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how do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses do oral antibiotics help

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: U r on d right track.Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a b ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Compresses!: Oral antibiotics do not help, sty's are not an infection. Some doctors will inject them with a steroid. But most likely if warm compresses are not w ... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, : No, no, no - no hydrogen peroxide in your eyes. It can cause severe corneal damage and even blindness don't pick the stye with your fingers or squeez ... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
DO : Do not put peroxide in your eye! often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patie ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Kilmore
47 years experience Ophthalmology
Another : Another form of treatment prior to surgical removal of the stye invloves one of the newer modalities that has worked well for me is the use of topical ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: It's not supposed to get bigger. See your General Physician or, preferably, an eye specialist, an Ophthalmologist, for evaluation and treatment. Do ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Gentile heat: Applying a warm compress to the area will improve blood flow & can help it resolve.You can place a moist face cloth in a ziplock bag with a few ve ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See Opthomologist: Need to see a specialist at this point-pediatric opthomologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: It could help even at this point. There is no drawback to trying.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Warm compresses: Continue to use warm compresses regularly, but if it doesn't improve or if the swelling or redness worsens, you should see your doctor. Worsening red ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
A bump?: Is this bump red or inflamed? Is it sore? Oozing pus or blood? If so, it might be infected and you would need to remove the earring. You may want ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stye: If you are using red hot compresses - that is way too hot for the eye & the delicate tissues surrounding it. Compresses should be warm. The sha ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Warm compresses: Requires many weeks, otherwise there is medicine you can take by mouth, Minocin (minocycline) or Doxycycline that also take time to resolve the style.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
STYE OR HORDEOLUM: Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.

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