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is it okay to swim with a stye

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Use swim goggles.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: With swim goggles.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Try to avoid: In general, it's best to try to avoid wearing contact while there is any active infectious or inflammatory condition of the eye or eyelids. In additio ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not particularly: This far out(as in duration) you may want to review this with an opthalmologist. As sometimes these lesion take months to resolve on their own but co ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Irritation/infection: Get it examined and treated.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Healing: Itching is a frequent component of healing. This occurs anywhere on the body and can take place in the lid as it is combating and healing from a stye ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Warm compresses: do not squeeze it. tincture of time will cure most styes. use of a teabag also works as an astringent just make sure its not too hot
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
I suppose: The relief of the built-up pressure in the style, once drained, feels better & less pressure. Like a pimple on one's face, when popped, do you rea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor.
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