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i have a red lump under my eye, caused by irritation by swim

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i have a red lump under my eye, caused by irritation by swim goggles.It has been there for over 18 months. Could you recommend any treatment? I have tried aloe vera gel, piles cream!!, lavender oil. Nothing reduces the reddness or lump. It`s purely a cosmetic thing althouth it does itch a little occassionally.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
It might be a cyst that has to be removed.

Try hot compresses to see if it will drain.
If not see a doctor such as a dermatologist who can diagnose this hands on, drain it, or remove it.

If you can attach a picture I can help you more precisely

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
I have not heard back from you to clarify your questions or ask more as invited.
Yet you have given a negative rating on me with JA.

The q and a format really requires a back and forth to get all your questions answered.

You did not provide a picture as requested.....

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi I`m having trouble uploading a photo. I have tried draining the lump with hot compresses but it did not help.


i will try and explain what the red lump is like: It`s just below the eye on the bag area. it looks a little like a ganglian( sort of vein lifted.) it is quite small but I am very aware of it . I went to the GP and he didn`t know what it was. i don`t want to waste GP`s time either!


Would I be looking at laser surgery or electolysis?


Regards

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
I am still not sure why you gave me a negative rating...now you would like my help but you have rated me badly with ja?

That can be reversed when you rate positive.

So....of course we are not going to treat you or diagnose you, particularly without even a photo.

However, just from what you describe...either type of procedure will work.

Electrolysis is the older procedure, and cheaper, and if this is close to the eye, might be preferred by many practitioners.


If not to close to the eye, laser can be used.

Hands on examination is needed to tell.

Let me know if you have more questions; use reply to expert.
Please do not forget a positive rating.
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