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Having a small boil in the upper eye lid.

I have a small boil in the outer aspect of the upper eye lid there is no trouble due to it but somehow it is very unsightly so I would like to know what it is some sort of a cancer or something and would like to know how to treat it.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Oct 2009
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Most likely to be a chalazion,which if does not respond to antibiotic ointment and warm compress,has to operated upon,by a small procedure.
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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wash it with luke warm black tea three or four times a day

Answered: Sun, 4 Apr 2010
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A chalazion is a slowly enlarging nodule on the eyelid formed by inflammation of the meibomian glands (deep chalazion) or Zeis sebaceous glands (superficial chalazion). It is often recurrent. A chalazion leads to a painless granuloma that may be disfiguring cosmetically. Centrally located chalazion can cause visual disturbances by deforming the cornea. Acquired hyperopia and decreased vision can be caused by a chalazion of the upper eyelid. Chalazia are more common in adults than in children and men are more commonly affected. Chalazia are associated with any of the following Seborrhea, Acne rosacea, chronic blepharitis, High blood lipid concentrations, Leishmaniasis, TB, Immunodeficiency, Viral infection and Carcinoma. More than 50% of chalazia resolve with conservative treatment. Apply warm compresses for 15 minutes (4 times per day on outpatient basis). Injection and removal of chalazia may create cosmetic morbidity hence need to be performed by the Ophthalmologist or the Cosmetic surgeon. Classic or typical chalazion does occur with more frequency in patients with immune disorders or acne rosacea and in individuals who have high UV exposure. Hence avoidance of UV exposure and sand flea bites is the best treatment. Use warm compresses properly and avoid draining or popping the chalazion
Answered: Mon, 12 Oct 2009
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