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My stye is on the inside of my eyelid not on the outside. In this case, how do I use the teabag method?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Limited effectivenes

You can still try the teabag method on your closed eyelid; its effect will be limited.
A better method is to apply a hot wet compress to the closed eyelid twice a day. If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist, who may prescribe an antibiotic drop, ointment, and/or pill, and/or may drain the stye in the office if you agree to it.

In brief: Limited effectivenes

You can still try the teabag method on your closed eyelid; its effect will be limited.
A better method is to apply a hot wet compress to the closed eyelid twice a day. If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist, who may prescribe an antibiotic drop, ointment, and/or pill, and/or may drain the stye in the office if you agree to it.
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid teabags

The tannic acid in the tea can cause irritation to the eye and the tea can stain the skin, giving you dark 'racoon eyes'.
Instead, use a rolled facecloth soaked in hot tap water (comfortable shower hot, not scalding) over the closed eyes. The heat will get to the internal bump if you hold it there for about 3-5 minutes.

In brief: Avoid teabags

The tannic acid in the tea can cause irritation to the eye and the tea can stain the skin, giving you dark 'racoon eyes'.
Instead, use a rolled facecloth soaked in hot tap water (comfortable shower hot, not scalding) over the closed eyes. The heat will get to the internal bump if you hold it there for about 3-5 minutes.
Dr. Olivia Liao
Dr. Olivia Liao
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