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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?

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

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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Does putting a tea bag on your eye really help get rid of a stye?

Does putting a tea bag on your eye really help get rid of a stye?

Only if it is warm: Warm soaks do increase circulation and help your body's natural infection-fighting mechanism to work better. I would suggest a warm wash clothe over a tea bag. Use the tea bag to make tea instead. ...Read more

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What do you use to get rid of a stye? A clean towel? A napkin? A tea bag? Let me know in detail what "tool" I should use. Thank you:)

What do you use to get rid of a stye? A clean towel? A napkin? A tea bag? Let me know in detail what "tool" I should use. Thank you:)

Hordeolum: Because of limited dialogue space, I have provided you with a reputable link that you may follow the advice for treating your sty (hordeolum). Remember that if it worsens or spreads to adjacent tissues, seek eye md help. Good luck. Sty treatment: first aid information for sty
http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/sty-treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen red eye bags, hurts when blinking. Does not have any sty bump. How can I treat this?

Swollen red eye bags, hurts when blinking. Does not have any sty bump. How can I treat this?

Try hot compress: Held on the eyes for at least 10 to 15 minutes several times daily. You can also try using artificial tears over the counter 2 to 4 times a day. If the symptoms persist you may need to be seen by an eye doctor to be prescribed medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. Cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May I know the cause and treatment tq?

I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. Cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May I know the cause and treatment tq?

Possible cellulitis: Sounds like early orbital cellulitis which requires treatment with antibiotics. Very important. So you will have to go to your doctor or the emergency room.
Cellulitis means infection of the skin, and the skin around the eyes may be vulnerable to this. ...Read more

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I've had a stye for about 2 days. Still hurts to blink. Woke this morning to a very pronounced bag under that eye. Should I be as concerned as I am?

I've had a stye for about 2 days. Still hurts to blink. Woke this morning to a very pronounced bag under that eye. Should I be as concerned as I am?

Infection of glands: Infection of oily glands at the root of the eyelash follicle causes this painful condition. Swelling of the eyelid can occur due to fluid retention in the area. Treatment: hot compresses, avoid massaging or squeezing the keep eyelids clean, apply antibiotic ointment to eyelids. Avoid wearing Contact lenses. If no improvement Contact your MD ...Read more

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I have swelling under eye in the bag area thought it was a stye but it's not on eyelid. This started yesterday and is painful to blink or touch.?

I have swelling under eye in the bag area thought it was a stye but it's not on eyelid. This started yesterday and is painful to blink or touch.?

Swelling of the skin: Inside the lid can be from many causes, but most commonly allergies and infection. If it is an allergic reaction then OTC allergy drops and cool compresses should be effective. If infectious then your ophthalmologist can diagnose it and treat it appropriately. ...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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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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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