DD has a bump on her eyelid which developed a couple of months ago. I'm pretty sure it's an ingrowing eyelash - I think I can see the black lash inside, and it doesn't look swollen or infected like a stye. It's not bothering her but it can't stay there forever obviously or risk getting infected.
Has anyone's child had this and what happened? I've been reading about the possible treatments but they don't sound very suitable for a 4 year old (all involve sitting very still while someone uses surgical instruments on your eyelid!!)
Will take her to the GP of course but long wait for non urgent appts so thought I'd ask here in the meantime.
@Minipie can I ask what happened in the end up? I have a four year old who has had a recurrent ingrown eyelash. Been to doctor twice and caredoc twice over it in two and half years. Latest was yesterday. Doctors advice all along has been to pluck it with sterile tweezers ourselves but the eye is infected even tho eyelash was plucked out. He's impossible to get eye ointment into his eyes and he's also on a liquid antibiotic because of his reluctance to putting anything in his eye. We are Goin to have to go back to doctor and try get a referral to eye specialist as this situation is getting impossible. She suggested the plucking as the alternative would be surgery possibly and it's very invasive for a small person. I am tearing my hair out with worry and looking at him in so much discomfort the past two days is breaking my heart. Was wondering if you got any info on what the alternatives are for removal etc?