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Homoeopathic remedies for the prevention and treatment of chalazia

A chalazion is a small, relatively hard cyst that appears on the eyelids. It is caused by the inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland, usually on the upper eyelid. The chalazion can progressively resorb itself if it is treated with homoeopathic remedies. It is advisable to treat a chalazion early on in order to prevent an infection that could cause damage to the eye.

Recognizing the warning signs

A chalazion is a tiny tumour that can appear in subjects of all ages. Self-palpation can help someone detect the presence of a chalazion, which is a small, relatively firm inflammatory cyst located on the eyelid. Not similar to other eye infections, a chalazion doesn’t secrete any pus. However, the affected person may feel burning and tingling sensations around the eyelids. Other symptoms that indicate the presence of a chalazion include tears for no apparent emotional reason and a difficulty withstanding bright light. An infection is present if the palpation proves to be painful and if the subject has a hard time making out certain objects. In some cases, if left untreated, a chalazion can lead to an eyelid edema or conjunctivitis

Homoeopathic treatment in case of non-suppuration

Suppuration is the sign of a phase during which the chalazion becomes infected and pus oozes out. Homoeopathic treatments allow one to treat a chalazion to prevent it from worsening and to favour the formation of pus to disintegrate the cyst. For this, take Pyogenieum 7 or 9 CH on a regular basis. If a palpation reveals the presence of an unusual cyst on the eyelid, administer Myristica 9 CH every hour. Much like Pyrogenium, Myristica will stimulate suppuration. If pus hasn’t formed yet and the objective consists of limiting the chalazion’s development, you can take a unique dose of Hepar Sulphur 15 CH if suppuration has not yet occured.

Homoeopathic remedies in case of suppuration

If the chalazion has developed and pus has formed, take a weekly dose of Thuya occidentalis 30 CH for 3 months. In some cases, a physician may prescribe 5 granules of Staphysagira 7 CH, to be taken in ther morning and evening, in combination with Thuya occidentalis for a period of 3 months.

Choosing the most suitable remedy

The patient can choose from several homoeopathic remedies if the affected area becomes infected. The recommended remedies vary depending on the type of cyst. If the eyelid skin around the chalazion is swollen and is painful when blinking, take 3 granules of Belladonna 5 CH every hour. If the pain is more intense during the night and if the patient is relieved when a warm cloth pad is applied to his or her eyelids, administer the homoepathic remedy Arsenicum album 5 CH. The affected person will need to take 3 granules per hour to reduce the spasms’ frequency. If the abscess caused by the chalazion’s infection doens’t heal easily, it is possible to resort to a Slicea 4 CH-based treatment that will help speed up the wound’s suppuration and cauterization. If the chalazion leads to a pink-coloured edema similar to a bee sting, take 3 granules of Apis mellifica every hour. In that case, the pain that is more intense to the touch can be soothed with cold cloth pads.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “chalazion”

Associated treatments

  • Graphites
  • Staphysagria
  • Thuya Occidentalis

Good to know: The homoeopathic treatments prescribed for the treatment of chalazion vary depending on the tumour’s manifestations. Different homoeopathic formulas enable the treatment of the symptoms resulting from the chalazion’s development.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.