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Dr. William Constad
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Is it bad for a stye to pop on the inside of my eye?

Dr. William Constad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How to pop an eye stye?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What do I do if the stye in my eye pops?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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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?

Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
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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?

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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Dr. William Constad
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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?

Dr. William Constad
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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?

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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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Doctor I have eye styes in my eyes the two of them and i always pop them they come back again. Are there any vitamins or pills you think i shoud take?

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Doctor I have eye styes in my eyes the two of them and i always pop them they come back again. Are there any vitamins or pills you think i shoud take?

Stye: Practicing good daily eyelid hygiene by removing excess oils and other debris from along the eyelid margin may help to prevent future styes. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Jackson
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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.

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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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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How do you care for a stye in your eye?

Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Ilan Cohen
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What is the best way to cure a stye in your eye?

Dr. Ilan Cohen
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What is the best way to cure a stye in your eye?

Hot compresses: Start hot compresses immediately. If there is no resolution in 2-3 days, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cappaert
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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How to care for a stye in your eye?

Dr. William Cappaert
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
54 years in practice
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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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