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why are chalazions common in pregnancy

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Definitely: But usually by then you would need extra help and possible office surgery.
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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: They can last months or even years. You should treat it by putting a warm compress on your eyelid 3-4 times per day. If is does not get better in a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Pyogenic granulomas: Pyogenic granulomas can occur after a chalazion and are not uncommon. Most need to be excised with a short, minor surgical procedure. Rarely will freq ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Styes: If you have styes, then you likely have have underlying blepharitis (lid inflammation) which is causing your meibomian glands to become occluded and i ... Read More
Dr. Tod Haller
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Bacteria: When your eyelashes become colonized with bacteria, the bacteria likes to go into the oil glands of your eyelids. The bacteria then causes a blockage ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Chalazion: A chalazion is a painless lump in the upper or lower eyelid. It is a clogged gland that is inflamed. Treatment consists for frequent hot soaks to th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat: You can try frequent applications of very warm (not hot) washcloths. If this does not work, then your ophthalmologist can remove it in a simple offic ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Hot soaks: Try a hot washclothe four times per day for two weeks. If this does not work, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is no relationship between the administration of Acutane and the formation of chalazia.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat and/or surgery: Discuss this with your ophthalmolgist. Some chalazia will absorb with application of heat. Others will only respond to surgical excision which can b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Rare: Sebaceous carcinoma is extremely rare but can masquerade as a chalazion. I've heard of cancers appearing in longstanding chalazions; whether this is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Warm compress: Most small chalazia resolve without intervention. Larger ones may be treated with warm compresses for 15 minutes, up to four times daily. Most clear s ... Read More
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