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can i pop a stye

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Plugged gland: A stye is essentially a plugged oil gland. The stye may be 'popped' through the skin surface, but if the natural duct of the oil gland is still clogg ... Read More
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Why not...: The lining of the stye is still there and produces the same problem.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
I suppose: The relief of the built-up pressure in the style, once drained, feels better & less pressure. Like a pimple on one's face, when popped, do you rea ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
If...: If it becomes more inflamed, grows larger, keeps presenting pus or very painful you need to be seen as soon as possible. If it gets better and grows s ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
DON'T pop stye.: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Good thing: That is a good thing. Continue to do hot compresses to encourage it to drain on its own.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Don't pop.Can lead: to infection.Use a microwaved wash rag(not to hot) and apply several times a day.Wash lids with baby shampoo when bathing.If doesn't go away in a few ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience Pediatrics
Hordeolum treatment: You don't need to do anything. Once the stye has drained no further treatment is necessary.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not normally : Sties can very commonly recur, but the goals of management are to lessen this. Sometimes sties arise from chronically rubbing the eyelids, as in aller ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sty: It may actually help and definitely does not hurt. So give it a try with warm compresses overnight
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No - don't pop: Anything! microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the exces ... Read More
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