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Best remedy or medicine for stye and what is the reason why I always have stye ?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See doc

Acute stye -- warm compresses, rule out cellulitis, sometimes topical or oral antibiotics.
Steroids could be consider but not common. Incision and draining if focal and not improving. Keep lids clean. If recurrent in the same place, rule out sebaceous cell carcinoma.

In brief: See doc

Acute stye -- warm compresses, rule out cellulitis, sometimes topical or oral antibiotics.
Steroids could be consider but not common. Incision and draining if focal and not improving. Keep lids clean. If recurrent in the same place, rule out sebaceous cell carcinoma.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic style

Sometimes a stye can be caused by bacteria on the eyelashes- a way to combat this is to use baby shampoo (no sting!) to scrub your eyelashes- this may help with preventing styes in the future.
I agree also with using warm compresses to help with this current stye.

In brief: Chronic style

Sometimes a stye can be caused by bacteria on the eyelashes- a way to combat this is to use baby shampoo (no sting!) to scrub your eyelashes- this may help with preventing styes in the future.
I agree also with using warm compresses to help with this current stye.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Ravi Patel
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Warm compresses

Stye is a clogged oil gland and warm compresses usually help alleviate the condition.
If not, go to an ophthalmologist and have in office drainage.

In brief: Warm compresses

Stye is a clogged oil gland and warm compresses usually help alleviate the condition.
If not, go to an ophthalmologist and have in office drainage.
Dr. Ravi Patel
Dr. Ravi Patel
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Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Warm compresses

Styes are accumulation of greasy material in the eyelid oil producing glands.
Chronic eyelid inflammation known as blepharitis is thought to be a primary reason for why styes develop. Warm compresses help for both styes and blepharitis. If the stye is large and uncomfortable and has not responded to warm compresses then it may need to be drained surgically.

In brief: Warm compresses

Styes are accumulation of greasy material in the eyelid oil producing glands.
Chronic eyelid inflammation known as blepharitis is thought to be a primary reason for why styes develop. Warm compresses help for both styes and blepharitis. If the stye is large and uncomfortable and has not responded to warm compresses then it may need to be drained surgically.
Dr. Claudio Contreras
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic sty

It is not normal to have continual infections of the eyelids.
Usually there is a cause behind these infections which require treatment. See your family doctor about a checkup and discuss the sty situation.

In brief: Chronic sty

It is not normal to have continual infections of the eyelids.
Usually there is a cause behind these infections which require treatment. See your family doctor about a checkup and discuss the sty situation.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Michael Ham
Stys are typically not an infection. some skin types and genetics have more sty's (clogged / inflamed oil gland) than others.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Warm compresses

Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye.
A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated.

In brief: Warm compresses

Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye.
A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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