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What can I do if my boyfriend has a small white sty in his upper inner eyelid how do we get rid of it?

What can I do if my boyfriend has a small white sty in his upper inner eyelid how do we get rid of it?

Sty: 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. See your physician or opthamologist if not improving. ...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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What is a sty on eyelid?

What is a sty on eyelid?

Sty: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. 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. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is a sty on your eyelid?

What is a sty on your eyelid?

It is...: ..A small infection. It can come from an irritation or eye rubbing, and it often, though not always, comes from a germ called staphylococcus. Sometimes it comes to a head and opens, then heals on its own. Sometimes medicine is required. ...Read more

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I have a sty on my upper right eyelid how to remove?

I have a sty on my upper right eyelid how to remove?

Warm compresses: Using a washcloth, apply a warm compress to the closed lids for 10 minutes, 4 times a day. If it fails to resolve, or you have increasing pain or redness, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is the pain in my sty supposed to spread to my eyelid.?

Is the pain in my sty supposed to spread to my eyelid.?

Stye: If the stye is worsening despite warm compresses you should be evaluated by an eyemd. Infection can sometimes spread and require treatment with antibiotics. Some also require drainage in the office. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sty in my lower left eyelid corner?

What should I do for a sty in my lower left eyelid corner?

Warm compresses: Gently bathe with warm compresses,
do not try and squeeze of drain it at home
if it is large and painful, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any help or advice on dealing with an eyelid sty?

Yes: Warm compresses applied to the eyelid for 10-15 minutes, 3 times a day will help. Also, make sure the eyelids are cleaned and any discharge is removed. There are otc eyelid scrubs that are available. Persistent styes may need to be incised and drained by an ophthalmologist, or prescribed a medication to help. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the cure remedy for a sty in your eyelids?

Can you please discuss the cure remedy for a sty in your eyelids?

Potatoe: 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. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen shut, may be a sty. I sometimes getstyes, but not this bad. What should I do?

Since: Since the cause is not known, I suggest you get it checked out. It could be caused by a number of things to include an allergic reaction, a viral infection, a bacterial infection or even sinus problems. It could be a stye gone wild. I think, by your description that there may be some significant swelling. If that is the case, your doctor can make sure you do not have orbital cellulitis. Try not to pick at your eye in the meantime. ...Read more

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I had a sty a few months ago, its healed since then. But is it normal for your eyelid to look a bit swollen or bigger after a sty has healed?

No: Normally, styes would resolve without consequences. Some, however, cause retention cysts called cholazion. I suspect this is what you're dealing with. It's treated with light massage and warm application. You may google it and see if it is what you have. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of a sty on the eyelid please help?

What are some ways to get rid of a sty on the eyelid please help?

Warm Compresses: A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor who might also prescribe medication which can help. In some cases an injection of medication can be helpful, and in other more stubborn cases a drainage via a minor surgical procedure in the office is needed. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a sty. What could it be and what should I do?

Chalazion: A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of the inner eyelid oil gland. It is caused by a blocked duct in one of the meibomian glands. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. If it bothers you, and ophthalmologist can remove it with surgery. ...Read more

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I develop swollen under my lower eyelids! When I blink it hurts and it's very red inside! I don't think it's a sty cuz there is no pimple there!

Internal sty: There are stys that are external (the pimple is easily seen) and those that are internal (the pimple is not visible, as in your case). I suspect this is the case for your condition. Warm compress the area, gentle massage and see ophthalmologist if symptoms are not improving in a day or two. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has what I think is a sty on her eyelid for about 4 months. Is heat compress still worth trying or have it checked?

My 3 yr old has what I think is a sty on her eyelid for about 4 months. Is heat compress still worth trying or have it checked?

Depends on cooperati: If your kid will cooperate (bribing is ok), heat is still the best first step. You can make a small warm compress with a wet face rag in a ziploc bag with holes. Toss in the microwave for long enough to get warm & keep on until cool & repeat often. A gentle wash of the eyelashes near the sty with a q-tip & shampoo can loosen any plugged glands & the heat may help the sty drain. ...Read more

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Sty on my upper eyelid as well as a white dot on my eyeball. How to remove it?

Sty on my upper eyelid as well as a white dot on my eyeball. How to remove it?

See your eye MD: You need to see your ophthalmologist to have it evaluated and determine whether surgical removal is indicated. ...Read more

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Painful bump on the eyeball. I can't see it coz it is on lower eyeball. I thought it was sty but sty is on the eyelid not on eyeball. What is it please?

Pain: Could be nodular scleritis or an episcleritis. This is an inflammatory condition of the eyeball. It may require medicine from your eye doctor-- seek help soon. ...Read more

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I frequently get a sty on the same location every time (bottom eyelid near the nose), this happens approximately every 3-5 months. I always clean my face daily, every morning and every afternoon. The last two sty got really bad and required medical attent

Sty/stye: This is due to clogged meibomian glands at base of eyelash. Recurrence might be due to scarred glands. Use diluted tea tree oil (natural way) of cleaning eyelashes with eyes closed. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info. See eyeMD if continues to recur for Intraductal gland probing or incision & drainage if natural remedies/antibiotic creams do not help. ...Read more

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I think I have a sty on my lower eyelid near the tear duct. Can I still wear my RGP cornea reshaping lenses to sleep? I don't wear them during the day

Not sure it's a good: Idea. If the stye is infected, this may affect your lens being contaminated. Best to check with your eye doctor during exam by slit lamp microscopy first. That's the best. ...Read more

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Sty or cyst on mgd will be still there while disease or can appear n disappear sometimes? What most symptom of blepharitis except itching on eyelid?

Sty or cyst on mgd will be still there while disease or can appear n disappear sometimes? What most symptom of blepharitis except itching on eyelid?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis symptoms and signs include:watery eyes, red eyes, a gritty, burning sensation in the eye, eyelids that appear greasy, itchy eyelids, red, swollen eyelids, flaking of the skin around the eyes, crusted eyelashes upon awakening, eyelid sticking, more frequent blinking, sensitivity to light, eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes), loss of eyelashes. ...Read more

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How do u treat a sty in a 3 yr old eye? Its at inner corner and just noticed it now? S lower eyelid is where it is. Its not touching eye. Its lower.

Sty on eye: The sty you refer to may not be a sty but a lacimal duct infection at the corner of the inner lower eyelid. Wash cloth warm water and antibiotics is the treatment. See you doctor. ...Read more

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I have tenderness on my lower eyelid but no sign of a sty (redness, bump, inflammation). What could it be?

Unclear: It is unclear but may be a small gland infection. I would wait and see as this does not appear to be serious as yet from what you have said. I would not wear makeup until this has settled down as this can sometimes aggravate eye problems. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

See MD: You need to get to a doctor to properly evaluate the cause. There may be infection or trauma that you were unaware of as may occur during sleep. This is not an appropriate condition to address online. ...Read more

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Infected sty under upper eyelid in l eye x 3 wks, now a sty in r eye. Both eye drainage/crusty. Iv abx done, oral steroid done. Oral abx done.?

Stye treatment: If you have styes on both upper lids, then you likely have have underlying blepharitis (lid inflammation) which is causing your meibomian glands to become occluded and infected (like a pimple). Treatment is usually warm compresses for at least 12 minutes followed by lid massages with possible antibiotic/steroid combination eyedrop. I would see an eye care provider to make sure that's what it is. ...Read more

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The outside corner of my eyelid is sore to the touch and is hurts when I blink. It is not swollen, there is no visible sty, and eye is not red.?

The outside corner of my eyelid is sore to the touch and is hurts when I blink. It is not swollen, there is no visible sty, and eye is not red.?

Corner of eye pain: May be developing infection or developing Zoster (herpes-shingles)-the rash takes several days to come out. Consider lysine 500 mg 3 tabs a day x 5 and also f/u with urgent care/ doc ...Read more

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A small white pimple like bump appeared in the corner of my inner upper eyelid. It is tender to the touch and irritating my eye. Is it likely a sty?

A small white pimple like bump appeared in the corner of my inner upper eyelid. It is tender to the touch and irritating my eye. Is it likely a sty?

Yes: 25 year old lady with upper eyelid bump and eye irritation. It is quite likely a sty or chalazion. You can use a warm compress applied to eye for a few minutes and then wash your eyelid/eyelash area with some baby shampoo. If the problem gets worse, see your physician for an exam because antibiotic ointment can be used. Try over the counter artificial tears for the eye dryness.
Vision blur? See MD ...Read more

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I have a bump on my eyelid. It doesn't look like a sty it looks like an eczema bump. I had this b4 &my doctor gave me a steroid cream what do I have?

I have a bump on my eyelid. It doesn't look like a sty it looks like an eczema bump. I had this b4 &my doctor gave me a steroid cream what do I have?

Chalazion: This still may be a different type of stopped up oil gland. Try warm soaks 2-3 times of day--if no change, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can basal cell carcinoma appear inside the Lower eyelid. She had it before on outer eye and was removed. 3 weeks sty treatment no better?

Can basal cell carcinoma appear inside the Lower eyelid. She had it before on outer eye and was removed. 3 weeks sty treatment no better?

Basal cell: Need to go back to the ENT or oculoplastic surgeon for re-evaluation. Sound like a recurrence and may need through and through resection and lid grafting. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stye on my eyelid?

How can I cure a stye on my eyelid?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washcloth to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more