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what to do if my stye popped but still swollen

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Chalazion: You likely have a chalazion. Often times after a stye a hard lump is left in the eyelid. It can be reduced in size by applying hot compresses. If you ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Swollen eyelid: There is internal stye, so what you saw can still be a stye. There is also cholazion which is related to stye. I would suggest you see a doc to figure ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Drainage is good: Lucky for you that your stye spontaneously popped and drained. You can accelerate the rest of the healing with frequent application of warm (not hot) ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on the extent and of the surgical procedure. Swelling may take days to weeks before total resolution.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
29 years experience - Select Specialities -
Possible concern: Eye lid swelling can come from coming into contact with something that is an irritant or from a stye as you suggested but it can be more concerning th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Plugged gland: A stye is essentially a plugged oil gland. The stye may be 'popped' through the skin surface, but if the natural duct of the oil gland is still clogg ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Apply heat: A generally effective treatment is to apply a washcloth over which very warm (not hot) water has been run. Hold this over the eyelids for 4-5 minutes ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
That's it: To know for sure you would have to have dr. look on the inside of the lid. However if the symptoms have resolved as you say keep your hands off of it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid swelling: Has many possible causes. You can try some warm compresses to see if this helps. Often, it will resolve by itself, especially if you're not having a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: Some styes do not immediately localize and instead cause an inflammation of the entire lid. Eventually they usually locallize and can respond to heat ... Read More

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