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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you use neosporin for eye stye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes but . . ..: Neosporin and a variety of other topical antibiotics can be used but none of these will have any effectiveness as the antibiotic will not penetrate. Instead used very warm packs 5 times per day for 5 minutes each application.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do you think I can use neosporin for an eye stye?

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Dr. Walter Exon
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Home treatment: A stye is a bacterial infection of the eyelid (usually staph). Antibiotic drops are not necessary! Warm compresses will allow the stye to drain very promptly.
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