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de Soto, MO
A 36-year-old female asked:

I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do i get the swelling to go dow?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Warm compresses: Continue to use warm compresses regularly, but if it doesn't improve or if the swelling or redness worsens, you should see your doctor. Worsening redness, swelling, increased warmth and pain could indicate an eyelid infection called periorbital cellulitis, which would require antibiotic treatment.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Ice the area: and see your doctor asap. There is a chance it could have gotten infected and you may need to be on antibiotics.

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