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A 23-year-old female asked:

how do you get rid of a sty/chalazion i have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Warm compresses: Requires many weeks, otherwise there is medicine you can take by mouth, Minocin (minocycline) or Doxycycline that also take time to resolve the style.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
If heating for a good ten minutes at a time to thin the oil and then squeezing firmly to express the oil didn't work, one might consider surgical incision and drainage in addition to the excellent suggestions above.
Nov 10, 2013

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