetes.

Or, you’ve spent too much time staring at a computer screen. Yes, your mother is right, too much screen-time can be a bad thing. Step away from the Netflix and get your eyes checked! 

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Though this is not really something you can catch yourself, your eyes could indicate if your blood pressure is too high. Keep up with your eye doctor visits to manage this one.

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After doing some research, Kun found that some people can develop severe allergic reactions to cyanoacrylate -- an adhesive that can be found in beauty products, like fake nails, as well as superglue.

She hopes her experience serves as a warning to other users to do their own research. And despite what happened, Kun isn't letting go of her lashes.  “I would want to do them again, but I will be going for allergy testing first, because I do love getting fake eyelashes,” she maintained.

h/t Fox News

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Yes, the only animals that have eyelashes are mammals. In many species, lashes actually perform a similar function as cats’ whiskers do.
Eyelashes are 97 percent keratin and three percent water.
The lifespan of a lash is about 90 days.
As you can likely see by looking at your own lashes, the ones on the upper lid are much fuller, with about 200 lashes total. The lower lid, on the other hand, typically only has about 100 lashes.
For most people, lashes are longer in the middle and shorter on the sides of your eyes.
Don’t freak out, but tiny mites actually live in the base of your eyelashes. According to some sources, these little critters, called Demodex, actually come out when you sleep to eat the cells shed by your lashes and keep the follicles from getting clogged.
Speaking of clogged follicles, your lashes have two glands (the Moll and the Zeis) which help keep them bacteria-free and your lash follicles un-clogged. A stopped-up lash follicle is actually what causes a sty. (Ouch!)
On average, one to five of your lashes fall out each day. And, for each one lost, it takes four-to-eight weeks for a new one to come in and grow to its full length.
Most lashes grow to an average of 10 millimeters. However, the eyelash that holds the record for being a longest somehow grew to a whopping 6.4 centimeters (or just over two-and-a-half inches).
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