Chalazion

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I've had this since January and no amount of hot compress, massage, coconut oil,cider vinegar and other remedies have made any difference. Cut backs here mean that the NHS no longer do the removal op anymore. It looks AWFUL could anyone suggest any remedy at all?

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    I know this sounds very much an old wives tale but my husband and son both had chalazions and they rubbed them two or three times a day with a gold ring and they were gone within a week.  Doesn't cost anything to try it.  Hope you get rid of it.

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    As you have had this so long your GP may consider referring you to an ophthalmologist. Especially so if it is getting bigger and is starting to make your eyelid droop. If it has become red it may be infected and need antibiotics to clear. If you saw your doctor a year ago and it is not getting any better,do go back for another opinion. Could you consider seeing an ophthalmologist privately for removal?  Maybe find one in your area,recommended by your GP and ask his secretary for info on likely cost. The treatment that Isabel has recommended is just another way of massaging your eye,but anything is worth a try.
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    Thank you both for your kind comments.  I have not tried a gold ring ! But I have massaged it consistently.  I have visited the doctor 3 times about it now. She said it is a Melbomian cyst. Antibiotic drops did nothing.  It is in/on my lower lid.  I had one a few years ago which was operated on and cut out but now the GP will not refer me anywhere as she says they just dont do the op anynore!!!  Yes privately seems to be my final option.  She has given me the details of an eye specialist locally.
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    UPDATE - Hi all, I had my operation yesterday to remove my chalzion.  I had it done privately, the only option.

    The doctor was very helpful and has told me to use special lid wipes that can be bought from the pharmacy, they are specially for Blepharitis which is what this is.  I just wish I had been told about these before!

    I hope that helps you all.  Google lid wipes for Blepharitis and you'll get more info on the condition and how to help.

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