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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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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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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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What can I do for a sty on my eye?

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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