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How to remove an eye sty?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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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


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What to do about an eye sty. ..???

What to do about an eye sty. ..???

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Over the counter for a eye sty?

Over the counter for a eye sty?

Local heat: If you detect a stye beginning (red lid margin, white dot on the margin, local tenderness, diffuse swelling of the lid), then the best thing is heat. Put a wash cloth under the warm (not hot) water tap and apply to the eye for 4 minutes 5 times per day. This will usually get rid of it. Topical ointments and drops usually do not help even if labeled for stye. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Not very likely: I have never heard of a sty causing a dental abscess, but a dental abscess could possible track towards the orbit and have a site of drainage near the eye lid. ...Read more

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Eye sty 12hrs+ swollen upper lid & half closed. No visible discharge. Concern w/infection since my total hip repl 9 mo ago. Urgent care?

Eye sty 12hrs+ swollen upper lid & half closed. No visible discharge. Concern w/infection since my total hip repl 9 mo ago. Urgent care?

1st heat/compresses: I would recommend treating the sty with 10' of moderately warm compresses 3-4 times daily and massage the area with a wet washcloth with a mild no tears shampoo. This should help to decompress the blocked oil gland. If however your eyelid swelling persists and/or worsens, see eyemd who can evaluate for other treatment modalities. If fever, vision decrease, or double vision, seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Feels like there's something in my eye. Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

Feels like there's something in my eye. Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

No: A stye is not contagious. However, your diagnosis may not be correct, and what you have may be.... ...Read more

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Can a sty eye cure by itself? I have been having it for 2 days im putting warm compress whag else can help? What causes sty eye?

Can a sty eye cure by itself? I have been having it for 2 days im putting warm compress whag else can help? What causes sty eye?

Warm compress: A sty is an inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes re-heating as necessary-at least 4x a day. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if its pink eye or a sty in the eye?

What could I do to find out if its pink eye or a sty in the eye?

Different locations: Pink eye refers to an infection in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane over the white of your eye. A sty is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. ...Read more

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Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

No: Eye drops and ointments have little, if any, affect on a sty. Treat a sty by using a warm compress 3-4 times per day. Antibiotics are usually not needed. If it fails to get better in 1-2 weeks, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a sty in eye but I want to how much is surgery cost?

I have a sty in eye but I want to how much is surgery cost?

Medical treatment: Call your primary doc, who can treat your eye sty with warm compress, showers, gentamicin eye ointment, don't rub it. If not better with medical treatment then a trip to the eye specialist/ophthalmologist. Surgery is not the first treatment, medical care works most of the time. Be well. ...Read more

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My sty has just burst inside of my eye (it's an internal sty) will it end up spreading? How do I clean the inside of the eye as the puss is inside

My sty has just burst inside of my eye (it's an internal sty) will it end up spreading? How do I clean the inside of the eye as the puss is inside

Warm compress, C dr.: If your sty opened, warm compresses will help, and you need to see your eye doctor to prevent any further inflammation, or possible infection. Oral antibiotics is not the answer. Have it checked. Normally, it doesn't spread. However, each lid has only so many oil glands. So, you want to prevent this from happening with good lid hygiene, compresses, and check for underlying cause, most importantly. ...Read more

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The outside corner of my eyelid is sore to the touch and is hurts when I blink. It is not swollen, there is no visible sty, and eye is not red.?

The outside corner of my eyelid is sore to the touch and is hurts when I blink. It is not swollen, there is no visible sty, and eye is not red.?

Corner of eye pain: May be developing infection or developing Zoster (herpes-shingles)-the rash takes several days to come out. Consider lysine 500 mg 3 tabs a day x 5 and also f/u with urgent care/ doc ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to take for a sty on the eye?

What to take for a sty on the eye?

Hot packs: There is no good drug. But if her mom is willing to try hot packs: fill a clean sick w dried beans. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Voila! Instant heat pack. I would apply the hot pack to the lid for 8-10 minutes three times a week until the stye is netter. If that doesn't work, she may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sty from around the eye?

What is a good way to cure a sty from around the eye?

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. ...Read more

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My eye hurts but hurts only when I itch them. Could it be a sty?

My eye hurts but hurts only when I itch them. Could it be a sty?

Could be: It is not uncommon for eyes to hurt when you rub them, especially if you rub them due to underlying itchy eyes, or allergic conjunctivitis. Lids can also be sore when you rub them due to other conditions such as blepharitis, which can produce blocked oil glands on the edge of the eyelids and predispose to the development of styes. You should see your eye doctor to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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When sty pops can you feel it? And if it is inside the eye would it hurt when it pops?

Yes: You feel the release of pressure when a sty drains. You may also feel the thickened oil as it drains out. Continue to heat and express the built up oil once it starts to drain. ...Read more