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Your Pink or Red Eye Bump May Also be Known as:
Pink bump on eye
Pink bump on funny bone
Pink eye bump
Pink eye lump
Pink eye mass
Pink funny bone bump
Pink funny bone lump
Pink funny bone mass
Pink mass on eye
Pink mass on funny bone

Top 9 Pink or Red Eye Bump Causes

  1. 1.Inflamed Eyelid (Blepharitis)

    Blepharitis is an eyelid issue where the skin, lashes, or glands become inflamed from an irritant or infection.

    You should use an eyelid scrub and warm compresses. It's important to keep your eyelids clean going forward.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sensitivity to light, eye itch, eye redness, dry eyes, feeling of something in the eye
    Symptoms that never occur with inflamed eyelid (blepharitis):
    severe eye pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red eye bump, small eye lump, painful eye lump, pea-sized eye lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red eye bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Viral Conjunctivitis

    Pink eye conjunctivitis is an infection of the whites of the eyes by a virus. It is extremely infectious and can spread from person-to-person easily.

    You do not need treatment. Viral conjunctivitis does not require any antibiotics. What you can do is have a clean cloth soaked in warm water held up to the eyes to soothe the itching. Some people get relief from over the counter medicines. If your symptoms do not start getting better within a week, seek advice from your primary care physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    eye redness, eye itch, sensitivity to light, watery eye discharge, feeling of something in the eye
    Symptoms that always occur with viral conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye problems. It occurs from an infection of the whites of the eye.

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic within the next 24 hours. The physician will examine the eye. Often, antibiotic eye-drops are prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, eye redness, eye itch, eye redness, watery eye discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Stye and Chalazion

    A stye (or hordeolum) is an infection in the upper or lower eyelid. There are three glands around the eye and one of them is infected.

    You can treat this on your own with a topical antibiotic and warm compresses to help drain the infected area.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swelling of one eyelid, redness around the eye, eyelid lump, eyelid pain, feeling of something in the eye
    Symptoms that always occur with stye and chalazion:
    swelling of one eyelid
    Symptoms that never occur with stye and chalazion:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. The patches mostly affect the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.

    There are many over-the-counter creams that could help which you can first try to see if your symptoms get better. However, psoriasis is a diagnosis that should be made by a physician and might need longer term follow up.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, scaly rash
    Symptoms that never occur with psoriasis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Non - Specific Dermatitis (Skin Inflammation)

    Dermatitis is the inflammation ("-itis") of the skin ("derma" is a layer of the skin). It can be caused by any number of causes, from allergies to infections to autoimmune issues. Dermatitis of Normal Variation (also called, "NOS") means that all of those other causes of your rash have been ruled out. This is very common.

    You can treat this at home and the rash should go away on its own. In the meantime, you can use an anti-histamine (both by mouth OR as an ointment), or a topical corticosteroid to treat the itch and/or pain due to the rash.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    red rash, itchy rash, painful rash
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific dermatitis (skin inflammation):
    red rash
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  8. 8.Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)

    Tinea Corporis is a common fungal infection of the skin. This rash is sometimes called "ringworm" and results in ring-shaped redness that is often itchy.

    Ringworm can be treated with topical antifungal ointment such as Lamisil. Apply the ointment directly to the rash and the surrounding skin, and keep the area as dry as possible.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dry skin, rash, red rash, itchy rash, curved rash
    Symptoms that never occur with ringworm (tinea corporis):
    groin skin changes, fever, scrotal itch, groin itch, facial skin changes, hand skin changes, genital skin changes
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Burst Blood Vessel in the Eye From Wearing Contacts

    A burst blood vessel in the eye can happen from wearing contacts because incompatibility of the lens with the eye. This could cause a surface vein to pop.

    You do not need treatment for the eye redness. The redness seen on the eye is like a bruise - it will change colors and eventually go away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    eye redness, bright red eyes
    Symptoms that always occur with burst blood vessel in the eye from wearing contacts:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Eye Bump

  • Q.Is your bump still getting bigger?
  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?
  • Q.Is your eye bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has it been since you noticed this eye lump?

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Pink or Red Eye Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pink or red eye bump have also experienced:

    • 60% Swelling of the Eye Area
    • 20% Eye Itch
    • 20% Butt Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced pink or red eye bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pink or red eye bump were most often matched with:

    • 53% Inflamed Eyelid (Blepharitis)
    • 40% Pimple
    • 6% Viral Conjunctivitis

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