How to Get Rid of Chalazion and Prevent Them in the Future
Chalazions are often caused by a clogged hair follicle. It can be caused by eye rubbing, contact lens use, or even wearing a heavy hat for long periods of time.
Steps to Get Rid of Chalazion effectively:
- Apply warm washcloth to closed eyelid for about 10 minutes
- Use eye drops and antibiotic ointment
- Take an over the counter antihistamine
- Apply antibiotic ointment at least 3 times a day
Introduction: What is a Chalazion?
Some people have never heard of a chalazion before, while others know it all too well and worry about them constantly. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a chalazion is a small lump that often appears near the eye and can lead to swelling and redness in the area.
A chalazion is a type of cyst that occurs on the eyelid. It is often caused by an infection and can be painful. A chalazion usually starts as a red lump on the eyelid, which may or may not be painful. The lump will grow in size and may develop into a fluid-filled sac, which will typically drain to form a crusty yellow or white discharge over time. If the cyst does not drain spontaneously, it can be gently squeezed to release pus from the sac.
Symptoms of a Chalazion and Risk Factors for Developing One
A chalazion is a small growth on the eyelid. A chalazion often doesn’t cause any symptoms, but you may notice it becomes red, swollen and painful in cold weather or if it gets caught on something.
It is caused by inflammation of the meibomian gland, which is a gland that produces and releases oil to keep the eye moist.
The most common symptom of a chalazion is swelling of the eyelid. Other symptoms include warmth, discomfort, soreness, and tenderness in the area around your eye.
Risk factors for developing one include:
- Having blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
- Having chronic exposure to sunlight or windy conditions
- Having an injury to your eye
How to Reduce Swelling Around a Chalazion
Swollen eyes are a common occurrence, but they can be especially uncomfortable when they are due to a chalazion.
A chalazion is an inflammatory swelling that occurs in the meibomian gland. This gland is located on the edge of the eyelid and produces oil to help keep the eye moist. When this gland becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause pain and swelling around a chalazion.
Treatment for this condition includes warm compresses twice daily for five minutes each time; applying antibiotic ointment four times daily; and taking over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce pain or discomfort.
How to Treat and Remove a Chalazion Quickly & Easily
A chalazion is a lump or cyst on the eyelid caused by blocked oil glands.
The following are some of the best home remedies for chalazion treating and removing, quickly and easily:
- Apply warm compresses to the affected area for about 10 minutes. Repeat this process 3-4 times in a day.
- Use an ice pack to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Apply castor oil over the affected area with a cotton ball, wait for 20 minutes before washing off.
- Apply petroleum jelly over the affected area with a cotton ball, wait for 20 minutes before washing off.
- Take hot baths with Epsom salt to soothe skin irritation and promote healing of your skin tissues around your eye that have been irritated by chalazion
Should I be worried about a chalazion?
A chalazion is a type of benign cyst found in the eyelid. It often appears as a bump on the side of the eyelid. Sometimes chalazion are not painful, though they can make it difficult to see properly. They are more common in people who have had recent eye trauma or inflammation, or who have recently undergone eye surgery.
Chalazion are benign, non-cancerous growths that form on the eyelid. They are typically a result of blocked oil glands or blocked meibomian glands. Chalazion can also be caused by chronic blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).