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    How can a stye in the eye be treated?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: How can I treat a style?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
warm compress, gentle scrub. Topical antibiotic may be needed

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

This occurs due to infection involving glands in the eyes.

Treatment consists of: (1) warm compress and gentle massage of the area for 10 mins, 4 times a day. This encourages drainage.

(2) topical antibiotic drops or cream to the eye, may sometimes be needed. Very rarely, if the entire eyelid is infected, would systemic/oral antibiotics be needed.

(3)if there is any pain , you can use paracetamol or ibuprofen

(4)in some cases, if an eyelash is involved, this has to be removed by a doctor

In most persons, the stye clears up in 1 to 2 weeks

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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