I am a 21-year-old male with a lump on my eyelid that keeps coming back after a month. Why?

Q. Why do I keep getting a lump on my eyelid at least twice a year?

Answered by
Dr. Robert Hugh Shapiro
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 03, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 21-year-old male with a height of 5.6 feet and weight of 68 kilograms. I am getting a lump on my eyelid at least twice a year. I use Tetracycline, which usually disappears in a month but keeps coming back. How can I get rid of it once and for all? Please suggest the treatment.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

The most likely cause of this is a blocked gland in the area where the eyelashes meet the eyelid, as this sounds like a stye. The best treatment for styes is frequent hot moist compresses, which help release the gland's blockage. Also, drinking at least five to six glasses of water will help, and if you smoke, please stop. Wash your hands frequently, and avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands or fingers. Sometimes, antibiotic eyedrops can help this condition, but I would not recommend Tetracycline because it has not been shown to help.

Another possibility, if you keep getting these lumps in the same place, it indicates that there is a problem in the anatomy of the eyelid; in this case, an ophthalmology referral would be needed for possible surgery to put a stop to this.

I hope this helps.

For any further queries or information, please get back to me at icliniq.com.


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