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Doctor insights on: Chronic Eye Styes

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Why do eye styes itch?

Why do eye styes itch?

Inflammation: Styes cause inflammation which dilates blood vessels, resulting in release of histamine, which causes itching. Make a hot pack with a sock filled with rice, zap in the microwave for 30 seconds and gently place on lids for 10 minutes. It may swell more then drain. If not see an eyemd for a minor procedure called chalazion incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Excessive lid oils: Styes are the result of a blocked oil gland on the lid. They are treated primarily with warm compresses--4-5x per day for 10-15 minutes. You can help prevent them by performing lid washes--apply a few drops of non-stinging baby shampoo to a warm washcloth and gently scrub your eyelash area for 30 seconds every night. Also adding flaxseed oil to your diet seems to be helpful in prevention. ...Read more

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Eyes itching after stye removal?

Eyes itching after stye removal?

Healing: All incisions/scars during healing have some degree of itching. This will rapidly fade if due to the surgery. If persistent after two weeks, then the itching comes from something else like allergy. Check at that time with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What should I do to heal chalazion/ stye in my eyes?

What should I do to heal chalazion/ stye in my eyes?

Warm compresses: Apply warm compreses to the eyelid 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

See an eye MD: First, you need to make sure they're styes. If so, several things can be tried ranging from warm compresses to steroids injections to surgery. ...Read more

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I have had 6 eye styes in the last 2 months on the same eye. What could be causing this?

Chronic blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis and need to see an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a stye surgery 9 months aga in both my eyes and it's back again what should I do?

I have a stye surgery 9 months aga in both my eyes and it's back again what should I do?

Warm compresses: If caught early warm compresses will help the sty drain. Compresses should not be too warm to burn the eyelid and should be utilized 4 times a day for 5-10 minutes. Antibiotic drops or ointment are sometimes used and need to be prescribed by an eyecare professional. Rare case require systemic antibiotics. If the lesion doesn't drain the lesion may need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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I have had 3 styes in about 6 weeks, two in one eye and one in another. They go away quickly. Should I be concerned?

I have had 3 styes in about 6 weeks, two in one eye and one in another. They go away quickly. Should I be concerned?

Styes / Chalazion: Styes are from blocked or infected oil glands that open at the edges of the eyelids. In many cases, more than one will develop because the bacteria are present everywhere on the eyelids, or there is an oil gland dysfunction that leads to repeated blockage of the glands. Using warm compresses to the eyelids 5-10 minutes once or twice a day followed by cleaning of the lids can help prevent styes. ...Read more

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I think I have blepharitis because I keep getting styes in different places around my eyes. How can I get it treated?

I think I have blepharitis because I keep getting styes in different places around my eyes. How can I get it treated?

Blepharitis: Using warm dry compresses, baby shampoo to keep the lid margins clean and a steroid antibiotic drop and/or ointment prescribed and the usage controlled by an ophthalmologist should help the problem. ...Read more

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I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

We can't cross-: Reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Why do people get pig styes on their eyes?

Why do people get pig styes on their eyes?

Styes: Styes, or hordeolums, are localized bacterial infections of the eyelid skin. They cause the lid to be swollen, red and tender. Styes usually happen spontaneously and go away in 3-5 days. You can help them with using warm compresses over the affected area. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are prescribed if the infection is more severe. ...Read more

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My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read more

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Reoccuring styes in both eyes within 3 weeks, what do you recommend?

Reoccuring styes in both eyes within 3 weeks, what do you recommend?

Recurrent styes: Should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. You should use warm compresses regularly. Your eye doctor will probably prescribe a course of oral antibiotics to break the cycle of these recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting stye's on my eyes? I was everything when I get them but they're reoccurring

Why do I keep getting stye's on my eyes? I was everything when I get them but they're reoccurring

Bacterial infection: This bacterial infection (Staph) can be spread from your nose or throat if you rub your eyes w/out washing hands. It spreads between people too. Never 'pop' them. Ask druggist (or Dr) about gentle eyelid soaps. Wash carefully. Read about it: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/styes. Htm
Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to pop an eye stye?

How to pop an eye stye?

No - don't pop: Anything! 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

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How to cure an eye stye?

How to cure an eye stye?

Warm compresses: A style is basically a pimple on the eyelid. It will usually resolve with heat and time and rarely needs medication. If no better in 3-4 weeks then drainage or a steroid injection can help. ...Read more