A child is more at risk for a chalazion if he or she has any of these:
These risk factors are more common in adults than children.
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
The symptoms of a chalazion can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
A small chalazion may go away on without treatment in a couple of months. A large chalazion or an infection caused by it may need to be treated. Treatment may include:
If symptoms don’t get better, surgery may be needed to drain or remove the chalazion.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider: