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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Compresses: Good warm compresses at least twice a day for2-3 minutes is the basic treatment of a stye.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: Warm compresses usually has an effect after several days. If it lasts more than a couple of weeks with this treatment it may need some more invasive ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 wks: I would give it approx 10 days. Keep up with the compresses. If it lasts more than 2 wks, then an ophthalmologist can give you extra help.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Week or two: Most drained styes will have improved greatly within a few days, and be essentially resolved within a week. A few drained styes will have significant ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not particularly: This far out(as in duration) you may want to review this with an opthalmologist. As sometimes these lesion take months to resolve on their own but co ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Trying to figure out: Why a stye would have a scab. May wish to see an othalmologist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends upon treat: This depends upon the location of the stye, the size and length of time it has been present, and the treatment that is given (heat, antibiotics) - a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience Pediatrics
Hordeolum: Usually resolves in 3-5 days. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding up the process,
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Weeks to months: Usually takes a week or two but can last months sometimes. Drops and heat speed up the process. Rarely needs to be opened surgically.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rapid healing: If a stye "pops" then the infected contents are released and healing can start. You can accelerate this by applying very warm compresses for 4-5 minu ... Read More

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