When you think of an infection, one that causes redness, swelling, and pain, what do you imagine? Probably something bacteria-based. But what about steroid injections? Steroid injections are a common treatment for conditions like arthritis, asthma, and even Crohn’s disease. And while they may seem harmless enough on the surface, they can lead to infections if not done correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss the realities of steroid injection infection and how to spot and treat it early. We will also provide tips on how to prevent such infections in the future.
What is a Chalazion?
A chalazion is a small, red, raised bump on the eyelid. It can be caused by a number of factors, including dry eye syndrome and steroid injection. Chalazions often disappear within weeks or months without treatment, but they can occasionally become permanent if not treated.
How Does A Chalazion form?
Achalazia is an inflammatory condition of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the eyeball. Chalazia are open sores that form on the edge or in the middle of the eyelid due to a combination of bacteria and inflammation. Chalazia can be caused by several things, including steroid injection, infection with a virus, or rosacea. Most chalazia lesions clear up within two to four weeks without any treatment, but some may need antibiotics or other treatments depending on their severity.
Symptoms of a Chalazion
A chalazion is a common infection of the eyelid that often appears as a red, painful bump. Chalazions can be treated with antibiotics or a topical cream, but in some cases they may need surgery.
Chalazia are likely caused by an overgrowth of yeast. They usually clear up on their own within a few weeks without treatment, but if the bump doesn’t go away after several weeks, you should get it checked out.
Treatment Options for Chalazions
There are a number of treatment options for chalazions, depending on the severity and location of the lesion. Topical applications of antibiotics or numbing medications may help to relieve pain and swelling. Surgery is also an option, but it is generally only recommended for lesions that are severe or located in areas that make topical treatments difficult to apply. Chalazion surgery may involve opening the eyelid to remove the lesion or burning it away with a laser.
A chalazion is a small, painful swelling on the eyelid that can occur following steroid injection. If left untreated, chalazions can grow and become quite large, requiring surgical intervention in order to remove them. Fortunately, most chalazions will go away on their own within a few weeks if treated with rest and ice packs. If you experience any pain or discomfort associated with a chalazion, please do not hesitate to consult your doctor.