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For a sty that has not resolved in three weeks or for multiple styes, you may be prescribed oral antibiotics by your 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 2/14/2013
Grant G. Gilliland, MD
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