There are several different causes of swollen spots on the eyes. Some of these do require medical evaluation and treatment. The doctors
who will be well qualified to discuss this issue with you include your primary care doctor
. Whiteheads are a type of acne
caused when a skin pore becomes clogged with dead skin debris and then natural skin oils, bacteria, and immune cells back up behind the blockage forming a pus like substance. Whiteheads rarely form on the eyelids. On the other hand, a stye is a infection of an oil gland on the eyelid. These often look like whitehead in that they have some white material within them. However, they are usually much more reddened, swollen, and painful than whiteheads, as it sounds like you are describing. The treatment of styes is often straightforward. Good skin hygiene and avoiding squeezing the area are important. It is also important not to apply eye makeup to the area. Cloth compresses can help to remove the swelling and draw out the fluid. If these measures do not work, occasionally your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. As always the diagnosis and the management of your particular condition will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Scheduling an office visit with your primary care doctor if symptoms persist might be advised.