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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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What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

Meds: Eyelid acne is tough to treat to the the proximity to the eyeball. Nevertheless it should be treated via meds that are gentle to the eyelid skin. Consulting a dermatologist helps. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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Used acanya for acne and got in my eye now have crows...How do I get rid of it please! Thanks?

Used acanya for acne and got in my eye now have crows...How do I get rid of it please! Thanks?

Please clarify: Please clarify what symptoms you got when you got the acanya in your eye. Generally it should not be used near the eyes, but if it gets in your eye will cause some irritation but it is not particularly toxic. ...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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What do I do to get rid of acne scars & black circles under my eye?

What do I do to get rid of acne scars & black circles under my eye?

Acne/ dark circles: Depending on their depth, acne scars can be treated by microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser, or surgical excision. Dark circles can be helped by eye treatments, such as teamine, or lower lid blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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How to get rid of whiteheads fast?

How to get rid of whiteheads fast?

The simple solution: The best way to get rid of whiteheads fast is by following a proper skin care home protocol or go to a beauty salon and ask for expertise help. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of whiteheads?

What do I do to get rid of whiteheads?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

Depends: If they are milia, a dermatologist can remove them. Tretinoin gel will help. If they are acne, tretinoin will help. Acne pustules are usually easy to squeeze out. You will hear commands to avoid squeezing. In fact, squeezing the pus/sebum out allows them to heal faster and better. Scars are due to inflamed, deep nodular acne, not to squeezing. If significant acne, best treatment for you is spirono ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more