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What is the quickest way to get rid of a stye?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Don't pick it
Hello. Most important thing - try not to touch your stye with your fingers, don't pick at it and definately don't squeeze it.
You can apply warm compresses for ten to fifteen minutes at a time , four to six times per day. Styes usually resolve within seven to days.

In brief: Don't pick it
Hello. Most important thing - try not to touch your stye with your fingers, don't pick at it and definately don't squeeze it.
You can apply warm compresses for ten to fifteen minutes at a time , four to six times per day. Styes usually resolve within seven to days.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
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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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Warm compresses
A stye is a blocked gland in the eyelid, often secondarily infected.
Many will respond to using warm compresses several times daily for five-to-ten minutes at a time. Just a clean washcloth rinsed with very warm tapwater will do. If the stye does not appear to be improving after a few days, time to see an eye md for further treatment, which can include topical meds, oral meds, or surgical drainage.

In brief: Warm compresses
A stye is a blocked gland in the eyelid, often secondarily infected.
Many will respond to using warm compresses several times daily for five-to-ten minutes at a time. Just a clean washcloth rinsed with very warm tapwater will do. If the stye does not appear to be improving after a few days, time to see an eye md for further treatment, which can include topical meds, oral meds, or surgical drainage.
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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