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Best Treatment For Stye In Your Eye
Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye. ...Read more
Pig Stye?: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Topical heat: Take a wash cloth, and run it under the warm water tap. Apply it to your eye (if you cannot stand it, wait until it cools a little). Then put it on your son's eye for 3 minutes and do this 5 times per day. This will usually cause the stye to melt away or open and discharge. If still present more than 3-4 days, or worsening, see your pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we
Often, : Often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone. If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got eye stye. My doctor told me that i can use neosporin for a treatment. Which neosporin is she talking about?
Use heat: Neosporin will have little or no effect. The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
What to do if I have eye stye. my doctor told me that I can use neosporin for a treatment. which neosporin is she talking about?
Eye drops: I would suggest using warm moist compresses and an antibiotic eye drop such as neosporin. Stand at the sink, get a washcloth good and warm and place it right on the affected area. When it cools, re-warm it. Use the heat for 3-5minutes. Follow this with a drop of the antibiotic. Do it four times a day. If it does not resolve the problem you should see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
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