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Stye

Has anyone experienced a stye in their eye?
how long do they usually last?
anything i can do for it?

Thanks in advance

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LizaJayne

Asked by LizaJayne at 8:17 PM on Aug. 19, 2010 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Soak a teabag in hot water,squeeze out the excess water and lie back with it on your eye. When its cool,repeat the process. The heat will draw out the gunk in it.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:18 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • set a warm washcloth on that eye a couple times a day. don't rub it. it should go away by itself in around 3 days. if it doesn't go away or gets bigger (a stye reaches its max size in about 24 hours) see a doctor.
    nickellmomof2

    Answer by nickellmomof2 at 8:19 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • yes, i agree with the warm compresses. they are annoying but usually they don't cause harm. my grandmother had a huge one though and had to go to the dr. for it, but that is unusual. they go away pretty quickly most of the time.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:21 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • the tea bag butterflyblue mentioned will help

    also for pain relief - make a paste out of ground clove (the cooking spice) and water and put that on the stye


    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 8:21 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • we've had to do all the above, thay all work. the ground cloves also workes for toothaches. no matter the age.
    noel1978

    Answer by noel1978 at 8:58 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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