A 17-year-old female asked:
how long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Dieck answered
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Control infection: First you need to control the infection of the meibomian gland in the lid. With appropriate antibiotic coverage and warm compresses the swelling should resolve within 5-7 days.
Answered on Apr 7, 2014
Dr. Jon Fishburn answered
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Several days: With diligent moderately hot compresses to stye followed by gentle massage of the stye will typically resolve it after 7-10 days. There will be redness ; superficial changes in the shin where the stye was for up to a few weeks. As long as the stye has reasonably regressed over this period without pain anymore, you generally will do fine. Sometes the stye has to be lanced, particularly if increased.
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
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