Eyelids - Stye
first step in easing your discomfort and encouraging the stye to drain
is to apply a warm compress to the area, usually three to four times a
day. This can help bring the pimple-like bump to a head. If the stye
does not drain on its own, we can prescribe an antibiotic ointment. In
some cases, we may use an alternate medication or oral antibiotics
instead. Rarely, an in-office procedure is needed to physically drain
and remove the stye.
stye, or hordeolum, is a bacterial infection of a gland along the edge
of the eyelid (usually near an eyelash follicle). The result is a
small, itchy red bump at the lash line. The doctors at Bonner Eye Clinic can help confirm the diagnosis for you. Sties may eventually drain and heal on their own, usually in about one week.
never attempt to puncture or squeeze a stye, because this can spread
infection and lead to further complications. Instead, if you do not
find relief from warm compresses, please seek additional care from one
of the doctors at Bonner Eye Clinic. A stye itself is not usually a
serious condition but, if left untreated, excessive irritation or
complication could occur.
The doctors at Bonner Eye Clinic can help you to determine whether you
have a stye. We can also prescribe an
appropriate medication if you need one. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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