Hot compresses with hot water and a washcloth or clean rag are more effective than anything else. Surgery may be requried in some cases when the inflammation in the stye
becomes chronic. In this case, the pussy material is replaced by hard granulomatous inflammation which often needs to be excised or debulked surgically. If the same area recurs biopsy
is indicated to rule out a rare cancer (sebacious cell carcinoma.)
For the moment, use the ointment a couple of times a day and monitor the eyelid for the development of redness
. If redness expands to eye eyelid, oral antiobiotics are required to control lid cellulitis
Long term, eyelid scrubs and twice daily hot compresses may reduce the rate of recurrences.