Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Chalazion in Children

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If your child has a small chalazion, it may go away on its own without treatment in a couple of months. Treatment of a secondary infection or larger chalazion may include:

  • antibiotic drops for the eye
  • applying warm, wet compresses to your child's eyes for a period of approximately 15 minutes, several times throughout the day
  • instructing your child not to squeeze or rub the chalazion
  • having your child wash his or her hands frequently

If symptoms do not improve, surgery may be necessary to remove the chalazion.

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