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Sty In Eye Tea Bag
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?
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:)
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
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?
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
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
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.?
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
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
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
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
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
No: A stye is not contagious. However, your diagnosis may not be correct, and what you have may be.... ...Read more
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
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