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what can you do to treat a stye

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Stye: Warm compresses for 10-15 minutes applied 3-5 times a day, antibiotic ointments, steroid injections, & surgical drainage.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Warm compresses: may help, but if no improvement you need to be seen for prescription meds, topical / systemic antibiotics, good luck
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Have it checked: If it came back, I would be concerned that it may not be just a stye. It could be a chalazion, which is an inflammation in one of the oil glands that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience 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 male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Possible infection: A stye is a localized infection caused by bacteria in the eyelid which causes a tender, red bump. Most styes will rupture, drain and heal on their ow ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Warm compresses: Apply warm compresses few times a day lasting 10 minutes to drain the remaining discharge trapped inside . Also see your doctor or an eye doctor becau ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Pataday: Is an allergy drop. This will not help a stye. You can use some warm compresses if your eyelid is swollen and tender.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Stye: Apply warm compresses to affected eye to bring stye to a head (it's similar to a pimple, only on the eyelid margin) so it will open & drain. Do not sq ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Eye doctor: A stye is an infection of one of the tiny oil producing glands inside the eyelid & is generally caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Many sty ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: Styes can get bigger but the time course is short and if they get too big they will break through the barriers of the lid and drain. Obviously it is ... Read More

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