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What could this be?

I started with a little swelling on the upper eyelid on the outer corner (actually in the crease below the brow). Then it felt sort of itchy and a bit burning and turned pink. Then it flaked and scaled away. Came back, same swelling for a few days then scaling and very dry flaky to almost not visible. What could this be?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • It sounds a bit like you had a "Stye".
    A stye, or hordeolum, is a small bump that can appear on the outside or inside of the eyelid.

    A stye develops from an eyelash follicle or an eyelid oil gland that becomes clogged from excess oil, debris or bacteria.
    My grandmother gets them and some people are plagued with them when they get stressed.

    Answer by Missikat75 at 3:32 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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