A member asked:

Ive had a stye for months now and recently was given maxitrol drops to use. my stye hasnt gone away what should i do?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Very warm compresses: The best treatment for styes is very warm (not hot) compresses applied at least 4-5 times per day for 4-5 minutes each time. Maxitrol and other antibiotics will make no difference as they cannot penetrate the lesion. Compresses are very effective; usually work.

Answered 9/13/2019

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