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. Here are some helpful tips to get rid of that lump in your eyelids.
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.
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.
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.
- 1Water 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.2If 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.3Sensitivity 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.
EditDisadvantages 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.
- 1Diabetics are subjected to having a stye infection more than other people2People with seborrhea can also contract the infection quicker than other people3Blepharitis can allow the body to contract the infection4People 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.5People who suffer from high levels of stress will help to allow them to catch a staff infection.6People who are within the age of thirty and fifty have a higher of chance of catching a stye infection.
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.
EditWays 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.
- 1Use 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.2Increase 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.3Place a wet warm teabag on your eye lid for at least ten to 15 minutes in order to allow the circulation of the infection.4When 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.5After doing any of these actions ensure that you clean your eye lid area thoroughly after you are finished improving the circulation.6Purchase some antibiotic crème to place on your infection to help relieve the swelling and also the redness of your infection.7Ensure that any crème that is purchased needs to have polymyxin which is in the ingredients.8Do 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.9Do 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.10If 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.11When 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.12Take 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.13Rest 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.14If 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.15If you start to have a problem with your vision then you will need to consult a doctor as soon as possible.
- 1Putting 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.2Do 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.3Gently 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.4Refer 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.
Edit 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.
EditQuestions 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.
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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?
There are different types of lumps that can be found in the eyes, which include the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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
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