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How do you treat a stye in the eye lid?

How do you treat a stye in the eye lid?

Heat: A warm compress applied to the involved eye will increase blood flow to the area & this helps the process heal or any build up of debris to drain. It may take several days & if not successful can be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

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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How to treat a infection in the eye?

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How to treat a infection in the eye?

See a doctor: An infection in the eye is a serious thing; eyes are critical organs, so you don't want to just "wait and see". See a doctor to properly diagnose the infection and, if needed, take/administer antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat a subconjunctival hemorrhage in the eye?

How to treat a subconjunctival hemorrhage in the eye?

No treatment: A subconjunctival hemorrhage will resolve on its own over a period of about a week or so without specific treatment. ...Read more

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How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses.: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day is the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat a big stye in the eye?

How can I treat a big stye in the eye?

Warm compress: I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. ...Read more

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How to cure a stye in my eye?

How to cure a stye in my eye?

Topical heat: While many styes are infected, antibiotics generally cannot easily get to them. Heat is very effective. Try soaking a washcloth in the very warm (not hot) water tap and putting it on the stye for 4 minutes at a time about 5 times per day. The frequency is important - 2-3 times will usually not work. If persistent after a week of this see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Stye in the eye questions. Will it heal itself?

Stye in the eye questions. Will it heal itself?

Many do: Application of heat in the form of warm compresses several times daily will often result in enough increased blood flow that the body heals itself. The site may come to a head & drain during the process. Soft cleaning of the area with a q-tip & thin soap solution can prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye on the bottom eye lid?

How to get rid of a stye on the bottom eye lid?

Warm compress: I suggest using cotton ball with warm water for 1-2 minutes 4 times a day. If pain or swelling does not resolve in few days or gets worse see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to care for a stye in your eye?

How to care for a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses, gentle massage and cleansing with baby shampoo should help. If it lasts more than 2-3 weeks you may need an antibiotic. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to treat floaters in the eye?

How to treat floaters in the eye?

Usually don't: Various treatments for floaters have been tried including braking them apart with lasers and removing the fluid in the back of the eye where the floaters are. None have been tremendously successful and are generally not recommended unless the floater is extremely bothersome and has been there for some time. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...Read more

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How do you fix a floater in the retina in the human eye?

How do you fix a floater in the retina in the human eye?

Three options: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. When living with it has been ruled out, consider the later two. An exam to establish that it is the floaters that are the cause of your concern. Remember there are risks with every surgical procedure, but vitrectomy is safe in good hands. Beware cataracts. Be sure to get dilated exam to check for retinal tears too. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way, safest way to heal a stye in the eye?

What is the fastest way, safest way to heal a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a stye in the eye?

Hot compresses: Usually do the trick. Otherwise, add antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye in my eye?

How to get rid of a stye in my eye?

Warm compresses: If the surrounding skin gets increasingly red or you develop fever, go to the er. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

Several days: With diligent moderately hot compresses to stye followed by gentle massage of the stye will typically resolve it after 7-10 days. There will be redness ; superficial changes in the shin where the stye was for up to a few weeks. As long as the stye has reasonably regressed over this period without pain anymore, you generally will do fine. Sometes the stye has to be lanced, particularly if increased. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

What is the best way to fix a scratch on the lens of my eye glasses?

Can't be fixed: Scratches generally cannot be fixed without remaking the lenses. ...Read more

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How can a person get rid of a stye that is under the eyelid?

Stye: Hot compress 4 x a day, omega 3 , 600 mg and see a doctor to get rex for steroid antibiotic drops and to make sure it is a stye and not a malignancy. ...Read more

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I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

Go to doctor: Go to your doctor. Facial abscess especially in area around the eye can cause serious complications if treated improperly, most of the abscesses need to be drained and proper antibiotics need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way, safest way to heal a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...Read more

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Stye in the eye questions. Will it heal itself?

Many do: Application of heat in the form of warm compresses several times daily will often result in enough increased blood flow that the body heals itself. The site may come to a head & drain during the process. Soft cleaning of the area with a q-tip & thin soap solution can prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is a stye in the eye?

Infection: A stye is a bacterial infection of an oil-producing gland at the edge of the eyelid. ...Read more

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What are home solutions to a stye in the eye?

Heat pack: Warm wet wash cloth over the ids help to open up the oil glands. Closed up oil gland leads to a stye. Keep the eye lashes clean with baby shampoo 1-2x per day to clean the dust and debris from the lashes. Omega 3 essential fatty acid helps with inflammation and composition of the oil gland. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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Can gentamycin be used for a stye in the eye?

It is possible: Although early on, a stye can be managed without it. (warm compresses at least 2-3 times a day) if it persists more than 2 weeks, see your eye md. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat a big stye in the eye?

Warm compress: I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. ...Read more

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How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses.: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day is the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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Stye in the eye ! what should I do to treat it?

Warm compresses: Put clean, wet, warm compresses on your eyelid to help treat the stye. The stye is caused my an inflammation in the hair follicle of the eyelid. Antibiotics are usually not needed. Keep your hands away from your eyes- don't rub your eyes! call your doctor if it does not get better. ...Read more

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My boy got a stye in the eye how do we treat it?

Styes are infected…: …oil glands in the margin of eyelid (like pimples). Do not squeeze them; it can worsen infection. Apply warm compresses several times a day to bring stye to head so it will open on its own & drain. More involved sties may require topical antibiotics or incision & removal of contents by doctor. Wash hands thoroughly after working around sties. Drainage on pillowcase/washcloth should be sterilized. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a stye in the eye?

Heat: Apply heat to the eyelid and wash it with an eyelid cleaner. There are several available commercially, but dilute baby shampoo will also work. Heat a wet wash cloth in the microwave for a short time (15 sec) and if not too hot ( you do not want to damage your skin and the skin on the eyelids is very thin) apply to the sty. The clean it with lid scrubs. Some of these need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...Read more

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Is a stye in the eye contagious?

Is a stye in the eye contagious?

No: Styes are not infectious and will not spread to others in contact with a stye. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a stye in the eye?

Hot compresses: Usually do the trick. Otherwise, add antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

Warm compresses: A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye. When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a stye in the eye lid?

Heat: A warm compress applied to the involved eye will increase blood flow to the area & this helps the process heal or any build up of debris to drain. It may take several days & if not successful can be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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How can I best relieve intense itching from a stye in the eye?

How can I best relieve intense itching from a stye in the eye?

Blepharitis MGD: White bumps on my upper eyelid are often due to the meibomian glands being clogged (such as an early sty) often due to the normal bacteria of our body getting into the glands (blepharitis). This can also cause the eyelids to get stuck together. See http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com for help on how to treat (how to clean eyes). ...Read more

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Eye Health (Definition)

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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more