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Pus filled lump below the eyebrow. Could this be serious?

I have a bump that I thought was a pimple forming below the eyebrow close to the top of the nose . I tried to pop it some white liquid came out. It has gone down a little bit when i try to pop it now it hurts and just blood cause out. It started forming about a month ago. Could this be something serious. It used to be hard now it is squishy except for the bottom of it. It is a noticeable lump and the skin keeps peeling around it.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Based on the information it seems like a "infected sebaceous gland "

Here is what we mean by sebaceous gland and its obstruction, their are glands(bunch of cells modified to do certain things) called sebaceous glands which secrete the sweat and an oily substance called sebum, they have an opening at one end and closed at other like a bottle normally it can get the production out from the opening but due to one or other reason the opening is closed/sealed and hence the production of sweat / sebum can't come out so it starts building up and it seems like a bump still at this time it will be painless at this time ,
But it might get infected and the infection makes it painful.

Nothing to worry its very common AND Nothing need to be done just try warm compresses and try if it can open the clogged gland.

In case of infection

You need to consult your doctor
here is they most likely do
1) will take a visual inspection
2) prescribe some antibiotic and pain medication
3) if nothing works they need to make a small cut to drain the pus and collected sebum , may not need to make even a cut some cases they can just put a needle and drain out the stuff.

Hope it helps.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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