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How do you get rid of a big stye besides using hot compresses? Do oral antibiotics help?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

U r on d right track.
Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a blocked pore so that it can drain & start to heal. U can use otc bausch & lomb eye wash or medicated pads ocusoft lid scrub.Do not squeeze d stye or chalazion.Don't wear make up or contacts til it healed.If no better, u wl need prescriptiom eye ointment.

In brief: Maybe

U r on d right track.
Question is r u applying warm, wet compresses for 5-10 minutes 3-6 times a day!this usually helps d area heal faster, open up a blocked pore so that it can drain & start to heal. U can use otc bausch & lomb eye wash or medicated pads ocusoft lid scrub.Do not squeeze d stye or chalazion.Don't wear make up or contacts til it healed.If no better, u wl need prescriptiom eye ointment.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Compresses!

Oral antibiotics do not help, sty's are not an infection.
Some doctors will inject them with a steroid. But most likely if warm compresses are not working then you need to have it incised and drained. See an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Compresses!

Oral antibiotics do not help, sty's are not an infection.
Some doctors will inject them with a steroid. But most likely if warm compresses are not working then you need to have it incised and drained. See an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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