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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have a bump on my face just under my eye. thought it was a pimple but it will not come to a head. it is tender to the touch. then thought it could be a bug bite. tried to pop it but it will not pop. then tried to lance it. just some clear fluid. what do

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Bump with pain: There are several possibilities, including a stye and an abscess. If t is tender, it may be infected. An abscess needs to be drained by a skilled eye surgeon (ophthalmologist). Do not try to drain it yourself, since it may be located near a tear drainage duct.
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Do warm. Compresses and see your Ophthalmologist.
Mar 10, 2013
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possible chalazion : If it involves the lower eyelid not the upper cheek it is probably a chalazion which is inflammation of a clogged meibomian oil gland. Treatment consists of warm compresses and massage and surgical drainage if no resolution after about a month. If the surrounding skin area becomes inflamed a preseptal cellulitis could be occurring which would require systemic antibiotics.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Cyst: Th can be anything from a chalazion to a foreign body reaction to a bug bite to just a slow growing benign cyst. You should be seen and evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

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