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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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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 more
Lump in lid: When you get a stye, the body activates a defense, creating inflammation of the lid. In most cases the battle is won and all clears up. But in a few cases, the body almost wins but protects itself by sealing off the infection with a wall which is a cystic structure called a chalazion. These are benign, can last along time and can be removed if too big. ...Read more
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
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
Easy: It gets smaller as it gets better. ...Read more
Depends: Could be a week. Could be forever. If you want it removed, go to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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