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Is draining a stye a painful procedure?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
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In brief: Stye drainage

Typically, a stye is numbed with local anesthesia, then drained.
The actual numbing feels like a tiny bee sting, then the entire area goes numb. From that point on, most people feel nothing as the stye is drained. The eyelid may be sore for a day or two as the eyelid heals, but normal activities may be resumed soon after the procedure.

In brief: Stye drainage

Typically, a stye is numbed with local anesthesia, then drained.
The actual numbing feels like a tiny bee sting, then the entire area goes numb. From that point on, most people feel nothing as the stye is drained. The eyelid may be sore for a day or two as the eyelid heals, but normal activities may be resumed soon after the procedure.
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