Becoming concerned

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    May 24, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    So here's the deal:

    A couple months ago I hooked up with a guy. I actually know the guy pretty well, and know he's regularly tested and safe to the point of paranoia. I should clarify- when I say we "hooked up"- we didn't have sex, but we did fool around- lots of oral, rimming, whatever. A couple days later I noticed what I thought was a zit on my upper eye-lid. It looked like, felt like, popped and went away like any zit I've ever had (albeit a bit smaller- a fact I'm inclined to chalk up to the thin skin of the eyelid). Since then I've had a continuous series of zits around that eye- upper and lower lid. They aren't permanent, and frankly behave exactly like regular pimples (I wouldn't think twice about them beyond being a source of frustration if it weren't for the troubling timing), but they're continued presence has me a little concerned. I've tried acne medication, and-in a moment of paranoia- antibacterial cream, all to no effect.

    Ever heard of anything like this? Is it just an unfortunate coincidence, or should I be concerned?

    Thanks!
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    May 24, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    I'd say unfortunate coincidence; but see a dermatologist or your regular doctor... it could be folliculitis... an infection of the hair root...
  • Celticmusl

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    May 24, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    Sounds like cornea crabs. Better get it checked out by a crabologist.
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    May 24, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    Sounds like it could be eyelid cancer. Go to your doctor's office and asked to be checked for eyelid cancer right away!
  • starboard5

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    May 24, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    It could be you're having chalazia, blockages of tiny oil glands in the eyelid. You should see an ophthalmologist, an eye specialist. Here's a general link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalazion
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    May 25, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    fastfreddie saidSounds like it could be eyelid cancer. Go to your doctor's office and asked to be checked for eyelid cancer right away!


    To all the cancer survivors here and everywhere - your post is uncalled for and it's not funny in the slightest.


    Basal cell carcinoma, squamous carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma and malignant melanoma all affect the eyelids and the delicate skin around the eye.

  • May 25, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    I don't think it is Cancer...how ever you should have it checked out. Most of the time skin cancers will bleed etc and not heal..what your describing maybe some kind of skin irritation or infection..Have you changed soaps, facial products etc??