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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A stye is not contagious. However, your diagnosis may not be correct, and what you have may be.... ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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