Treatment Options for Styes

The good news about styes is that most do not require medical care and tend to go away on their own after about a week. Below are some simple steps you can take to relieve common symptoms at home:

  • Relieve burning, stinging, and itching symptoms with Stye™ Sterile Lubricant Eye Ointment - while this doesn’t treat the actual infection, it does relieve symptoms while your stye heals
  • Apply a warm compress, such as the Stye™ Eye Therapy Warming Compress, to closed eyes for 5 to 10 minutes, about 3 to 6 times per day
  • Keep the area clean and avoid touching or rubbing your eyes
  • If possible, avoid using makeup or wearing contact lenses while you have a stye
  • Do NOT attempt to squeeze a stye or any other type of eyelid bump - let it drain on its own
  • Antibiotic creams may help recurrent or persistent styes
  • Some large styes may need to be lanced to drain the infection – please consult your physician for this procedure and do not attempt to drain a stye yourself

If your stye doesn't heal within a week or two and or your symptoms worsen after several days of home treatment, call your healthcare provider.