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What should be done to get rid of the pimple on my eyelid?

What should be done to get rid of the pimple on my eyelid?

Eyelid pimple: Please see an ophthalmologist to make sure your pimple is a pimple. Styes are infections of the eyelash hair follicle and can be treated by ointments, warm compresses and oral antibiotics sometimes. It is important to follow this and make sure it goes away. Very rarely, skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, can mimic a stye and the diagnosis can be missed leading to a larger surgery later. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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How do I get rid of an infected pimple on my bottom eyelid???

How do I get rid of an infected pimple on my bottom eyelid???

You haven't: mentioned what you have tried but use warm compresses until you see your doctor. Acne is unusual on the eyelids and may be a stye or basal cell malignancy. See your doctor this week for confirmation. ...Read more

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Inside my eyelid, there is aa really small red pimple. How do I get rid of it?

Inside my eyelid, there is aa really small red pimple. How do I get rid of it?

Sty / chalazion : It could be a small sty or accumulation of fatty substance in the eye lid, since it is small, it might resolve spontaneously, you can apply warm compresses several times a day but if it gets bigger or is painful, see your 1ry care physician or an ophthalmologist. Good luck . ...Read more

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I always get small pimples under my eyelids, why is that? Its super annoying and some people call it a stye or something. Is it an infecection?

I always get small pimples under my eyelids, why is that? Its super annoying and some people call it a stye or something. Is it an infecection?

Yes, local infection: A stye is a likely diagnosis and is a local infection caused by a plug sweat gland. You should see an ophthalmologist for further care if it returns. ...Read more

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I have a reddish big pimple inside the upper lid of the right eye. It causes to swallowing and redness of eyelid how to get rid of it please help?

I have a reddish big pimple inside the upper lid of the right eye. It causes to swallowing and redness of eyelid how to get rid of it  please help?

Internal hordeolum: This is a stye. Treat with warm compresses for 15 minutes 4-6 times per day. If this does not resolve in a week or two may need to see your doc for assistance. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to ask if you could help me with my eye, I have had a whitehead ( Or something else that looks white) on my eyelid and it's been there for a while. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Do you have any advise? Thanks

Hi, I would like to ask if you could help me with my eye, I have had a whitehead ( Or something else that looks white) on my eyelid and it's been there for a while. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Do you have any advise? Thanks

Sty: A sty is a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. In most cases a sty will begin to disappear on its own in a couple days. In the meantime, relieve the pain or discomfort by applying a warm washcloth to your eyelid. If lesion persists or there is effect on vision see doctor ...Read more

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Is it bad to get a small pimple below the eye?

Is it bad to get a small pimple below the eye?

Depends: There are many types of pimples and eyelid or skin lesions. Generally speaking, if no improvement is happening spontaneously or with the use of warm compresses, it would be best to see your ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in my left eye. How can I get it removed?

I have a pimple in my left eye. How can I get it removed?

Hot compresses: This may be a clogged meibomian gland, an oil producing part of the lid. Since this is an oil gland , hot compresses will help make the oil less thick and then drain. Get a moist washcloth heat it in the microwave until hot, place on over eye for 10 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If no improvement ina month or if getting bigger see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple on my eye lid. I've had to for over a year now. How can I get it removed?

I have a red pimple on my eye lid. I've had to for over a year now. How can I get it removed?

Need to see:: Ophthalmologist. A surgical specialist of the eyes, who can diagnose and treat the condition. It sounds like a stye, but hard to say definitively without examination. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stye or pimple in the eye?

How can I get rid of a stye or pimple in the eye?

Local hot packs: Styes are best managed with frequent applications of very warm (not hot) cloths for 4-5 minutes and about 5 times per day on the affected eyelids. This will usually clear the issue in 2-4 days but if persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I think i have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

I think i have a cystic pimple on my cheek.  There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye.  How do I get the swelling to go down??

Cystic pimple: Could be a range of reasons: Send photo to diagnose you properly & find right treatment. For now put a hot cuetip or fingertip with out burning the skin and gently push on pimple without popping it. We can show you on video how to do this if questions. Likely oil glands are clogged & causing pimple. ...Read more

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I have a small white pimple in the middle of my tear duct of my right eye. What is it and how can I get rid of it ? Thank you

I have a small white pimple in the middle of my tear duct of my right eye. What is it and how can I get rid of it ? Thank you

See MD: Without actually seeing the lesion, it's impossible to tell you exactly what it is or how to treat it ( Docs aren't supposed to do that on HealthTap anyway). Best to talk to your PCP especially if it is painful or red. ...Read more

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Hi I have a white pimple likw bump on the bottom eye lid it will get itchy n sometimes get sore?

Hi I have a white pimple likw bump on the bottom eye lid it will get itchy n sometimes get sore?

Eyelid bump: It may be a stye or chalazion. Do not press it ,use warm compresses 5-8 times a day and it will open on its own. Don't wear makeup while you have this. You can wash your eye with baby shampoos to keep it clean and to avoid getting more. If it does not go away in a few days go to doctor/ urgent care /telemedicine doctor for prescription antibiotics. ...Read more

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