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what do you do for a stye?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Warm compress: Styes are like "zits" of the eyelid. Treat with warm compresses initially. Your doctor can prescribe eye drops that can prevent recurrences. Also lid scrubs should be used for maintenance
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One tip: 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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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Sometimes: A stye is the common term for a pimple like inflammation of the lid and lid margin. If located on the edge it is termed an external hordeolum and if in the substance of the lid, it is termed internal hordeolum. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best treatment for this.
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What are some symptoms of a stye?

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Stye: Swollen eyelid with red tender painful spot, burning of eye with scratchy sensation, blurred vision, light sensitivity, mucous discharge in eye, tearing, discomfort when blink, and sensation of foreign body in the eye.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Similasan stye, does it work?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No : Similasan stye active ingredients are: graphites , sulphur & conium maculatum which are soothing to the eye & possibly mildly anti-inflammatory. A sty is an infection of meibomian oil glands in the eyelid. Rx consists of daily 10 minute hot moist packs followed by 30sec scrubbing of eye lashes. You also need an anti-biotic steroid combination to decrease inflammation & treat the infection. The.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Does similasan work for stye?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
No: Warm compresses is the best treatment. Surgery in rare cases.
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How can i cure a stye?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Warm compresses: do not squeeze it. tincture of time will cure most styes. use of a teabag also works as an astringent just make sure its not too hot

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