I have issues with stys occasionally. The worst was under my eyelid and my whole eye swelled for a week.
I will not take antibiotics for just anything the really bad one I did though so it wouldn't get worse.
For the simple ones (you aren't 'really' supposed to do this) I pop it, drain it (with very clean hands because all the problem is is oil clogging the pore) then rinse with saline to ensure it doesn't clog another pore, then put a warm compress on. Those kind never last more than a day. Even the really bad one when it came to a head I flipped my eyelid up and did the same and it was gone the next day, it was just in a really painful and horrible spot.
Just be very careful, and use plenty of saline to flush because it will keep the oil out of other pores.
at 2:55 AM on Jun. 28, 2009