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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.

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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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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.

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Infected sty under upper eyelid in l eye x 3 wks, now a sty in r eye. Both eye drainage/crusty. Iv abx done, oral steroid done. Oral abx done.?

Stye treatment: If you have styes on both upper lids, then you likely have have underlying blepharitis (lid inflammation) which is causing your meibomian glands to become occluded and infected (like a pimple). Treatment is usually warm compresses for at least 12 minutes followed by lid massages with possible antibiotic/steroid combination eyedrop. I would see an eye care provider to make sure that's what it is.

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I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a sty. What could it be and what should I do?

I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a sty. What could it be and what should I do?

Chalazion: A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of the inner eyelid oil gland. It is caused by a blocked duct in one of the meibomian glands. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. If it bothers you, and ophthalmologist can remove it with surgery.

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Sty on my upper eyelid as well as a white dot on my eyeball. How to remove it?

Sty on my upper eyelid as well as a white dot on my eyeball. How to remove it?

See your eye MD: You need to see your ophthalmologist to have it evaluated and determine whether surgical removal is indicated.

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A small white pimple like bump appeared in the corner of my inner upper eyelid. It is tender to the touch and irritating my eye. Is it likely a sty?

A small white pimple like bump appeared in the corner of my inner upper eyelid. It is tender to the touch and irritating my eye. Is it likely a sty?

Yes: 25 year old lady with upper eyelid bump and eye irritation. It is quite likely a sty or chalazion. You can use a warm compress applied to eye for a few minutes and then wash your eyelid/eyelash area with some baby shampoo. If the problem gets worse, see your physician for an exam because antibiotic ointment can be used. Try over the counter artificial tears for the eye dryness. Vision blur? See MD

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I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a stye. What else could it be?

I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a stye. What else could it be?

A million things: There are a ton of things that manifest as growths on the eye lids. Some are malignant. Some are benign. You should see a specialist and get your answer.

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There is a small lump in the middle of my upper eyelid, is it a stye?

Probably a cyst: If the eyelid is not inflammed, not red, and not hurting, then you probably have discovered a chalazion, which is a cyst formed by the eye to seal off and prevent the spread of a stye. If it is not bothering y0u by appearance or by symptoms, you can ignore it as it will cause no harm at your age.

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I have a small stye inside my upper eyelid, kindly suggest a solution to get rid of it.

I have a small stye inside my upper eyelid, kindly suggest a solution to get rid of it.

Stye: Use warm compresses 2-3 times daily for several days. This often helps the lid inflammation resolve. If not, see your ophthalmologist.

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I had a stye on my upper eyelid, the swelling went away but now it's just red, can It swell up again?

I had a stye on my upper eyelid, the swelling went away but now it's just red, can It swell up again?

See Eye doctor: You could have a cyst or chalazion which is noninfected but cosmetic. Please see an eye doctor if still swollen. They can help you more in real life once they see how your eyelid is looking.

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I have had a stye in my upper eyelid for 10 days. It appears more swollen than originally, it is rounder, lower on lid and looks puss filled. Normal?

I have had a stye in my upper eyelid for 10 days. It appears more swollen than originally, it is rounder, lower on lid and looks puss filled. Normal?

Stye: No it is not normal. It would probably be best to call your doctor. With that in mind I would not be surprised if you were referred to an eye doctor. Sounds crazy but at age 6 I broke 5 pair of glasses - Dad was not happy! Since then I can't live without spectacles. Hope all goes well for you.

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I have a bump on my upper eyelid. I was told it was a stye. Doing compresses and prescribed drops. It's starting to dry out. Do I still do compresses?

I have a bump on my upper eyelid. I was told it was a stye. Doing compresses and prescribed drops. It's starting to dry out. Do I still do compresses?

Yes: I recommend doing the warm compresses till the redness, swelling & soreness completely resolves. Remember to only use the eye medication for the prescribed amount of time. It's also a good idea to continue performing lid hygiene on a routine basis, especially if you're predisposed to styes. Good luck.

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Why is there a stye on my upper eyelid?

Several reasons: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.

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I popped an stye on my upper eyelid and now am not sure what to do?

Hot compresses: I hope that the abscess drained. Use a hot compress for 20 minutes once daily with a massaging motion to help keep the access cavity from re-accumulating pus. It should slowly resolve over a few weeks.

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for a stye on the outer upper eyelid?

Warm compress: Warm compresses to the eye for 15 minutes several times per day is usually all that is required. If this does not drain spontaneously and cure in 2 weeks see your doc.

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I have an internal stye inside my upper eyelid. I've had it for 4 days and it still hurts. Is it okay to wear makeup?

Avoid if possible: The style is a clogged eyelid gland and wearing make up can potentially make it worse. Try some warm compresses for 10-15 minutes a couple of times a day followed by eyelid massage to try and open up the glands. If the entire eyelid becomes tender, red, and swollen, see your doctor...it could be cellulitis. Take care.

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My daughter has a large stye on her upper eyelid and it's been there for nearly 2weeks. What does it mean when a stye turns black?

Breakthrough: A stye is a pus filled gland of the lid. If untreated, it will enlarge and eventually breaks through to the surface. If the area is not cleaned - and they are commonly tender at this stage - the material passing through to the outside can oxidize and turn dark to black. This should be cleaned with warm soaks and this may help clear it up. Otherwise see your ophthalmologist.

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Upper eyelid got swollen. When I lifted up the eyelid below the eyelid there is a pop. It is not a stye and don't know what it is. Little pain is there?

Upper eyelid got swollen. When I lifted up the eyelid below the eyelid there is a pop. It is not a stye and don't know what it is. Little pain is there?

Go to eye doc: Without seeing it, there is no way to know, but swollen eyelid and pain is not a good combination. See an ophthalmologist right away. Good luck and feel better.

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