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    Question chalazions! anyone had experience?

    As the title suggests has anyone had a little person with chalazions? DD2 has had bumps for weeks, she did not respond to chlorsig so is now referred to an opthamologist.
    What should i expect? Playing google is doing my head in!
    Did your LO need surgery?
    Did they keep recurring?
    Please help

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    bump for the morning folk!

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    First time posting - but couldn't go past this.

    I had a large chalazion in my top eyelid a year or so ago, just kept getting bigger. Everyday I put a hot flannel on my closed eye, morning and night for 5 mins. After a month it "popped" on the inside but not everything came out so ended up at an ophthalmologist. It was obscuring my vision as it was still large.
    They scraped it out in the chair, local aesthetic to eyelid, took about 2 mins. It hasn't come back yet.

    Good luck!

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    Default chalazions! anyone had experience?

    i had 2 - one large on each eye lid. it wouldn't go away with warm
    compresses and was starting to effect my eyesight so I had the surgery.

    this was 14 years ago and I still shudder from it I was fully awake & they flipped each eyelid around to pop them. I was in & out in a few hours, bandages on both eyes for 48 hours.

    as far as I remember it wasn't covered by Medicare ...

    I haven't had one since

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    Thanks Azimuth, we took her to the opthamologist today and he said to try the heat and massage for three months if they're still there thrn he will look at surgery.
    Because of her age and the fact they are in both eyes it means she will probably get them both done at once! I really hope it doesn't come to that!

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    That's good news. I thought the whole heat thing was silly but it actually works, mine popped after I had two weeks off work and I had been doing the hot compress on my eye 4 times a day instead of just twice.

    I honestly didn't find getting it scraped out was that bad, saying that, but I did pass out then throw up afterwards (but I have a needle phobia so that was nothing to do with the procedure). I wore an eyepatch for a day.

    Cost would have been about $150.

    Good luck and all the best, if she doesn't like the gentle massage just try the hot flannels.

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    OP was the outcome 3 months on?

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    Thanks for asking kpet! Most of them have popped, she still has one on her top left eyelid but is draining somewhat as the size varies. So NO surgery , yahoo!!
    Her vision is all good and the opthamologist just wants to check in 6 months to make sure everything is good for school next year!

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    I will be back off to the Dr. This week for a referral to an ophthalmologist. I think my son has two. He had a stye then what looks like a chalazion appeared on the same eye after the stye went. Now today one seems to have appeared on the other eye. He has been on chlorsig ointment and is now already on an oral antibiotic.

    I'm glad to hear she didn't need surgery. Did you just use hot compresses etc?

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    We used hot washers twice a day for 10 minutes and then massaged with the palm of our hand, apparently you can use a just cooked boiled egg as it fits in to the eye socket perfectly!
    There was no way she was going to let me do that though
    Good luck with the opthamologist, how old is your lo?


 

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