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What is a good home remedy for a sty on your eye?

What is a good home remedy  for a sty on your eye?

Warm compresses: A stye is basically an inflamed oil gland on your eyelid -- and many go away by themselves. You can put warm compresses over the affected area 3-4 times/day for 10 to 15 minutes to help drain the stye, and to remove the infection from the oil gland. If you've been using eye makeup, throw it away since it can re-expose you to infection. If no improvement in a few days, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Definition)

A sty is when an oil gland of the eyelid margin gets clogged and the oil backs up and forming a pocket of stagnant oil and the eyelid becomes inflamed. A hordeolum is the acute phase or beginning stage of a stye, and a chalazion is the chronic phase (where the oil becomes more granular, thick and the skin inflammation resolves, but there is still a ...Read more


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What is an effective home remedy for a stye in the eye?

What is an effective home remedy for a stye in the eye?

Heat: Apply a very warm soaked wash rag over the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time about 4-5 times per day. This will usually work. See you ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or there is much pain. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a stye in the eye? Thank you

Is there a home remedy for a stye in the eye? Thank you

Hot compresses: sometimes styes in the eyes can strain spontaneously and go away with hot compresses if not see a primary care physician or I doctor for treatment ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for stye?

What is the best home remedy for stye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a sty inside lower eye lid?

What is the best remedy for a sty inside lower eye lid?

Warm compresses: A stye is due to a clogged oil gland. Use warm compresses over the eyelids for 10 min at least 4-6 times a day. This will help open up the clogged oil gland. You can also clean your eyelids and lashes with diluted baby shampoo to clean the oil glands twice a day. If this does not work see your eye doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May i know the cause and treatment tq?

I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May i know the cause and treatment tq?

Possible cellulitis: Sounds like early orbital cellulitis which requires treatment with antibiotics. Very important. So you will have to go to your doctor or the emergency room. Cellulitis means infection of the skin, and the skin around the eyes may be vulnerable to this. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated. ...Read more

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Stye starting in my eye, best treatment to nip it in the bud?

Stye starting in my eye, best treatment to nip it in the bud?

Compresses: Place warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes three to six times a day. Don't try to squish or squeeze your stye. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

Hordeolum is also known as Stye. 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