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How should I treat a stye?

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Most styes go away on their own in about a week. If you want to treat it, though, apply a warm compress for 5 to 10 minutes several times a day. Use a clean washcloth or towel soaked in warm water. Keep your eyes closed.

From: Stye Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Family Doctor: "Sty."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Chalazion and Sty."

HealthyChildren: "Eye Problems."

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Family Doctor: "Sty."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Chalazion and Sty."

HealthyChildren: "Eye Problems."

UpToDate. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

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