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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No - don't pop: Anything! microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the exces ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Celebrate: When a stye 'pops" open, it is draining and frequently will go away. Continue the heat as prescribed by your ophthalmologist and your stye should dis ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A stye comes from a plugged oil gland in the eyelid. Usually you can heat it and express the oil on your own if you are willing to get it hot enough a ... Read More
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Dr. William Constad
41 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Use some artificial tear to help rinse out the discharge. Then use comfortably hot compresses on the closed eye to help the style finish draining. The ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A atye: Can you see it?. A stye develops when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected. Resembling a pimple on the eyelid, a stye can grow on th ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably ok: If you got the contacts out right away, it is probably ok to just clean overnight and re-insert them. On the other hand, one of the nice things about ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye: Practicing good daily eyelid hygiene by removing excess oils and other debris from along the eyelid margin may help to prevent future styes.
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A male asked:
Dr. Inna Ozerov
23 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The worst thing you could do is put a hand sanitizer near your eye, as well as try and "pop" the stye. For proper treatment of chronic/recurrent stye ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Keep at it: The backed up oil gland secretion is coming to a head after the hot compress, so gentle 30" massage of it is helpful. Continue this process 2-4 times/ ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm compresses: Warm compresses, gentle massage and cleansing with baby shampoo should help. If it lasts more than 2-3 weeks you may need an antibiotic. See an ophtha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm Compresses: Warm compresses applied about 15 minutes on then off, 4 times a day, usually will help most simple stys. If not helping, see an eye doctor as one mig ... Read More
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