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What does it mean if my stye is still hard after hot compresses?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
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In brief: Stye

Most styes have a core of inflammatory material inside.
After a time, the core tends to fibrose and become hard. If the stye is resistant to hot compresses and topical antibiotics, it may need to be drained by your local ophthalmologist.

In brief: Stye

Most styes have a core of inflammatory material inside.
After a time, the core tends to fibrose and become hard. If the stye is resistant to hot compresses and topical antibiotics, it may need to be drained by your local ophthalmologist.
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