My cyst (or I should say the puffiness) always got bigger too when I slept. The only thing I can think of is maybe your body swells a bit while you're sleeping. I would wake up and almost couldn't open my eye and the swelling went down after using the warm compresses. If it is a cyst, an antibiotic cream won't do any good. My doc first prescribed steroid eye drops. It help shrink the cyst a bit but it didn't get rid of it which is why I had to have it removed. The way the eye doc explained it to me was that junk or debris can accumulate in the eyes. Sometimes it can lodge itself in the lid and the body's natural defense is to encapsulate it to prevent it from causing injury. I wouldn't say that either of them is really harmful (unless they're not taken care of) but both can be really painful. I think maybe it's time to see the doctor so they can prescribe any meds to try and/or give you advice.
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