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Sulfameth is not working on my sty is there another type of

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sulfameth is not working on my sty is there another type of antibiotic i should get
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes i have a sty for 8 days he gave me sulfameth two days ago when it was worsening the whole eye became swollen two days ago
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eye itchy?
Customer: as above on duration nio itching
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no healthy no meds
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

This is Dr. David

most sty's are caused by a viral infection.

antibiotics don't work on viral infections.

you need to go back to see your doctor if your eye is swollen back up again.

you could have a viral infection or herpetic infection of the eye

is there pain with the swelling?

you should be using warm compresses on your eyes which can help

and improving your immune system, getting more sleep, eating more fruits and vegetables, vitamin C, eating 1-2 oranges a day can help improve your immune system.