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What will happen if I wake up with a stye in my eye?

What will happen if I wake up with a stye in my eye?

Nothing: You can treated with warm compresses and it may get larger before it gets better. If it doesn't resolve, your ophthalmologist can incise and drain it for faster results. ...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 get styes in my eyes probably a new one every other week and my eye lids are red and I wake up ?

I get styes in my eyes probably a new one every other week and my eye lids are red and I wake up ?

STYE OR HORDEOLUM: Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.If recurrent, treatment was not completed or inadequate. ...Read more

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I have a stye in my eye.It happened to me twice last year in august and once currently. How to not let this happen again?Never had this problem before

I have a stye in my eye.It happened to me twice last year in august and once currently. How to not let this happen again?Never had this problem before

Lid Hygiene: Recurrent stye's are usually due to an underlying condition known as blepharitis. This is a chronic condition which can be controlled with good lid hygiene, warm compressed, lid scrubs in some cases, or even medication in some cases. Your eye doctor can determine the best course of therapy for you. ...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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Can this stye in my eye ever go away?

Can this stye in my eye ever go away?

Hordeolum: Suggest you consult your PCP. Styes usually resolve quickly with or without treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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How should I get rid of the stye in my eye?

How should I get rid of the stye in my eye?

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

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Could the stye in my eye be causing all this crustiness in my eyelids?

Could the stye in my eye be causing all this crustiness in my eyelids?

Probably: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...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 do I get rid of this stye in my eye?

See ophthalmologist: "styes" are usually bacterial infections and can also be from airborne foreign bodies. This may need pus removal, warm compresses, topical antibiotic creams or drops and/or even oral antibiotics. You should see an ophthalmologist. ...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 use sterile eye drops for a stye in my eye?

It won't hurt: It won't hurt, but probably won't help either. The standard medical treatment for sty is warm compresses. ...Read more

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Can I use gentamicin sulphate for a stye in my eye?

Can I use gentamicin sulphate for a stye in my eye?

Yes: But it is unlikely to have any beneficial effect. Use a warm soak, three to four times per day. If the stye fails to resolve in a week, see an ophthalmologist for incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I HAVE A STYE IN MY EYE but I rubbed it against my dog's face. Will it aggravate the infection?

I HAVE A STYE IN MY EYE but I rubbed it against my dog's face. Will it aggravate the infection?

Not necessarily...: Make sure you use warm compresses on the stye about 15 mins 2-3 times a day. Keep the area always clean.If it doesn't get better in a few days or else gets worse you might need antibiotics in that area so you would need to see you doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a stye in my eye for 3 weeks and have now developed pink eye in the same eye. What should I do?

I have had a stye in my eye for 3 weeks and have now developed pink eye in the same eye. What should I do?

OPTHALMOLOGIST: Some source of infection - frequently staph and needs compresses, and likely antibiotics. If any eye disease previously, may need to go to er. ...Read more

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I have pink eye and a stye in my eye at the same time they occurred at the same time... .can this be dangerous?

I have pink eye and a stye in my eye at the same time they occurred at the same time... .can this be dangerous?

Not additive: These by themselves are uncomfortable but rarely ever harmful.. If both occur at the same time, that compounds the discomfort but does not make either condition worse. There is no especial danger to these occurring together. ...Read more

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I have a stye in my eye for the second time in 1 month. Any idea as to why it came back? It really hurts and is red.

I have a stye in my eye for the second time in 1 month. Any idea as to why it came back? It really hurts and is red.

Sometimes bad luck: Though it could be related to you having thicker secretions around the eye. You could try using warm compresses regularly in the morning and evening. Also make sure you hygeine is good so that you aren't spreading bacteria in that region and don't share cosmetics. You could have other inflammatory issues around the eye - like blepharitis - that may contribute too. See a doctor for more help. ...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