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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

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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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

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How do II get raid of a eye stye?

How do II get raid of a eye stye?

Stye: Warm compressor for 10 minutes 3-4 timea a day, eye lid shamppo (baby shampoo). Works most of the time. No make up. If getting bigger, or painful then go to ophtalmology (not optmetry) in rare occasions they may need to remove it surgically. ...Read more

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My eye stye popped, what do I do?

My eye stye popped, what do I do?

Complete drainage: Squeeze out pus and let stye drain out completely. Apply antibiotic drops 3x daily plus cold compress frist 24 hrs then warm compress. If not completely drained in a day see an ophthalmologist for curettage. ...Read more

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How come i frequently get eye stye?

Blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis which makes you prone to have styes. A visit to an ophthalmologist will get you started on treatment for this. ...Read more

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Could eye stye make you lose vision?

Could eye stye make you lose vision?

No: Styes are in the lids, can be uncomfortable and unsightly but do not affect the vision except for the minor issue of excess tearing as the eye attempts to ward off the effects of the stye. Permanent vision loss would be extraordinarily rare and probably indicates something other than the stye. ...Read more

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How come i keep on getting an eye stye?

How come i keep on getting an eye stye?

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

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How long does it take to heal a eye stye?

How long does it take to heal a eye stye?

Depends upon treat: This depends upon the location of the stye, the size and length of time it has been present, and the treatment that is given (heat, antibiotics) - along with your intrinsic resistance. If you are using heat (the best) then given it about two weeks and if persistent at that point see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

No. : Styes, or hordeolums, are caused by blockage of an oil gland or hair follicle associated with bacterial infection. These will usually consolidate and come to 'head' and then drain. Local heat and massage will help them resolve. Oral antibiotics are sometimes helpful. They are not contagious. ...Read more