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Eyelid Chalazion Advice


For the last few months I've had

A medium blocked oil gland (Chalazion) under my eye lid.

I have oily skin and in the past a sty but unlike the sty

hot compression doesn't seem to reduce the inflammation,

actually making it red and possibly irritating it more.

Should I try ice? Or nothing at all?

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Thank you for the advice, I'll use the warm compression remedy more often and then consider the results.
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Dear psychocandy99,

The treatment of a chalazion is warm compresses a four times a day.  The goal is try to get the gland to drain on its own.  Sometimes, if the compress is too hot, it can cause more redness.  I would recommend that you seek the care of an eyeMD if you have not, and if you have, go back to let him/her know what is happening.

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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