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How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

Maybe: U r on d right track.Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a blocked pore so that it can drain & start to heal. U can use otc bausch & lomb eye wash or medicated pads ocusoft lid scrub.Do not squeeze d stye or chalazion.Don't wear make up or contacts til it healed.If no better, u wl need prescriptiom eye ointment. ...Read more

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I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. How do I get rid of it? Thank you. Thats it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye. I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! can I do that safely? It sure worked well

I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye.  How do I get rid of it? Thank you. Thats it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye.  I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! can I do that safely? It sure worked well

DO : Do not put peroxide in your eye! often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone. If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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I have a stye I got antibiotics to treat it however, it's got bigger and has swollen up is this suppose to happen? What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a stye I got antibiotics to treat it however, it's got bigger and has swollen up is this suppose to happen? What can I do to get rid of it?

Gentile heat: Applying a warm compress to the area will improve blood flow & can help it resolve.You can place a moist face cloth in a ziplock bag with a few vent holes & toss it in a microwave for a brief period to warm it.When it is warm (not hot),place it over the area and let it sit until cool.Re-treat as needed.Contact your doc during regular hours & see if there is more s/he recommends. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did i get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do i need to take my earring out?

I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did i get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do i need to take my earring out?

A bump?: Is this bump red or inflamed? Is it sore? Oozing pus or blood? If so, it might be infected and you would need to remove the earring. You may want your doctor to take a look at it, regardless. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stye on the top lid of your eye? It's not very big.

How do you get rid of a stye on the top lid of your eye?  It's not very big.

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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How does putting a hot compress over your eye help to get rid of a stye?

How does putting a hot compress over your eye help to get rid of a stye?

Liquify solid lipids: A stye is basicaly a small abcess on the margin fo the eyelid. It becomes painful as the orifice to the glands that line the eyelid (meibomian glands) become plugged with infectious material and bacteria, usually staph. The hot compress helps to liquify the solid waste products so that it can drain. This and the use of antibiotics help to clear the infection. Topical antibiotics;usually eyedrops. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stye is still hard after hot compresses?

What does it mean if my stye is still hard after hot compresses?

Stye: Most styes have a core of inflammatory material inside. After a time, the core tends to fibrose and become hard. If the stye is resistant to hot compresses and topical antibiotics, it may need to be drained by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Yes: Heat helps to open up your oil gland(meibomian gland) on you lid margin. Occluded glands leads to inflammation then to a stye. ...Read more

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Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Common symptoms: You are doing the right thing by using warm compresses. Most tend to apply them too infrequently - apply very warm compresses over the involved eye for 4 minutes at a time 5-6 times a day. This will usually melt it away in several days. As long as the vision is normal, this should work. Using compresses 1-2 times per day will not usually work. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stye? I have photo shoot

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stye that's been there a wk?

How do you get rid of a stye that's been there a wk?

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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I've had a stye for a week I've had some before but they went away, this one seems to have formed slower how do I get rid of it asap?

Drainage: This can be drained to aid the recovery in certain cases. Check with your doctor if it doesn't go away with conservative treatment. ...Read more

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What do you use to get rid of a stye? A clean towel? A napkin? A tea bag? Let me know in detail what "tool" I should use. Thank you:)

What do you use to get rid of a stye? A clean towel? A napkin? A tea bag?  Let me know in detail what "tool" I should use. Thank you:)

Hordeolum: Because of limited dialogue space, I have provided you with a reputable link that you may follow the advice for treating your sty (hordeolum). Remember that if it worsens or spreads to adjacent tissues, seek eye md help. Good luck. Sty treatment: first aid information for sty http://www.Webmd.Com/first-aid/sty-treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye over your eyelid?

How to get rid of a stye over your eyelid?

Home treatment: A stye is a bacterial infection of the eyelid (usually staph). Antibiotic drops are not necessary! Warm compresses will allow the stye to drain very promptly. ...Read more

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Urgent need to get rid of a stye on my eyelid overnight?

No shortcut: Sorry, no shortcuts. Hot compresses are the best way to encourage a stye to drain spontaneously, and you can certainly do them several times daily, but short of having a physician incise and drain the stye, there isn't a quick fix (and trying to manipulate or pop it at home is likely to make it more inflamed, and possibly lead to infection). ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye on the eyelid?

Warm soaks: An acute stye is best first treated by applying a very warm, not hot, washcloth to the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time and five times per day. This will get rid of most. Things like "stye" ointment obtained over the counter do not work.Check with your ophthalmologist if persistent. ...Read more

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