Getting rid of a stye in one day is unlikely, but NHS Choices explains that using a warm compress on the eye causes the pus to drain. Once this occurs, the stye often clears up quickly.Continue Reading
To treat the stye, dip a cloth in warm water, and apply it to the eye for up to 10 minutes, three or four times a day, according to NHS Choices. Continue this procedure until the pus drains or the stye disappears. Also keep the area around the eye clean, and gently wipe away any crust that forms. Treat pain with over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
TeensHealth suggests cleaning the eyelid with a special eye cleanser, which is available at a pharmacy, or with watered-down baby shampoo. Dip a cotton ball in the solution, and use it to clean the eye gently. TeensHealth also recommends wearing eyeglasses rather than contacts until the stye goes away. Clean contacts thoroughly before using them again.
If vision is affected, the eye is painful or swollen, or the stye does not go away, TeensHealth advises consulting a physician. Doctors can prescribe an antibiotic cream to be applied to the eye or antibiotic pills to take orally. It may be necessary for the doctor to make a small cut in the eyelid to allow drainage to occur.Learn more about Skin Conditions
A patient can treat a hard skin abscess at home by applying a warm compress to the affected area of the skin four times a day for at least 30 minutes, suggests WebMD. Do not poke or prod hard skin abscesses with the fingers or sharp objects to avoid pushing infected materials into deep tissues or injuring blood vessels.Full Answer >
As of 2015, there are images of eye styes online that look like real styes since they are actual images of real people with this condition. These images are available at eMedicineHealth and Bupa Australia.Full Answer >
Most styes take only a few days to heal when treated properly, according to WebMD. Some more severe styes may require minor surgery to drain all remaining pus.Full Answer >
WebMD states that styes are typically caused by staphylococcal bacteria that live on the skin surface. A lump occurs near the edge of the eyelid when certain conditions cause the bacteria to eat dead skin cells and other materials on the skin.Full Answer >