• Is apple cider vinegar good for eliminating chalazion?


    Question:

    I have had a chalazion for over a year now. I visited my doctor before the pandemic who recommended warm compresses and antibiotics. Swelling went down but I have a bump. Is apple cider vinegar good for eliminating chalazion or will it cause permanent scarring?


    Answer:

    Apple cider vinegar has been suggested as an antimicrobial and antiseptic. But it would not be effective in healing a chalazion since a chalazion is not an infection. A chalazion is a collection of oil trapped inside an oil gland. If you've had a chalazion for over a year, you might need a steroid injection or incision and drainage. You should discuss these options with your ophthalmologist.


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