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My son has a stye, warm compresses are not helping. What…

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My son has a stye, warm compresses are not helping. What else can we do?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Warm compresses are the best treatment for a stye. If this is not working then the stye can be incised and drained in an ophthalmologists office.

Dr. Rick :

This is a fairly simple procedure where, after numbing the area, a small incision is made and the "gunk" ( a fancy medical term :) is scooped out of the stye. This takes care of the problem in almost 100% of cases.

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Does this make sense to you?

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There really is nothing else for you to do at home to treat a stye. The ointments, diets, tea bags etc all really don't work.....

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