Sty Medical Treatment
Care is mainly provided to help relieve your symptoms and to hasten recovery.
- Warm compresses are usually recommended.
- Pain medicine, such as acetaminophen
(Tylenol), may be given or recommended.
- Antibiotics may be necessary.
- Topical antibiotics may be prescribed by your
- Occasionally, oral antibiotics are given to people
either with styes that do not go away or with multiple styes as well as to
those who have styes in addition to other conditions, such as blepharitis or
- People who have rosacea along with a sty may require treatment of their cheeks with an antibiotic cream, an oral
antibiotic, or both.
- Oral or IV antibiotics are usually given if the infection has spread.
- Your ophthalmologist may
remove the pus from a large or painful sty by making a small cut and
then draining the pus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/14/2013
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