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Dr. Liesa Harte
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a white bump that's on the inside of my eyelid you have to hold open my upper eyelid to see it and my eye is swollen how is that treatable?

Dr. Liesa Harte
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a white bump that's on the inside of my eyelid you have to hold open my upper eyelid to see it and my eye is swollen how is that treatable?

Eyelid bump: You didn't say if this bump is new or old. I'm guessing it is new. It could be a foreign body. I recommend you have an examination by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Manjeet Singh
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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I have a small white bump in the corner of my eye, on the inner lining of my upper eyelid. It's a bit painful and uncomfortable. How do i get rid of it?

Dr. Manjeet Singh
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I have a small white bump in the corner of my eye, on the inner lining of my upper eyelid. It's a bit painful and uncomfortable. How do i get rid of it?

Stye: this is most likely a stye or infected oil gland in your eye. Usually resolves on its own but you may apply warm compress 3-4 times a day for 10-15 min at a time. See your eye doctor is there's no improvement. ...Read more

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
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I have a sore white head looking bump on the inside of my upper eyelid, what can it be?

Dr. Jodi Luchs
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I have a sore white head looking bump on the inside of my upper eyelid, what can it be?

Stye: This sounds like a stye, which is also known as a chalazion or a hordeolum. These arise from a blocked gland in the edge of the eyelid. It sounds like it is already draining, which is good. Warm compresses several times a day will help it resolve. However it is important to see your eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication, which may or may not include an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Inside my upper eyelid, I examined it and I saw really small bumps and I'm determined to know what it is. Every time I blink is uncomfortable. ?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Inside my upper eyelid, I examined it and I saw really small bumps and I'm determined to know what it is. Every time I blink is uncomfortable. ?

Papillary change: This is likely to be papillary conjunctivitis; an inflammatory - usually allergic - response of the inside of the upper lid. It can be spontaneous but can also be a reaction to contact lens solutions. You should see an ophthalmologist to get this evaluated and start treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Depalma
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Inside of upper eyelid has been bothering me every since I got out of school. I examined it and I saw small looking grey bumps and the skin was red.

Dr. Anthony Depalma
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Inside of upper eyelid has been bothering me every since I got out of school. I examined it and I saw small looking grey bumps and the skin was red.

Chalazion: Sounds like a blocked oil gland called a chalazion. This shouldn't be too painful like a sty. It should resolve within a few weeks. Try gentle massage, warm compresses, and clean lid margins with baby shampoo. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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I have white bumps on my upper eyelid. When i wake up in the morning my eye is stuck together?

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
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Blepharitis MGD: White bumps on my upper eyelid are often due to the meibomian glands being clogged (such as an early sty) often due to the normal bacteria of our body getting into the glands (blepharitis). This can also cause the eyelids to get stuck together. See http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com for help on how to treat (how to clean eyes). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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I have a. Bump on my upper eyelid?

Dr. Andrew Shatz
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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I have a. Bump on my upper eyelid?

See an eye doctor: Upper eyelid bumps can have different causes. They can be infectious or inflammatory, or even arise without a specific reason. Each type of bump is treated differently, so your best chance for a quick recovery is to see your eye doctor. After a thorough examination, he/she can start the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Liva
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What is it when u have a bump under your upper eyelid and it's painful ?

Dr. Douglas Liva
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What is it when u have a bump under your upper eyelid and it's painful ?

Chalazion: Inflammatory granuloma of meibomian gland, treat with warm compresses and massage, if no resolution surgically excise. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul First
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
39 years in practice
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What should a small bump on the rim of the upper eyelid be?

Dr. Paul First
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What should a small bump on the rim of the upper eyelid be?

Bumps: These are usually plugged glands. But they can be many other things. Best to have someone look especially if growing or painful and scabbin. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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I have a bump on my upper eyelid for the past 2 months at first though it was a pimple but its still there does not hurt just feels like a small bump?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a bump on my upper eyelid for the past 2 months at first though it was a pimple but its still there does not hurt just feels like a small bump?

Cyst: A small bump under the skin could represent a cyst. Typically cysts are benign and do not require treatment unless they grow or become sore , etc. ...Read more

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