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How long does it take for a drained stye to heal

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
39 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Non surgery first: A stye is treated with frequent applications of moist heat for a while which usually will cause it to be absorbed or to discharge. Only if persistent ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye treatment: If you have tried warm compresses and massage to the eyelid for a period of 3-4 days and there is no change in the size of the stye, seeing the eye do ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It never was contagious. The inflammation may persist for a time which varies and cannot be predicted.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye drainage: Typically, a stye is numbed with local anesthesia, then drained. The actual numbing feels like a tiny bee sting, then the entire area goes numb. Fro ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Incision&drainage: If a sty is acute it may drain by itself. If it is sub-acute it may be medically treated. Once it becomes a lump what we call chalazion it usually ne ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Gentle: Warm compresses every 15 minutes with mild pressure should allow it to discharge safely. Avoid harsh squeezing as this can cause the area to implode i ... Read More
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Apply heat: in the form of warm compresses to help it drain. If this doesn't help, you will need to be seen to get it drained or get some antibiotic ointment (th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It's fine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: There is often a mixture of blood and pus in them.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Leave it alone: Give it a few more days to see what happens. If the problem persists, check with your doctor. I would not advise poking the area with a needle on yo ... Read More

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