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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

Hordeolum is also known as Stye. 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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How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...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 or maxitrol. Warm compresses also help. ...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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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 then see a doc. ...Read more

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I have blepharitis, i take good care of my lids. I am on an oral antibiotic, sinus, and a topical 4 eye. Using both 4 a week, and yet developed 2 stye?

I have blepharitis, i take good care of my lids. I am on an oral antibiotic, sinus, and a topical 4 eye. Using both 4 a week, and yet developed 2 stye?

Blepharitis: The best oral antibiotics to help severe blepharitis are doxycycline, or tetracycline. It sounds like you are doing everything you can to treat this blepharitis, yet you are still getting styes. Make sure you talk to your eye doctor about your lid cleaning techniques, and what you are using as well to clean your lids. There are various ways to treat this. Keep regular follow up. ...Read more

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For a stye on the eye lid should I see a doctor do I need antibiotics ? Stye is coming and going for several months.

For a stye on the eye lid should I see a doctor do I need antibiotics ? Stye is coming and going for several months.

Stye/hordeolum: Try very warm compresses 2-4 times per day for 10' a time followed by gentle massages to the eye lid may help the backed-up oil gland secretions to drain. Usually this technique resolves the swelling and the stye should resolve within a week. However, if the swelling and pain increases, you should seek help from an eye md. ...Read more

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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


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