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Does heat applied to a stye help it pop?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: A chalazion (stye)

can increase in size before surfacing and then expressing itself.
Using warm compresses aggressively with gentle massage to break up solidified material will allow the material to surface and exit thus reducing the size. If in the rare case it does not resolve then your Ophthalmologist can remove it for you.

In brief: A chalazion (stye)

can increase in size before surfacing and then expressing itself.
Using warm compresses aggressively with gentle massage to break up solidified material will allow the material to surface and exit thus reducing the size. If in the rare case it does not resolve then your Ophthalmologist can remove it for you.
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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Dr. Stan Coleman
Chalazia rarely Pop. Hot compresses reduce the size and contribute to healing. Some times antibiotics are required.
Dr. Bhupendra Patel
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stye: how to pop??

Apply warmth and pressure.
Don't be afraid to apply firm pressure. This will often allow it to "pop" and, voila, you will get better!

In brief: Stye: how to pop??

Apply warmth and pressure.
Don't be afraid to apply firm pressure. This will often allow it to "pop" and, voila, you will get better!
Dr. Bhupendra Patel
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Do not squeeze it. Allow the warm compresses to open it gently
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sty

It may actually help and definitely does not hurt.
So give it a try with warm compresses overnight

In brief: Sty

It may actually help and definitely does not hurt.
So give it a try with warm compresses overnight
Dr. Kent Childs
Dr. Kent Childs
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