Stye 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 ophthalmologist.
- Occasionally, oral antibiotics are given to people either with styees that do not go away or with multiple styees as well as to those who have styees in addition to other conditions, such as blepharitis or rosacea.
- People who have rosacea along with a stye 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 stye by making a small cut and then draining the pus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015
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