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Dr. Bruce Saran
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Wat causes stye under the upper eyelid n what is the treatment?

Wat causes stye under the upper eyelid n what is the treatment?

Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...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


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After my stye went away i still had a bump, googled it & found out it is a chalazion but now my eyelid is way darker than the other. Why? Treatment?

After my stye went away i still had a bump, googled it & found out it is a chalazion but now my eyelid is way darker than the other. Why? Treatment?

Skin pigmentation: Changes can be part of healing. A stye and a chalazion are inflammatory lesions. This can cause the pigment cells in the skin to increase pigment, resulting in increased pigmentation of the skin. For instance, it is common for folks with mild to moderate pigmentation (asians, hispanics, middle eastern heritage etc.) to have increased pigmentation at healed sites of skin injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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What are home treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

What are home treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Local heat: Try putting a washcloth under the very warm (not hot) water tap and applying it over the affected lid for 4-5 minutes about 5 times per day for several days. This will usually take care of this. If it persists more than a week, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham
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Need expert help here. What are treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Need expert help here. What are treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Please describe treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Please describe treatments for a stye on your eyelid?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm washcloth to the eye four times per day with 5 to 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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My 2 year old son has a stye on his upper eye lid. Is there an easy-to-use treatment?

My 2 year old son has a stye on his upper eye lid.  Is there an easy-to-use treatment?

Topical heat: Take a wash cloth, and run it under the warm water tap. Apply it to your eye (if you cannot stand it, wait until it cools a little). Then put it on your son's eye for 3 minutes and do this 5 times per day. This will usually cause the stye to melt away or open and discharge. If still present more than 3-4 days, or worsening, see your pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldstein
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I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we

Often, : Often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone. If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you please discuss the cure remedy for a sty in your eyelids?

Can you please discuss the cure remedy for a sty in your eyelids?

Potatoe: 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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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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With out going to the hospital how do you cure a stye from your upper eyelid.?

With out going to the hospital how do you cure a stye from your upper eyelid.?

Warm compresses: A stye is also known as an external hordeolum, which is an acute purulent inflammation of the eyelid margin. Both internal and external hordeola can be managed with warm compresses, placed off and on for about 15 minutes at a time about 4 times a day. If it doesn't resolve in 1-2 wks and hardens, ophthalmology referral for incision and curettage is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
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How can I cure a stye on my eyelid ?

How can I cure a stye on my eyelid ?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...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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