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I have 2 styes on the same eye-- one on the upper lid, one

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Hi,I have 2 styes on the same eye-- one on the upper lid, one on the lower.The inside of the lid is red.I have some discharge every morning.a month ago my GP prescribed Tobradex ointment and put me on a week of antibiotics -- the eye became less red, but the styes have remained.I've tried hot compresses, but hasn't made much of a difference.It has not affected my eyesight..

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Thanks for the great history. I'm sorry you're suffering with these symptoms. Typically, topical antibiotics do not resolve stye's though they are occasionally used. Hot compress and time is usually the best treatment especially since it's not affecting your vision. Is there any pain?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks for your response. Just to clarify, besides the topical antibiotic, I took a week of oral antibiotics.the symptoms definitely improved after that but have since reverted back to become bigger and redder..No, there is no pain but my eye looks very unsightly (pardon the pun)

Ok, at least you still have your sense of humor :). Stye's can be drained by an eye care specialist. If it's affecting your quality of life I would recommend scheduling and appointment with a specialist. Otherwise you could continue with the hot compresses (10 minutes 3x/day).

Does that make sense?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok thanks, I'll keep trying the compresses for a while. it's just strange that the problem has persisted for so long and seems to be worsening. must be a bacterial infection.. I pay out of pocket for medical care, so I'd like to avoid unnecessary doctor visits..

Good point. Yes, stye's can be quite stubborn and/or chronic. It's not your fault and has no real rhyme or reason.

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