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Simple steps for treating a sty in your eye

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Simple steps for treating a sty in your eye

September 11, 2013

Q: My eye has a sty and it's badly swollen. How should it be treated?

A: I'm sorry you have this problem. Usually it can be treated with a warm compress.

However, if it is really swollen and painful and is obstructing your vision, then it will need to be drained surgically. Letting it go can cause a worse infection. The procedure can be done in an emergency room.

-- Answer from Dr. Phil, MD, a physician on JustAnswer.

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