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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Yellow or White Eye Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced yellow or white eye bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.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.

    If left untreated, the stye generally heals in 1-2 weeks.

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

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

    Treatment and preventative measures may successfully control blepharitis.

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

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  3. 3.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Whiteheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels to be very high. The condition begins at birth and can cause heart attacks at an early age.

    Chronic but controllable

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen achilles, achilles tendon pain
    Symptoms that never occur with familial hypercholesterolemia:
    achilles tendon pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Eye Bump

  • Q.Does light bother your eyes more than usual?
  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?
  • Q.Do you have dry eyes?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric issue, such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorder?

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Yellow or White Eye Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white eye bump have also experienced:

    • 10% Eye Pain
    • 10% Eye Redness in One Eye
    • 8% Swelling of the Eye Area
  • People who have experienced yellow or white eye bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced yellow or white eye bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Stye and Chalazion
    • 33% Inflamed Eyelid (Blepharitis)
    • 33% Whitehead
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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