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Ways to get rid of a stye.

Asked by cake7 (519points) June 6th, 2008 from iPhone

you know when your eye feels like hell. I never get them but, yesterday it happend to show up on my right eye. Please help, feels horrible!

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row4food's avatar

Take a washcloth and run it under the hottest water from the tap. Then fold it up and ring it out a bit. Sit in a comfortable chair or lay down with the washcloth over your eye. Leave it on for about 15–20 mins. You can repeat a few times if you’d like, giving it a rest for about equal time before you repeat. (2–3 times.) That took care of it for me. Those are a pain, but the hot washcloth feels nice. Good luck.

shilolo's avatar

Check out this previous thread. That said, row4food is right, hot compresses are the way to go. Good luck.

Wine3213's avatar

Exactly. Follow row4food’s advice. And don’t waste your money on over the counter meds. They’re pointless.

gailcalled's avatar

If you can’t be bothered with earlier posts, don’t use too hot water because eyelid skin is sensitive. I would say compresses 5–10 minutes 4–5 x daily, according to my Ophthamologist. I now wash my eyelashes every day with a drop of baby shampoo on a cloth. It lowers the chance of reinfection.

gimmedat's avatar

Have you heard the Urban Legend that a stye is the product of lying to a pregnant woman? I can’t tell you anything at all to help, but that tidbit cracks me up.

cake7's avatar

thanks you guys.
@ gimmedat: i don’t think i know any pregnant women. That is pretty funny.

BronxLens's avatar

WebMD treatment advise for sty
Disclaimer: this if for reference. Only your doctor can recommend what’s best as treatment.
Hope you get better either way ;)

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styes – plural

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