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Doctor insights on: Chalazion Cyst Home Remedies

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What can I do to prevent chalazion cysts?

What can I do to prevent chalazion cysts?

Eyelid hygiene: Cleaning your eyelids twice daily will reduce the incidence of chalazion. Also taking flax seed oil (2 capsules per day) will help. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is the treatment for chalazion?

What is the treatment for chalazion?

Warm compresses: First step is to apply heat to your eyelid to melt the blockage causing the chalazion. The best way is to boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and put it over the eye, 10 min on, 10 min off. You can also microwave a sock with rice in it and use it. Just make sure whatever you use stays hot for 10 minutes. If that doesn't work, have your eye doc drain it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chalazion? And what is the cost for surgery?

Warm compresses/surg: It can be treated consevatively by warm compresses at home and if that fails, surgery.The cost varies from surgeon to surgeon and where you are located
it is a minor outpatient surgey and done under local anesthesia and it can cost anywhere from 100 to 1000 dollars. ...Read more

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After my stye went away I still had a bump, googled it & found out it is a chalazion but now my eyelid is way darker than the other. Why? Treatment?

Skin pigmentation: Changes can be part of healing. A stye and a chalazion are inflammatory lesions. This can cause the pigment cells in the skin to increase pigment, resulting in increased pigmentation of the skin. For instance, it is common for folks with mild to moderate pigmentation (asians, hispanics, middle eastern heritage etc.) to have increased pigmentation at healed sites of skin injury. ...Read more

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A swelling (lump)on my left upper eyelid, round hard tender, I had such lumps before 7-8times last summer, wt is it? Chalazion? Treatment n prevention? Dtail

Chalazion: Yes you guessed correctly. Chalazion is a tear duct obstruction. Need hot compresses daily. It may take weeks to resolve. If it persists or recurrences see Optholmology for incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we

I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we

Often,: Often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone.

If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a chalazion?

Are there any effective home remedies for a chalazion?

Warm compresses: If the lesion does not resolve within a few days you should see your ophthalmologist for consideration of additional medical or surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for chalazions?

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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My mom developed a hard bump on her eyelid (chalazion?). It's been a year. No surgery but any home remedies to make it go? Please explain thoroughly.

Eyelid bump: Please make sure your mom gets a diagnosis from her doctor. As much as I favor natural and simple solutions, this would likely best be resolved w/the help of a plastic surgeon. Her eye doc or family doc can refer her to one. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for cyst?

Is there a home remedy for cyst?

Not enough info: There are many types of cysts that can occur in many locations of the body. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

What's a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

None: Vaginal cysts are atypical and usually indicate a fluid filled sac that is under the skin which usually requires surgery to remove them. If the cyst is more on the outside of the vagina around the opening then soaking in a warm tub with epsom salts, aveeno (oatmeal) bath or other products can help them drain on their own. ...Read more

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Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so I'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to drain which can allow them to heal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can be used for discomfort and inflammation. Anything not resolving or requiring aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed by a physician with sterile equipment. ...Read more

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What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

Don't pick at it: Warm epsom salt soaks can help to soothe it (and may help bring some of the fluid out/to the surface). Topical antibiotic ointment could help if there is an opening or drainage.
Do not pick at it or try to pop it like a pimple--you risk pain and infection.
Aside from this, if the cyst does not seem to be going away on it's own, see a physician! ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: A sebaceous cyst will generally enlarge over time and may become infected which usually prompts emergency treatment. It is better to see a surgeon before it grows very large and have it removed. ...Read more

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Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Not really: You could go to youtube and watch the various ways of treatment by use of heavy books, etc. ...Read more

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Does anybody out there have a sure home made treatment to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

No: A sebaceous cyst can be "popped" but this can also cause infection and it will always come back. The only way to permanently deal with it is to surgically excise it. ...Read more

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If u have a skin cyst is it ok to put warm compresses on it? Any other home remedy anyone have to get rid of it?

If u have a skin cyst is it ok to put warm compresses on it? Any other home remedy anyone have to get rid of it?

CYSTS: Skin cysts are benign growths and unless these are disfiguring and too large, can be left alone.Warm compresses do not help unless it gets infected.
The only way you can get rid of these is by surgical excision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe cystic acne is there a cheap cure or home remedy I can do?

What to do if I have severe cystic acne is there a cheap cure or home remedy I can do?

Acne: Cystic acne is often treated with prescription strength oral medications (antibiotics, Accutane) and topicals (retinoid cream). Otc benzoyl peroxide is of limited benefit. See a dermatologist cystic acne. ...Read more

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What are the homeopathic remedies for chalazions?

What are the homeopathic remedies for chalazions?

Yes: For styes that are relatively painless & on upper eyelid, pulsatilla may be helpful. These may also have a yellow or greenish discharge. Warm compresses may help too! For styes that are very painful and hypersensitive to touch or cold, hepar sulphuris may work. Then for styes with swelling of the lid & burning and/or stinging pains aggravated by heat and relieved by cold -- apis may help. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more