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Painful Stye on my Eye Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08

My eye hurts AGAIN today. I just got rid of a stye on my right eye a month ago. It lasted over a month! And then a couple weeks ago, my righteye started hurting again and now I have another one that doesnt look like it wants to go away. NOW, today my eye hurts again like I'm getting ANOTHER one! It's either the one I have is getting worse, or I am in fact getting another one.

I've tried the tea bag trick, heat compressesand stye cream. I don't wear my contacts which is killing me because I'm soooooo blind and my glasses suck.

What else can I do?? I don't know what kind of doctor to go to, because I've told my eye doctor and he doesn't act like it's something he normally deals with.

Any suggestions??????

Me-shell - 7 7 kids; Guelph, Ontario 7387 posts
18th Aug '08

Go to your regular doctor - they can refer you to a specialist of you need one .

♥ Mama Jo ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 16615 posts
18th Aug '08
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Sabrina~SquishyButts 20 kids; El Paso, Texas 46345 posts
18th Aug '08
Quoting Aggie♥Mommy:
Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08
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Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08

Ok...I will call my regular doctor then. I wonder what they can do though. Dont they give you an antibiotic sometimes or something?

Me-shell - 7 7 kids; Guelph, Ontario 7387 posts
18th Aug '08

Sty Causes




Styes are usually caused by obstructed orifices (or openings) of the oil glands in the eyelid. Very frequently, they are infected by bacteria, most commonly staphylococcal bacteria.
Seborrhea (excessive oily discharge from the glands) may increase the likelihood of developing one of these infections. Certain factors can contribute to the blockage of the glands:



  • Improper or incomplete removal of eye makeup

  • Use of outdated or infected cosmetics

  • Poor eyelid hygiene

  • Inflammatory diseases of the eyelid, such as blepharitis, meibomitis, and rosacea

  • Stress

  • Hormonal changes


Most styes go away on their own in 5-7 days.



  • Apply warm compresses 4-6 times a day for about 15 minutes at a time to help the drainage. Keep your eyes closed.

  • Gently scrub the eyelid with tap water or with a mild, nonirritating soap or shampoo (such as baby shampoo). This may help with drainage. Close your eyes as you scrub so you do not injure your eyes.

  • Do not squeeze or puncture the sty. A more serious infection may occur as a result.

  • Discontinue the use of eye makeup as well as eye lotions and creams because they may be infected.

  • Discontinue wearing your contact lenses because the sty may cause an infection to spread to your cornea with the continued use of your contact lenses.


Good hand and facial washing may prevent styes from forming or coming back.
Upon awakening, application of a warm washcloth to the eyelids for 1-2 minutes may be beneficial in decreasing the occurrence of styes by liquefying the contents of the oil glands of the eyelid and thereby preventing blockage.
All cosmetics and cosmetic tools should be kept clean and protected from the environment. Do not share makeup or eye cosmetic tools, such as eyelash curlers. Makeup should be thrown away when it becomes old or contaminated.

Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08

hormonal changes.............im pregnant so i wonder if my crazy preggo hormones are to blame. thanks for posting that. it looks like im doing everything i can do.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
18th Aug '08

I used to get them all the time, EEEK in HIGH SCHOOL. Youre pretty much doing all you can, just make sure youre applying moist heat as much as possible, the heat helps to break down the clog. I remember days where I would just spend the entire day on the couch, watching TV with a hot wet facecloth on one eye, periodically making trips to the microwave every half an hour.

Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08
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Signing Off........ Pennsylvania 21507 posts
18th Aug '08

Is it a regular sty or is it an internal one? I though I had a normal one on my eye lid but it turned out to be inside the lid and I needed some antibotics for it..it actually took 2 series of them to completely clear the bugger up and I had to dispose of all my eye makeup and buy new.

ProudNavyWife 1 child; Japan 102 posts
18th Aug '08

If you go to a regular eye doc he might not do much but an ophthamologist will. If the stye starts becoming an obstruction for your vision then the best thing he would do is cut it and squeeze the juice out of it... sorry I know it sounds gross but I worked as a ophthamologist tech before ... I know these can be gross looking but very uncomfortable. Dr might just tell you to do warms compresses but if its doesnt subside in size then the next alternative would be cutting it... its a non invasive procedure usually done at the office and he/she will give you some antibiotics (topical) for help heal faster... there is no need to worry about IV anesthesia.. or anything like that :) hope you feel better :)

Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08
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Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
18th Aug '08
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Mrs Stanford1980 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 12073 posts
18th Aug '08
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