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I have a pimple thing on my eye lash what could it be?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Many things: It could be many things, a small inclusion cyst, a stye, a papilloma (viral skin tag), a skin cancer, etc. See and ophthalmologist.
Dr. Johan Zwaan
Pediatric Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Can be several thing: The pimple is probably not right on your lash, but next to it. It may be a small inclusion cyst or even a wart. It needs to be seen.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Hordeolum: Infections can occur in the eyelid edge where eyelashes protrude. Typical symptoms could include redness and tenderness, light sensitivity, and tearing. A white pimple will usually appear and this will typically pop and drain. This condition typically resolves without therapy however, warm compresses may help and a topical ointment called Bacitracin might be helpful. See your primary care md first.

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