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Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can you watch tv if you have a sty in your eye?

Can you watch tv if you have a sty in your eye?

Sure: A sty has nothing to do with television watching and work affect you in any way...

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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


Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are some home remedies for a sty in your eye?

What are some home remedies for a sty in your eye?

Heat: If you feel one coming on, get a wash cloth and put it under very warm (not hot) tap water and apply to the eye for 4 minutes about 5 times per day. This will usually get rid of it. Eyedrops with antibiotics will not do anything. It is always helpful to maintain good hygiene and clean the eye regularly.

Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it?

Inflammation: A stye is an inflammation of one or more oil glands in the eyelids. Typically, the opening of the gland becomes clogged, causing bacteria and oils to become trapped within the gland. White blood cells enter the gland to remove the bacteria and excess oils, causing an inflamed, swollen gland. Treatment includes hot compresses, antibiotics, and oftentimes, drainage of the stye.

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Dr. John Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it yourself?

Stye: Styes in the eye form when the small ducts in the glands get blocked. They usually go away on their own but if they do no we use a warm compress to try to open them up in more significant cases they may need to be lanced. You should see your pcp if this is not improving.

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Dr. William Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Why do you get a sty in your eye and how do you get rid of it? I've had it for 3 days and shows no sign of clearing up. It is really itchy

Why do you get a sty in your eye and how do you get rid of it? I've had it for 3 days and shows no sign of clearing up. It is really itchy

Blocked gland: Styes are sort of like pimples in the eyelid. Most of the time the cause is unknown. Use very hot compresses (hot washcloth) 3 times daily. Make sure you get at least 5-10 minutes of heat each time. You may need other treatment if that doesn't work in the next few days.

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Dr. Ronald Ward Dr. Ward
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to remove an eye sty?

One way: 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.

Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Home remedies for a sty on my eye?

Home remedies for a sty on my eye?

Stye advice: 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, seek help from an eye md.

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What can I do for a sty on my eye?

What can I do for a sty on my eye?

Stye: A stye is an inflamed oil gland on the edge of your eyelid, where the lash meets the lid. It appears as a red, swollen bump that looks like a pimple. It is often tender. Treatment starts with heating for ten minutes to thin the oil and then trying to squeeze it out. If not successful in draining it, one goes to the eye md for surgical drainage. Rosacea is a risk factor.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What to do about an eye sty. ..???

Sty: Apply warm compresses to sty 4 times a day Apply antibiotic oinment after the compresses

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What can I do if my eye sty popped! What do I do?

What can I do if my eye sty popped! What do I do?

Don't panic: This is good. It will heal much faster now. Rinse your eye with artificial tears and wipe away any pus. Apply warm compresses to the eye 3-4 times per day.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What to do if I have a sty in my eye how will I remove it?

What to do if I have a sty in my eye how will I remove it?

Sty: 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. See your eye doctor for problems.

Dr. Ilan Cohen Dr. Cohen
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What are some good ways to help an eye sty disappear faster?

What are some good ways to help an eye sty disappear faster?

Hot compresses: Hot compresses are the most effective thing you can do along with keeping the eyelid clean. Try boiling an egg and wrapping a wet towel around it, this way the towel will not cool as quickly.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Need advice on what is the the best way to cure a sty on your eye?

Need advice on what is the the best way to cure a sty on your eye?

One way: A stye is a red, tender bump that can develop a yellow spot in the middle, on the eyelid or right where the eyelash meets the skin. It is caused by an infection of oil glands of the eyelid. Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for4 min. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm/ hot water. Squeeze out excess water & wraparound the potato. Apply x 15 min intermittently. See eye dr if needed.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I believe I cought an eye sty from a friend who visited me 1 month ago. What can I do?

I believe I cought an eye sty from a friend who visited me 1 month ago. What can I do?

Uncatchable directly: Maybe you both have dry eyes or blepharitis, but a plugged meibomian gland is rarely a catchable phenomena. It's not like a disease. You both may have similar habits of using the computer a lot, staring more than blinking, or not using warm compresses in the morning and night to decompress it. But it's easily remedied. Just change habits, and you both will see a difference in watching them disappear.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Help please? What is the most effective product to erase a sty. I tried golden eye but nothing?

Help please? What is the most effective product to erase a sty. I tried golden eye but nothing?

Try heat: If what you have is a stye then the best treatment is frequent application of very warm (not hot) washcloths or pads to the affected lid. This should be done every 2-3 hours for about 4 minutes each time. Over the counter and antibiotic products will have no effect on a stye.

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
Ophthalmology
18 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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My sty is super small now like to my eye skin but it is taking forever to go away and for my eye skin to cover it?

My sty is super small now like to my eye skin but it is taking forever to go away and for my eye skin to cover it?

Stye: Most styes will shrink and go away over time, especially with the application of hot compresses once or twice a day. It may take several weeks for this to resolve. If it gets bigger or does not go away, call your local eye doctor.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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For the past week I've got several red dots and sty's around my both eyes. It comes and goes and moves around every day.?

For the past week I've got several red dots and sty's around my both eyes. It comes and goes and moves around every day.?

Need to examine: What you described suggests Staphylococcal infections and you need to be examined to ascertain the actual diagnosis and if these are infections, you need to be tested to exclude diabetes. Please consult your doctor.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are methods to get rid of a sty on your eye?

Heat: Most styes can be eliminated by the diligent application of very warm packs over the lids for 4 minutes at a time done 4-5 times per day. If persistent see your ophthalmologist for further treatment.

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Sty eye pain?

Sty eye pain?

See ophthalmologist: Often draining a painful stye can provide much reduction in pain as well as quicker healing. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your stye.

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