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How do you get rid of a sty on the lower lid?

By August 9, 2012 - 12:15pm
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I have been putting hot compress on it but is there any other way?

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Hi tesbrown,

If you are heating it up in the microwave, make sure it's damp. Not soaked. This will help in keeping the heat longer and safe.  Also, you might want to try using a heating compress, which you can find at a local pharmacy.



August 10, 2012 - 12:35pm
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Hi tesbrown,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Here are few things experts believe in treating a stye.  

  • Apply warm, wet compresses for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 to 6 times a day. This usually helps the area heal faster. It may also help open a blocked pore so that it can drain and start to heal.
  • Use an over-the-counter treatment. Try an ointment (such as Stye), solution (such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash), or medicated pads (such as Ocusoft Lid Scrub).
  • Let the stye or chalazion open on its own. Don't squeeze or open it.
  • Don't wear eye makeup or contact lenses until the area has healed.

Here are some resources for you




August 9, 2012 - 12:31pm
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Thanks so much for your reply. I am using a warm compress but it doesn't stay warm long. How can I keep the rag to stay warm longer? It has been about three days now and it looks like it might be another couple days. Sure is painful. i am taking ibuprofen.

August 9, 2012 - 2:30pm
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