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my eyelid has abumpon it an infection drain out of it

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my eyelid has abumpon it an infection drain out of it
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
A stye occurs when oil glands in your eyelids get blocked, very similar to a pimple. Treatment is to apply warm compresses to the area 3-4 times a day. This helps to soften the blocked oils and allows it to self drain.

Sometimes the stye can cause an infection that spread throughout the eyelid. In this case, antibiotics pills are needed. If you notice increasing swelling or pain, see your primary care doctor or ophthalmologist for a prescription.

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