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What are the differences between chalazion and stye?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Question: Is a style the same as a chalizon ? I used warm compress on the one( chalizon- white head only) I had last month, but this one is on the other eye and looks worse : a little red, and swollen,as well as a white head.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Chalazion and stye are not the same.

Chalazion is a chronic inflammatory lesion of the meibomian gland.
Stye is an acute suupurative infection of the lash follicle and its associated glands.

Based on the image you uploaded, its chalazion. Usually its left alone and spontaneously regresses. However, persistent lesions can be treated with corticosteroid injections, systemic antibiotics and surgical removal.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What are the differences between chalazion and stye?

Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Chalazion and stye are not the same. Chalazion is a chronic inflammatory lesion of the meibomian gland. Stye is an acute suupurative infection of the lash follicle and its associated glands. Based on the image you uploaded, its chalazion. Usually its left alone and spontaneously regresses. However, persistent lesions can be treated with corticosteroid injections, systemic antibiotics and surgical removal. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil