Preceeding my cold just a bit, I developed a stye. It was my second this year, quite unusual for me. This last stye was more than a minor bump; it caused my whole lower lid to swell and turn bright red. It was quite impressive and made the cold more miserable. Its duration has been impressive also; it lasted very obvious for weeks.
Now it is less obvious, but it is still there, as it has formed a cyst. It is neutral, but there is a bump near the inner corner, lower lid. With what I've read online, the cyst can be drained, but the interior of the cyst is quite stubborn and must be scraped/removed as well. They usually do this through an incision inside the lid. I am holding my breath that mine will dissapate and figure, at the very least, there is a bb in my lower lid. I could not bear a surgery like that.
In wondering what might be causing the two styes this year, I remembered an under eye cream I began using. I don't have wrinkles, but thought it might be time for some preventative therapy. I must conclude that the cream caused the styes. It is Neutrogena's anti-oxidant age reverse eye cream, the one advertised by Jennifer Garner. I enjoyed using it, although I'd forget about half the time. I cannot recommend it, however, unless one enjoys styes for some odd reason.