Lumps Accompanied By Swelling In The Eye?
Hello, I rub my eyes so that my right eye gets swollen. I checked at the health center turned out to be irritated, then I compress with cold water. The swelling is gone now, but in my eyelids there is a small lump that doesn’t hurt that doesn’t disappear. The lump appeared with the same swelling in my right eye and until now has not disappeared. Why is that? And also my eyes like itching in the tear glands so often I rub them. That’s why my eyes often get itchy? Then how do I reduce the effects of itching before I checked it. Thanks.
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Lumps and swelling in the eye is an illustration of the inflammatory process that occurs in the eye area, either in the inner or outer eyelid area. This condition is often accompanied by uncomfortable eye complaints, such as pain, heavy, watery eyes, lumps or red eyes. Swelling can be a sterile inflammation or can also be caused by infection until the formation of pus in the bump area, however, during the inflammation phase is handled properly, the complications of infection can be prevented.
Some of the conditions below can give a picture of swelling in the eye, such as:
2. hordeolum or bintitan
4. insect bites
To find out the cause of complaints of swelling in the eye, it is necessary to consult directly with a family doctor or ophthalmologist, so that the doctor can carry out the diagnosis through interviews, physical examinations, and supporting examinations if necessary. However, with a direct examination by the doctor, the doctor can determine the cause of swelling in the patient's eyes. Treatment can be given, either in the form of symptomatic treatment, antibiotic treatment, or surgery depending on the cause and condition of the patient.
In connection with your question, patients who rub their eyes frequently are often triggered by itching in the eyes, can be at risk of causing inflammation or infection of the eyelids, especially if this activity is repeated and your hands have not been cleaned. Therefore, rubbing your eyes is okay, but use clean tissue or handkerchief to help reduce itchy eye complaints.
In addition, evaluate possible causes of itchy eyes, such as:
1. a habit of staying up late or sleeping late
2. physical fatigue
3. dry air like in an air conditioned room
4. exposed to the wind continuously, such as using a fan directly to the eye
5. work in front of a computer without offset breaks
If the risk factors for itchy eyes are not controlled, hands are dirty, or rubbed repeatedly, it can be at risk of causing swelling or bumps. Therefore, evaluate your habits and maintain good eye health.
To reduce the swelling of your eyes, you can give warm water compresses with a higher temperature as strong as the skin of the eyelids and placed on the swelling point. Do it 2-4 times per day for 15 minutes.
However, if within the next 3 days the complaint persists and there is no improvement, you should consult an eye doctor as described above.
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