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Can rubbing a stye with a gold wedding ring actually work?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: It will definitely contaminate the ring with the germs. It will do nothing for the stye. If you want to get rid of the stye, apply a warm wet washclothe at least four times per day.

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