Patient Comments: Chalazion - Treatments


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Comment from: Chalazionville?, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

Hot compress with hot wet paper towel over heating pack (as hot as you can take it) is effective for chalazion. Afterwards, massage the eyelid and lashes with cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar diluted in warm water (1 cup water to 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar). Massage should be done by using clean hand over soaked cotton ball, pressing directly on the chalazion, in circular motion on hardest part of the cyst. Do 4 times a day if possible. Ingest omega 3 fish oil 2 times a day. Avoid dairy. Get Tobradex from the doctor.

Comment from: Jane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

Antibiotics and warm compress did not succeed. I had to have the chalazion surgically removed.

Comment from: CeCe, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I've had four chalazions over the past 4 years and they lasted for months. The first one got infected and sort of looked like a boil. It was horrible. After countless visits to the doctors I decided to look for a solution myself and discovered the steroid injection Kenalog. It is so effective and not expensive at all. I made a resolution and bought a 2 ml syringe and injected my eyelids from the outer part. Doctors do it from underneath the eyelid. Within a day I noticed a tremendous change. Now I no longer worry about chalazion and I don't bother the doctors again. Only side effect I saw was slight discoloration and that disappeared after a while. Good luck.

Comment from: RNMom, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 27

My son has struggled with chalazions for years, we've done so many different things to try to remedy the situation, including ophthalmologist appointments. The only thing that works for him is to take flax seed oil in liquid form every day (about a cc/ml or so) to prevent the chalazion from forming, and if he starts to get one we increase the dose of oil a little bit. Hopefully this will help someone out there, I searched high and low for an alternative to surgery.

Comment from: Khan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 04

I am having a cyst in my eye and due to that I am having pain around my eye, head and all the way down towards my back. I am only taking Tylenol for the chalazion. Don't know what to do.

Comment from: WannabeDR, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

The lump in my eyelid grew over about a 5 month span. II was anxious about ridding myself of this large lump on my eye (month 4), but after 3 doctors' visits, I made peace with the fact that no one wanted to perform surgery. I had to aggressively treat my eye with warm water. It takes a lot of patience but 3 times a day, I sat down with a very hot cup of water (I let it boil and cool down a bit), a clean rag, and a plate of sea salt. The latter, I got from my Jamaican family--regular salt doesn't work. I dip the rag in the hot water, ring out the excess water. It's so hot I use my fingertips to ring it. Then I dip the rag in the salt and stick it on my eye. It's really improved and is almost gone now. Don't be afraid, my eye doctor told me, to rub the rag around and break up the fluid inside the lump. Good luck!

Comment from: suresh, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 20

One day I was sanding timber to re-paint, using a circular sander. The next day I noticed my eye lid was swollen and it was paining on the upper eye lid. I went to eye specialist. He said it was a meibomian cyst on my glands and asked me to apply warm pressing for a week. I have been doing it for last 5 days and it doesn't seems to be going away. My eye is really irritating when reading. If it doesn't get better in a week, I think I will ask my specialist to remove the cyst surgically.

Comment from: justapatient, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I had a huge painful chalazion in the middle of my upper lid near the lash line. It was sitting heavy on my eye itself. It grew out of nowhere and got large in less than a week. Tried all these remedies but to no avail. Had to go to an Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) to have it removed. The doctor said it just happens. Procedure (itself wasn't painful) was done in less than 15 minutes.

Comment from: Sassie7385, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I had a chalazion several years ago. I had to have surgery on it. The surgery was done in the office, it took about 5 minutes. One snip and it was gone. It was on the top of my eyelid. I now have another one, on my lower lid, and it's sore. I guess I will try the home stuff and see if that takes care of it and if that does not work, back to the eye doctor!

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