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Chalazion Not Healing
Many do: Application of heat in the form of warm compresses several times daily will often result in enough increased blood flow that the body heals itself. The site may come to a head & drain during the process. Soft cleaning of the area with a q-tip & thin soap solution can prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Considerations: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal cures: First off, how do you know it is a fungal infection? Second, there really isn't any herbal remedy that will cure a fungal infection. Medicine is around because it tends to work for the most things in the most people most of the time. It is frustrating but true. When things don't go the way we all want them to, medicines and doctors tend to get the blame. Sometimes though, things just don't work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.
Care: If the wound is open, keep the area clean by washing with soap and water at least once a day. You can keep some Bacitracin ointment on the open part of the wound and cover with a dry gauze; change twice a day. Let your doctor know, it may not be healing for other reasons such as infection. ...Read more
Possible-yes: any surgical intervention can cause scar formation. ...Read more
Normal healing: If this is in reference to a dental extraction, it is reasonable to expect minor swelling around an extraction site (wound). This is an acute phase inflammatory sign, and should resolve quickly in the absence of infection. If swelling persists or worsens, then infection or dry socket should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable. : There is no specific answer to this question because there are so many variables that can affect healing from one person to another. Wounds in this location can be very challenging as it requires another individual to carefully cleanse and properly dress the wound. In addition it is often affected by pressure from sitting and motion from activity which can inhibit the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
Not advisable: This won't necessarily speed healing and can increase the risk of a secondary infection. Valacyclovir can speed healing. Your doctor or an urgent care clinic should be able to give you a prescription and you take 2gm twice a day for 1 day. The amino acid L-lysine has also been shown to help prevent outbreaks. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Usually: The eyelid is anesthtized ("numbed") before the incision and drainage of a chalazion (chronic stye). Some times for a hordeoulm (acute inflamed stye) it can just be incised with a needle a scalple if it is near draining spontaneously, and this will allow it to resolve without a more extensive surgery requiring anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat is key: See [email protected] for more details, but heat is key to naturally opening up meibomian gland: it can be wet or dry. Washing lids/lashes with hot water (without burning skin) is also important. Diluted tea tree oil also helps naturally clear lashes from bacteria & mites that can clog glands. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: External applications of abx ointments can help stop the spread of the boils germs once it empties, but is unligely to get inside the boil and kill the germs.Appling moist heat to the area often brings the boil to a point it will drain and then heal. Keep the area clean and it should heal well.If you have multiple boils or they recur frequently, oral meds may be needed to eliminate the source. ...Read more
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! good luck with your healing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Warm compresses: Most small chalazia resolve without intervention. Larger ones may be treated with warm compresses for 15 minutes, up to four times daily. Most clear spontaneously in weeks to months on their own. If you have symptoms from a chalazion that will not go away, you can be referred to an eye doctor for incision and curettage or direct injection of glucocorticoids. ...Read more
I had a chalazion removed 2 days ago and it's healing we'll. When can I wear makeup? Can i exercise. I'm afraid of reinfection.
Now. Yes. Don't be.: Chalazion is a blockage of a meibomian gland, a granulomatous condition not an infection per se. Should be able to wear make up unless you were told not too. If there is an underlying low level infection of your eyelids that should be treated. Hordeolum is a different story and may need treatment with antibiotics. Exercise is perfectly fine. ...Read more
How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!
---: The burning from the injection is the worse part of the procedure. After the area in anesthetized you should feel nothing but a small pressure sensation ...Read more
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
The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing?or atrophy?
Probably permanent: There is tremendous redundancy in these glands so that loss of a few makes no difference. The body's response to an inflamed gland is to attack the inflammation which almost certainly destroys that particular gland. Mild inflammation without a pus filled pocket probably allows recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chalazion: See an ophthalmologist .Eye chalazion can be treated by warm compresses and antibiotic eye drops. If a chalazion creates significant symptoms or lasts for weeks, it may need to be surgically removed. If the swelling has lasted more than a few weeks or creates symptoms of mild blurring of the vision, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the chalazion. ...Read more
Aside from surgery is there other medical treatment for stye and chalzion. Because my eye inflammation last for 3 months and did'nt cure when putting ointment. And I am so scared to have a surgery, is there other medical treatment for chalzion or stye
Warm : Warm commpresses and lid massage can help, but the use of a tetracycline antibiotic can sometimes help as well--talk to your ophthamologist about this. If you do need to have it excised, your doctor will completely numb it first and it is usually done from the inner side of the lid--you should not feel a thing and there will be no visible scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer