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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

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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