The Effect of Chalazia and Styes on Dry Eyes
When the base of an eyelash or root is infected by bacteria, a stye (or small bump) will occur. The eyelid contains tiny glands inside and under the lid. These glands can become blocked for different reasons, such as blepharitis. If this area in the blocked gland does not eventually drain, the infected gland will become larger and turn into a stye. Styes are very painful, a chalazion is not infectious and normally painless.
Causes of Styes and Chalazia
Meibomian glands are the oil glands located on the lid of the eye that keep the eye moist. These glands are located on both the upper and lower lids. When these glands become blocked, a stye or chalazion can form. There are several different reasons that a stye or chalazion will form:
- Dirty hands
- Past history of chalazia (multiple chalazion)
- Skin conditions such as rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis
- Viral infections
People who are in the habit of touching their eyes with unclean hands are at higher risk for developing a chalazion. Dirt transferred from the hands to the eyes can block oil glands. Block oil glands result in dry eyes. Also, once a person develops a chalazion, they are at a higher risk for developing another one. If the eye is not properly lubricated due to a blocked oil gland, the risk of developing dry eyes also increases.
Symptoms of a Chalazion
A chalazion and a stye are very similar, but they have differences: mainly, a stye is painful while a chalazion is not. Some common symptoms of a chalazion include:
- A hard lump located on the eyelid
- Increased tearing
- Blurry vision
- Blocked vision
- Light sensitivity
Diagnosis of a Chalazion or Stye
Since both a chalazion and a stye are similar, in order to determine the difference, a doctor will ask about the patients’ symptoms. Often the size and pain level are used as determination factors. Through the use of medical equipment, a closer look at the infected area may be needed.
Treatment of a Chalazion or Stye
Antibiotics are not helpful for a chalazion because they are not caused by an infection. However, antibiotics is used in all cases for a stye. But, there are some natural solutions to treating a chalazion or stye. Both require hot compresses and gentle massages.
- Hot compress – a hot wash cloth may not be good enough. We recommend either a gel type or a rice baggy that can be heated in the microwave oven for 30 seconds.
- Gentle massage of the area with clean hands
Prevention –with TheraLife line of natural products
Prevention is always best, especially if a person has developed a chalazion before. Keeping dirt off the eyelids, using a gentle cleanser to clean the eyes, apply a warm compress at bedtime to loosen any dry skin and help the flow of oils from glands, and allowing the eyes the ability to produce their own natural tears are all important steps in prevention of a stye or chalazion. TheraLife can help with prevention of many eye problems with their complete line of natural products.
TheraLife Eye Enhanced
The prevention and treatment of dry eye syndrome is vital in preventing a chalazion or stye. When the eyes are not producing natural tears and protective oils, inflammation can cause the glands that secrete these vital oils and tears to shut down leading to dry eyes. By using TheraLife Eye Enhanced, inflammation is reduced and the meibomian glands located on the eyelids are restored to allow for the healthy production of lubricants that bring dry eye relief.
The All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit from TheraLife includes everything needed to treat Chalazia, dry eyes, or crusty eye relief.
- 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced
- 1 bottle of Omega-3 fish oil
- 1bottle of Hypochlor eye lid cleanser
- 1 Hot compress for the eyes
This dry eye relief kit includes all of the essential elements needed to find lasting pain relief, contained in one convenient packaged solution. When TheraLife Eye is used in conjunction with a daily routine of eyelid cleaning and hot compress application, chalazion and stye relief is just around the corner.
Stop the constant use of eye drops for dry eyes and turn to TheraLife natural treatment for relief. TheraLife goes directly to the source of the problem and provides an all-natural dry eye remedy with their complete line of products created specifically for dry eye relief, blepharitis relief, chalazion relief and more. TheraLife can end eye pain and discomfort naturally and effectively leading to restoration of comfortable vision.