I moved out of state late March and soon noticed a small bump on my top eyelid. It does not hurt. I do not believe it to be a stye, it is up inside the lid more. When I turn my eyelid inside out to see if I can notice anything it appears to be a more reddish color than the rest of the lid and I also think I can see a smaller white dot. I have been patiently waiting for it to disappear but after 6 months it has grown a bit bigger. In the beginning it would seem that the more sleep I got the more it would subdue/go down. Now it is mostly there all the time and it seems to be making my eye sight in that eye a bit fuzzy. I do not wear glasses/contacts. I am pregnant. Our lifestyle changed quite drastically when we moved (ie. we had been only consuming orgainc food, distilled water, regularly seeing a chiropractor, ect.). So I am assuming this could be some sort of staph infection and or lyme disease symptom.
What can you suggest from my discription? Is there anything natural I can do? I know basil has natural drawing properties but because of it being my eye and being pregnant (this herb should be avioded during pregnancy) I am hesitant to go forward with anything right now.
I would recommend that you get checked by an eyeMD to obtain an appropriate diagnosis. It is possible that it represents a chalazion, or a reaction to inspissated meibomian [oil] glands of the eyelid or internal hordeolum. Please see an eyeMD to get your eyes checked before trying any treatments.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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