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

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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.
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I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. how do i get rid of it? thank you. thats it. ive 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 w

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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!
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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

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

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

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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.
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I have Blepharitis, I take good care of my lids. I am on an oral antibiotic, sinus, and a topical 4 eye. Using both 4 a week, and yet developed 2 stye?

Blepharitis problem

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For many, blepharitis is best described as chronically recurrent. It may only be possible to control, not fully cure. There may be an oil gland dysfunction like roseacea involved. Using oral antibiotics like minocycline can thin oil secretions, as do omega-3 supplements. Warm compresses, lid hygeine, eye ointments, Azasite to the lid can all help control bleph and prevent complications like styes.
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Dr. Tal Raviv answered:

What antibiotics would I use for a stye in the eye?

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Generally an antibiotic/steroid combination drop (or ointment) is prescribed for a stye such as Tobradex or Maxitrol. Warm compresses also help
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

What is better for treating a stye in the eye, antibiotics or not?

Warm compresses

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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.
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

I m medical student pls tell me the antibiotic for stye?

Warm compresses

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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 hordeolum is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed and the gland clogged. Not an infection.
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What is the preferred antibiotic for a stye that won't go away after a couple of weeks?

Warm compresses

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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.
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What antibiotics can I use for my stye on my eye?

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any antibiotic is good. try hot compresses first
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