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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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How can you get rid of a sty?

How can you get rid of a sty?

Sty treatment: The usually treatment consists of warm dry compresses, steroid antibiotic drops or ointment, and if this does not resolve the issue, minor surgery may be required if the process continues into a chronic stage. ...Read more

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How do a person get rid of a sty that been there for 2months? How do a person get rid of a sty that been there for 2months?

How do a person get rid of a sty that been there for 2months? How do a person get rid of a sty that been there for 2months?

Stye treatment: Warm compresses and ocusoft plus lid scrubs, artificial tears, and possible antibiotic/steroid eye medication. If no improvement, intralesional steroid injection and/or excision and drainage. ...Read more

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

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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What are some ways to get rid of a sty on the eyelid please help?

What are some ways to get rid of a sty on the eyelid please help?

Warm Compresses: A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor who might also prescribe medication which can help. In some cases an injection of medication can be helpful, and in other more stubborn cases a drainage via a minor surgical procedure in the office is needed. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sty on your eye? I have had it for 3 days and it isn't getting any better.

Hello.: Hello. Most important thing - try not to touch your stye with your fingers, don't pick at it and definately don't squeeze it. You can apply warm compresses for ten to fifteen minutes at a time, four to six times per day. Styes usually resolve within seven to ten days. ...Read more

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Will it work if you wash your hands and pee on your hand and rub it in your eye to get rid of a sty?

Will it work if you wash your hands and pee on your hand and rub it in your eye to get rid of a sty?

No: I am unaware of any scientific studies showing that topical urine has any effect on eyelid infections. I am personally skeptical of any claims of such as well. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sty/chalazion I have tried everything from warm compresses, tea bags, washing my eye lids with baby shampoo but its not workin?

Warm compresses: Requires many weeks, otherwise there is medicine you can take by mouth, Minocin (minocycline) or Doxycycline that also take time to resolve the style. ...Read more

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Mam pls help to get rid of my chalazion or sty. Tnx pls reply po?

Mam pls help to get rid of my chalazion or sty. Tnx pls reply po?

Basic treatments: Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a very warm, wet towel on the eyelid for five to 10 minutes, four times a day, to reduce swelling and promote drainage of the gland. Although the towel and the water should be clean, they need not be sterile.
Lightly massage the area several times a day to help express the oil clogging the gland. Do not try to 'pop' it. See eye doctor if it persists too long. ...Read more

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I have a sty in my eye help me to get rid of it please

See your doctor.: Warm soaks can sometimes help. However you need to find out the cause of your issues. Your doctor can evaluate and treat the problem. Go there yesterday. ...Read more

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What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it?

What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it?

Inflammation: A stye is an inflammation of one or more oil glands in the eyelids. Typically, the opening of the gland becomes clogged, causing bacteria and oils to become trapped within the gland. White blood cells enter the gland to remove the bacteria and excess oils, causing an inflamed, swollen gland. Treatment includes hot compresses, antibiotics, and oftentimes, drainage of the stye. ...Read more

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What causes a sty in your eye, and how do you get rid of it yourself?

Stye: Styes in the eye form when the small ducts in the glands get blocked. They usually go away on their own but if they do no we use a warm compress to try to open them up in more significant cases they may need to be lanced. You should see your pcp if this is not improving. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has a small white sty in his upper inner eyelid how do we get rid of it?

Sty: 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. See your physician or opthamologist if not improving. ...Read more

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I have a sty in my eye help me to get rid of it please it occours again and agin in 15 days. Ican contact lenses cause sty?

Flax Seed Oil: Styes are the result of poor lid conditions. When you shower, make sure you wash your face and with the shampoo also gently wash your eyes (closed). Take flax seed oil 3-4000 mg daily and do warm compresses twice daily for 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Why do you get a sty in your eye and how do you get rid of it? I've had it for 3 days and shows no sign of clearing up. It is really itchy

Why do you get a sty in your eye and how do you get rid of it? I've had it for 3 days and shows no sign of clearing up. It is really itchy

Blocked gland: Styes are sort of like pimples in the eyelid. Most of the time the cause is unknown. Use very hot compresses (hot washcloth) 3 times daily. Make sure you get at least 5-10 minutes of heat each time. You may need other treatment if that doesn't work in the next few days. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a stye?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a stye?

Don't pick it: Hello. Most important thing - try not to touch your stye with your fingers, don't pick at it and definately don't squeeze it. You can apply warm compresses for ten to fifteen minutes at a time, four to six times per day. Styes usually resolve within seven to days. ...Read more

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I have a stye underneath my left eyelid. What is the quickest way to get rid of it other Than warm compress?

I have a stye underneath my left eyelid. What is the quickest way to get rid of it other Than warm compress?

See your doctor: As you may need antibiotics, either local or systemic, if doesn't improve despite that, you need to see an ophthalmologist, unfortunately no quick fix, best wishes ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a chalazion or a stye?

Best way to get rid of a chalazion or a stye?

Warm soaks: A warm, wet washclothe to the eye 3-4 times daily is effective for this. If it does not get better in a week, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye? Besides warm presses?

Chalazion Treatment: Time is the second best way to treat a chalazion. The natural history is for them to resolve over several months to years. However, rarely other conditions such as sebaceous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma can look like a "stye" therefore evaulation by an ophthalmologist is recommended for chalazia that do not resolve. Medications, injections and surgery can be used to treat chalazia. ...Read more

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Is there always a bump left after a chalazion stye surgery? Will it be forever? Is there a way to get rid of it?

Is there always a bump left after a chalazion stye surgery? Will it be forever? Is there a way to get rid of it?

Discuss with surgeon: A bump could be swelling from the procedure, residual chalazion or scar. If the surgery was within the last few days, apply cool compresses. If past this time, use warm compresses. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye on the eyelid?

Warm soaks: An acute stye is best first treated by applying a very warm, not hot, washcloth to the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time and five times per day. This will get rid of most. Things like "stye" ointment obtained over the counter do not work. Check with your ophthalmologist if persistent. ...Read more

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What is a way to get rid of an eye stye?

What is a way to get rid of an eye stye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses, 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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of an eye stye?

What is the best way to get rid of an eye stye?

See below: Use frequent clean warm (not too hot) compresses over the closed eye for several minutes, several times a day. If it doesn't go away after a couple of weeks, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye on? Your? Eye?

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of stye in eye at 38 weeks pregnant.

Best way to get rid of stye in eye at 38 weeks pregnant.

Stye Treatment: The best way to heal from a stye is to soak (using wet warm compresses) the eyelids three or four times/day. If the lining of the eyelid or if the eyelid is red and swollen you may need antibiotics. If after a few days the stye is not diminishing you may need to see an opthalmologist for surgical options. ...Read more

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Best way to quickly get rid of a stye?

Best way to quickly get rid of a stye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses are usually effective for the treatment of styes especially small ones. Styes are not infectious or contagious. Antibiotic pills, drops, or ointments are not generally necessary. An eye examination is recommended. ...Read more

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