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What are best medicines/vitamins needed to help cure and prevent future eye styes from coming?

What are best medicines/vitamins needed to help cure and prevent future eye styes from coming?

Not really: To my knowledge, there are no preventative medicines/vitamins for styes; however, if you have a condition, such as rosacea or blepharitis, that predisposes you to styes, treating that condition should reduce the incidence. ...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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I keep getting eye styes and I take a multi vitamin, prylosic (acid reflux), iron tablet on a daily basis. But the styes keep coming back. What should I do?

I keep getting eye styes and I take a multi vitamin, prylosic (acid reflux), iron tablet on a daily basis. But the styes keep coming back. What should I do?

Warm: Warm soaks with massage every day for 2 minutes.
Ask your eye doctor if you would be a candidate for oral Doxycycline antibiotics.
A topical antibiotic / steroid combination could also be considered with close monitoring. ...Read more

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My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read more

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Why do eye styes itch?

Why do eye styes itch?

Inflammation: Styes cause inflammation which dilates blood vessels, resulting in release of histamine, which causes itching. Make a hot pack with a sock filled with rice, zap in the microwave for 30 seconds and gently place on lids for 10 minutes. It may swell more then drain. If not see an eyemd for a minor procedure called chalazion incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Why do I keep getting eye styes?

Excessive lid oils: Styes are the result of a blocked oil gland on the lid. They are treated primarily with warm compresses--4-5x per day for 10-15 minutes. You can help prevent them by performing lid washes--apply a few drops of non-stinging baby shampoo to a warm washcloth and gently scrub your eyelash area for 30 seconds every night. Also adding flaxseed oil to your diet seems to be helpful in prevention. ...Read more

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What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

What works against styes that been on my eye for weeks?

See an eye MD: First, you need to make sure they're styes. If so, several things can be tried ranging from warm compresses to steroids injections to surgery. ...Read more

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How to pop an eye stye?

No - don't pop: Anything! 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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How to cure an eye stye?

How to cure an eye stye?

Warm compresses: A style is basically a pimple on the eyelid. It will usually resolve with heat and time and rarely needs medication. If no better in 3-4 weeks then drainage or a steroid injection can help. ...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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My eye stye popped, what do I do?

My eye stye popped, what do I do?

Complete drainage: Squeeze out pus and let stye drain out completely. Apply antibiotic drops 3x daily plus cold compress frist 24 hrs then warm compress. If not completely drained in a day see an ophthalmologist for curettage. ...Read more

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How to care for a stye in your eye?

How to care for a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses, gentle massage and cleansing with baby shampoo should help. If it lasts more than 2-3 weeks you may need an antibiotic. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How come I keep on getting an eye stye?

How come I keep on getting an eye stye?

Chronic blepharitis: You likely have chronic blepharitis and need to see an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do if the stye in my eye pops?

What do I do if the stye in my eye pops?

Celebrate: When a stye 'pops" open, it is draining and frequently will go away. Continue the heat as prescribed by your ophthalmologist and your stye should disappear. ...Read more

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Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

Is it true that eye styes are contagious?

No.: Styes, or hordeolums, are caused by blockage of an oil gland or hair follicle associated with bacterial infection. These will usually consolidate and come to 'head' and then drain. Local heat and massage will help them resolve. Oral antibiotics are sometimes helpful. They are not contagious. ...Read more

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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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What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washclothe to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...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 are stye eye treatments for?

What are stye eye treatments for?

Stye treatments: Stye treatments are used to unclog the offending oil gland, quiet any associated inflammation, and to decrease bacterial overgrowth. ...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 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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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pig stye in the eye?

Pig 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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What is an effective home remedy for a stye in the eye?

Heat: Apply a very warm soaked wash rag over the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time about 4-5 times per day. This will usually work. See you ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or there is much pain. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a stye in the eye? Thank you

Is there a home remedy for a stye in the eye? Thank you

Hot compresses: Sometimes styes in the eyes can strain spontaneously and go away with hot compresses if not see a primary care physician or I doctor for treatment ...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