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A 35-year-old female asked:

is it normal for a sty to dry but remain swollen? i have been taking doxycycline for cystic acne

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Chalazion: An active and red "stye" also known as a hordeolum may turn into a painless lump on the eyelid called a chalazion. It is benign in general but can be incised and drained if it is uncomfortable.

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