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Urgent need to get rid of a stye on my eyelid overnight?

Urgent need to get rid of a stye on my eyelid overnight?

No shortcut: Sorry, no shortcuts. Hot compresses are the best way to encourage a stye to drain spontaneously, and you can certainly do them several times daily, but short of having a physician incise and drain the stye, there isn't a quick fix (and trying to manipulate or pop it at home is likely to make it more inflamed, and possibly lead to infection). ...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


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How to get rid of a stye on my eyelid when ever I blink it hurt will I loose my sight if it don't go away in within a week

How to get rid of a stye on my eyelid when ever I blink it hurt will I loose my sight if it don't go away in within a week

Stye: Stye is a clogged meibomian gland, if it is tender, it is infected. The best cure is e warm compress as dr. Fowler have described. They potato acts as a heat sink and keeps the towel warm for a long duration. I recommend one hour of warm compress each day until its fully resolved. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye over your eyelid?

How to get rid of a stye over your eyelid?

Home treatment: A stye is a bacterial infection of the eyelid (usually staph). Antibiotic drops are not necessary!
Warm compresses will allow the stye to drain very promptly. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye on the eyelid?

What is the best way to get rid of a stye on the eyelid?

Warm soaks: An acute stye is best first treated by applying a very warm, not hot, washcloth to the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time and five times per day. This will get rid of most. Things like "stye" ointment obtained over the counter do not work. Check with your ophthalmologist if persistent. ...Read more

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How can a person get rid of a stye that is under the eyelid?

How can a person get rid of a stye that is under the eyelid?

Stye: Hot compress 4 x a day, omega 3, 600 mg and see a doctor to get rex for steroid antibiotic drops and to make sure it is a stye and not a malignancy. ...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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Why do I have stye under my eyelid? How can I get rid of it?

Why do I have stye under my eyelid? How can I get rid of it?

Hot soaks: Apply hot soaks four times per day. If it is not gone in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...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 have a stye underneath my left eyelid. What is the quickest way to get rid of it other Than warm compress?

See your doctor: As you may need antibiotics, either local or systemic, if doesn't improve despite that, you need to see an ophthalmologist, unfortunately no quick fix, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a stye that went down below my eyelid and it's visible from under the skin what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a stye that went down below my eyelid and it's visible from under the skin what can I do to get rid of it?

Chalazion: This suggests that you had a chalazion, and if it is still in the acute phase you can try warm/hot dry compresses and steroid antibiotic drops. If this does not resolve within 5 days then you may need to ave it incised and the contents removed. This is curative. ...Read more

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I had a stye on my bottom eyelid near the tear duct, I popped it& puss came out but 4 weeks on I still have a red hard bump, how can I get rid of it?

I had a stye on my bottom eyelid near the tear duct, I popped it& puss came out but 4 weeks on I still have a red hard bump, how can I get rid of it?

See an eye doc: There are a couple ways of getting rid of it that involve either injecting it with a steroid or surgically removing it. ...Read more

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Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Well: Not a good idea see a primary care doctor optometrist or ophthalmologist for specific diagnosis and treatment should not really treat this yourself ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stye in my eye?

How can I get rid of a stye in my eye?

Home treatment: A stye is a bacterial infection of the eyelid (usually staph). Antibiotic drops are not necessary!
Warm compresses will allow the stye to drain very promptly. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stye in your eye?

How can I get rid of a stye in your eye?

Heat: The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a stye on? Your? Eye?

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye in my eye?

How to get rid of a stye in my eye?

Warm compresses: If the surrounding skin gets increasingly red or you develop fever, go to the er. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a stye in my eye?

What can I do to get rid of a stye in my eye?

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a stye in your eye?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of a stye in your eye?

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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How would I get rid of a stye on my eye fast please help?

How would I get rid of a stye on my eye fast please help?

Apply 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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How does putting a hot compress over your eye help to get rid of a stye?

Liquify solid lipids: A stye is basicaly a small abcess on the margin fo the eyelid. It becomes painful as the orifice to the glands that line the eyelid (meibomian glands) become plugged with infectious material and bacteria, usually staph. The hot compress helps to liquify the solid waste products so that it can drain. This and the use of antibiotics help to clear the infection. Topical antibiotics;usually eyedrops. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stye on the top lid of your eye? It's not very big.

How do you get rid of a stye on the top lid of your eye? It's not very big.

Compresses!: You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stye on the bottom eye lid?

How to get rid of a stye on the bottom eye lid?

Warm compress: I suggest using cotton ball with warm water for 1-2 minutes 4 times a day. If pain or swelling does not resolve in few days or gets worse see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Any remedies on how can I get rid of a stye in the eye?

Any remedies on how can I get rid of 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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How can I get rid of a stye or pimple in the eye?

How can I get rid of a stye or pimple in the eye?

Local hot packs: Styes are best managed with frequent applications of very warm (not hot) cloths for 4-5 minutes and about 5 times per day on the affected eyelids. This will usually clear the issue in 2-4 days but if persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does putting a tea bag on your eye really help get rid of a stye?

Only if it is warm: Warm soaks do increase circulation and help your body's natural infection-fighting mechanism to work better. I would suggest a warm wash clothe over a tea bag. Use the tea bag to make tea instead. ...Read more

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Can you use prednisolone acetate 1% to get rid of a stye in your eye?

Can you use prednisolone acetate 1% to get rid of a stye in your eye?

Not advisible: A stye is an infection. Prednisolone could potentially make the infection worse as it reduces your body's ability to fight infection. Hot compresses are the best treatment for a stye. Better still, see your eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an eye stye?

How can you get rid of an eye stye?

Heat and antibiotic: The most successful early treatment is the use of warm compresses four times a day followed by an antibiotic/ steroid drop and/or ointment. If that treatment is unsuccessful, an ophthalmologist can painlessly lance the beast and drain it. ...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