Chalazion - Eyelid Cyst

A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a gland within the skin. Typically, this lump grows over days to weeks and is occasionally red, warm, or painful. The gland involved in the formation of a chalazion is a modified sweat gland that lies within the eyelid. This gland produces oil. When this gland becomes blocked, it can rupture and the inflammationChalazion on Eyelid process begins. A chalazion is not a sty. A sty can resemble a chalazion in the sense that it is also a lump in the eyelid. However, a sty involves glands and eyelash hair follicles that are closer to the skin surface of the eyelid. In addition, a sty is usually more painful and looks infected.

Because a chalazion eventually becomes inflamed, red, warm and painful it should be expected to respond to an activated charcoal poultice. Activated Charcoal poultices are known to reduce inflammation and pain associated with different skin infections such as shingles, cellulitis and boils (abscess). We would also suggest using a activated charcoal poultice for a sty.

Linda is a full time mother and nurse and has been experimenting with charcoal. "The charcoal eye poultice I bought for two reasons:  one is that the pituitary gland is behind the eyes, so I thought maybe my lack of cycles (they never came back since I gave birth) is an endocrine problem...and maybe charcoal would help? Worth a try, I thought. I will also try a poultice over the liver as you suggested. Also, over the summer I had an eyelid infection (chalazion). Doctor said there is no specific treatment, and that it probably would never go away completely, and could be chronic.

I sewed some activated charcoal powder into an eye mask, used it for sleeping, and guess what... no more bump on my eyelid. It seems to be really gone!  What an amazing miracle! The doctor was surprised, too. So I thought I would use eye activated charcoal poultices from time to time to keep the chalazion from coming back.
Nova Scotia
January, 2007

Do any of our readers have a similar experience with activated charcoal poultice to treat chalazions?

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