I have had a painful stye for the past few months which has not improved yet. Kindly help.

Q. What could be the reason for frequent styes?

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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
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This is a premium question & answer published on May 05, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

My left eye has been getting a few styes over the last year. The first one went away on its own but I have got one now and I have had it for the last few months and it has not improved no matter what I try. I have another quite large, painful one that has appeared. It has made my eye look red and swollen. How can I treat them? Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. Based on history, I assume one is chalazion and one stye in your eyelid. For stye do warm compresses, apply an antibiotic ointment like azithromycin twice daily, and take systemic antibiotics. For chalazion do warm compresses, eyelid massage over the chalazion, and use antibiotic cream like Azithromycin over the eyelid margins. It may take weeks to months for recovery. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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