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How to pop an eye stye?

How to pop an eye stye?

No - don't pop: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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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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What do I do if the stye in my eye pops?

What do I do if the stye in my eye pops?

Celebrate: When a stye 'pops" open, it is draining and frequently will go away. Continue the heat as prescribed by your ophthalmologist and your stye should disappear. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a stye to pop on the inside of my eye?

Is it bad for a stye to pop on the inside of my eye?

No: Use some artificial tear to help rinse out the discharge. Then use comfortably hot compresses on the closed eye to help the style finish draining. The style may well completely resolve with the continued use of te hot compresses. ...Read more

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I have a stye inside of my eye on the waterline and it looks like it may pop. my contact does move around because of the swelling. What if it pops?

I have a stye inside of my eye on the waterline and it looks like it may pop. my contact does move around because of the swelling. What if it pops?

A atye: Can you see it?. A stye develops when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected. Resembling a pimple on the eyelid, a stye can grow on the inside or outside of the lid. The first signs are pain, redness, swelling and tenderness. After symptoms appear, a small pimple will develop in the affected area. Usually this is accompanied with a swollen eye. Wash the face and hands, do not squiz ...Read more

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Do I have to throw out my contacts if a small stye pops while wearing them? Will it re-infect my eye, even after storing the contact in solution?

Do I have to throw out my contacts if a small stye pops while wearing them?  Will it re-infect my eye, even after storing the contact in solution?

Maybe: If you are wearing standard disposable lenses, they are fairly inexpensive. Throw out the lens and put in a new pair. If you want to re-use, clean, soak overnight, clean again and soak again, then use. ...Read more

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I had sty in right eye wied stye out and put hand sanitizer in it even tryed to pop it and its been longer then a month and the and the bump small still ther don't hurt but still there why is bump still there and why wont go away it was a stye.

I had sty in right eye wied stye out and put hand sanitizer in it even tryed to pop it and its been longer then a month and the and the bump small still ther don't hurt but still there why is bump still there and why wont go away it was a stye.

Style = chalazion: This is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Treatment is hot compresses , wet wash cloth heated in the microwave, for 10 minutes at least 3 or 4 times a day. This requires 4-6 weeks to resolve and is the least invasive treatment. If the. Style is big it can be drained it the office, not on your own.. ...Read more

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Have a stye when I do the hot compress I see a white head but it won't pop on its own. Then when I'm done with the compress the white head goes away?

Have a stye when I do the hot compress I see a white head but it won't pop on its own. Then when I'm done with the compress the white head goes away?

Diligence: Most who treat styes with hot compresses (the preferred treatment) do it with limited diligence. You should apply the compresses for 4-5 minutes at a time about 5 times per day This will usually take care of the problem in a 2-4 day interval. ...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 do you care for a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Apply hot compress w hot washcloth over the stye for several minutes several times a day until the stye finally drains and flattens. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a stye in your eye?

A few options: Stye is commonly used to describe a chalazion, an inflammed meibomian gland of the eyelid. A chalazion that has recently developed can be treated with warm compresses and possibly oral and/or topical antibiotics. A long-standing chalazion may need an incision and drainage from an ophthalmologist. I recommend an eye exam to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washclothe to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you wear some mascara with a stye in your eye?

Can you wear some mascara with a stye in your eye?

It's risky: You could but the stye is a sign your mascara reservoir could be harboring infectious bacteria. I would suggest you use hot packs consisting of a warm wash cloth or put a small potato in the microwave for one minute and then place that inside a wet wash cloth and put this on the stye for 10 minutes per day until the stye disappears. Alternatively, see an ophthalmogist for a prescription drop. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stye in your eye?

How can I get rid of a stye in your eye?

Heat: The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of a stye in your eye?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of a stye in your eye?

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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What should you do if you have a stye in your eye and you 11 also about to go to school? I already tried putting a warm cloth.

What should you do if you have a stye in your eye and you 11 also about to go to school? I already tried putting a warm cloth.

A : A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently massage help. Try putting a potato in the microwave for a couple of minutes and wrap a warm wet wash cloth around that. It will hold the heat longer than a wash cloth that was held under the hot water. ...Read more

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Can you use prednisolone acetate 1% to get rid of a stye in your eye ?

Can you use prednisolone acetate 1% to get rid of a stye in your eye
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Not advisible: A stye is an infection. Prednisolone could potentially make the infection worse as it reduces your body's ability to fight infection. Hot compresses are the best treatment for a stye. Better still, see your eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read more

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Why do eye styes itch?

Why do eye styes itch?

Inflammation: Styes cause inflammation which dilates blood vessels, resulting in release of histamine, which causes itching. Make a hot pack with a sock filled with rice, zap in the microwave for 30 seconds and gently place on lids for 10 minutes. It may swell more then drain. If not see an eyemd for a minor procedure called chalazion incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Excessive lid oils: Styes are the result of a blocked oil gland on the lid. They are treated primarily with warm compresses--4-5x per day for 10-15 minutes. You can help prevent them by performing lid washes--apply a few drops of non-stinging baby shampoo to a warm washcloth and gently scrub your eyelash area for 30 seconds every night. Also adding flaxseed oil to your diet seems to be helpful in prevention. ...Read more

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What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

See an eye MD: First, you need to make sure they're styes. If so, several things can be tried ranging from warm compresses to steroids injections to surgery. ...Read more

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How to cure an eye stye?

How to cure an eye stye?

Warm compresses: 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. ...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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How to quickly cure an stye eye?

Hot compresses: See an ophthalmologist for medical treatment.

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How do II get raid of a eye stye?

Stye: Warm compressor for 10 minutes 3-4 timea a day, eye lid shamppo (baby shampoo). Works most of the time. No make up. If getting bigger, or painful then go to ophtalmology (not optmetry) in rare occasions they may need to remove it surgically. ...Read more

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My eye stye popped, what do I do?

My eye stye popped, what do I do?

Complete drainage: Squeeze out pus and let stye drain out completely. Apply antibiotic drops 3x daily plus cold compress frist 24 hrs then warm compress. If not completely drained in a day see an ophthalmologist for curettage. ...Read more

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How do I clear a stye from my eye?

How do I clear a stye from my eye?

Stye: Warm compresses are usually the best home treatment. If it becomes very painful see your doctor he may need to do surgery on it and give you antibiotic eye drops. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more

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How come i frequently get eye stye?

Blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis which makes you prone to have styes. A visit to an ophthalmologist will get you started on treatment for this. ...Read more

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Could eye stye make you lose vision?

Could eye stye make you lose vision?

No: Styes are in the lids, can be uncomfortable and unsightly but do not affect the vision except for the minor issue of excess tearing as the eye attempts to ward off the effects of the stye. Permanent vision loss would be extraordinarily rare and probably indicates something other than the stye. ...Read more

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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