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Is draining a stye a painful procedure

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 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
56 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
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It's fine.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It never was contagious. The inflammation may persist for a time which varies and cannot be predicted.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Be patient: It will slowly get smaller, and sometimes there will be a tiny bump left. If it doesn't affect your vision, or bother you too much just let it go.
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