Stye

A stye is a red and painful bump caused due to bacterial infection of the oil-secreting gland of the eyelids. The other symptoms include watery eye, swollen eyelid, gritty sensation in the eye, light sensitivity, and eye pain. Warm compresses and antibiotic cream are used to treat it.

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I have suffered from a painful style on my left eye for the last two days. How do I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from stye on my left eye for the last two days. And it is very painful. What to do?Please give your suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take a tablet of Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid) 625 mg three times a day for the next three days after meals (please ensure that you do no...  Read Full »

Why am I having a painful swelling in my upper eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, There is swelling in my left eye upper lid. There is a pain and small pimple from inside at the corner for last two days. Currently, I am using Nevanac and Pataday eye drops. Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a mild staphylococcal infection and has caused a stye (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apart from medicines, you can do some hot fomentation two to three times a day for relief. It is usually caused by touching of the eye with dirty hands ...  Read Full »

I have had eye swelling from the past four days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had eye swelling from the past four days, and since yesterday morning, the swelling has worsened. I have applied hot compresses on it, and I feel something inside in the corner. I had a similar condition last year, whcih was due to a bacterial infection. What is causing this? A ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It could be stye (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that has spread a bit owing to cellulitis. I would suggest the following: Tablet Amoxclav (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) 625 mg thrice daily for ...  Read Full »

I have had a stye for a week with an itching sensation and eye dryness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a stye for a week, and it started healing, but then my eye became itchy, and now I have a stye in my other eye. I am a contact lens wearer, and I wear my contact lens almost daily. Right now, I am cleaning my eyes daily with physiological serum or Boric acid drops, applyin...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the photos you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and they do not appear to be stye. These are the blocked opening of the meibomian glands. This blockage is the reason for your dry eyes. Meibomian glands are present...  Read Full »

What home remedy can I use to eliminate the stye inside my eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, What homemade remedy can I use to eliminate a stye inside the eyelid? It gets swollen every time I wake up. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. K K Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If it is a stye, the best homemade remedy is a warm compress. Mix about two tablespoons of salt in a glass of water and heat it. Now with a clean cloth or cotton, you should warm compress your eyes. Do it seven to eight times daily for 10 ...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest to me ways to get rid of a stye?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to bed about a week ago and woke up and saw that I developed some type of a stye in the eye. But I am not very sure. I do not know what it is. It is still about the same size. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the site of the lesion. Probably it is present on the inner side of the eyelid. And based on your details, the Differential diagnosis are: Stye. Chalazion. Nonspecific blepharitis. Stye:- So basically, it could be a superficial bacterial infect...  Read Full »

My stye recurs often for the past eight months. Should I give cold or warm compression?

Query: Hi doctor,I have stye for the past eight months. Though it was small, it made me insecure, so I removed it surgically. Unfortunately, I got a scar on my eyelid and wake up with puffy eyes every morning. My stye is enlarging now. Should I give cold or warm compression for the stye? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Chalazion is a condition in which there is a recurrence of stye due to various body conditions. Give heat fomentation. Consult an ophthalmologist for review.  Read Full »

The stye present on my right eye is painful, and I cannot focus on my work. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stye on the outer lid of my right eye, and it hurts whenever I blink my eyes. It has been three days since the stye has appeared, and there is swelling with pus inside the stye. Can you please suggest any medicine for the stye to disappear in a day or two? I am worried, please...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you give warm compressions to the eye with the stye at least twice a day to make you feel better and start taking a painkiller twice a day for five days. In addition, I recommend taking tablet Cefixime 200...  Read Full »

My husband got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. What medicines should I use for him?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. We have been applying a hot and cold compress on it, but it is only swelling up more. It is painful, and we want to know which medication we should go for.   Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This may be stye. I suggest you use: 1) Moxifloxacin eye ointment two times a day for two weeks. 2) Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg two times a day for seven days. 3) Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg S-O-S (as and when needed) for pain (maximum two times a day). Warm compres...  Read Full »

What is the reason for stye and hard, swollen nose with crustiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stye in my right upper eyelid. After a few days, I noticed whiteheads on the right side of my nose. Now the right side of my nose is swollen and hard, with areas of crustiness. It does not hurt, but I am concerned. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly answer the following questions. 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Do you have a history of an insect bite? 3) Any oozing? 4) Is the lesion pus-filled? Is the lesion painful or tender? Do you have any fever? Answer the questions for detail...  Read Full »

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