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A 100-year-old female asked:

I have a red pea sized knot right below eyebrow line, woke up and now eye is swollen under it overlapping eyelid. not an igrown hair,any suggestions on what else it could be? knot is extremely sore and hard

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Chalazion or stye: This is like an inflammed pimple on the eyelid. It can be very painful or irritating for a few days but may resolve on its own. You may get relief by applying a warm compress. If the pain and swelling us severe, you may need to apply topical antibiotic cream or consult a physician
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Last updated Dec 27, 2019


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