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The most common cause for an isolated bump on the eyelid is a chalazion or a stye. These bumps form when a gland in your eyelid gets plugged up and possibly infected. It is very often associated with a condition called blepharitis.
The treatment for this condition, however, is not antibiotics but rather cleaning the eyelids with baby shampoo. Buy some unscented baby shampoo and, in the shower, but th shampoo on your index fingers. Close your eyes, and raise your eyelids (to get skin out of the way) and scrub back and forth along your EYELASH margin. This is where the gland openings are located. The warm water will soften the gunk in the plugged glands, the friction and pressure of your fingers will massage the glands, forcing the gunk out and the shampoo will wash it away. You can also use warm compress to the affected lids during the day as your schedule allows.
This treatment will help to treat the bump on your eyelid while at the same time solving your underlying blepharitis. The lump may take many weeks to go away but you should notice some improvement in a few days or so.
Hot compresses, as often during the day as your schedule will allow, will also help to speed the resolution of the chalazion
Will it get any worse?
Even starting the treatment today it might get a little bit worse before it begins to get better but things should be improved in a couple of days. You should be able to avoid the need for incision and drainage by starting the hot compresses and warm soaks now.
Good, what should I do to avoid getting more? I recently had what I thought was a sty but turned out to be a whitehead under my lashes. I have never had any eye problems before.
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the lid scrubs with baby shampoo should help to keep you from getting any more of them
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