See a possible sty forming? (Photo: Flickr/SuperFantastic)
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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