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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid has been swollen for five days now. I think its a stye but I can't see a small pimple or anything. I've cleaned it, but its still here?

My upper eyelid has been swollen for five days now. I think its a stye but I can't see a small pimple or anything. I've cleaned it, but its still here?

Possible concern: Eye lid swelling can come from coming into contact with something that is an irritant or from a stye as you suggested but it can be more concerning than this. I would have expected that after five days something "more" would be present and more obvious - like a discoloration, etc. I would actually have your medical provider evaluate it. You could attempt to apply some cold compresses until seen. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be a stye on my upper eyelid. I first noticed it last night around 9:00. It's a little red and swollen, but I cannot see a pi?

Heat treatment: Use a warm wet washcloth held under the very hot but not scalding tap in your kitchen. Put it over the lid on the affected side (really both lids as yours eyes should be shut) and do this about 5 times per day and 5 minutes each time. This almost always will eliminate a stye. Antibiotics and things at drug stores like "Stye ointment" will have no effect. ...Read more

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I have an internal stye in my upper eyelid does it hurt when it pops and how will I know if it has popped? It's the second day I've had it

Stye: Will ooze out pus like material when it opens. Keep up warm/hot compresses without burning skin 50++ times as soon as see stye to help open up gland and prevent scar tissue. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com for more info ...Read more

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Mom has tiny red flat dot like thing on her upper eyelid. Its not a stye, it doesn't hurt. No symptoms. What could it be?

Red dot: Such a red small lesion may be a hemangioma which is a tiny growth of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. However her physician or dermatologist would have to inspect it for diagnosis. ...Read more

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After using compress on upper eyelid stye some blood came out. Is this normal? I started antibiotic ointment yesterday. How should I proceed?

After using compress on upper eyelid stye some blood came out. Is this normal? I started antibiotic ointment yesterday. How should I proceed?

Possible: As long as your sty is resolving and the pain lessening, I would continue the hot compresses & lid massages. Sometimes a little bleeding can result if the sty has broken through the gland into the adjacent capillaries (like a pimple). But, if no umprovement with your treatment or if worsening, have it checked out by an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a stye on my upper eyelid. It ruptured 3 days ago. The eyelid swelling is gone, but the stye itself is still quite big. What should I do?

Stye: The use of a warm compress or washcloth to the affected area for 10-15 minutes, four to six times a day, can be an effective and allow rupture and resolution of the stye, and will aid in relief of symptoms. You should not press or squeeze this to promote drainage. This can spread or worsen the infection. If the stye persists despite this see an ophthalmologist and they can lance this. ...Read more

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Can I take prednisone for a stye infecftion on my outer upper eyelid?

Prednisone for stye: Prednisone is not for stye infection. Oral steroids are contraindicated in fungal and viral infections of the eye. I would see an eye doctor to see whether antibiotic ointment or drainage is needed. Most stye may resolves in a few days. ...Read more

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I have had a stye on my left upper eyelid for7+months now it hasn't gone away. It doesn't affect my vision or anything but it is a red bump without head?

Eyelid cyst: Looks like you had stye to start with. It has healed as far as the infection is concerned. But the swelling has now converted to a cyst that usually is painless. You can leave it alone and over a period of time it should shrink away. However you can have it removed surgically for cosmetic reasons. Please check with your insurance, if you have one, as they often will not cover a cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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Pimple on inside of left upper eyelid (feels bruised when touching and blinking) ; stye? Woke up with it ; how long will it take to go away? Thanks!

A few days: It sounds as if you have a sty on the inside of the eyelid. Try heat to the eyelid (a small baking potato heated in the microwave and wrapped in a cloth and the applied for about 10 minutes every 4-6 hours should help). This will help it to mature and open--probably 1-3 days. You should see your MD to confirm and prescribe an antibiotic once it opens and drains ...Read more

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Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

No: I think that compound is not that great for anything. (personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses ; eyelid cleansing with local antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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Painful stye, r upper eyelid that began yesterday. Today, I have some swelling down the r side of my face (no redness, no fever). Is this normal?

Painful stye, r upper eyelid that began yesterday. Today, I have some swelling down the r side of my face (no redness, no fever). Is this normal?

No: You may be developing a preseptal cellulitis which can become serious and spread into your orbit. You should seen an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the inside of my upper eyelid. Its not a stye. Looks like the stringy discharge that collects at corner of the eye in morning.

I have a white spot on the inside of my upper eyelid. Its not a stye. Looks like the stringy discharge that collects at corner of the eye in morning.

Hordeolum: Does seem likely. You can safely wash your eyelids every night and morning with 1/4 strength baby shampoo and apply warm compresses to try to get it to settle down. (You could sleep with a warmed eye mask on, the type with gel that you get at a drug or discount store). Wash your lashes well with Q tip. See a doc if it doesn't go away soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?

How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?

Stye treatment: If you have tried warm compresses and massage to the eyelid for a period of 3-4 days and there is no change in the size of the stye, seeing the eye doctor to have this opened and drained is the best option. It is a rather quick procedure in most cases. The doctor will numb your eyelid and then use tiny instruments to open the area of the stye and remove the stye. ...Read more

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How does a doctor get rid of a stye I have one on my upper eyelid close to the eyelash I feel like it getting bigger? Why dosomedoctors not remove it

Styes / Chalazion: Styes are from blocked or infected oil glands that open at the edges of the eyelids. Using warm compresses to the eyelids 5-10 minutes once or twice a day followed by cleaning of the lids can help styes to resolve. Using an ophthalmic antibiotic / anti-inflammatory ointment can also help. In some cases the doctor has to drain the sty under local anesthetic, but most resolve using heat. ...Read more

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Mom, 54, woke up with a flat small red dot on her upper eyelid. Dsnt hurt, dsnt look like a stye. Broken blood vessel? I'm anxious. No symptoms.

Red dot: Please call an Eye specialist about your mother and I strongly suspect he/she will have her come almost immediately to the specialist!
Hope all goes well - please let me know. ...Read more

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Right upper eyelid is swollen. Eye brow looks swollen too. No injury. No bloodshot eye. Cant see a stye. Please help. Thank you very much.

Right upper eyelid is swollen. Eye brow looks swollen too. No injury. No bloodshot eye. Cant see a stye. Please help. Thank you very much.

See an Eye MD: Might be an atypical stye, but might be something more serious such as an infection of the large tear gland. You should see an eye md as an emergency. ...Read more

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Should there still be discharge after ten days? Two parts to my inquiry, may or may not be related: 10 days ago I woke up with swelling around the upper eyelid (near my nose) of my right eye. I went to the doctor and was told I had a stye, and was prescr

I: I do not know your age, whether you have had any other eye problems, have dry eye, or if you wear contact lenses. A picture is often worth a 1000 words, but I will assume that the initial diagnosis is correct. Usually, a stye, if caught and treated early, will respond to warm (very warm, or as hot as tolerated) applied directly to the affected area for at least 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day. Antibiotics are often given as an umbrella--to cover for and decrease the bacterial count--and treat any lid problems (such as blepharitis, or dandruf of the eyelids) that may be contributing to the problem. In most cases, the stye will come to a "point" and drain a little pus-like material in a few days. That is when it is most important to take an antibiotic topical drop to decrease the bacteria that are released. However, steroid drops must be taken with great care, and monitored by an eye specialist closely because they can give a "false sense of improvement" and possibly allow a virus to activate in the cornea causing inflammation of the clear part of your (i.e. "viral keratitis") that can result in a permanent scar--or even perforation and severe infection of the inside of the eyeball itself! A stye is usually not active at 10 days! So there may be something else going on! Crusting should be gone by now unless you have an associated lid disease, or other problem (for example, dry eye), and I would try to get it checked out and stop using the steroid eye drops unless another eye doctor that has examined you personally has said it was ok. I hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more