Top
20
Doctor insights on: Eye Boil Treatment

Share
1

1
Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Usually not: Most pink eye is due to virus and neosporin, an excellent anti-bacterial, will have no effect on classic pink eye. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best solution for you. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Red inflamed inner upper eye lid for 2 week disposable contacts wearer. See red bump and white bump. Possible causes? OTC treatments? prescription treatments?

Red inflamed inner upper eye lid for 2 week disposable contacts wearer. See red bump and white bump. Possible causes? OTC treatments? prescription treatments?

Possible stye: it's possible that you have a stye has developed on your eyelid. Try using warm compresses for 15 to 20 min 2-4 times daily and lid scrubs. This may allow the eyelid gland to open and drain. If no improvement you may need antibiotics or possibly steroids to help, which would require an eye exam. I would avoid wearing contact lenses while elevation is still present. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

6

6
What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

Swollen Eye Lid: Warm compress, lid scrubs, possibly topical or even oral antibiotics. Most importantly, it is important to find out the reason or etiology of this lid swelling. A thorough and complete ophthalmologic exam is warranted asap.If there is any discharge an eye culture would be reccomended .A history of any concomitant infection is important to know. Recent cold or uri. Do not ignore this. See dr asap! ...Read more

7

7
Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Not really: Many viral infections result in varying degrees of ocular irritation and often times even conjunctivitis or pink eye. Usually, as the infection clears, the ocular symptoms subside. So, the tablets you take to help with the throat don't act directly on the pink eye. ...Read more

8

8
What's the best treatment for eye floaters?

What's the best treatment for eye floaters?

Have them checked: Eye floaters, especially those of sudden onset may be a symptom of a serious ey problem, and should be checked by your eye doctor. If they turn out to be due to the normal changes in the vitreous gel that occurs with aging, the best treatment is to ignore them. Most will get better over time. ...Read more

9

9
What are stye eye treatments for?

What are stye eye treatments for?

Stye treatments: Stye treatments are used to unclog the offending oil gland, quiet any associated inflammation, and to decrease bacterial overgrowth. ...Read more

10

10
What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

Pinkeye: Most pinkeye is due to viral infection. The 40 or so viruses which can cause this have a symptom cycle of 3 to 10 days of activity until recovery except for the several that cause corneal immune deposits which can last longer. Antibiotic eyedrops do not treat viral disease but merely prevent secondary bacterial invasion. They do not alter the time cycle of the viral infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How to quickly cure an stye eye?

Hot compresses: See an ophthalmologist for medical treatment.

Get a more detailed answer ›
12

12
Can one use terramycin ophthamlic ointment for swollen infected eye?

Usually yes: This is commonly used for eyelid infection. You may have to change antibiotics ff it does not clear up. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Whats best treatment for eye chalzion?

Whats best treatment for eye chalzion?

Chalazion: See an ophthalmologist .Eye chalazion can be treated by warm compresses and antibiotic eye drops. If a chalazion creates significant symptoms or lasts for weeks, it may need to be surgically removed. If the swelling has lasted more than a few weeks or creates symptoms of mild blurring of the vision, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the chalazion. ...Read more

14

14
Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more

15

15
Will cephalexin help cure an eye infection?

Will cephalexin help cure an eye infection?

Possibly: Typically antibiotic eye drops would be preferred as you can get a higher concentration of the drug directly at the site of infection, instead of the whole body when using oral antibiotics. ...Read more

16

16
Please describe treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Please describe treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm washcloth to the eye four times per day with 5 to 10 minutes. ...Read more

17

17
Could you use neosporin for eye stye?

Could you use neosporin for eye stye?

Yes but . . ..: Neosporin and a variety of other topical antibiotics can be used but none of these will have any effectiveness as the antibiotic will not penetrate. Instead used very warm packs 5 times per day for 5 minutes each application. ...Read more

18

18
Recurrent stye on right eye . Should I be checked for staph?

Recurrent stye on right eye . Should I be checked for staph?

No: No. Everyone has staph on their lids. You just need to be treated appropriately with warm compresses, ocusoft plus lid scrubs 2x/day, antibiotic/steroid topically, and excision if necessary. ...Read more

19

19
Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

No such thing: Uveitis is a serious inflammation inside the eye which can cause vision loss and other problems. This should not be treated with "natural" products which will no work and can prevent your progress to the ophthalmologist who can given you what are in fact effective prescription medications. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
Treatment of recurrent boils?

Treatment of recurrent boils?

Local hygiene: Complete your wound care. I wld obtain a culture of your nares to make sure you are not a carrier of staph. I wld talk to your doctor about leaving you on antibiotics for several months. I wld shower with hibiclens for several weeks. Any question see a infectious disease doctor for advice. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer