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Question:
I have a chalazion. Can I use epsom salts in the warm water compress?

Answer:
Do not use chemicals on a chalazion. Mild heat is sufficient; there is no evidence that any chemical added to the heat provides improved results, and the mixture itself may cause burns to the delicate eyelid skin. Excessive heat can cause thermal injury (burns) as well.

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MDDr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Mar 20, 2013

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