Get Rid of the Lumps in the Eyelid

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The lump that you are having in your upper or lower eyelid is called chalizion and it was caused by an obstruction of your oil gland in your eyelids. This lump can increase its size and it can swell and it will become painful later on.

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Here are some helpful tips to get rid of that lump in your eyelids.

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The lump that appears on your eye lids is known as a stye which can prove to be very uncomfortable on your eye lid. The stye infection can in fact be painful at times and depending on the route you take to care for the infection it can stay longer than normal. The stye will cause your eye lid to swell up on your eye lid causing a bump to form on your eye lid. This infection will be able to be cured at home without needing to visit a doctor in order to help rid yourself of this infection.

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Location Location

When it comes to a stye it can either appear on the top part of your eye lid or it can in fact appear on your bottom eye lid as well in this area. When you first locate the stye effectively it will allow you to know the location of the infection so that you can in fact know where to apply treatment to the stye on the eye lid. The stye infection usually build up from bacteria or poor hygiene when it comes to your eye lids.. Besides these issues you can also get this infection from in grown hairs from your eye lashes which can infect the inside and outside of your eye lid giving you a stye infection on the inside or outside of your eye lid. After figuring out where the stye is on your eye lid you will now be able to treat the infection effectively to rid yourself of the stye infection.

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Symptoms

Around your stye infection you may be subjected to some swelling around the eye which can be a big eye sore when looking at yourself in the mirror. Understand that the swelling can continue to grow so much that it can close your eye lids together giving a look like you have your eyes closed. This swelling is completely normal so do not feel as if your situation is worse than any other person who has had this infection. The swelling should not last longer that a couple of days until you see your eyes begin to open up once again in the future. If the swelling continues to last longer that a couple of days or begins to spread to other areas of your eye lids then you will need to visit a doctor for you have let the infection sink in too long. Here are also another list of symptoms that you can expect when having a stye infection.

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    Water eyes can be a sign of you either developing a stye infection or something that occurs when you already have a stye infection at the time.
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    If you experience redness in your eye then this can be a sign that you have developed a stye infection but it can be confusing for redness of the eyes can be a sign of conjunctivitis.
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    Sensitivity to light is also a symptom from having a stye infection often making it hard for you to see in the presence of a great amount of light.
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Disadvantages To You Contracting a Stye Infection

A stye infection can occur to some people by simple means that can be avoided but some people can also contract this infection due to their medical history. Some people who have special issues within their bodies or other sicknesses will be prone to contract a stye infection very easily. Below is a list of other sicknesses that can contribute to you catching a stye infection quicker than the average person.

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    Diabetics are subjected to having a stye infection more than other people
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    People with seborrhea can also contract the infection quicker than other people
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    Blepharitis can allow the body to contract the infection
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    People who suffer for high blood lipids can help them to increase the risk of catching a stye infection due to the extra build up of oils in their body.
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    People who suffer from high levels of stress will help to allow them to catch a staff infection.
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    People who are within the age of thirty and fifty have a higher of chance of catching a stye infection.
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Chalazion

This is another infection that is similar to a stye infection but in fact grows larger and slower than a stye infection. This type of infection can not be treated by you for it will go away on its own after up to a couple of months after growing on your eye lids. The only other way that you can get rid of this infection is for your to have it removed in surgery. This infection is more of a cyst which grows from underneath the skin rather than growing on top of your skin like a stye infection.

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Ways to Help Relieve The Infection

There are things that you can do at home so that you will be able to relieve your stye infection. These solutions will allow the infection to be removed and eliminated from your eye lids thus ridding yourself of the pain. Below are a list of ways that you can help to heal your eyelids or relieve the pain that they may cause on your eye lids.

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    Use a hot rag and place it on your stye infection so that you can in fact allow the infection to circulate better on your eye lids.
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    Increase the circulation on the infection in order to allow the infection to drain out faster thus allowing the infection to fully rid itself from your eye lid.
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    Place a wet warm teabag on your eye lid for at least ten to 15 minutes in order to allow the circulation of the infection.
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    When placing anything on your eye lid ensure that you are closing your eye and not allowing your eyes to be open for it can allow the drainage to leak into your eye.
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    After doing any of these actions ensure that you clean your eye lid area thoroughly after you are finished improving the circulation.
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    Purchase some antibiotic crème to place on your infection to help relieve the swelling and also the redness of your infection.
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    Ensure that any crème that is purchased needs to have polymyxin which is in the ingredients.
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    Do not by any means scratch your stye infection or rub the infection which can prove to harm the healing process.
    The last thing that you need to do is squeeze out the puss in your stye for it can cause a bigger infection in your eye.
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    Do not wear make up while you are going through a possible stye infection for the make up can hurt the chances of your infection healing itself.
    The make up will in fact irritate your stye infection on your eye lid.
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    If you wear contacts then it is recommended that during your stye infection that you do not wear the contacts in your eyes.
    The contacts can in fact cause more irritation to your infection while wearing the contacts during this period of time.
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    When dealing with yourself it is recommended that you will need to keep your hands clean at all times when dealing with your infection for you can cause the infection to spread or spread the infection to other areas of the body.
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    Take an over the counter ibuprofen if the stye infection causing any type of irritation or pain during this time.
    The ibuprofen can also help to lessen the chances of inflammation of the infection of the stye.
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    Rest your eyes as much as you can during this process keeping them close to sleep or out of the sunlight to rest in the shade of sunlight.
    This can in fact help to heal your stye infection by keeping it rested in order to fight the infection.
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    If your stye infection has not fully drained within the first couple of days of having the infection then you will need to go to your doctor in order to help relieve the infection.
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    If you start to have a problem with your vision then you will need to consult a doctor as soon as possible.
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Instructions

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    Putting a warm towel into the affected eye helps the itchiness and the pain go away.
    It also helps dilating the swollen duct thus returning it to a normal state. Put the towel for 10-15 seconds in the affected eye and do this method four times a day.
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    Do not pop or scratch the lump because it can cause more severe pain in the eyelids.
    The only thing that you could do to stop the itchiness is to do the warm tower compress into the eyelid.
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    Gently massage the affected eye 3 to 4 times a day.
    This will promote drainage of the gland and can greatly help you get rid of the lump within days.
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    Refer to your doctor if you are having fever, sever swelling of the eyelid, both eyelids are swollen or the swelling of the eyelid lasted for a month.
    This symptom can be treated via medications or surgical removal of the lump.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If you follow the tips above, the lump will be gone within 3 to 4 days.
  • Always consult a doctor for better home remedies and medications about getting rid of the lumps.

Questions and Answers

Why do I get lumps in my upper or lower eyelid?

The lumps in the upper or lower eyelids are generally caused by bacteria or a blocking of the glands around the eyelid area. M,ore often than not the bumps are considered harmless and can often be treated with some basic home remedies. In some extreme cases where irritation occurs, seek professional medical attention.

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One of the major causes for bumps or eyelid cysts is bacteria - the transfer of various bacteria, dirt and debris around the eye area can cause the cysts in the eyelids. Here are a list of the causes of the eyelid lumps:

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  • Constant eye rubbing, using dirty hands
  • Out of date cosmetics
  • Dirty contact lenses
  • Blockage of eye ducts
  • Poor hygiene
  • Staphylococcus bacteria
  • Chronic blepharitis
  • Leaving makeup on overnight

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The lumps on your upper or lower eyelid are medically called chalazion or other known as tarsal cyst or meibomian cyst. These localized lumps in the eyelid are caused by the blockage of the duct in meibomian glands. The mebomian gland is located at the inner part of the eyelid.

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The meibomian glands secretes oily substance to lubricate the eye and if this oily substance gets blocked, the result is that the fluid substance cannot properly escape to the eye and swells up inside causing the fluid-filled lump.

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These swellings over-time produces granuloma or nodule to form in the eyelid which is a solid lump and this solid lump in the eyelid is called chalazion.

Types of Eyelid Cysts?

Styes

There are different types of lumps that can be found in the eyes, which include the following:

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This type of lump is the most common form of eyelid cyst and occurs when the bacteria enter the glands and cause inflammation. One of the most common types of bacteria that is normally linked to these kinds of lumps is the staphylococcus bacteria. This inflammation of the eyes usually lasts for one to three days; however, if the lump lasts longer than that, it is advisable to seek medical attention to avoid further complications.

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This type of lump normally occurs when styes don't drain up, and when the glands in the eyelids are blocked. These are usually the aftermath of an infection. In worst cases, surgery may be needed to treat the eyelid cysts.

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These are the harmless yellow bumps that occur due to the accumulation of fats under the skin that's just below the eye area. These eyelid cysts can be linked to other health conditions concerning diabetes and high cholesterol level.

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The most common types of eyelid cyst are as follows:

  • Stye. Sty also spelled as Stye is a tender and painful bump on the eyelid which is caused by infection of the hair follicle or the gland in the eye.
  • Meibomian Cyst or Chalazion. The mebomian cyst is the blockage of the duct in the mebomian gland located at the inner part of eyelid. The blocked oil builds up inside the eyelid forming a cyst.
  • Xanthelasma. Xanthelasma is a type of lump in the eye caused by yellowish cholesterol deposition in the eyelid.
  • Seborrhoeic/Papilloma keratoses. Is a lesion in the eyelid that is usually rounded, smooth and elevated caused by virus.
  • Sebaceous cysts. Contains oily substance from the sebaceous glands of the skin.
  • Cysts of Moll (Hidrocystoma). A benign eyelid cyst from the apocrine sweat glands.
  • Cysts of Zeiss. Also a benign eyelid cyst with oily secretions.

How to get rid of lump in upper eyelid fast?

If you want to get rid of the lump in upper eyelid fast, you need to undergo a minor surgery. Go to your doctor and have him drain the pus. Once it is fully drained, it will start to heal and will no longer be visible. And if you have this lumps, you need to strengthen your immune system, like taking in Vitamin C so that your body can fight the bacteria that caused the lump.

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The fastest way to get rid of the lump in the upper eyelid is to have it surgically removed or medically treated by a licensed doctor. The rationale behind it is that lump in the eyelids can be in a form of chalazion, stye or xanthelasma which are commonly caused by bacterial infections or the blockage of the mebomian gland which is responsible for the lubrication of the eye. It is not advisable for you to manually remove the lump because it may further cause infection to your eye if it is not done properly or it is not advisable for you to personally use topical ointments or home-remedies primarily because of misdiagnosis of the lump in the eye that may possibly cause more harm than cure. A licensed doctor is the safest and fastest way to remove the lump in the upper eyelid because the doctor can properly diagnose and give the best medical intervention either by surgery or medical medicine therapy depending on the type of the lump in the upper eyelid.

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Cysts on both eye lids? What could this be?

This is usually a sign of dirt stuck into your eyelids. One of the most common solution is to pull out one of the eyelashes so that the dirt will be able to get out. However, if you've done this already and it remains to hurt, it may be best to consult a doctor as it may be a more complicated condition. Do not self-medicate or try to put on ointments as that may make the situation even worse.

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Multiple lumps on upper eyelid? What is causing this?

Constant rubbing or contact of dirty hands with your eyes can cause irritation and infection which is the common culprit for eyelid lumps. The multiple lumps on your eyelid could be the common stye which looks like the common acne - bumpy, inflamed, and red in appearance. This is a bacterial infection which results from an inflammation on the oil glands found in your eyelid. This may just drain and go away after a few days. If the inflamed sebaceous oil glands become clogged, this can aggravate to a condition called chalazion or meibomian cyst which can get huge and interfere with your vision. This is painless as compared to styes but may warrant surgical intervention. Other causes of multiple lumps are the following:

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  • Cysts - Refers to fluid-filled sacs on the eyelids.
  • Xanthemas - These are harmless yellow and bumpy patches found on the eyelids which most often come with old age.
  • Papillomas - These appear as skin-colored or pink bumps which can grow very large and affect normal vision.

I have a lump on my upper eyelid, had it for a year now, went to a eye specialist and he said its just a fatty lump but sees it as more cosmetic than a health problem?

Can I disguise it somehow? it looks awful and people are always asking what is that lump on your eye

You have what is termed as a Cholesterol Deposit. It can be treated naturally. Apply a wet tea bag to the area nightly and also crush a garlic clove and hold against the area for 15 minutes daily. The garlic may sting at first but it does help with cholesterol deposits.

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I have a small lump on the top of my eyelid?

It doesn't hurt at all though. I visited my family doctor an he said it will eventually go away. its been a year now and sometimes it grows in size and sometimes it goes down. its so annoying and I have tried putting hot pad, cold pad, even put facials on the top eyelid.

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Xanthelasma will seem to shrink but actually it is just going from irritated to normal. To treat Xanthelasma naturally you can use the garlic method mentioned in the question above using the juice of a garlic clove.

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Why is the swell in my eye still there, even after removal?

Hi there, I've had a sty recently which grew to be quite big in size, I had to get it removed with the help of a doctor. It's been about 2 weeks after the removal, but the swell on my eye is subsiding rather slowly. Is it normal for the swell to recover slowly or do I need to treat myself with any home remedies?. I have tried: I went for a minor operation to remove the sty. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure

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It is normal to have swelling still after surgical removal. Make yourself a cup of tea and put the used tea bag in the refrigerator. Once the tea bag is chilled, put it over the eye and it will relieve the puffiness.

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I have a swollen eye lid that looks like I have a pea sized lump growing in it. I have consulted with my GP who advised I go to an eye hospital. I have contacted the hospital and spoken to a nurse I won't mention the name) to be advised they won't look at it as its a cosmetic problem. My vision is affected and I'm having headaches. Help?

Need advise what do I do,

I have a swollen eye lid that looks like I have a pea sized lump growing in it. I have consulted with my GP who advised I go to an eye hospital. I have contacted the hospital and spoken to a nurse I won't mention the name) to be advised they won't look at it as its a cosmetic problem. My vision is affected and I'm having headaches. Help

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The lump is causing the bluriness and the bluriness is causing the headaches most likely. You can follow the remedies in this article as well as the garlic method and see if that treats the lump first. A lump this size though may have to be removed by laser. Also contact your GP and see if he can word a referral differently for you to get approval for surgery.

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Headache after Sty drained, can this be related?

I had a small bump on my eyelid a while ago and then it drained and went away, a few days later I started to have a headache on that side, I'm not sure if this could be related or if its just a sinus headache. and are these bumps very common in young adults, 23 now.

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If you have a headache after the removal of a stye, it is crucial that you see your doctor at once. A headache by itself or along with symptoms of redness, additional drainage, vision changes or leakage from the eye can mean that you have an infection and it must be treated immediately.

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6 years old daughter has got a pea sized bump on upper eyelid on both eyes?

My daughter (6years) got a pea sized painless bumps on both her eyes on upper eyes lid bit. lumps are almost exactly at same place on both eye lids (towards ear side from middle- not exactly on the corner of eyelids) What to do?

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Epidermoid Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts) can occur in children around your daughter's age. They can be removed surgically however most of these will shrink as the child ages. You can treat her face now with tea tree oil diluted in warm water, soak a facecloth and apply to her face.

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I have a very small bumps on upper eyelid, more towards inner part of eyelid, they do not hurt and are with the color of my skin. When I scratch them there is no puss at all or redness. Its almost just a small white piece of skin under it. It is causing my skin to just look bumpy?

It looks like my skin itself has the bumps on upper eyelid. they do not pop at all and appear on both of my upper eyelids more toward the beginning of eyelid. if I scratch them there seems to be a small white piece of skin, no fluid or pain at all. But its making my eyelids lumpy and skin looks very wrinkled and I'm only 40

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Xanthelasma is most likely what you have. Refer to the answers in this article for the garlic treatment to remove them.

On my lower eyelid, in the middle, I have had a small knot for a long time. Sometimes it itches and is bothersome. I've had it for several years. It never changes. Nothing leaks out of it. It is a firm knot. Any clues?

On my lower eyelid, in the middle, I have had a small knot for a long time. Sometimes it itches and is bothersome. I've had it for several years. It never changes. Nothing leaks out of it. It is a firm knot. Any clues

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Sounds like you have Xanthelasma which can get irritated and itchy at times. Apply the garlic remedy mentioned in this article.

What to do about dry eyes and allergy season?

Eye Doctor said small bumps inside eyelids are from allergies. Eye drops make my eyes blurry.

If eye drops are not helping the small bumps inside your eyelids to shrink then you might want to see your doctor and see if taking antihistamines is right for your condition. You can also consult with your doctor and ask if getting an allergy test might be a solution. Determining what the allergen is that is causing the bumps can help you eliminate the irritant from your life. You might also want to consider getting allergy shots that immunize you against your allergies over a period of weeks so your body is less likely to break out with this type of reaction.

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I have squeezed the sty on my eyelid, paining a lot?

I have squeezed the sty on my eyelid, it is paining very much, what should I do?

You must never ever squeeze cysts, blemishes or pimples of any kind on your face with your hands. You need to visit a doctor immediately as it is very possible that you have infected the cyst. This can be a very dangerous situation that can cause a brain infection or even blindness so do not hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor immediately.

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Its getting very red and gross?

How can I get rid of it, back to my normal face

Cherry angiomas are caused by dilated capillaries and the best way to remove them is through laser in a dermatology office. You also should apply grapeseed oil to your face nightly before bed.

Last week, a friend had a huge mass on the inside of her eye lid. She went to urgent care. Her entire face on that side swelled up. It went away after about a week and now it is in the other eye. I told her to go to an eye doctor and to stop wondering what it might be?

Last week, a friend had a huge mass on the inside of her eye lid. She went to urgent care. Her entire face on that side swelled up. It went away after about a week and now it is in the other eye. I told her to go to an eye doctor and to stop wondering what it might be

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Swelling of a large area is generally either an allergic reaction or infection. It is good that you advised to seek medical treatment. To ease swelling on the face, a cold compress should be applied. If the swelling does not subside then further professional medical treatment is needed.

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