Jump to content

Bump on DD's eyelid


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 JLCJ

Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:12 PM

Disclaimer: Yes, I will take DD for a professional medical opinion, am just interested in others' opinions/experience.

So about 2 years ago, DD (now 10) had an ingrown eyelash on her upper lid.  We tried to remove it ourselves but she wouldn't let us near it so we didn't really fight it.  It has, over the last couple of years, been slowly growing into a small bump which is now slightly larger than a 100 & 1000.  It doesn't bother her in the sense of being painful or affecting her eyesight, but she is starting to become a little more self-conscious about it.

We are therefore considering what options are available to have it removed, bearing in mind that she completely freaks out about all things medical (e.g. flu shots, dental check ups, vomiting, etc.).  I'm assuming it can be removed much the same way they remove warts/moles etc. (ie. by freezing it with liquid nitrogen and cutting/lasering it off) but I doubt she will let anyone near her and stay still long enough for them to do it.  (Would they do it under a light sedation?  Am thinking general anaesthetic is a step too far...).  Are there other options?

And if the first step is a trip to the GP - what type of referral should I ask for (dermatologist?).  Or is there a walk-in service that does this sort of thing without needing a referral?

Thanks in advance.

#2 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:15 PM

I had a lump on my eyelid . Ended up being referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment and removal. Local here. It wasn’t that bad. But given her previous problems, it’s worth asking about the other options.

Edited by Bethlehem Babe, 13 October 2019 - 01:31 PM.


#3 MurderBritches

Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:19 PM

Might be a milia that is not draining normally so will continue to get bigger. I wpuld start with your Dr and maybe move onto a dermatologist.

#4 gracie1978

Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

Had one removed at the opthalmologist
It was pretty awful tbh

#5 BornToLove

Posted 13 October 2019 - 12:48 PM

It also sounds like milia to me. I’ve had several milia on my lower eyelids in the past. They are a hard cyst just under the skin so, need to be delicately removed by cutting the skin. Not something I would attempt on a anxious kid at home.

GP might be able to do it in their rooms, but a dermatologist would be more experienced.

Edited by BornToLove, 13 October 2019 - 12:49 PM.


#6 eponee

Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:27 PM

View Postgracie1978, on 13 October 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

Had one removed at the opthalmologist
It was pretty awful tbh

Thant's pretty reassuring for the OP

#7 gracie1978

Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:49 PM

OP are you near an eye hospital, might be good to get a GP referral there. Bits really easy to damage the nerves I wouldn't be letting a dermatologist or GP near it.

TBH for a child they may even do a light sedation.

#8 lucky 2

Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:35 PM

Always gp first, to make a possible diagnosis and referral if needed.
I get what you said re a child adverse to visiting a Dr, I've got one of those!

#9 Demera

Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:46 PM

I would go to an optometrist for advice.  They remove ingrown eyelashes and would be able to tell you what's going on and what you need to do.  I'm pretty sure they can do a referral.  I personally wouldn't go to a GP. My husband has eye issues so I have some experience with optometrists.

#10 literally nobody

Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:45 PM

View Posteponee, on 13 October 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:



Thant's pretty reassuring for the OP

well she can’t really sugar coat it. if it hurt, it hurt.

#11 notsoretro

Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:40 PM

View PostDemera, on 13 October 2019 - 02:46 PM, said:

I would go to an optometrist for advice.  They remove ingrown eyelashes and would be able to tell you what's going on and what you need to do.  I'm pretty sure they can do a referral.  I personally wouldn't go to a GP. My husband has eye issues so I have some experience with optometrists.
I bought my current glasses at Costco and the optometrist referred me a specialist as there was an area of concern (it was nothing thankfully)

#12 lozoodle

Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:28 PM

I've had this, it was there for ages. I ended up going at it with a needle (I'm not recommending you do this LOL) and flicked the hair out, and then gave it a little squeeze and out popped a little round white ball - it was a milia in there.

Dr might be able to get the nurse to remove it. After that it just healed fine and it hasn't been back since.

#13 rosie28

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

I had an ingrown eyelash but couldn’t let it go for longer than a couple of days- it was so painful. I saw my optometrist, who had me close my eyes while she unhooked it with a needle. She had to apply a little pressure to get some funk out of it but it wasn’t too painful. If she could have her eyes closed might that help?

#14 Funwith4

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:43 AM

View Posteponee, on 13 October 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

Thant's pretty reassuring for the OP

Should she lie and say it was easy? I think it's good information and could help the OP with her decision.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My parenting style is Survivalist'

A helicopter or tiger mum, I am not.

8 mums reveal their favourite nappy bags

We asked a bunch of mums which nappy bags they love the most.

Why you shouldn't bother throwing a big first birthday party

If you're feeling the pressure to host an all-out, over-the-top shindig for your baby's birthday, I hereby grant you permission to throw the rules out the window.

The 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

If you're on the hunt for the perfect baby name and don't want a chart-topper like Oliver or Olivia, then do we have the list for you.

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Meet the baby born from an embryo frozen for 24 years

Experts say little Emma is a record breaking baby.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.