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how can i get rid of a stye fast?

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Dr. Walter Exon
Pediatrics 48 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.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See an Eye MD: And have it lanced. That is the fastest way to get rid of it.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the quickest way to get rid of a stye?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Warm compresses: A stye is a blocked gland in the eyelid, often secondarily infected. Many will respond to using warm compresses several times daily for five-to-ten minutes at a time. Just a clean washcloth rinsed with very warm tapwater will do. If the stye does not appear to be improving after a few days, time to see an eye md for further treatment, which can include topical meds, oral meds, or surgical drainage.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of a stye? I have photo shoot

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Stye on eyelid: Try hot compresses for 5 minutes, 3 times a day. Hold the hot washcloth on your eye and massage in small circles. If the stye persists even after a few days, ask your ophthalmologist for topical antibiotic. Ultimately, some styes need to be drained if they do not resolve with conservative treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you get rid of a stye fastest?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm moist compresses as often as you can apply them for 10-15 minutes at a time. They sometimes need antibiotics and rarely incision to drain.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of a stye that's been there a wk?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
STYE OR HORDEOLUM: Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of a stye really fast?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
Warm compresses: Frequent warm compresses do not try and squeeze of drain the stye with a needle yourself.

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