Applying warm compresses or using over-the-counter products are generally effective treatments for eye styes, according to WebMD. Avoid squeezing or opening the stye, and avoid using contact lenses or eye makeup for better healing.Continue Reading
Applying a warm, wet compress to the stye area typically hastens the healing process, explains WebMD. Apply the compress five to 10 minutes three to six times per day. Over-the-counter treatments to try include medicated pads, eye cleansing solutions or ointments.
Consult a medical professional if the stye does not improve with home treatment, according to WebMD. Some styes may require prescription eye drops, antibiotic eye ointment or antibiotic pills. A large stye may need to be pierced by a doctor for proper drainage and healing.Learn more about Vision