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How do you get rid of those little hard lumps around the eyes?

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UnGoogleable Thu 25-May-17 21:56:12

I've got one of those little hard white spots near my eye. I thought it was going to be a fabulous whitehead, but it is frustratingly resistant to my best attempts at squeezing. Looks like a little hard lump of something just under the skin.

How do I attack the fucker and make it die?

LadyPenelopeCantDance Thu 25-May-17 21:58:52

I had cysts in my eye lids years ago. Basically the tear ducts was blocked and the fluid hardens. Had to have a minor op whilst they cut it out with a scalpel and wear an eye patch blush

RNBrie Thu 25-May-17 22:00:09

It sounds like a milia. Trained beauty therapists can remove them, they are tiny cysts so you can't just squeeze them!

bigbadbarry Thu 25-May-17 22:00:12

I poke them with something sharp - a needle or the end of extra pointy tweezers - then you can squeeze.
This is probably not the recommended approach.

FriedPisces Thu 25-May-17 22:01:10

They're called milia if they're the same ones I have. I use a scrub with salicyclic acid in and a very low dose hydrocortisone cream (0.5%) if they get really bad. They take a while to go though.

UnGoogleable Thu 25-May-17 22:05:28

I'm not sure if it is milia - because it's just the one, and it just looks like a little hard whitehead. I've squeezed it a lot... hoping to break the seal and pop the little worm out.

FreeButtonBee Thu 25-May-17 22:08:53

Acid toner will help. Pixi glow got rid of a couple I had. Don't squeeze! Unless they look absolutely ready to pop. You will damage the skin and cause scarring.

RNBrie Thu 25-May-17 22:19:11

I only have one and it's been confirmed as a milia

shesabrick Thu 25-May-17 22:20:36

It sounds exactly like a milia. I occasionally get them near or right on my eyelid. It's probably unwise and if you do do this make sure you won't be interrupted by any DC or anything that could startle you, but I shift them by very carefully piercing them with a clean sharp needle then gently squeezing. The white part pops out like a solid teeny white pea.

Shameful admission only for mumsnet... I also did this to my baby DD as she was so beautiful but born with two massive ones on her cheek that were the first thing you saw and after a couple of weeks were clearly going nowhere. Two careful tiny pricks and they were gone without a mark, never to return.

countrygirl55 Fri 26-May-17 07:17:12

Run cotton wool under hot water and massage the area with it a few times a day. This sometimes breaks it up and it disperses. My last one I used a sterile needle to open the skin and then tweezers to pull it out.

FriedPisces Fri 26-May-17 11:06:28

Last year I had them on my eyelids and I had an eczema flare up because of them. I don't know if squeezing/picking/scratching them caused it but it was unbearable for most of the summer. Doesn't seem to happen with the ones under my eyes but when they got on my eyelid it was fucking horrible. Never had eczema before so I must have some kind of allergy to the stuff inside or something.

UnGoogleable Sat 27-May-17 08:55:54

I'm tempted to attack it with a pin. I will report back.... although I'm away from the weekend and don't have anything here. I'll have to save it up till Monday

ThistleofIona Sat 27-May-17 09:00:28

Are you sure they're millia and not cholesterol spots?shock

Ginmakesitallok Sat 27-May-17 09:01:43

Dear god don't go near your eye with a pin!

BusterGonad Thu 01-Jun-17 16:08:01

If it's milia then may I suggest jabbing a pin into it, making sure you actually get to the milia, then wait a few days as the milia will dry out, then you can pick it off easily! It works for me every time!

petitdonkey Thu 01-Jun-17 16:10:36

DH used to get these - I loved it!! Sterilise a pin with a flame. Make a hole at the side, almost underneath and give it a wiggle to make the hole big enough. The hard spot will then easily pop out - very satisfying and DH's have never returned!

Misspilly88 Thu 01-Jun-17 16:14:14

I've got loads of these. I pop them with a needle and squeeze out.

BusterGonad Thu 01-Jun-17 16:33:19

I had one near my lip, I popped that out a treat, but near my eyes I like to pop it then dry it out, around the eyes can be very sore to poke and prod!

UnGoogleable Fri 02-Jun-17 16:23:20


I was too scared to attack it with a pin, so I picked at it until it was sore... much better option and then, it's just sort of gone. Reabsorbed or something. Sadly no satisfying little white lump to pop out or anything.

BusterGonad Fri 02-Jun-17 18:08:58

They can get really sore if you pick them, are you sure it's gone? Sometimes when they've been picked they look gone but actually they are hiding in the swollen skin tissue!

BlackMirror Sun 04-Jun-17 09:19:59

They're like little hard seeds. Make a little hole with needle then pop them out

Knottyknitter Thu 15-Jun-17 20:55:24

Might be worth a cholesterol test?

IrritatedUser1960 Thu 15-Jun-17 20:57:00

I got one for the first time only and cannot get rid of it. Tried a pin and it's too painful. I'm just leaving it.

MinnowAndTheBear Thu 15-Jun-17 21:01:06

shesabrick I totally forgot about that but my baby was born with quite a few as well! I couldn't resist.

Sophiealice95 Wed 28-Jun-17 20:33:17

Country I do this too
My last one I used a sterile needle to open the skin and then tweezers to pull it out.

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