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What else can it be?

It is important to distinguish between these, because they are all treated differently.

  • Skin Cancer – can look very similar to a stye. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer that forms on the eyelid.
  • Preseptal cellulitis – which is an actual infection of the skin. Typically, the whole eyelid gets red, more painful and swollen.
  • Sebaceous cell Carcinoma – this is a very serious and aggressive form of cancer. We worry about this more in older patients who have recurrent Styes on one eyelid.
  • Pyogenic Granuloma – this is a deep red and inflamed bump that comes after a patient had a stye.
  • Other Growths – such as cysts, nevi and benign lid tumors can all look like styes.