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How long does it take for a stye to disappear?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I have a very painfull stye. This morning the little white pimple popped but now the bump has gotten bigger with a hard bump and also I am having an ear ache. Are they related? I have been hot compressing my eye but hard to do at work along with some eye drops. Advice. When do I get concerned?
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Continue warm compress

Detailed Answer:
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The white bump you noticed and ear pain is likely due to infected stye. You can continue hot compress. You can also take Advil 400 mg 3 times for pain. If the pain and swelling does not decrease in next 24 hours, please be advised to follow up with your primary provider or urgent care.

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