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Do you know what a Chalazion is?
Well, Chalazia are one of the common inflammatory lesions of the eyelids. This consists of a nodule or bulges that nest on the eyelids. It’s a slow growing nodule and asymptomatic which caused by an obstruction or inflammation of the sebaceous glands of Meibomian.
The chalazion is still known as an inflammatory disease as it causes inflammation or obstruction.
Characteristics and Symptoms
Chalazion usually shown if the eyelid is swelling asymptomatically, you maybe can wait weeks or months before needing help of doctors. But, this may lead to visual problems and discomfort when it becomes bulky. It is so painful once infected!
Usually patients suffer from this kind of injury most of time and especially if it comes with a history of recurrence. If the disease appearing, here are the following symptoms such as;
- It’s not reddish
- It has easily palpable nodules
- Painless though its acute form is associated with the infection resulting to sensitivity
- Firm and not fluctuating
- Often in small sizes, less than 1 cm approximately
- It occurs often in a unique way in the upper eyelid. Though there may be in a multiple lesions
You shouldn’t have to confuse it to styes. Styes are basically bacterial infections affecting the glands where the eyelids located often at the edge of the eyelashes. Unlike the chalazion, styes originate from the affection of the glands of Moll and Zeis. It is quire painful and more visible, read, soft and centered on the edge of the eyelashes.
Chalazion: How to treat it?
Treating the chalazion is not that difficult. In the first stage of the treatment, it only consists of conservative management.
First, is using a warm compress on the affected area of the eyelid for about 15 minutes. Make it 2 to 4 times per day.
Secondly, massage the eyelid and use baby shampoo on the eyelids. This has been shown as more effective.
Usually these measures or the injury is completely improving within a month.
In case the symptoms or injury persist, better to consult or visit an ophthalmologist in your area and is recommended for you. In terms the lesion may migrate, perhaps increase its size or may cause complication because of its location and depth, thus it is always suggested to consider a surgical measures. The antibiotics are not recommended for regular use in this condition however in case of complications associated with the infections, the tetracyclines the best antibiotic choice would be the oral Doxycillin.
Another alternative to be considered is the topical injection of steroid in the lesion. Those lesions which do not respond to the treatment previously should be needed to undergo surgical procedures to remove.
Recommendations and Prognosis
The forecast for individual with chalazion is quite positive. The lesion in most cases responds and improves with the conservative treatments. Rarely are suffers from the complications, but it is suggested to visit a specialist in case there is no response in a short period of treatment.