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Over the counter for a eye sty?

Over the counter for a eye sty?

Local heat: If you detect a stye beginning (red lid margin, white dot on the margin, local tenderness, diffuse swelling of the lid), then the best thing is heat. Put a wash cloth under the warm (not hot) water tap and apply to the eye for 4 minutes 5 times per day. This will usually get rid of it. Topical ointments and drops usually do not help even if labeled for stye. ...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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I have a stye in my eye and its swollen what can I take to relieve the swelling its been two days? Is there anything over the counter?

Compresses: I would try very warm moist compresses (as warm as you can tolerate) for 15 minutes every few hours. That can help "draw out" the infection and swelling. Do not squeeze it or try to drain it yourself. If you've had it more than a few days or it's causing discomfort or vision problems, see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment. Ask a pharmacist for otc treatments. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid?

Warm compress: Warm compresses to the eye for 15 minutes several times per day is usually all that is required. If this does not drain spontaneously and cure in 2 weeks see your doc. ...Read more

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R OTC eyedrops for eyelid stye/cyst helpful, what r home remedies? What is the difference between a stye & cyst; Spread 2 other eye/contactLens/makeup?

R OTC eyedrops for eyelid stye/cyst helpful, what r home remedies? What is the difference between a stye & cyst; Spread 2 other eye/contactLens/makeup?

Many questions here: Externally applied medication does not affect styes. Generous application of heated cloths is the best remedy. A stye is an infected lid gland. If the body's battle to get rid of the stye is only partially effect, it may surround the stye with a cyst wall termed a chalazion. Styes are not infectious and not related to contact lens wear. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sty on my eye?

Stye: A stye is an inflamed oil gland on the edge of your eyelid, where the lash meets the lid. It appears as a red, swollen bump that looks like a pimple. It is often tender. Treatment starts with heating for ten minutes to thin the oil and then trying to squeeze it out. If not successful in draining it, one goes to the eye md for surgical drainage. Rosacea is a risk factor. ...Read more

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What to do about an eye sty. ..???

Sty: Apply warm compresses to sty 4 times a day Apply antibiotic oinment after the compresses ...Read more

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What can I do if my eye sty popped! What do I do?

What can I do if my eye sty popped! What do I do?

Don't panic: This is good. It will heal much faster now. Rinse your eye with artificial tears and wipe away any pus. Apply warm compresses to the eye 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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Sty eye pain?

Sty eye pain?

See ophthalmologist: Often draining a painful stye can provide much reduction in pain as well as quicker healing. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your stye. ...Read more

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What to take for a sty on the eye?

What to take for a sty on the eye?

Hot packs: There is no good drug. But if her mom is willing to try hot packs: fill a clean sick w dried beans. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Voila! Instant heat pack. I would apply the hot pack to the lid for 8-10 minutes three times a week until the stye is netter. If that doesn't work, she may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sty from around the eye?

What is a good way to cure a sty from around the eye?

One way: 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. ...Read more

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My eye hurts but hurts only when I itch them. Could it be a sty?

My eye hurts but hurts only when I itch them. Could it be a sty?

Could be: It is not uncommon for eyes to hurt when you rub them, especially if you rub them due to underlying itchy eyes, or allergic conjunctivitis. Lids can also be sore when you rub them due to other conditions such as blepharitis, which can produce blocked oil glands on the edge of the eyelids and predispose to the development of styes. You should see your eye doctor to determine what is going on. ...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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When sty pops can you feel it? And if it is inside the eye would it hurt when it pops?

Yes: You feel the release of pressure when a sty drains. You may also feel the thickened oil as it drains out. Continue to heat and express the built up oil once it starts to drain. ...Read more

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What should I do to help a sty on my sons eye go away faster other than warm compressions?

What should I do to help a sty on my sons eye go away faster other than warm compressions?

Tincture of time: Styes are usually self limiting and don't require any special treatment. Occasionally I will prescribe an antibiotic ointment with a steroid like tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) to help with healing and inflammation. If the sty does not resolve, and ophthalmologist may have to go in and drain the abscess. ...Read more

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I've had a sty on my eye for about a week and it formed a white head 2 days ago. Popped 10 minutes ago. What do I do now?

I've had a sty on my eye for about a week and it formed a white head 2 days ago. Popped 10 minutes ago. What do I do now?

Infected stye: You should use warm compresses several times per day over the infected area to help promote drainage and healing. If there is a lot of swelling and infection, you may need a course of an oral antibiotic. If you're not sure, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like there is something poking my eye and I domt think its a sty. It is irritating I don't know what to do : (im a very paniky person?

I feel like there is something poking my eye and I domt think its a sty. It is irritating I don't know what to do : (im a very paniky person?

Things to try: If you feel something, there probably is something there! Try using artificial tears, try pulling your upper lid over your lower lid by the eyelashes and roll your eye around. If all else fails, see an ophthalmologist who can find out what the problem is. ...Read more

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What are methods to get rid of a sty on your eye?

Heat: Most styes can be eliminated by the diligent application of very warm packs over the lids for 4 minutes at a time done 4-5 times per day. If persistent see your ophthalmologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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How to remove an eye sty?

How to remove an eye sty?

One way: 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. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a sty on my eye?

Home remedies for a sty on my eye?

Stye advice: Try very warm compresses 2-4 times per day for 10' a time followed by gentle massages to the eye lid may help the backed-up oil gland secretions to drain. Usually this technique resolves the swelling and the stye should resolve within a week. However, if the swelling and pain increases, seek help from an eye md. ...Read more