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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hello there. i keep getting eye styes even though i wash my eyelids daily with baby shampoo and ocusoft lid scrub. i dont understand how this is happening when i have good eye hygiene. please help. appreciate in advance?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Stye: Having styes is not a hygiene problem. Your eyes or face may be colonized with staph, strep, or other bacteria, perhaps requiring antibiotic treatment. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck.
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Agreed I do not clean my eyes specially and have never had a stye.Perhaps your frequent cleansing of your own (safe)bacteria is causing opportunistic bacteria to grow?
Sep 5, 2019

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