The improvement was gradual and steady, but I was using warm compresses (hot tap water on a washcloth) as well as the ACV described above. My chalazion has been gone for some time now. If I touch the outside area of my eyelid, sometimes I think I can feel a very, very tiny bump, the size of a pinhead perhaps, but it has never swelled again. I would not hesitate to use the ACV full strength and warm compresses again. I would like to add, that it is my chalazion was caused by using old mascara, the kind in a tube with a brush. I knew better than to use old mascara as bacteria will build up in it.
In patients with rosacea, chronic doxycycline pills can be prescribed by your family doctor or dermatologist. However the doxycycline side effects may be worse than the chalazia. If you take these pills you must avoid sunlight or else you will get a skin rash. Many people find it difficult to swallow the tetracycline pills. Doxycycline may adversely interact with medicines such as birth control pills or anticoagulants. Diarrhea and abdominal pain are common. Chronic doxy-cycline may cause liver problems. Children less than 8 years of age will get staining of their teeth.