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What is the home treatment for a chalazion?

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Chalazia often go away in days or weeks without treatment. One home remedy is to apply warm, moist heat to the area. Your doctor or nurse can give you instructions. Make sure you know how long and how often you should do this. Keep your hands clean. Touch the area around the chalazion as little as possible. Never try to squeeze or drain it.

From: What is a Chalazion? WebMD Medical Reference

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Elsayed, M. , published online September 2015.d EyeNet Magazine

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Eye Wiki: Chalazion.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Garrity, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016 Chalazion and Hordeolum (Stye)Floaters, Symptoms of Ophthalmologic Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Elsayed, M. , published online September 2015.d EyeNet Magazine

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Eye Wiki: Chalazion.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Garrity, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016 Chalazion and Hordeolum (Stye)Floaters, Symptoms of Ophthalmologic Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 02, 2018

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