Notion that one has a cyst on the eyelid can be unpleasant and irritable. Cyst can be infectious and affect the person’s look. One must not wait too long to solve the cyst problem, because he or she can have a problem with the eyesight. In the practice, a great number of cysts passes on its own, but in some cases a treatment with antibiotics or a surgical intervention is necessary. Symptoms that indicate that there is a cyst on the eyelid include redness, eyelid swelling, tenderness, discoloration, discharge, eye crust, pain, discomfort and itchiness. The most possible cause for the eyelid cyst is bacteria. Other causes of eyelid cysts are blockage of eye duct, insufficient hygiene, cosmetics of expired date and sleeping with make-up over night.
One of the most common types (as there are many) is stye, or abscess. The infection lasts for one to three days and results in redness around the infected place and there is a swelling. If the infection doesn’t pass in this amount of time, a doctor should be visited. When there is a lump on the eyelid, then we are dealing with Chalazions or meibomian cyst, and it lasts for eight to sixteen weeks, but if it continues, than a surgery is needed. This type of cyst can, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be painful. Other types of eyelid cysts are: sweat gland cysts, keratosis, inclusion cyst and nervous cyst.
It is easy to treat a cyst. One thing that you have to do is to maintain your hygiene. It is recommended not to rub your eyes and if you have to, do it with a clean towel or a handkerchief. Make sure that the area around the eyes, hands and fingers is always clean. If you already have a cyst, be sure to throw away all the cosmetics, because bacteria can remain in the cosmetics and you can be easily infected again. You should only use your cosmetics, since it can be easily transmitted in that way, so avoid sharing. If the predicted time for treating an eyelid cist passes, then you should pay a visit to your doctor. He can solve that problem either with antibiotics, or in a surgical way. You can also receive some useful tips and advices, so that you can stop the re-occurring of eyelid cyst in time.
We hope that these guidelines will be able to teach you how to prevent and treat eyelid cyst.