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R OTC eyedrops for eyelid stye/cyst helpful,what r home remedies? What is the difference between a stye & cyst; Spread 2 other eye/contactLens/makeup?

R OTC eyedrops for eyelid stye/cyst helpful,what r home remedies? What is the difference between a stye & cyst; Spread 2 other eye/contactLens/makeup?

Many questions here: Externally applied medication does not affect styes. Generous application of heated cloths is the best remedy. A stye is an infected lid gland. If the body's battle to get rid of the stye is only partially effect, it may surround the stye with a cyst wall termed a chalazion. Styes are not infectious and not related to contact lens wear. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Chance of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in 29yr old w/flesh like cyst on the lower eyelid (on the inside)that appeared 5 wks ago after a stye was in its place?

Chance of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in 29yr old w/flesh like cyst on the lower eyelid (on the inside)that appeared 5 wks ago after a stye was in its place?

Why Merkel cell Carc: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm. It is rarely suspected clinically unless it has a characteristic pink fleshy appearance of a Nodule which is growing pretty fast. Biopsy is the final proof. Without Biopsy, it is hard to be sure about. So get it removed and you will find the answer, . The cancer would be unusual in a young person as this is a cancer mostly of the older people(>70 year) ...Read more

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Fleshy mass under top eyelid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Fleshy mass under top eyelid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Evaluation : Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read more

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Sty or cyst on mgd will be still there while disease or can appear n disappear sometimes? What most symptom of blepharitis except itching on eyelid?

Sty or cyst on mgd will be still there while disease or can appear n disappear sometimes? What most symptom of blepharitis except itching on eyelid?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis symptoms and signs include:watery eyes, red eyes, a gritty, burning sensation in the eye, eyelids that appear greasy, itchy eyelids, red, swollen eyelids, flaking of the skin around the eyes, crusted eyelashes upon awakening, eyelid sticking, more frequent blinking, sensitivity to light, eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes), loss of eyelashes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a sty to dry but remain swollen? I have been taking doxycycline for cystic acne

Is it normal for a sty to dry but remain swollen? I have been taking doxycycline for cystic acne

Chalazion: An active and red "stye" also known as a hordeolum may turn into a painless lump on the eyelid called a chalazion. It is benign in general but can be incised and drained if it is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Get repeated styes.... Am I doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Get repeated styes.... Am I doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Somewhat unlucky: Lid hygeine and systemic antibiotics can help so you do have recurrences. Talk to you eye doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What do you do for a stye?

Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lancing a stye painful?

Minimally: A stye is a layman's word for chalazion, which as an ophthalmologist, is very commonly seen and treated on a daily basis. An injection of local anesthesia is administered, which is minimally uncomfortable (similar to what a dentist would use). Once the numbing has taken place, there should be zero discomfort during the brief procedure. ...Read more

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What if a stye lasts for a month?

What if a stye lasts for a month?

No longer a stye: It is probably a chalazion. This is a little bump that is not painful. You can treat a chalazion by applying a hot wash clothe to it 3-4 times per day. If it does not go away in a few weeks, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stye, what do I do?

What to do if I have a stye, what do I do?

One tip: 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 eyelid until it cools down (about 15minutes). This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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What is an internal stye and how is it treated?

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, internal protrudes towards the eye and external o. ...Read more

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I am having a stye surgically removed, should I be concerned?

I am having a stye surgically removed, should I be concerned?

No: No. It is very easily done in the hands of an experienced ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you rid of a stye?

How can you rid of a stye?

Heat: The first thing is to apply a lot of heat. Boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and keep it over your eye 10 min on, 10 min off. If it's still there a few weeks later, have an eye doc drain it. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a stye?

What causes rid of a stye?

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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Do styes cause blepharitis?

Do styes cause blepharitis?

Usually it's just th: Opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning. ...Read more

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Is stye itching a good sign?

Is stye itching a good sign?

Itching reaction: A 'stye' (chalazion) simply is an internal gland in the eyelid that is not functioning properly. Think of it as a pimple or boil coming to a head. The itching can be indicative of the skin stretching or breaking under the pressure of expansion. By definition, a 'stye' is not infectious by nature. ...Read more

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Similasan stye, does it work?

No : Similasan stye active ingredients are: graphites, sulphur & conium maculatum which are soothing to the eye & possibly mildly anti-inflammatory. A sty is an infection of meibomian oil glands in the eyelid. Rx consists of daily 10 minute hot moist packs followed by 30sec scrubbing of eyelashes. You also need an anti-biotic steroid combination to decrease inflammation & treat the infection. The. ...Read more

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My stye is bleeding is it bad?

My stye is bleeding is it bad?

Not good: Bleeding from any site is not a good thing. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and to prevent the infection from becoming chronic and to prevent it from spreading. ...Read more

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What medicine works for a stye?

What medicine works for a stye?

No Medicine: The best initial treatment for a stye is ... Heat. Try warm compresses several times a day. Use a facecloth and run under hot tap water... Don't burn yourself!

Try this for about 1-2 weeks and the stye should resolve.

If it does not shrink or go away with this initial treatment... See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

Sometimes: A stye is the common term for a pimple like inflammation of the lid and lid margin. If located on the edge it is termed an external hordeolum and if in the substance of the lid, it is termed internal hordeolum. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best treatment for this. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Can I use gentamicin for a stye?

Stye: Gentamycin would not be my choice for a stye. Good lid hygiene and warm compresses would be a good start. See your ophthalmologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Stye itchy, what does that mean?

Chalazian: You may have a chalazian which may require antibiotic / steroid treatment and /or surgical resection. ...Read more

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Which teas will help cure a stye?

Which teas will help cure a stye?

Stye: Styes are due to a clogges meibomian gland (mg). The trick is to apply as much heat as possible, without burning your skin, as often as possible, as soon as stye noticed (teas help due to heat, not tea itself). If you do this 20-50 times per session (hot towel in hot water over your stye (avoid pushing on eye); re-heating when towel gets cold (like hot towel push-ups), it will open the mg. ...Read more

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Can I use pataday if I have a stye?

Can I use pataday if I have a stye?

Yes: You may use Pataday while you have a stye, but it won't help with the stye. Treatment for a stye is warm compresses and sometimes surgical drainage if not improving. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go to school with a stye?

Is it ok to go to school with a stye?

Not contagious: Yes you can go to school even if you have a stye. If you were given prescription eye drop antibiotics to use, then make sure to follow the recommended dosing interval while in school. ...Read more

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Why do I always get styes -- genetic?

Why do I always get styes -- genetic?

Possibly: Certain skin types, which can inherited are associated with styes. The things in your control would be using warm compresses, adding omega3 to the diet and (if applicable) thorough removal of eye makeup. ...Read more

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Why would a stye return after popping?

Why not...: The lining of the stye is still there and produces the same problem. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more