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how long does it take a stye to heal?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Variable: Warm compresses usually has an effect after several days. If it lasts more than a couple of weeks with this treatment it may need some more invasive treatment.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What do you do for a stye?

4 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a drained stye to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Week or two: Most drained styes will have improved greatly within a few days, and be essentially resolved within a week. A few drained styes will have significant residual gland ular material remaining in the lid, and if it doesn't resolve with warm compresses and topical medications, sometimes another drainage procedure is required.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I wear contacts with a stye?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to cure a stye?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Stye: Use an over-the-counter treatment. Try an ointment (such as stye), solution (such as bausch and lomb eye wash), or medicated pads (such as ocusoft lid scrub).

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