2 Comments on “I have a lump on my eyelid, what is it?

  1. Hi..
    It is a stye that can occur due to infection of the oil gland or hair follicle..

    Do not worry, it will heal..

    Start doing warm compresses over it..

    Clean the eyelid with non irritant soap and warm water..

    If it does not improve in 3-4 days then consult a Physician for a prescription of oral and topical antibiotics.

    Hope this helps..

    Regards.

  2. Hello. Seems to be a Stye also called External Hordeolum. At times a Chalazion can grow near the surface of the eyelid and with thinning skin allows the oil to form a whitehead. Both are harmless. These should resolve by themselves. 1 week for a stye. 2 – 3 weeks for a Chalazion. Do not pop the whitehead. It has to drain by itself. You should apply hot compresses several times a day to help with the healing process. If lump persists or gets worse you should consult. Thank you for your question.

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