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What is a stye in the eye?

What is a stye in the eye?

Infection: A stye is a bacterial infection of an oil-producing gland at the edge of the eyelid. ...Read more

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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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What are home solutions to a stye in the eye?

What are home solutions to a stye in the eye?

Heat pack: Warm wet wash cloth over the ids help to open up the oil glands. Closed up oil gland leads to a stye. Keep the eye lashes clean with baby shampoo 1-2x per day to clean the dust and debris from the lashes. Omega 3 essential fatty acid helps with inflammation and composition of the oil gland. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way, safest way to heal a stye in the eye?

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. ...Read more

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I am wonderin what happens if the fliuds from a a stye gets in the eye after it has popped on its own ..

I am wonderin what happens if the fliuds from a a stye gets in the eye after it has popped on its own ..

Generally nothing: Styes are common and many pop as you describe. The contents are removed from the eye with the next blink or two and the tears are highly successful as anti-bacterial fluid so you should do fine. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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Can gentamycin be used for a stye in the eye?

Can gentamycin be used for a stye in the eye?

It is possible: Although early on, a stye can be managed without it. (warm compresses at least 2-3 times a day) if it persists more than 2 weeks, see your eye md. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat a big stye in the eye?

How can I treat a big stye in the eye?

Warm compress: 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. ...Read more

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How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

How can I best treat a stye in the eye?

Warm compresses.: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day is the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is good for a stye inside the eye?

What is good for a stye inside the eye?

Hot compresses: A "stye" on the inside of the eyelid is probably a chalazion. These are backed up oil glands that cause an inflammatory nodule to form in the eyelid tissue. Hot compresses soften the oil plug, allowing it to drain. This should be followed up by cleaning along the eyelashes with a mild soap, such as baby shampoo diluted in warm water. It can take a few weeks of treating these twice daily... ...Read more

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Stye in the eye ! what should I do to treat it?

Warm compresses: Put clean, wet, warm compresses on your eyelid to help treat the stye. The stye is caused my an inflammation in the hair follicle of the eyelid. Antibiotics are usually not needed. Keep your hands away from your eyes- don't rub your eyes! call your doctor if it does not get better. ...Read more

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Stye in the eye questions. Will it heal itself?

Many do: Application of heat in the form of warm compresses several times daily will often result in enough increased blood flow that the body heals itself. The site may come to a head & drain during the process. Soft cleaning of the area with a q-tip & thin soap solution can prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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My boy got a stye in the eye how do we treat it?

Styes are infected…: …oil glands in the margin of eyelid (like pimples). Do not squeeze them; it can worsen infection. Apply warm compresses several times a day to bring stye to head so it will open on its own & drain. More involved sties may require topical antibiotics or incision & removal of contents by doctor. Wash hands thoroughly after working around sties. Drainage on pillowcase/washcloth should be sterilized. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a stye in the eye?

Heat: Apply heat to the eyelid and wash it with an eyelid cleaner. There are several available commercially, but dilute baby shampoo will also work. Heat a wet wash cloth in the microwave for a short time (15 sec) and if not too hot ( you do not want to damage your skin and the skin on the eyelids is very thin) apply to the sty. The clean it with lid scrubs. Some of these need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

What's best used to take care of a stye in the eye?

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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Is a stye in the eye contagious?

Is a stye in the eye contagious?

No: Styes are not infectious and will not spread to others in contact with a stye. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a stye in the eye?

Hot compresses: Usually do the trick. Otherwise, add antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a stye in the eye?

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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What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?

Warm compresses: A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye. When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

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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