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How do you get rid of a stye that's been there a wk?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: STYE OR HORDEOLUM

Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.

In brief: STYE OR HORDEOLUM

Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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