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can a stye last for months

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No longer a stye: It is probably a chalazion. This is a little bump that is not painful. You can treat a chalazion by applying a hot wash clothe to it 3-4 times per da ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
27 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Try Eyelid Hygine: Occurence of eyelid styes can be reduced by warm compresses twice a day on regular basis. I recommend using a small cotton towel and having it soaked ... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See Eye MD: There are many options for this, but it is best managed by an ophthalmologist.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
14 years experience Urgent Care
Stye: W/o treatment it may take upto 2 weeks. With Rx it may take 4-5 days and with early treatment only 1-2 days.
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Quick treatment: There is no way to prevent them from starting although some would advocate lid hygiene to lower the incidence. The best solution is to apply very war ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lotion: Make sure you are not putting any lotions around your eyes. This is the time of year for sunblock, which is notorious for causing styes. * let me know ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Try heat: Antibiotics can help a stye from spreading but are not too effective in getting rid of them. The best thing by far is to applying very warm, not hot, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Chronic blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis and need to see an ophthalmologist for treatment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: You may not have a stye! it may be a different problem called a chalazion. Stye is usually caused by an inflammed hair follicle along the eye lid du ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Few weeks: It should generally resolve over the next few weeks. The key is to use warm compresses 10 minutes at a time to help decompress it.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: Sounds like you have lid inflammation, or blepharitis, and have been getting styes, which are essentially pimples on the eyelid. I'd recommend warm co ... Read More
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