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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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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


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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

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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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 sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

How do you get rid of a sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

Warm compresses: Requires many weeks, otherwise there is medicine you can take by mouth, Minocin or Doxycycline that also take time to resolve the style. ...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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