U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A female asked:

Can a teen be put to sleep for chalazion removal ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Chalazion: You can be put to sleep but since this is minor surgery you are better off if you have it done under local.
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
yes: General anesthesia can be used for chalazion removal. Advantageous for those who are too anxious to have the office procedure. Disadvantages include additional costs and small increased risks of anesthesia.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A female asked:
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 16-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.