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i have a small red bump with white stuff in it on the inside bottom eye lid in left eye

By Anonymous October 31, 2014 - 1:38pm
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Is this something to be concerned abt or it something that will go away been dealing with it for abt 2wks now it hurts&run water&burns and it hurts whenever wind hits it

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Hi Anonymous and thanks for bringing your concerns to EmpowHER.

What you are describing sounds like a stye. A stye is a small infection of the glands in the eye, located in the eyelids. The infection causes a red bump on the eyelid that may look like a pimple. This type of infection can be quite painful.

These often go away on their own. In these cases, the best way to deal with them is to apply warm compresses 4-6 times a day, for several minutes each time, to assist with drainage.

If they do not drain on their own, then it would be best to see your healthcare professional for treatment. If untreated, the infection may continue to grow or lead to other conditions.

You can learn more about styes, including what causes them, in our Stye Community section and from this article written for the EmpowHER community: Stye Overview.

Hope that helps and that you start feeling better soon.



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