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It sounds like you may be experiencing the early stages of a stye formation. Before the bump forms it is very common for the lid to become red, puffy and tender.
These areas of swelling and tenderness form when a gland in your eyelid gets plugged up and possibly infected. It is very often associated with a condition called blepharitis. After a while the hallmark bump of a chalazion/stye forms.
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, put the 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.
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