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Reoccuring styes in both eyes within 3 weeks, what do you recommend?

Reoccuring styes in both eyes within 3 weeks, what do you recommend?

Recurrent styes: Should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. You should use warm compresses regularly. Your eye doctor will probably prescribe a course of oral antibiotics to break the cycle of these recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting stye's on my eyes? I was everything when I get them but they're reoccurring

Why do I keep getting stye's on my eyes? I was everything when I get them but they're reoccurring

Bacterial infection: 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
Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Styes: If your styes are so lage have them drained by an eye doctor, otherwise, use hot compresses to have them come to a head and drain. An ocular antibiotic like Erythromycin would also help ...Read more

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Why do eye styes itch?

Why do eye styes itch?

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

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Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Why do I keep getting eye styes?

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

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Eyes itching after stye removal?

Eyes itching after stye removal?

Healing: All incisions/scars during healing have some degree of itching. This will rapidly fade if due to the surgery. If persistent after two weeks, then the itching comes from something else like allergy. Check at that time with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What should I do to heal chalazion/ stye in my eyes?

What should I do to heal chalazion/ stye in my eyes?

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

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What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

See an eye MD: First, you need to make sure they're styes. If so, several things can be tried ranging from warm compresses to steroids injections to surgery. ...Read more

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I popped 2 styes on the inside of my eye, there is 1 more in there. What should I do?

I popped 2 styes on the inside of my eye, there is 1 more in there. What should I do?

Stye: Usual treatment recommended for stye is warm compresses. In view of few stye might be worthwhile having swabs done through your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had 6 eye styes in the last 2 months on the same eye. What could be causing this?

Chronic blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis and need to see an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a stye surgery 9 months aga in both my eyes and it's back again what should I do?

I have a stye surgery 9 months aga in both my eyes and it's back again what should I do?

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

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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?

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

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I think I have blepharitis because I keep getting styes in different places around my eyes. How can I get it treated?

I think I have blepharitis because I keep getting styes in different places around my eyes. How can I get it treated?

Blepharitis: Using warm dry compresses, baby shampoo to keep the lid margins clean and a steroid antibiotic drop and/or ointment prescribed and the usage controlled by an ophthalmologist should help the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do people get pig styes on their eyes?

Why do people get pig styes on their eyes?

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

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My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read more

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How to pop an eye stye?

How to pop an eye stye?

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

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How to cure an eye stye?

How to cure an eye stye?

Warm compresses: A style is basically a pimple on the eyelid. It will usually resolve with heat and time and rarely needs medication. If no better in 3-4 weeks then drainage or a steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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How to cure a stye in my eye?

How to cure a stye in my eye?

Topical heat: 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

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How to quickly cure an stye eye?

Hot compresses: See an ophthalmologist for medical treatment.

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How do II get raid of a eye stye?

How do II get raid of a eye stye?

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

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My eye stye popped, what do I do?

My eye stye popped, what do I do?

Complete drainage: Squeeze out pus and let stye drain out completely. Apply antibiotic drops 3x daily plus cold compress frist 24 hrs then warm compress. If not completely drained in a day see an ophthalmologist for curettage. ...Read more

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How do I clear a stye from my eye?

How do I clear a stye from my eye?

Stye: Warm compresses are usually the best home treatment. If it becomes very painful see your doctor he may need to do surgery on it and give you antibiotic eye drops. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more

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How to care for a stye in your eye?

How to care for a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses, gentle massage and cleansing with baby shampoo should help. If it lasts more than 2-3 weeks you may need an antibiotic. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How come I frequently get eye stye?

Blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis which makes you prone to have styes. A visit to an ophthalmologist will get you started on treatment for this. ...Read more

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Could eye stye make you lose vision?

Could eye stye make you lose vision?

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

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Stye on my upper eye waterline? Help?

Stye on my upper eye waterline? 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