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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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I have a chalazion. What can I do?

I have a chalazion. What can I do?

Try heat: This is one of the end products of the lids battle to remove a stye in which it walls off the infected tissue. Frequent applications of very hot washcloths can sometimes get rid of it. Otherwise, if it is obvious and bothersome, your ophthalmologist can remove it in a minor office procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chalazion?

What is the definition or description of: chalazion?

Blocked oil gland: A blocked oil gland where the lashes meet the skin. The oil gets made but cannot get out, so it becomes trapped and stagnant and can get infected. Use warm compresses and see eye doctor as may need medicine and drainage. ...Read more

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How to deal with a recurring chalazion?

How to deal with a recurring chalazion?

Try omega-3: You could try taking flax seed oil capsules, 1000mg twice daily orally to improve the oil content in the gland that causes the chalazion (meibomian gland). Another alternative is daily Doxycycline capsules. ...Read more

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My chalazion is small and i had it from 3 month please help....what can i do?

My chalazion is small and i had it from 3 month please help....what can i do?

R/O CHALAZION: Your description is consistent with a CHALAZION . Apply warm soaks and seek an exam from your internist , you may need antibiotics topically and orally. Also potentially Ophtho consult if it persists for excision. ...Read more

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What are causes of chalazion?And its recurrence

What are causes of chalazion?And its recurrence

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 of the gland and a chalazion starts to form. Washing your eyelashes daily with baby shampoo is 85% effective of preventing recurrence of chalazia. Sometimes people need either topical or oral antibiotics to help. Decolonization is key. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a chalazion- had it for around 10 monthsoff from it. Is it possible for a chalazion to just "fall off?

See a opthalmologist: A chalazion is a swelling of the eyelid usually caused by an inflamed meibomian gland. When it is acute warm compresses and an antibiotic ointment can resolve the problem. If you had the swelling now for 10 months, you most likely will need surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. A chalazion can not 'fall off'. ...Read more

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Is it common for a chalazion to last more than a month?

Is it common for a chalazion to last more than a month?

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 month, see an ophthalmologist. These can be cured with a small office procedure. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for chalazions?

Yes: Yes. Frequent warm compresses and lid scrubs (ocusoft plus works well). If no improvement, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Chalazion (Definition)

A blocked oil gland where the lashes meet the skin. The oil gets made but cannot get out, so it becomes trapped and stagnant and can get infected. Use warm compresses and see eye doctor as may ...Read more