Okay so I wakeup Sat morning with my eye lid swollen..I've never had a sty sp? before..I've been putting neosporine on it now for over 24 hrs..I have to go back to work tomorrow and I don't want to go looking like this..Any suggestionss would be great!
Brenda, I called my mom, who has been an ophthalmic assistant for 35 years. She said do moist, hot compresses in twenty minute incriminates as often as you can. The hotter the rag, the better. But, careful not to burn yourself.
Are you sure it's not infected? I don't know how to tell, since it's already probably inflamed and swollen, but I know that infections around the eye can be serious. If it doesn't seem to get better I'd go to the doctor. My insurance co used to have a nurse's line where you could call and ask about things that may or may not need a dr's visit.
If the hot compresses aren't working I would have it checked out. I quit wearing masscara a few years ago because I kept getting an infection in my eyelash follicle. (sp) To avoid this I needed a new masscara a couple times a month, was getting to expensive.
My son had his eye swell up starting with the eye lid and it ended up being a very bad infection. It just happened overnight. He had to stay in the hospital for 4 days so I would go to the doctor and have it checked. Better to be safe then sorry.
Late to the party but I eccho the use of a warm tea bag. The tannic acid in the tea bag helps kill the bacteria that caused the stye and the warm bag helps bring the stye to a head and drain sooner. Hope you feel better soon.
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