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How are sebaceous cysts and swollen eyelids treated ?

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Hello, My name is Katarina and im 28 years old .
Yesterday I ask for same question but with different account,Today I Try log inside but no luck.
I deside to write again and hope at this time I will not have problem to log in.
I try to talk about My problem again with this account.
3 weeks ago I start have swollen right side of nose , My doctor told me it is probably sinus infection.
I try take antibiotic and clean the nose with salty water but it has only little effect.
2 weeks ago I start have swollen eyes and specially eyebrow area and eyelid .
When I touch the eyebrow area I feel something similar to hard vein.
When I touch it or press it with finger -i feel pain and I get headache from it also.The pain is very uncomfortable and severe.
My nose is still bit swollen and painful.
My eyes burn and Today morning I start see under eyes start be swollen also.
I start worry because I Have leg and arm lymph edema.
I hope it is not the same condition on my face
is it possible???
All get more bad when i cry the eyes swelling more.
I will send you some picture also ,Then you can see it .
The nose is most of the time stocks and is impossible to breath
eyes are right now burning and bit red.
I feel as inside my whole body is pulsing heart-very strange.
I think all this start after I got first time into solarium
Next think what can help is : I'm on antibiotics for long time (cc 5 months)
When You wonder why is because it helps the lymph edema to be more stable
Could be all this side effect? or whats going on with me?
Please ..... Thank you
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description, it seems that you are very distressed. The swollen eyelids are not likely to be due to prolonged antibiotic use.
The swelling in your eyelids is more likely to be due to any infection- these can range from bacterial to virus infections, and can be caused by numerous different things ranging from allergies to chemicals. This might also happen due to a systemic problem like renal disease.
Using dirty contact lenses and sinusitis can also lead to such a swelling of the eyelids.

The first thing you can do, regardless of the cause of your swollen eyelid is avoid touching, rubbing or staring at the swelling. Staring at the swollen eyelid will only lead to touching and rubbing, so stay out of the mirror and avoid the temptation.
Avoid wearing make-up, including powders and base. Particles can fly through the air and irritate your eyelids even more.
Try using a cold cloth or even cucumbers twice a day.
Splashing cool water on your face can help reduce facial swelling.
Gauze pads soaked in milk can also help reduce the swelling in and around your eyes.
Over-the-counter antihistamines and/or eye drops can help too.
Physical check up is necessary to find out the cause. You need to consult your ophthalmologist to get antibiotic and anti allergic eye drops prescribed.
The palpitations are probably due to the anxiety you are feeling due to the illness. If these are persistent then other systemic causes need to be ruled out.
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Follow-up: How are sebaceous cysts and swollen eyelids treated ? 10 hours later
Thank you a lot for your answer.
Yes Im extremely stressed and Imagination my face will become swollen also as hand or leg is too much for me .
I Cant handle it , i try to the best to calm down but the feeling of heaviness or pulsing is horrible.
Life with lymph edema is very hard and stressful -it destroy you and become psychical problem .
I will try contact me doctor and hope he can help me -Somehow.
Today i see very close to eyelid hair are little white spots...
could be some skin disease??
The nose fullness drive me crazy .I start be to much for me to handle but I Hope all will become to normal......
May I ask last guest ion: Do you think there is possibility it have something to do with lymph edema? Probably I need to hear you answer to calm down...
Thank you

Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 44 minutes later

Thanks for writing again.

Face has got an extremely good blood supply and Lymphedema causing swollen eyelids should come last(rarest) in the list of causes. The white spots near your eye lashes are even more indicative of infection of the eyelid.

Definitely, I would reassure you saying that there is no major health concern with you. Do not worry. You should be fine soon.

Wishing you an early recovery.

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Follow-up: How are sebaceous cysts and swollen eyelids treated ? 4 days later
Hello again...
Thank for your help and I'm really glad page as this existing for people.
I will like to ask you more question:
The swollen face gets bit better but I Got next problem.
My tip of nose looks much more bigger , bit red and the soft bone (not sure the name of it)feels very strange.
When I try to press tip of nose up , it extremely hurt and When i try to move the nose it makes horrible sound.
I found on my nose holes are different now .The right one is much more smaller as left one.
I feel strange tender inside nose and heart pulse
When I Bend with head down the pulse is much more bad and intense.
I have problems to breath with nose.It is burning and it feels similar to full nose -but it is not full at all.
I can breath out from nose but breath in -is very uncomfortable.
Some time It feels as nose is loosing the full nose feeling but then all come back again and again...
The nose look as it drop down and feels very uncomfortable.
The tip of nose skin is shiner and By squeezing the skin-kind of pure white think come out.
I was at nose doctor and it is not sinus infection, because He do not have time to look at me more -He did not give any attention to it.
It makes me nervous,I hate all this face changes and body changes.
As I say I got Lymph edema and I worry so much about I got sclerodoma on nose or something similar.
It is not normal ............
I know i worry some time to much but ... it is just not easy to look, how something is destroying me ...

Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 11 hours later

Thanks for writing again.

The tip of the nose has plenty of glands and clogging of such glands can lead to inflammation producing changes such as swelling, pain, tenderness and redness. What you may be experiencing perhaps is the inflammation.

Other possibility is sebaceous cyst. On getting infected it becomes painful, swollen and tender. Recurrence is common in such condition and surgical removal of the cyst is sometimes entailed.

What you may need now anti inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. Discuss about these conditions with your primary doctor.

The feeling of fullness of nose is probably due to nasal congestion. Saline nasal drops, steam inhalation and nasal decongestants at least twice daily will help in improvement of your symptoms.

Hope my answer helps you.

Wishing you an early recovery.

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