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Had chalazion, after sty on eye. Home remedies?

I've had a Chalazion for about three weeks. It resulted after a sty formed on my left eye. It's not very large (smaller than a pea) and I just started adding heat to it. I'm starting a new job On Monday, and being that I can't take off right away I'm hoping it can be treated without surgery. Are there any home remedies that could help me?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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I recommend applying a warm compress to the cyst up to four times a day until the swelling reduces and finally disappears. Hold the warm compress on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes at a time to soften the blockage and speed up the draining process. Always wash your hands well before applying the compress and use a fresh clean cloth. Never heat the water for a compress in a microwave as it can become too hot and burn the delicate skin of the eyelids. Instead of tap water, you could use normal saline solution. ( salt water).

Other home remedies for eye cysts are
Use of guava leaves as a compress. Warm these leaves and place them in a clean dry cloth. Place this cloth over the swelling and leave it on for a while to reduce pain and redness.

Boil some acacia leaves in water. Remove the leaves and use this water to soak a towel or clean cloth. Place the warm compress over the eyelids to remove in order to get rid of the chalazion cyst naturally.

Apply a mixture of rosewater and honey directly on the eye which has a soothing effect and helps the eye heal at a faster rate.

Tea bag eye treatments are effective in treating an eye cyst- the used teabag of chamomile tea should be chilled for a while and then applied to the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes or so.
Hope that it helpful & all the best for your new job
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a warm, wet towel on the eyelid for five to 10 minutes, four times a day, to reduce swelling and promote drainage of the gland.
Lightly massage the area several times a day.
Do not "pop" or scratch the chalazion.
An antibiotic ointment may be prescribed if bacteria infect a chalazion, or if a stye does not improve after treatment with warm compresses or if it keeps coming back.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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