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what's the best cure for a stye in the eye?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Hot compresses: Usually do the trick. Otherwise, add antibiotic drops.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best remedy for a stye in the eye?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm compresses.: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day is the most effective treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for a pig stye in the eye?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pig Stye?: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement.

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