boil in eyebrow and eye sty: should I see my physician?
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replied July 27th, 2009
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An eye stye is a red bump that looks like a pimple along the edge of the eyelid, and in most of the cases doesn't need medical attention.
The stye will drain by itself (do not squeeze or open a stye), but, this process can be speed up by applying warm, wet compresses 3 to 6 times a day. Also, you may try an over-the-counter treatment like an ointment (such as Stye), or solution (such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Wash).
If the stye isn't getting better with the home treatment (getting larger and painful), you'll need to see your physician for antibiotic eye drops.
Eye styes are result of Staphyloccocal infection as eyebrow boil is, so try not to touch your eyes before washing your hands.

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