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Recurring Eye Styes
I have reoccurring styes. At the moment I have 3. 2 in one eye and 1 in the other. What could be the cause?
This bacterial infection (Staph) can be spread from your nose or throat if you rub your eyes w/out washing hands. It spreads between people too. Never 'pop' them. Ask druggist (or Dr) about gentle eyelid soaps. Wash carefully. Read about it: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/styes. Htm
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Have reoccurring styes on both eyes. No conjunctivitis, but the upper and lower lids are swollen and hurt much. Stye so large blocks sight. What 2do?
Inflammation: Styes cause inflammation which dilates blood vessels, resulting in release of histamine, which causes itching. Make a hot pack with a sock filled with rice, zap in the microwave for 30 seconds and gently place on lids for 10 minutes. It may swell more then drain. If not see an eyemd for a minor procedure called chalazion incision and drainage. ...Read more
Excessive lid oils: Styes are the result of a blocked oil gland on the lid. They are treated primarily with warm compresses--4-5x per day for 10-15 minutes. You can help prevent them by performing lid washes--apply a few drops of non-stinging baby shampoo to a warm washcloth and gently scrub your eyelash area for 30 seconds every night. Also adding flaxseed oil to your diet seems to be helpful in prevention. ...Read more
Warm compresses: Apply warm compreses to the eyelid 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Chronic blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis and need to see an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more
Warm compresses: If caught early warm compresses will help the sty drain. Compresses should not be too warm to burn the eyelid and should be utilized 4 times a day for 5-10 minutes. Antibiotic drops or ointment are sometimes used and need to be prescribed by an eyecare professional. Rare case require systemic antibiotics. If the lesion doesn't drain the lesion may need to be surgically drained. ...Read more
I keep getting eye styes prob about once every 2 month why does this happin amd how can I stop it?
Please read below:
http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/understanding-stye-basics
I have had 3 styes in about 6 weeks, two in one eye and one in another. They go away quickly. Should I be concerned?
Styes / Chalazion: Styes are from blocked or infected oil glands that open at the edges of the eyelids. In many cases, more than one will develop because the bacteria are present everywhere on the eyelids, or there is an oil gland dysfunction that leads to repeated blockage of the glands. Using warm compresses to the eyelids 5-10 minutes once or twice a day followed by cleaning of the lids can help prevent styes. ...Read more
I think I have blepharitis because I keep getting styes in different places around my eyes. How can I get it treated?
I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?
We can't cross-: Reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more
Styes: Styes, or hordeolums, are localized bacterial infections of the eyelid skin. They cause the lid to be swollen, red and tender. Styes usually happen spontaneously and go away in 3-5 days. You can help them with using warm compresses over the affected area. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are prescribed if the infection is more severe. ...Read more
No - don't pop: Anything! 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. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more
While many styes are infected, antibiotics generally cannot easily get to them. Heat is very effective. Try soaking a washcloth in the very warm (not hot) water tap and putting it on the stye for 4 minutes at a time about 5 times per day.
The frequency is important - 2-3 times will usually not work. If persistent after a week of this see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Stye: Warm compressor for 10 minutes 3-4 timea a day, eye lid shamppo (baby shampoo). Works most of the time. No make up. If getting bigger, or painful then go to ophtalmology (not optmetry) in rare occasions they may need to remove it surgically. ...Read more
No: Styes are in the lids, can be uncomfortable and unsightly but do not affect the vision except for the minor issue of excess tearing as the eye attempts to ward off the effects of the stye. Permanent vision loss would be extraordinarily rare and probably indicates something other than the stye. ...Read more
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