Can a stye be treated with antibiotics?
Contagious from one eye to another. Oral antibiotics not recommended.
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A stye is an infection caused by bacteria. The reason why it passed from an eye to another is done from the pillow or the towel.
Normally the stye will heal after some time, it is true.
It is highly recommended to keep the eye closed, and put warm water compresses. He needs to keep these compresses above closed eyelids for 10 minutes and to repeat this for 4-5 times a day. The warm water compresses will relieve the pain and bring the stye to a head like a pimple that will normally self-drain.
Do Not squeeze or pop a stye, this will spread the infection. Taking care of the hygiene and of a good diet, it is highly recommended.
I would not suggest oral antibiotics. The warm compresses and ibuprofen for the pain are the recommended therapy.
If it doesn't resolve in 15-20 days, he has to check with an oculist for a intervention or drainage.
If you have other questions, please feel free to post them.
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