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can i use toothpaste on styes

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
It won't help.: Thoth paste usually has a whitener in it, this is not a good thing to put in or around the eyes.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Irritation/infection: Get it examined and treated.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Healing: Itching is a frequent component of healing. This occurs anywhere on the body and can take place in the lid as it is combating and healing from a stye ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm compresses: do not squeeze it. tincture of time will cure most styes. use of a teabag also works as an astringent just make sure its not too hot
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A 33-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Minimally: A stye is a layman's word for chalazion, which as an ophthalmologist, is very commonly seen and treated on a daily basis. An injection of local anesth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually it's just th: opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning.
A 33-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

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