What is a chalazion?
A painless bump in the eyelid is known as a chalazion. It results from a blockage in the gland that produces tears.
A “stye,” which also results in an eyelid mass, is different from a chalazion. A stye hurts and is brought on by an infection. Despite frequently lasting longer than a stye, a chalazion is neither sensitive nor unpleasant.
What signs indicate a chalazion?
Redness and swelling usually appear first in chalazion. A solid, painless lump then develops, typically in the upper eyelid. A pea-sized lump may be present. A chalazion that develops in the lower eyelid appears as a yellow-white lump.
Can chalazion be tested?
No. However, a physical examination and conversation with you should enable your doctor or nurse to determine whether you have a chalazion.
Do I have any self-care options for this?
Yes. On the chalazion, you can apply warm, moist pressure. Put a clean washcloth that has been dampened with warm water over your chalazion. Put the washcloth back over the chalazion when it has cooled down and been warmed up with warm water. Four times daily, spend 15 minutes doing this.
Your chalazion shouldn’t be popped or squeezed.
How are chalazion treated?
A chalazion often disappears within a few weeks with the above-mentioned treatment. It may even disappear on its own. However, if you have a sizable chalazion that either does not go away or continues returning, your doctor might suggest that you see an eye doctor. In order to remove the chalazion or to minimize the swelling, a procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office.