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Tiny white-head-looking thing on the very edge of eyelid

(14 Posts)
TheButterflyEffect Sat 04-Sep-10 21:41:00

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resistanceisfutile Sat 04-Sep-10 21:42:53

its a stye - is it itchy or sore?

they go away on their own, but you can prob get something at the chemist if its bothering you

TheButterflyEffect Sat 04-Sep-10 21:46:39

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DBennett Sun 05-Sep-10 00:03:14

Does sound like a stye.

They are generally self limiting but a hot compress can relieve them sooner.

TheButterflyEffect Sun 05-Sep-10 00:10:57

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funkychunkymunky Sun 05-Sep-10 00:14:47

I had one a few years ago. I mentioned it when seeing a doctor for another reason and he popped it for me with a needle. He then gave me some drops to prevent infection. If it's really irritating you then see a doctor for it popping.

TheButterflyEffect Sun 05-Sep-10 00:17:32

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Just13moreyearstogo Sun 05-Sep-10 00:24:41

I had some of these around my eyes (I think they're called milia) and a beautician who specialised in skin care popped them for me - painless and effective, but obviously you need to find someone good. I think seeing the GP is the safest option.

Appletrees Sun 05-Sep-10 00:26:35

Second hot compress. Dbennett is right. Tis more difficult in the eye area obviously but it does draw them over a couple of nights and then they often pop on their own. Keep clean and all that.

Appletrees Sun 05-Sep-10 00:27:01

And it means you are run down and your immunity is low. Take some vit C andzinc and get some sleep my dear.

Just13moreyearstogo Sun 05-Sep-10 00:29:53

Sorry - scrap what I said. Mine were painless - your's definitely sounds like a stye.

TheButterflyEffect Sun 05-Sep-10 00:32:33

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Appletrees Sun 05-Sep-10 00:36:21

but just 13 i'm glad you posted. i have a milia and i think it's very aging. i didn't know they could be popped but my eyeskin is too baggy to get any purchase i fear!

Just13moreyearstogo Sun 05-Sep-10 00:45:20

Yes milia can definitely be popped. Had mine done about 8 months ago and they haven't returned.

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