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I m medical student please tell me the antibiotic for stye?

I m medical student please tell me the antibiotic for stye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A hordeolum is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed and the gland clogged. Not an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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What is the preferred antibiotic for a stye that won't go away after a couple of weeks?

What is the preferred antibiotic for a stye that won't go away after a couple of weeks?

Primary aid is heat: Frequent warm compresses applied to the area involved will improve blood flow and hasten the localisation & drainage thru the outer or inner eyelid surface. An antibiotic drop or ointment with anti-staph activity like sulfacetamide, erythromucin or Bacitracin is applied at regular intervals. Failure to respond over a week or so may indicate need for incision & drainage. Ck with your dr. ...Read more

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What can you put on a stye that is killing you when you already tried stye cream? Any home remedies?

What can you put on a stye that is killing you when you already tried stye cream? Any home remedies?

When to get checked: The home remedies, shower, wash hands frequently, don't rub your eye and creams can resolve most stye. However, if you remain with a stye, if it is not getting better, then go see your local ophthalmologist who can treat you. Best to avoid a more serious problem. Be well. ...Read more

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Antibiotics for one week for Stye & today is last day for the antibioticsbut the Stye is still there? When should it go away since I'm on antibiotics?

Antibiotics for one week for Stye & today is last day for the antibioticsbut the Stye is still there? When should it go away since I'm on antibiotics?

Try heat: Antibiotics can help a stye from spreading but are not too effective in getting rid of them. The best thing by far is to applying very warm, not hot, washcloths fpr 4-5 minutes at a time and about 5 times per day which usually over a 3-5 days interval will get rid of the stye. ...Read more

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What antibiotics would I use for a stye in the eye?

What antibiotics would I use for a stye in the eye?

It depends: Generally an antibiotic/steroid combination drop (or ointment) is prescribed for a stye such as tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) or maxitrol.
Warm compresses also help. ...Read more

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Okay so i have this stye for about 20-30 days now and I tried everything thing but I wanted to know is there any stye creams I can take?

Okay so i have this stye for about 20-30 days now and I tried everything thing but I wanted to know is there any stye creams I can take?

Not particularly: This far out(as in duration) you may want to review this with an opthalmologist. As sometimes these lesion take months to resolve on their own but consideration for an incision and curettage or steroid injection may not be unreasonable. ...Read more

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I have a stye I got antibiotics to treat it however, it's got bigger and has swollen up is this suppose to happen? What can I do to get rid of it?

Gentile heat: Applying a warm compress to the area will improve blood flow & can help it resolve. You can place a moist face cloth in a ziplock bag with a few vent holes & toss it in a microwave for a brief period to warm it. When it is warm (not hot), place it over the area and let it sit until cool. Re-treat as needed. Contact your doc during regular hours & see if there is more s/he recommends. ...Read more

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What is better for treating a stye in the eye, antibiotics or not?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

Maybe: U r on d right track. Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a blocked pore so that it can drain & start to heal.
U can use otc bausch & lomb eye wash or medicated pads ocusoft lid scrub. Do not squeeze d stye or chalazion. Don't wear make up or contacts til it healed. If no better, u wl need prescriptiom eye ointment. ...Read more

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Will the pus from a stye drain out with the triple antibiotic ointment or will that make it worse?

Will the pus from a stye drain out with the triple antibiotic ointment or will that make it worse?

Little effect: Styes are best treated with frequent applications of very warm wet washcloths. Antibiotics will not penetrate and will make little difference. Use the heat at least 5 times per day for 4-5 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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I have a bump like on my eyelid, I even put antibiotic creme on it nightly and it is still there is it likely a stye?

Chalazion: This is most likely the end result of a stye, where the body encircles the stye with a cystic wall which stops the inflammation. If the bump you feel does not hurt, is not red and is not changing over time, that is almost certainly what it is (we call it a chalazion). If there are changes, pain, redness, etc. see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 11 months old baby has styes on his left eyelid. His has been on antibiotic for 4 days now. The styes still look very big and red. What else can I do?

My 11 months old baby has styes on his left eyelid. His has been on antibiotic for 4 days now. The styes still look very big and red. What else can I do?

Stye treatment: Try a warm compress and then massage the eyelid. If the stye does not reduce in size over the next 3-4 days of using warm compresses and massage, see an ophthalmologist to have the stye opened and drained. ...Read more

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After using compress on upper eyelid stye some blood came out. Is this normal? I started antibiotic ointment yesterday. How should I proceed?

After using compress on upper eyelid stye some blood came out. Is this normal? I started antibiotic ointment yesterday. How should I proceed?

Possible: As long as your sty is resolving and the pain lessening, I would continue the hot compresses & lid massages. Sometimes a little bleeding can result if the sty has broken through the gland into the adjacent capillaries (like a pimple). But, if no umprovement with your treatment or if worsening, have it checked out by an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on a topical antibiotic for my eye. I have now developed 2 styes, same eye. The stye on my lower lid has a swollen pouch under it, what is it?

I am on a topical antibiotic for my eye. I have now developed 2 styes, same eye. The stye on my lower lid has a swollen pouch under it, what is it?

Compress: Try to use warm compress and don't touch ur eye without washing your hands. Keep using topical antibiotics, if doing this for 48 hours doesn't show any improvement or if it is getting worse than see a doc. ...Read more

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I am having frequent eye styes in both eyes every month also having eye allergy from 10 years. Using antibiotic. What is the permanent solution for it?

I am having frequent eye styes in both eyes every month also having eye allergy from 10 years. Using antibiotic. What is the permanent solution for it?

Eye doctor + Allergist: You need both, frequent styes could be related to allergies, but we need to make sure first you have the right sight / corrective lenses, and free from any other eye disease, as for the allergist, would make sure as well you truly have allergies, identify the offending agents, gives you the right allergy medicine, possibly starts you on specific immunotherapy, good luck ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more