Patient Comments: Sty (Stye) - Treatments

What treatment was effective for your sty?

Comment from: MissB, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I have had several styes before, and this has worked most of the time, when the stye is caused by an infected hair follicle rather than a gland. Take a pair of tweezers and pull gently on the eyelashes along the stye area until you find the one that puts you in tears. Pluck it. It will really hurt, but I find that it helps the stye clear up much quicker. If this is not effective, the infection is probably in a gland rather than a follicle.

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Comment from: middleagemoma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

Saturate a smooth cloth in hot tap water, wring it out and apply until cool, to stye only, not around the stye or you'll cook your eye. Do it as many times as you can. Try hot water on a cotton swab but it doesn't hold heat as long. Either way, keep doing this until the stye goes away in a day or two, usually.

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Comment from: Worried, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I have been to four doctors and finally I found someone that diagnosed my sty correctly. I have a sty on the inside of the corner of my eyelid. The doctor gave me Tobradex ointment. He said it if doesn't go away in one week, he will give me a shot of a steroid in my eye. If that doesn't make it go away he has to cut it out. How is that procedure done? Does it leave scarring? Will it change the look and shape of my eye?

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Comment from: Jacee, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I am 11 years old and I got my first sty the other day and today I was in tears all day I ditched School and came home and cried. Later my dad took me to the hospital and they told my dad I have a sty. I got released and I haven't had pain even though my dad won't pick up my medicine.

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Comment from: debbiedah, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

My optometrist suggested I see a dermatologist for rosacea saying that a lot of her patients suffering from sty's had rosacea. I did I started using Metrogel from the dermatologist and have been sty free for the last 5 years. It's worth a try!

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Published: April 18

This is my second time having a sty. The first was treated with droplets from doctor. I thought this time I will let it run its course, guess what folks, this thing is taking over my face. What an experience! If you must go through the beauty test get a sty. It's important to appreciate normalcy. Remember don't sweat the small stuff and don't let the bigger ones get you down!

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Comment from: Nikkilasharp, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

For my sty, I'm trying a warm washcloth compress and it is working. I am also taking Motrin and it helps with the inflammation.

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