U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

How does a doctor get rid of a stye i have one on my upper eyelid close to the eyelash i feel like it getting bigger? why dosomedoctors not remove it

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Styes / Chalazion: Styes are from blocked or infected oil glands that open at the edges of the eyelids. Using warm compresses to the eyelids 5-10 minutes once or twice a day followed by cleaning of the lids can help styes to resolve. Using an ophthalmic antibiotic / anti-inflammatory ointment can also help. In some cases the doctor has to drain the sty under local anesthetic, but most resolve using heat.
Last updated Mar 29, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.