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What does it mean if my stye is still hard after hot compresses?

What does it mean if my stye is still hard after hot compresses?

Stye: Most styes have a core of inflammatory material inside. After a time, the core tends to fibrose and become hard. If the stye is resistant to hot compresses and topical antibiotics, it may need to be drained by your local ophthalmologist. ...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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Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Yes: Heat helps to open up your oil gland (meibomian gland) on you lid margin. Occluded glands leads to inflammation then to a stye. ...Read more

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I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do I get the swelling to go dow?

I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do I get the swelling to go dow?

Ice the area: And see your doctor asap. There is a chance it could have gotten infected and you may need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. How do I get rid of it? Thank you. That's it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye. I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! Can I do that safely? It sure worked well

I have a horrible, hurting stye in my eye. How do I get rid of it? Thank you. That's it. I've had it for 3 days now, and am just putting hot compresses on my eye. I feel like putting hydrogen peroxide in my eye! Can I do that safely? It sure worked well

DO: Do not put peroxide in your eye!
often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone. If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Common symptoms: You are doing the right thing by using warm compresses. Most tend to apply them too infrequently - apply very warm compresses over the involved eye for 4 minutes at a time 5-6 times a day. This will usually melt it away in several days. As long as the vision is normal, this should work. Using compresses 1-2 times per day will not usually work. ...Read more

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How many hot compresses should I put on my sty?

As much as possible: 4 times a day is 4 times better than once a day. Just don't burn yourself. ...Read more

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How do u know when a stye is HEALED. I've been putting stye med + warm compresses for 2 weeks. Looks gone but I think I feel a tiny bump still?

How do u know when a stye is HEALED. I've been putting stye med + warm compresses for 2 weeks. Looks gone but I think I feel a tiny bump still?

Healed: It is "healed" when pain, redness and swelling have resolved. A tiny, painless bump is likely nothing to worry about and should continue to get smaller. If it enlarges and stye recurs, you should follow-up again with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a stye. A bump in the middle of my top right eyelid. Doing compresses/ciproflox drops. Bump turning brown color. Does this mean it's healing?

Have a stye. A bump in the middle of my top right eyelid. Doing compresses/ciproflox drops. Bump turning brown color. Does this mean it's healing?

Make sure it's warm: Hi there Gloria make sure the compresses are not too hot for your skin and causing discoloration. I would definitely see your ophthalmologist again to get that checked out. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my upper eyelid. I was told it was a stye. Doing compresses and prescribed drops. It's starting to dry out. Do I still do compresses?

I have a bump on my upper eyelid. I was told it was a stye. Doing compresses and prescribed drops. It's starting to dry out. Do I still do compresses?

Yes: I recommend doing the warm compresses till the redness, swelling & soreness completely resolves. Remember to only use the eye medication for the prescribed amount of time. It's also a good idea to continue performing lid hygiene on a routine basis, especially if you're predisposed to styes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a stye on my lower eyelid. I am a truck driver's wife, am in the truck. No access to warn compresses or any meds til fri still wear contactS?

Contact wear OK: Styes are in the substance of the lid and the infection they contain will only leak onto the eye if they are very large, pus filled and leak. Most are small and cannot interact with a contact, so you may wear yours. If the eye gets red, painful, or the vision changes, then remove the lens until you get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a stye and a chalazion on the same eye lid (1 inch apart), should I go ahead treat the stye with warm compresses while it's still just a stye?

I have a stye and a chalazion on the same eye lid (1 inch apart), should I go ahead treat the stye with warm compresses while it's still just a stye?

Stye can be painful: Hot compress will help both conditions. However a stye is painful since it is an infection in the root of the eyelash follicle removing the eyelash should relieve the pain and hot compress will resolve the swelling along with some topical antibiotic. Chalazion not painful also needs hot compress and if not resolved will need to be dealt with by your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Internal styes are worse than external ones, so I want to know home remedies besides compresses to aid in a healthy healing without pinkye developing?

Several things: Home treatment is all that is needed for most styes. Apply warm, wet compresses for 5 -10 minutes, 3 to 6 x's a day. This helps the area heal faster & open a blocked pore so that it can drain. Use an OTC ointment (such as Stye), solution (such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash), or medicated pads (such as Ocusoft Lid Scrub). Don't squeeze or open it. Don't wear eye makeup or contact lenses until healed ...Read more

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In case of stye, should warm compresses be wet or dry?

Either will work: Anything warm or hot will help dilate and open up the clogged oil gland causing the stye. Either wet or dry will work. Typically we recommend damp/wet warm compresses as these are easier to make at home with hot water and a wash cloth. You could also place rice in a sock and place it in the microwave for 45 seconds. This will stay warm for up to 20 min, thus increasing heat to the stye. Good luck. ...Read more

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Besides warm compresses, what are other ways to remove a stye?

Besides warm compresses, what are other ways to remove a stye?

Incision;drainage: After a consistent course of warm compresses and eyelid massages, if a sty fails to resolve and there is still desire to have it decompressed, a sty may be surgically incised and drained in the office. Infrequently an intralesional corticosteroid infection may be administered to aid its resolution, or if an individual is suspected of having an infected lid associated with the sty, oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can a stye get worst before it gets better? Doing warm compresses for 4 days. Stye seems to not change in size. It's on lower outside lid.

A chalazion (stye): Can increase in size before surfacing and then expressing itself. Using warm comprises aggressively with gentle massage to break up solidified material will allow the material to surface and exit thus reducing the size. If in the rare case it does not resolve then your Ophthalmologist can remove it for you. ...Read more

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How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

Styes: Styes are just blocked oil glands in the eye lids. The heat helps unplug the ducts, similar to putting cisco oil on a hot frying pan, it melts. ...Read more

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Is it better to unclog meibomian glands (no stye or chalazion) with dry or wet warm compresses?

Is it better to unclog meibomian glands (no stye or chalazion) with dry or wet warm compresses?

Heat is key: See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more details, but heat is key to naturally opening up meibomian gland: it can be wet or dry. Washing lids/lashes with hot water (without burning skin) is also important. Diluted tea tree oil also helps naturally clear lashes from bacteria & mites that can clog glands. ...Read more

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I have a large upper lid stye. Treating it with warm water compresses. Should I do anything differently since I'm on Humira (adalimumab) for AS?

I have a large upper lid stye. Treating it with warm water compresses. Should I do anything differently since I'm on Humira (adalimumab) for AS?

Call your doctor: Since Himura reduces your ability to fight against infection, it may be a good idea to check with your doctor even though it may turn out to be fine. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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How long do I leave am the warm compresses on my eye for my stye and how many times a day?

How long do I leave am the warm compresses on my eye for my stye and how many times a day?

3-4: Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, 3-4 times per day. If not better, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

How do I get rid of my child's stye if warm compresses and the eye ointment didn't work?

Needs consultation: Any child with a persistent stye or chalazion needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist to determine the underlying reason. "styes" generally develop in response to chronic eyelid gland inflammation. Treatment is aimed at not only treating the stye but preventing future problems as well. In extreme cases, styes may develop into cellulitis or skin infection requiring more intense treatment. ...Read more

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I have a stye on my eyelid. If I give it compresses with steam from boiling water 2-3 times a day. How long will it take to go away?

I have a stye on my eyelid. If I give it compresses with steam from boiling water 2-3 times a day. How long will it take to go away?

Lid Stye: Careful with the steam! The tissue of the lid and around the eye is more sensitive than other parts of the body. You do not want to burn the tissue. Rule of thumb is to use a clean cloth like a wash cloth or hand towel and use hot tap water to wet the cloth and test it on the back of the hand before applying it to the eyelid. Massage the lid with the hot cloth. Apply 10 minutes 6 times a day. ...Read more

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Hi Doc! How do I know if my stye is heaLing? . It has been two days after the pus from my stye popped out using only warm compresses

Hi Doc! How do I know if my stye is heaLing? . It has been two days after the pus from my stye popped out using only warm compresses

It is healing.: You are doing the right thing to use warm compresses. The drainage of pus was the beginning of healing process. Continue the warm compresses till the swelling is gone and there is no more pus. If the eye itself (The white part) starts getting red and draining pus, then you will need to see a doctor to get prescription for antibiotic eye drops or lotion. ...Read more

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Can a stye effect your eye vision? If it starts to effects your eye vision while I am giving it warm compresses, do I need to see my doctor about it?

Can a stye effect your eye vision? If it starts to effects your eye vision while I am giving it warm compresses, do I need to see my doctor about it?

Would be best: What you most likely have is a chalazion, not a stye. The lump can press on your eye and cause blurring via astigmatism, or it can also blur and irritate the cornea via inflammatory discharge from the area. Chronic blurring can also be caused by the underlying problem (blepharitis). Warm compresses help, but topical or oral antibiotics and/or steroid drops can really aid the healing process. ...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?

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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Hematomas in my buttox not healing after 3 months. Dr prescription hot compresses, tens unit, Aleve (naproxen) & 7days Loritab. Still much pain & trouble walking at time?

Hematomas in my buttox not healing after 3 months. Dr prescription hot compresses, tens unit, Aleve (naproxen) & 7days Loritab. Still much pain & trouble walking at time?

Hematoma: Consult a surgeon to see if there is a hardened hematoma pressing on nerves in your buttock. If one is present it may have to be excised as hot compresses cannot break down an organized hematoma that old. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use hot compresses on chalazion?

Is it a good idea to use hot compresses on chalazion?

Yes: Yes, that is the cheapest treatment out there and it works well. Just make sure not to burn yourself! Also, hot tea bags is a bad idea! ...Read more

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It started like a boil and I applied hot compresses to bring it to a head. It kept hurting really bad. Eventually it started going down but now it spr?

It started like a boil and I applied hot compresses to bring it to a head. It kept hurting really bad. Eventually it started going down but now it spr?

Get checked: Any boil always makes me think of MRSA infection these days especially if there is a lot of pain. At your age you must factor in any underlying health issues like diabetes or impaired immune system. I would have this checked very soon especially if you develop fever and body aches.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-mrsa ...Read more

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How long should I put hot compresses on an ingrown hair?

How long should I put hot compresses on an ingrown hair?

Until resolves: Hot compresses should be continued until the inflammation resolves. If it persists more than a few days you should see your physician as it may be infected and require care. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lump/pimple to go away if using hot compresses? Do hot compresses work for it?

2-5 days: Using warm compresses on a pimple on your face will help, but may not go away very quickly. Using a mild soap with a wash cloth with warm water will mechanically help area to heal more quickly. Do this with clean wash cloth three to four times a day. You may also use over the counter acne medications or speak to the pharmacist at your drug store for ideas. Do not squeeze pimple. See MD. ...Read more

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I swear every time I put warm wet (NOT HOT) compresses, my eyelids only get worse and more thick!! I'm so frustrated what do I do!! ?

Warm compress: If the warmth is frustrating you then use the ice route instead. Put a wet wash cloth in an ice bath and then squeeze out the access then refresh in 5 to 10 minutes. Your ice bath can be a pot or a large bowl with lots of ice. Settle down, this problem will pass. See the doctor in the am for appropriate antibiotics if not better. ...Read more

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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