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Is draining a stye a painful procedure

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
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
Urgent Care 20 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yep: Makeup should have little effect at this point.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Chalazion: Suggest you follow through with doctors request or if you have anxiety and uncertainty get an ophthalmologist second opinion.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Sterile ointment: Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment would be best if available. A HealthTap consultant could prescribe it for you. Bacitracin ointment carefully applied ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Busharat Ahmad
Ophthalmology 66 years experience
It will take some ti: Yes it will take some time for the swelling to go away. Keep it clean
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not only migraine: Can't blame migraine for all what you have, it can be a super added viral infection, or something else, you want to see your doctor for assessment an... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Most hordeolums: or styes drain themselves if you apply enough warm compresses to the eyelid several times a day. Using some antibiotic eyedrops also seem to help, th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Finish your pills: It is important to finish your pills. Continue with warm compresses, until all resolved!
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