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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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stye in my eye

Has anyone ever had one of these?
It's bothing the poop out of me!


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 08:49 PM
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Re: stye in my eye

I get them all the time .... get a washcloth and get it really hot (get it wet and microwave for 20 seconds), put it on the eye and the sty should pop on its own ...

Do not try to squeeze it as you could do damage... I have a floater in one eye because I tried squeezing one too hard and did some damage to my eye.
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Re: stye in my eye

That's what my mother did when I was a little girl. It works.




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Re: stye in my eye

I didn't know what a stye was so I looked it up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stye
...wiki also says to use the hot/wet compress and they had different suggestions of things to use.

I had a problem last year with my left tear duct getting swollen and red. I went to the eye Dr and I forget what he prescribed, but it did heal quickly after I saw him. It was very painful and I did use hot/wet washcloths. They helped, but I didn't see any improvement until after I saw the eye Dr.



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Re: stye in my eye

We met with a local opthamologist on Monday to discuss common eye issues at school.

He said he always felt guilty taking money from people when they came in with a sty. Warm soaks, 4-5 times a day are the best.
Baby shampoo used to have a mild antibacterial ingredient, so it was great to clean off the lash area. Not the same anymore.

If the sty becomes very hard, you do need to see a doctor. Occassionally they will reuire minor surgery to drain.

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Re: stye in my eye

I used to get those when I was a little kid. I don't remember the cure any more. Chances are whatever it was isn't available now anyway.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 07:48 AM
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Re: stye in my eye

Oh my, I can only imagine how that feels. Take care, and I hope it goes away for you.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 12:25 PM
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John, I'm guessing the remedy was a boric acid solution. Actually, that's what my mother used. There is some controversy about it, so I didn't recommend it.




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Re: stye in my eye

I've never had a stye but my brother gets them all the time and he says that they are very uncomfortable.

I hope it goes away soon!!!

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