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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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What causes rid of a stye?

Warm compresses

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A "stye," a.k.a. hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure.
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What are stye eye treatments for?

Stye treatments

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Stye treatments are used to unclog the offending oil gland, quiet any associated inflammation, and to decrease bacterial overgrowth.
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What medicine works for a stye?

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The best initial treatment for a stye is ...heat. Try warm compresses several times a day. Use a facecloth and run under hot tap water...don't burn yourself! Try this for about 1-2 weeks and the stye should resolve. If it does not shrink or go away with this initial treatment...see your eye doctor.
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How to cure an eye stye?

Warm compresses

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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
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Use tobradex for a stye?

No

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Tobradex contains dexamethasone which reduces the eyelid's ability to fight the infection. Antibiotics are not needed to treat styes. They will usually resolve in a week with frequent hot soaks to the area.
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Is it ok to go to school with a stye?

Not contagious

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yes you can go to school even if you have a stye. If you were given prescription eye drop antibiotics to use, then make sure to follow the recommended dosing interval while in school
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

What are eye strain and a stye?

Two different things

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Eye strain is the feeling of fatigue or discomfort with prolonged use of the eyes. A stye is an infected eyelid gland.
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How to pop an eye stye?

No - don't pop

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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.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Is it ok to swim with a stye?

Yes

with swim goggles.
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