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How long should I wait for an internal stye to rupture?

How long should I wait for an internal stye to rupture?

Who diagnosed this?: A stye is an abscess in the eyelid, in other words a zit.
The proper treatment is hot compresses and if it doesn't go away I can drain it easily ...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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My internal stye shrunk and is no longer irritating. I still feel a bump at the location of the stye. How do I tell if the stye is gone?

My internal stye shrunk and is no longer irritating. I still feel a bump at the location of the stye. How do I tell if the stye is gone?

You may have: Already overcome the acute inflammation seen in a stye and now be left with residual scar tissue, just like you can see with an inflammed acne cyst. This may resolve with time(weeks to months) but you should address this with your doctor as he/she may want to eventually refer you to an opthalmologist or oculoplastic doctor for further management. ...Read more

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How long does an internal stye last without treatment?

How long does an internal stye last without treatment?

Stye: W/o treatment it may take upto 2 weeks. With Rx, it may take 4-5 days and with early treatment only 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I had a stye that was very noticeable on the outer lid but gone and now puffing in the inside of the lid — been 6 weeks, how long till it goes away?

Heat pack it: It may be still inflamed. Please use heat pack for 3-5 mins 2-3x per day. Please also wash your lashes with baby shampoo. It may take a few weeks or less. ...Read more

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My stye popped on it owns what can I do to make sure all the liquid comes out? How can I clean it? How long should I wait before putting on contacts?

My stye popped on it owns what can I do to make sure all the liquid comes out? How can I clean it? How long should I wait before putting on contacts?

Warm compress: Apply warm compress with moderate pressure. Do not attempt to squeeze it between your nails. Use warm water with baby shampoo to clean it. You should wait until the surface healed up completely with no more drainage before resuming contact lens. ...Read more

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How long does it take a stye to heal?

Variable: Warm compresses usually has an effect after several days. If it lasts more than a couple of weeks with this treatment it may need some more invasive treatment. ...Read more

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What is an internal stye and how is it treated?

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, internal protrudes towards the eye and external o. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stye to recover after it bursts?

How long does it take for a stye to recover after it bursts?

1-2 wks: I would give it approx 10 days. Keep up with the compresses. If it lasts more than 2 wks, then an ophthalmologist can give you extra help. ...Read more

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My girlfriend wants to know how long after a stye has popped can she wear make-up?

My girlfriend wants to know how long after a stye has popped can she wear make-up?

Right away: If it is no longer red or hot, and there is not open sore, you can wear makeup right away. ...Read more

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Internal styes are worse than external ones, so I want to know home remedies besides compresses to aid in a healthy healing without pinkye developing?

Internal styes are worse than external ones, so I want to know home remedies besides compresses to aid in a healthy healing without pinkye developing?

Several things: Home treatment is all that is needed for most styes. Apply warm, wet compresses for 5 -10 minutes, 3 to 6 x's a day. This helps the area heal faster & open a blocked pore so that it can drain. Use an OTC ointment (such as Stye), solution (such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash), or medicated pads (such as Ocusoft Lid Scrub). Don't squeeze or open it. Don't wear eye makeup or contact lenses until healed ...Read more

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Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

Sometimes: A stye is the common term for a pimple like inflammation of the lid and lid margin. If located on the edge it is termed an external hordeolum and if in the substance of the lid, it is termed internal hordeolum. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best treatment for this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a drained stye to heal?

How long does it take for a drained stye to heal?

Week or two: Most drained styes will have improved greatly within a few days, and be essentially resolved within a week. A few drained styes will have significant residual gland ular material remaining in the lid, and if it doesn't resolve with warm compresses and topical medications, sometimes another drainage procedure is required. ...Read more

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What is an internal hordeolum and a stye? Same thing?

Clogged oil gland: 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 long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eyelash wash. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an internal hordeolum and a stye?

Similar: Both of these are styes. Hordeolum is the $64 dollar word for a stye. If it is in the substance of the lid, it is internal. If it is on the edge of the lid, it is external. They are both the same process in a different location. ...Read more

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How do you know if your internal stye is gone? It's not swollen or red anymore, just a lil itchy

How do you know if your internal stye is gone? It's not swollen or red anymore, just a lil itchy

That's it: To know for sure you would have to have dr. look on the inside of the lid. However, if the symptoms have resolved as you say keep your hands off of it and cleanse gently below your upper eyelashes with Johnson's baby shampoo diluted with water 50/50 using a q-tip. This keeps the oil gland pores open. Good health ...Read more

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External & internal stye on one eye, what to do?

Sty/stye: The most conservative treatment is application of frequent warm compresses. Steroids can be injected into the lesion, often resulting in a speedier resolution. However, this carries a small risk of bleeding/bruising, depigmentation/thinning of the skin, scar, pain, and in very rare cases, loss of vision.

Finally, the chalazion can be incised and drained. This is the most invasive method and is res ...Read more

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Inner eyelid sore a slightly swollen; a stye maybe?

Maybe..: A common reason for a focal area of swelling and tenderness on the eyelid is acne-like clogging of glands on the lid, causing a stye or a chalazion. You could also have a local allergic reaction (dermatitis) to something that got on your skin. If the swelling is on the inner part of your lower lid between your lid and your nose, you may have a more serious infection (dacryocystitis). ...Read more

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How long should I wait to see a doctor about this stye or chalazion?

How long should I wait to see a doctor about this stye or chalazion?

One month: Usually if a chalazion hasn't cleared after about one month, then it would be reasonable to have it drained by the eye surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an internal stye in my upper eyelid does it hurt when it pops and how will I know if it has popped? It's the second day I've had it

Stye: Will ooze out pus like material when it opens. Keep up warm/hot compresses without burning skin 50++ times as soon as see stye to help open up gland and prevent scar tissue. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info ...Read more

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The area near my tear duct is very red, swollen, itchy and painful when I blink. Is that a stye? What do I do? How long does it take to heal?

The area near my tear duct is very red, swollen, itchy and painful when I blink. Is that a stye? What do I do? How long does it take to heal?

Swollen tear duct: You may in fact have a stye or it may be an infection of the tear duct. I suggest that you see an ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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