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chalazion has made me hated life

I am 23-year-old who has never encountered chalazion until December 2011. I woke up with a swollen eyelid, took myself to the A&E and was diagnosed with blepharitis and given chloramphenicol. After 1 day the swelling went down.

In late December, I had an interview scheduled for a job, and the day before my eye went through similar swelling. Had to cancel the interview, went to the A&E, again was given chloramphenicol. Went to see another doctor and was given flucloxacillin to take in case it got worse. It didn’t, it disappeared after 4 days.

On 9 January 2012, I experience swelling again, this time, knowing what’s going to happen, I started compressing with hot water from the first day, putting chloramphenicol from early on, and started taking the flucloxacillin antibiotic. It’s 14 January now and the condition has not got better.

This time, for the first few days I experience inflammation, redness around the inner corner of my eye (the same as the previous two), and severe pain. On day 5, the pain started to disappear and a hard lump appear. Based on my research and what the doctors told me, I have a chalazion. However, my chalazion is not visible because it’s deep inside the eyelid, so there is no prominent bump on the outer surface of the lid. The only way to tell is that my eyes are asymmetrical with my right eye being droopy and bigger due to the chalazion.

I have had difficulty opening my eye for longer than 10 minutes. It feels heavy and I feel tired all the time. I can’t stare at the computer screen for longer than 5 minutes. I can’t read, I can’t do work. Because of this, I have already missed 1 out of the only 4 interviews I had. I have already failed an exam and I have submitted my coursework late.

Everyday I wake up, I feel depressed. I got obssessed with looking in the mirror to see if there is any improvement to the chalazion. At night I sleep praying that this would go away in the morning. I haven’t been leaving my house for more than 5 hours this week. I feel so embarrassed with my asymmetrical eyes and overall just feeling really down because of this. I love make up and I can’t put any on. I have compressed my eye everyday, until my skin becomes so irritated because of the heat and now my skin is flaky around my eye. I have massaged it everyday until it’s sore, but nothing.

Please, my life has completely changed because of this. I haven’t smiled in a long time and overall just feel really depressed. I tried to search for my condition, but most chalazia are visible on the surface of the eyelid, whereas mine is completely at the inner corner of my upper right eyelid, feel very deep inside and hot water or massages don’t have muc effect.

Please help me. I will forever owe you.
  papamichael on 2012-01-14
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Your problem will be helped by Arnica 30c in the Wet dose but this is a long term project. Arnica will only prevent you from getting future Styes which in your case have dried up into Chalazions and there is unfortunately nothing that can be done with drugs or Homeopathic remedies as the blood supply will not reach the hardened Chalazion.

It will have to be scooped out by an Opthalmic Surgeon and will be done under a local anesthetic.

Arnica will prevent future infections by increasing the flow of blood into the eyelids and throughout your body. You will take Arnica twice daily and you will make the Arnica in the Wet dose as noted below:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Alcohol pack aka Liquid Dilution in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles. This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is taken as directed.

Report progress weekly.

Do not take any Antibiotics as they cannot help for the reason listed above.
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Thank you so much for replying!

I will try that.

I have been reading a lot of stuff on chalazion on the internet and instead of feeling more educated, I feel even more confused.

Will the chalazion itself disappear on its own or surgery is the only way?

Thank you!
papamichael 8 years ago
A Chalazion cannot disappear when it is over a month old and is hard.

As I stated before no drug or a Homeo remedy cannot reach it as it is virtually fossilized and is beyond help as there is no flow of blood.

Surgery is the only way to reduce it but do not worry about any pain as it is just a few minutes under a local.

Arnica will ensure that you do not get any more repeats of the Sties which is how they start and keep on recurring.

There is no drug that can prevent it from repeating but Arnica will do so. You will have to take it twice daily for the first month and reduce it to just a dose before bed for life.

It is absolutely safe in use and you can read about Arnica on my website on:

Joe De Livera 8 years ago
I have the exact same thing mine doesn't have a lump anymore finally!! But my eye is still droopy :( I am the same about leaving house etc. it's so depressing. Also mine still weeps.. Has yours fixed up? And what help? I ended up with 2 and they both went on their own after over a year!
Emilyj13 6 years ago

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