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When should someone with a stye call the doctor?

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Call your doctor if:

  • Swelling doesn’t go down in a few days or seems to worsen
  • Your eyelid is so swollen you can’t see
  • You have pain in or around the eye
  • Your styes come back. This can be a symptom of other chronic skin problems.

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor), Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor), Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

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