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Should I go to school with a stye

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not contagious: Yes you can go to school even if you have a stye. If you were given prescription eye drop antibiotics to use, then make sure to follow the recommende... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes: Stye is a localized infection of eyelash follicle gland ; is not really contagious. (similar to an acne pimple.
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Stye: Yes . Hygiene is important. Keep hand washed is touching eyes as other could be infected if there is discharge . Good idea to wear dark glasses.
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Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Stye: There is nothing that you can do to remove the red dot on your eye, if it is a stye. Warm compresses will help.
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
A : A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Styes are not infectious and you will not pass this to a fellow employee or a customer. Some styes however, are very large and unsightly and if you a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Warm hot compresses : 100+ times per day when stye firsts starts. Can use diluted tea tree oil to clean bacteria and notes that can cause stye. We can Rx and antibiotic/st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Chronic chalazion: You most likely have a chalazion, not a stye. A chalazion is a chronic infection in the eyelid gland, causing a small pea-shaped lump in the eyelid. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Eye doctor: Most styes do not need surgery. Antibiotic ointment and warm compress. However, if you have a stye that is no resolving your best choice is to see an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Stye: Would advise waiting until the stye is gone. The contact lens could feel uncomfortable in your eye if the stye is still there.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sty: 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 excess water and ... Read More

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