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For a stye that has not resolved in three weeks or for multiple styes, one may be prescribed oral antibiotics by an ophthalmologist. Doxycycline (Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox) is an antibiotic that is commonly used to treat persistent or complex styes.
Occasionally, a topical antibiotic ointment or an antibiotic/steroid ointment combination may be prescribed to treat styes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2015
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