Pimple under an eye

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Hi,

I have a problem with pimple under my eye. I’m attaching it’s photos to this post. I live in Poland, but at time of it’s appearance I was travelling through Spain on the bike sleeping under the stars, so it can be somehow connected with mosquito bite or slt.  I noticed this problem around October 2017. I visited dermatologist in January and he told me to use 2 creams: Pevazol(containing ekanazol) and Fusacid H( Acidum fusidicum, Hydrocortisoni acetas). I used it for 2 months but it didn’t work. Later I went to another dermatologist and he told me to use (Bedicord Gbetametazon (dipropionian betametazonu) + gentamycyna ), but it didn’t work either(used for a month). At the end I have tried dermatologist for 3rd time and landed with Clobesol(0.05% cream) and after a month it’s still not working.

I’m a public speaker and appearance is important for me. Do you have any idea how can I make it gone? Doctors in Poland are recommending to remove it by surgery(so they can test it afterwards), but I would love to avoid a scar. Do you think that removing it with laser is very risky? Some doctor told me that I can take corticosteroids injection and maybe it will help. Do you think it’s safe to inject corticosteroids on face? I’m not sure what are the consequences. What do you think?

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    I get large pimples like this from time to time and I use heat packs on it to shrink them. Without that they would last for months. The first one I had they wanted to cut out but I happened to find a website that recommended heat daily as often as you can do it and by the time my op date came through it had gone.  As yours is close to the eye I’d suggest you use a half cup of water and heat in the microwave til boiling then dip a small piece of cotton wool in it and apply to the pimple. Hold it in place until it cools down then repeat as often as you can. Don’t do or just before going out as you’ll have made it a bit red but if you do this at night by the morning it should be smaller and get smaller each day. My doctor diagnosed mine as a sebaceous cyst and they are pretty deep in the skin but the heat draws the content out and allows the skin to retract. If it doesn’t start to work within a few days then try the reverse with ice. Other than that I also use a sulphur ointment with a plaster over the top overnight to bring it to a head although it’s never done that it has looked smaller when I’ve used it.  Cortisteroids can cause permanent indentations if they inject too much or the pimple was very deep so be careful if you do this. I went for one once but the derm told me he wouldn’t do it unless I’d tried everything else! Good luck 
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    You can try a very warm hard boiled egg and press it over , it's a chinese tradition.

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    Corticosteroids have been implicated in the swelling of micro tissues, specifically the fine filters in the trabecular meshworks of our eyes.  When these swell the drainage of aqueous humor out of the anterior chamber is slowed and intra-ocular pressure (IOP) increases.   Opthalmologists believe high IOP can be the cause of optic nerve damage and blindness - i.e. glaucoma.  Reducing IOP with eye drops and surgeries can cause cataracts.  The drops tend to be expensive and have to be taken daily, sometimes twice a day, and often cause irritation, especially the ones with preservatives.  The drops that don't have preservatives have to be thrown out at the end of each month.  And they cost more to buy than the ones with preservatives.  They also can lose their effectiveness after a year and new varieties have to be experimented with, all of them bringing their own risk of side-effects, such as dry-eye syndrome. Surgical measures also are not permanent fixes, they tend to work for only a year also, sometimes less.  Many glaucoma patients feel they need to buy their own tonometers to keep track of their IOPs throughout the day, so they can detect activities and foods, reclining positions etc, which cause their IOPs to rise, and take steps that might help bring them back down.  Tonometers, the ones that work well, can cost in the order of $5,000.  I could go on . . . 

    So taking corticosteroids is not a decision to be taken lightly.  I would try cutting out all dairy foods (cheese is probably the worst), eggs and gluten.   Eat a wide variety of good quality (meaning organic) vegetables and fruit every day.  Don't eat processed foods.  Take care.

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