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How can I get rid of eyelid growths?

A hordeolum is the simplest eyelid growth to treat at home. Like any other pimple, many of these will eventually drain and self-resolve. This can be sped up by placing a washrag soaked in hot water over the eye for up to an hour at a time. Avoiding eye makeup while they heal will also speed healing. 

A chalazion is more challenging to treat at home. The same home treatments are used for chalazia and hordeolum, but they are less likely to be successful with chalazia. Professional treatment is often required for these lesions.

A xanthelasma is typically treated by lowering cholesterol with medications. Skin creams, hot compresses, and other home treatments are not effective in removing these growths. 

A papilloma will require professional removal; there are no effective home treatments for a papilloma.

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