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prescription for chalazion

I was having trouble with my eyes-- swelling, tearing, itchiness-- went to the doctor, who prescribed drops (zylet) for what he diagnosed as a chalazion.  The zylet worked great as long as I took it; as soon as I stopped, the problem returned.  I sought a second opinion, and this opthamologist  looked at both my eyes, and she said I had blocked oil glands in both eyes.  On the one that was really bad, she worked to unclog the oil gland.  She prescribed an oral antibiotic (dyoxicycline; 50 mg twice a day for couple of days, and then once day for 10 days), along with an antibiotic eyedrop (azithromycin).  I started with one pill of the oral antibiotic, though I don't like taking it as I have colitis, so I'm worried this may cause a flare-up-- especially when she is only guessing this is a systemic bacterial infection (nothing tested).  I started on the eyedrop, and the burning and stinging were fairly severe.  So should I continue on all this, or return to my original doctor and see what he says?  Any homeopathic remedies for blocked oil glands in the eyelids?
Thanks so much.
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711220 tn?1251894727
You also need lid hygiene.  This is the correct treatment.

Dr. O.
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Thanks for your response.  So, should I continue with the zylet, or the antibiotic?  She did give me some cleansing tissue samples (Ocusoft), but will this clear it up, or should I continue with the other medications?  The zylet works the best, but only as long as I take it.  Is the oral antibiotic worth taking, since this is an eye issue-- not a systemic whole body issue (I'm guessing).

Thanks again.
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