Max, my chalazion does touch the eye margin. In fact, I remembered this morning that prior to getting it, I had a stye on the eye margin there which shouldMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2011View SourceMax, my chalazion does touch the eye margin. In fact, I remembered this morning that prior to getting it, I had a stye on the eye margin there which should have alerted me to what was coming.
I'm going to get some of the Occusoft scrubs. In the meantime, you say you've had success getting the pea-sized ones to go away. What specifically did you do?
I've avoided using hot compresses on it as I have done in the past because they just seem to wind up causing my chalazions to get red and swollen (and sore). Then I cave and go to the doctor. I read somewhere if I just leave it alone it will go away by itself, but it's been 4 months and I see absolutely no sign of change.
Thanks for your help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Max McCarty <mcpix@...> wrote:
> HI Julie,
> Sounds like you and I have the same problem.
> I had several chalazions on both eyes several years ago. I began taking fish oil and using the Occusoft scrubs and that worked great for about the last 6 years.
> Now however, I'm having some issues again. Not the pea size chalazion on the lids, but more swollen at the lid margin. Using hot compresses and the Occusoft plus lid scrubs, these are slowly going away.
> So, here's my take on your situation. If the chalazion and swelling is mostly around the lid margin, yes I've had success getting those to eventually drain and be okay.
> However, it the swelling is about 1/4" below the lid where the oil gland would be, those never seem to correct themselves. For some reason even if you get them to
> drain with hot compresses, the big lump never goes away. My feeling is that if a "normal" person gets a chalazion, it might correct itself over time. You and I however, most likely have oil glands that tend to get plugged and don't drain easily (partly because the "oil" in our glands is very thick).
> Finally, you might consider doing the daily lid cleansing with Occusoft and hot compresses. Even though I still have some problems, things would be much worse if I didn't do this daily.
> On May 31, 2011, at 9:28 AM, jul58collector wrote:
> > Well, I've been chalazion-free for several years, and then one showed up in January. I didn't even see it coming on, I just woke up one morning and there was the hard pea-sized lump under my eye.
> > It's not painful, but I can see the lump in the mirror. More cosmetically bothersome than anything.
> > I'm trying to decide whether to hang in there and see if it will go away on its own, or have it lanced like the last two. I've heard it can take up to a year or year and a half for the process. Yikes. Right now I'm not doing anything to it...nothing. Not even washing my eyes.
> > I'd be really interested to know if anyone has had these things clear up by themselves. This one is 4 months old and shows no signs of improvement. Also, if you have had one go away spontaneously, how did the chalazion behave over the time you had it?
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Julie
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My rosacea is kind of under control. My skin dislikes the recommendations from Derm Dr. of CeraVe and Cetaphil. The only thing presently that I seem to likeMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2011View SourceMy rosacea is kind of under control. My skin dislikes the recommendations
from Derm Dr. of CeraVe and Cetaphil. The only thing presently that I seem
to like is the Paraban free cleanser from Burt's Bees.
I am still having trouble with like "white heads" on my forehead. ANYTHING
I put on it, like a moisturizer, or exfoliating etc-burns. Same thing also
with the right side of my face only-it is still more sensitive.
Scalp is another issue here. I do have two red pimples on there (look like
a blood blister). I have showed these to the derm doc before, and he wasn't
However, scalp has been burning (NOT all over but in a few spots).
I have narrowed this down to a few things:
1. Some of the scalp issue may be due to a pinched nerve sensation in
the neck, as if I turn my neck to the right or left it goes away (most of
2. Other times I have noticed that being in a restaurant or store where
the air is blowing will set off a burning sensation.
3. I noticed also on days I shampoo my hair that it might make this
worse a little bit.
Yesterday was my birthday, and I was in a restaurant, and I felt like my
right side of my face was like 90 degrees while the left side was 60 degrees
and my scalp was burning. I also put on some mineral power that I have used
before and was "OIL FREE" and would not clog pores. Itt was stinging from
that, so I have to throw it away.
So, need recommendations on gentle shampoo, and/or where to go for help. I
don't know if I want to go back to the derm doc, so was thinking of going to
family care doctor. There are 2 other Derm. Doctors around here (been there
and they are awful-so not too many choices here).
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