Eye Stye Treatment
If you ever experienced a stye, you know it is painful, looks unattractive and you want to know how to treat an eye stye fast. An eye stye is similar to a boil or pimple but it's located on your eyes. It normally contains pus and generally forms outside the eyelid and, in some instances, may form inside the eyelids. There are numerous ways to treat an eye stye, ranging from at-home treatment to prescribed treatment.
Things you need to treat an eye stye:
- Warm cloth
- Doctor's appointment (optional)
- Treat your eye stye by applying a warm compress to the affected area. Hold the warm compress on the affected eye for approximately ten minutes; do this up to six times daily. The warm compress increases blood circulation to the stye while helping fight infection and allowing the stye to drain.
- Take your fingers and gently massage the eyelid. Massage helps circulate blood to your eyelid and reduce fluid build-up on the stye.
- Contact your physician if the stye does not clear up on its own or with home remedies. With at-home treatment, you should see some improvement in a few days and a stye will usually clear up within ten days. Your medial provider will prescribe an antibiotic eye drop or a tropical antibiotic cream.
- Apply the prescribed medication to your eyelid and make sure you follow the directions carefully. Generally, the cream or eye drops will clear up the condition. If your condition does not clear up, your doctor may prescribe tablets or pills to treat your eye stye. In cases where none of these treatments work, your doctor may opt for surgery to treat the condition. This is a simple procedure that drains the stye and relieve the pressure on the eye.
- To avoid infections, refrain from squeezing a stye and talk to your health care provider if you have recurring styes.