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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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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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Stye in eye, can I use antihistamines?

Stye in eye, can I use antihistamines?

It likely won't have: Any significant impact on a stye. 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. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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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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Can swollen lymph node in groin area be caused by stye in eye or something else?

Can swollen lymph node in groin area be caused by stye in eye or something else?

No: Swollem lymph node in groin is secondary to a primary malignancy arising in the lymph node such as lymphoma or metastasis from a site of tumor growth on thigh, buttock or lower abdomen following the path of lymphatic drainage. An inflammatory process on eye will not drain the groin area. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of stye in eye at 38 weeks pregnant.

Best way to get rid of stye in eye at 38 weeks pregnant.

Stye Treatment: The best way to heal from a stye is to soak (using wet warm compresses) the eyelids three or four times/day. If the lining of the eyelid or if the eyelid is red and swollen you may need antibiotics. If after a few days the stye is not diminishing you may need to see an opthalmologist for surgical options. ...Read more

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Yellow bump under tounge in the middle. Stye on eye and bump in throat.

Yellow bump under tounge in the middle. Stye on eye and bump in throat.

These are: UNRELATED. Sounds like you are VERY CONSCIOUS of your body (NORMAL for someone your age) The Stye should be treated with soaking in plain water using an eye cup (available at your Pharmacy) See your Family Care Provider for the other two issues since they are impossible to comment upon in this forum! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Month ago oral sex, after felt like my mouth was cut, then sore throat, then went away got stye in eye went away. Month now little bit inflamed tonsi?

Month ago oral sex,  after felt like my mouth was cut, then sore throat, then went away got stye in eye went away. Month now little bit inflamed tonsi?

Oral sex: The stye was likely coincidental in nature. Your other symptoms are suspicious for a sexually transmitted disease. I would go get checked out with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Long sinus infection 3 weeks after oral in March. Slight headaches. Now stye on eye. Random muscle/bone pain, and red bump under tongue for week. HIV?

Long sinus infection 3 weeks after oral in March. Slight headaches. Now stye on eye. Random muscle/bone pain, and red bump under tongue for week. HIV?

If you took risks,: If you are aware that you do high HIV risk activities, you need to practice safety measures ALWAYS - condoms, clean needles, other prophylactic devices, etc. Also, appropriate testing and possibly prevention drugs. If you do not take risks, the chance is low, but a test may reassure you. Take care! ...Read more

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My lower eyelid is swollen n sore I believe it is a stye so eye doctor or my pcp or is it a waste of time just use warm compresses?

My lower eyelid is swollen n sore  I believe it is a stye  so eye doctor or my pcp  or is it a waste of time just use warm compresses?

Possible stye: I would try first using hot compresses for 15 to 20 minutes several times to see if will go down on its own. If the bump persists, gets larger, or more painful you may need some prescription medication to help it go down. ...Read more

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How to cure a stye in my eye?

How to cure a stye in my eye?

Topical heat: While many styes are infected, antibiotics generally cannot easily get to them. Heat is very effective. Try soaking a washcloth in the very warm (not hot) water tap and putting it on the stye for 4 minutes at a time about 5 times per day. The frequency is important - 2-3 times will usually not work. If persistent after a week of this see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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