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how long does it take for a sty to heal

A 44-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 33-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 48-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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Golden
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Swollen tear duct: You may in fact have a stye or it may be an infection of the tear duct. I suggest that you see an ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis and treatm ... Read More
A 16-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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One week: If the stye does not resolve after one week, you should see an ophthalmologist.
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A 42-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. Walter Exon
47 years experience Pediatrics
Hordeolum: Usually resolves in 3-5 days. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding up the process,
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Control infection: First you need to control the infection of the meibomian gland in the lid. With appropriate antibiotic coverage and warm compresses the swelling shou ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Easy exit: Most will come out with the first or second blink. Simply wash your face and normal tear flow will take care of the rest. Infection of the eye will ... Read More
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