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Can You Wear Some Mascara With A Stye In Your Eye
It's risky: You could but the stye is a sign your mascara reservoir could be harboring infectious bacteria. I would suggest you use hot packs consisting of a warm wash cloth or put a small potato in the microwave for one minute and then place that inside a wet wash cloth and put this on the stye for 10 minutes per day until the stye disappears. Alternatively, see an ophthalmogist for a prescription drop. ...Read more
I keep getting styes. I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?
Best to avoid it: With a stye, on top or bottom, it is best to avoid all eye make-up as blinking can transfer some meds to the lower lid easy enough and may worsen the area, etc. Get treated, then once resolved, you can start wearing make-up as instructed by you Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Variable time: Styes last a variable time depending upon your body's resistance, what treatment you administer and issues such as your age and environment. Recommended is the use of frequent very warm (not hot) soaks up to 5 times per day. Antibiotics are not helpful in most cases. If a stye persists after this treatment for more than a week, then see your ophthalmologist. You can wear contacts during this. ...Read more
Can you wear contacts with a chazalion? It use to be just a stye now I guess it's a chazalion it's been on my eye for months now!
My stye has shrunk and is no longer irritating. There is still a bump at the location of the stye. Can I wear eye makeup now?
Sure: Make up does not cause styes and the bump will fade away. ...Read more
Have had a stye for 3 months, greatly improved but still very noticeable, doesn't hurt but is very ugly, y can't I wear contacts? It doesn't hurt my eye when I eat contacts but I'm wondering if it makes my eye worse.
Chalazion: Your stye has probably transposed into a chalazion- a cystic nodule in the lid where the stye once was. This can be removed in an office procedure by your ophthalmologist. In the meantime, there is no reason why you cannot wear contact lenses as they will not aggravate or cause a stye ...Read more
Can I wear contacts if the swelling from a stye is gone, but the outer edge of my eye is still sort of tender?
Infection: Would not use the contacts if there is any sign of infection ...Read more
I have a stye in my upper lid near the duct, and it hasn't popped and is red and painful, can I wear makeup? Do I have to throw out all my eye makeup?
Stye: I recommend no make up for now; wash with warm water, apply warm compresses; a prescription eye ointment will help; warm compresses and gentle cleaning may get you to resolution also; make up is not contra-indicated; this happened because an eyelid gland got plugged; so twice or three times daily washing with warm water and wash cloth will be preventative. ...Read more
I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?
Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care ...Read more
A few options: Stye is commonly used to describe a chalazion, an inflammed meibomian gland of the eyelid. A chalazion that has recently developed can be treated with warm compresses and possibly oral and/or topical antibiotics. A long-standing chalazion may need an incision and drainage from an ophthalmologist. I recommend an eye exam to determine the best treatment. ...Read more
Heat: 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
Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more
What should you do if you have a stye in your eye and you 11 also about to go to school? I already tried putting a warm cloth.
A: A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently massage help. Try putting a potato in the microwave for a couple of minutes and wrap a warm wet wash cloth around that. It will hold the heat longer than a wash cloth that was held under the hot water. ...Read more
Not advisible: A stye is an infection. Prednisolone could potentially make the infection worse as it reduces your body's ability to fight infection. Hot compresses are the best treatment for a stye. Better still, see your eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get the correct treatment. ...Read more
Blocked glands: You likely have a skin condition which is leading to blockages of the glands in the eyelids (blepharitis). These blockages lead to the styes that you see. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell you if your eyelids have any tendency toward getting these styes, and offer you specific suggestions. Some people benefit from chronic lid hygeine or even oral medicines to prevent chronic styes. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Most likely you have blepharitis. See an ophthalmologist for management of this chronic condition. ...Read more
Stye: Warm compressor for 10 minutes 3-4 timea a day, eye lid shamppo (baby shampoo). Works most of the time. No make up. If getting bigger, or painful then go to ophtalmology (not optmetry) in rare occasions they may need to remove it surgically. ...Read more
Warm Compresses: A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor who might also prescribe medication which can help. In some cases an injection of medication can be helpful, and in other more stubborn cases a drainage via a minor surgical procedure in the office is needed. ...Read more
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