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Is stye contagious? If so, What should I apply? Also I have contact on , should I remove them?

Is stye contagious? If so, What should I apply? Also I have contact on , should I remove them?

No: Styles are not contagious. If the diagnosis is correct, you should have no pain. A stye is essentially a clogged oil gland. You can apply warm compresses in an attempt to loosen the blockage. If it does not resolve, see an eye doc for medical treatment. ...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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Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

No. : Styes, or hordeolums, are caused by blockage of an oil gland or hair follicle associated with bacterial infection. These will usually consolidate and come to 'head' and then drain. Local heat and massage will help them resolve. Oral antibiotics are sometimes helpful. They are not contagious. ...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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Feels like there's something in my eye..Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

Feels like there's something in my eye..Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

No: A stye is not contagious. However, your diagnosis may not be correct, and what you have may be.... ...Read more

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Is a sty contagious? If stys form because of staph, can someone else get a staph infection or MRSA by being in contact with someone with a sty?

Is a sty contagious? If stys form because of staph, can someone else get a staph infection or MRSA by being in contact with someone with a sty?

Can be: General contact is not enough, but if secretions from that eye are transferred to another person they can get an infection. Understand that styles are not generally infectious, but result when the oil producing glands in the lid get obstructed, and expand because they can not empty themselves and may actually split open, releasing the oil the produce into the soft tissues of the lid. ...Read more

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Get repeated styes.... Am i doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Get repeated styes.... Am i doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Somewhat unlucky: Lid hygeine and systemic antibiotics can help so you do have recurrences. Talk to you eye doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What do you do for a stye?

Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lancing a stye painful?

Minimally: A stye is a layman's word for chalazion, which as an ophthalmologist, is very commonly seen and treated on a daily basis. An injection of local anesthesia is administered, which is minimally uncomfortable ( similar to what a dentist would use ). Once the numbing has taken place, there should be zero discomfort during the brief procedure. ...Read more

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What if a stye lasts for a month?

No longer a stye: It is probably a chalazion. This is a little bump that is not painful. You can treat a chalazion by applying a hot wash clothe to it 3-4 times per day. If it does not go away in a few weeks, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more