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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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What is the best remedy for a sty inside lower eye lid?

What is the best remedy for a sty inside lower eye lid?

Warm compresses: A stye is due to a clogged oil gland. Use warm compresses over the eyelids for 10 min at least 4-6 times a day. This will help open up the clogged oil gland. You can also clean your eyelids and lashes with diluted baby shampoo to clean the oil glands twice a day. If this does not work see your eye doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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Sty (Definition)

A sty is when an oil gland of the eyelid margin gets clogged and the oil backs up and forming a pocket of stagnant oil and the eyelid becomes inflamed. A hordeolum is the acute phase or beginning stage of a stye, and a chalazion is the chronic phase (where the oil becomes more granular, thick and the skin inflammation resolves, but there is still a ...Read more


Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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Used to get a sty alot now on my lower eye lid on the flat part above the hair line i get clear bumps i scratch them off but they always come back??

Used to get a sty alot now on my lower eye lid on the flat part above the hair line i get clear bumps i scratch them off but they always come back??

Blepharitis: Sounds like you have recurrent crust built up on the edge of your eye lid. Apply warm compresses 3 times a day. To diagnose it correctly and treat with Rx medicine , Video conferencing with HealthTap prime with doctor would be helpful . I am available now. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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Can a stye get worst before it gets better? Doing warm compresses for 4 days. Stye seems to not change in size. It's on lower outside lid.

Can a stye get worst before it gets better? Doing warm compresses for 4 days. Stye seems to not change in size. It's on lower outside lid.

A chalazion (stye): can increase in size before surfacing and then expressing itself. Using warm comprises aggressively with gentle massage to break up solidified material will allow the material to surface and exit thus reducing the size. If in the rare case it does not resolve then your Ophthalmologist can remove it for you. ...Read more

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Almost 2mths ago i got what i think was a stye on my lower lid. Stupidly squeezed it and now its a little sore on my lower lid that wont go away. Help?

Almost 2mths ago i got what i think was a stye on my lower lid. Stupidly squeezed it and now its a little sore on my lower lid that wont go away. Help?

Warm compresses : Apply warm compresses to the eyelids x10 min at least 6 times a day (the more the better) to open up the clogged oil gland. Also clean your lids and lashes with diluted baby shampoo to clean thr clogged oil glands. Flaxseed oil and fish oil supplements can sometimes help improve the oil layer. If. I improvement within 2 weeks see an eye doctor for additional treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldstein
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On my lower eye lid where that tiny hole is, it's swollen & red, the redness is spreading down my face. Should i be worried? I think I have a stye but i don't know, I have had them before

It : It may be a stye, because there are glands near that 'hole' which is the entrance to your tear drain system. Or it may be an infection of the lacrimal (tear drainage) system. Hot compresses will help both, but if it gets worse in the next 24-48 hours, you should see an ophthalmologist for treatment. Antibiotic drops with a little steroid mixed in works well for both of these problems. If medical treatment does not work, in-office minor procedures can be done for both problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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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?

Ophthalmologist: You should consult an ophthalmologist as there may be a problem with chronic dryness or inflammation of the eyelid glands and ducts that require rather intensive treatments with soaks and eye medications so that recurrent inflection doesn't occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Ish Rawal
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I am on a topical antibiotic for my eye. I have now developed 2 styes, same eye. The stye on my lower lid has a swollen pouch under it, what is it?

I am on a topical antibiotic for my eye. I have now developed 2 styes, same eye. The stye on my lower lid has a swollen pouch under it, what is it?

Compress: Try to use warm compress and don't touch ur eye without washing your hands. Keep using topical antibiotics, if doing this for 48 hours doesn't show any improvement or if it is getting worse then see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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I have what I think is a stye on left lower lid, there is a bump on the outside corner but eye itchy and pull down lid it's real red and some spots?

I have what I think is a stye on left  lower lid, there is a bump on the outside corner but eye itchy and pull down lid it's real red and some spots?

Stye: If this occurred rather suddenly, it probably is a stye, which is a blocked oil gland of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

Hordeolum is also known as Stye. 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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