Satya - Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:26:25 AM
Background on styes and chalazion
Satya - Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:30:36 AM
Apply warm, wet compresses
Warm, wet compresses applied 3 to 6 times a day usually help styes and chalazia heal faster. A warm compress may also help open a blocked pore so that it can drain and begin to heal. Wash your hands before applying a compress. Use a clean cloth or piece of gauze moistened with warm tap water. Do not use hot water or heat a wet cloth in a microwave oven?the compress may become too hot and can burn the eyelid. Place the compress over your closed eye until it begins to cool (usually 5 to 10 minutes). You may also use normal saline solution or rosewater instead of tap water to speed the healing process.
Satya - Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:31:50 AM
Wash your eyelids
Your health professional may advise you to wash your eyelid or along your eyelash line with a mild soap wash or a "no tears" shampoo (such as a baby shampoo) to decrease the chance of infection if you have recurring styes or signs of blepharitis. You can make a mild soap wash at home by mixing a nonirritating soap, such as baby shampoo, with an equal amount of warm water. Usually 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of each is enough. Use a clean cloth or cotton ball dipped in this mild soap solution to gently wash the eyelid or along the eyelash line.
Satya - Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:33:11 AM
Nonprescription treatments available to relieve the discomfort of styes include
Ointments, such as Stye.
Solutions, such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash and Collyrium Eye Wash.
Medicated pads, such as Ocusoft Lid Scrub and Stygiene.
Satya - Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:34:24 AM
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