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Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Add hot compresses: Yes, but it is overkill. Bacterial resistance typically develops with this drug.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm co ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Stye: An opthalmologist will drain the stye under local anesthesia.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Local heat: The best treatment at this stage is to put a wash cloth in the very warm, but not hot stream of water from your faucet, wring it out a little and lay ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm compress: I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm compresses.: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day is the most effective treatment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Warm compresses: Put clean, wet, warm compresses on your eyelid to help treat the stye. The stye is caused my an inflammation in the hair follicle of the eyelid. Antib ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Styes are infected…: …oil glands in the margin of eyelid (like pimples). Do not squeeze them; it can worsen infection. Apply warm compresses several times a day to bring s ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pallavi Reddy
12 years experience Family Medicine
Stye: You can use a mild soap to cleanse the area and then apply warm compresses daily. If the stye persists despite this conservative management, you can t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kanaya Maharaj
Specializes in
Meibomian cyst?: It sounds like a meibomian cyst. You can take him to your GP if your GP feels like it is something that he/ she can handle. Otherwise take him to an O ... Read More
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