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I started with a stye on the outside lower lid on April 23.

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I started with a stye on the outside lower lid on April 23. It is better--now only red. But a second stye is towards the inside lower lid. It is bigger and is at the white head stage. I just noticed there is one on the inside of the lower lid. Is this likely to resolve on its own? Do I see my optometrist or go directly to an opthamologist. I think I might need antibiotics

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A large stye on the inner side of the lid is unlikely to resolve on its own and will need a course of oral antibiotics such as amoxycillin 500 mg thrice a day, along with anti-inflammatory like tab. paracetamol 500 mg twice a day. Warm compresses should be continued till it subsides. You can visit an ophthalmologist for this .

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