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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:42 AM
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I've got the worst sty (stye?) ever. Any advice?
Nope. Not talking about a pigpen. ;)

It's actually more like a row of four separate sties (sp?) on the bottom of my eye. It's made that eye swell up considerably, and it hurts like hell, especially when I blink.

Anyone have any tips on dealing with this? Thanks.

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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:53 AM
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1. I think time is the only thing.
Haven't had sties but I have had scratched corneas here and there in my life I imagine it is somewhat similar.

Stay in dim light if you can. Don't try to read or watch TV or anything like that which would cause a lot of rapid eye movements. So...you shouldn't read this probably.

Sorry you are going through this. Hope you feel better soon. :pals: :hug:
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:02 AM
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2. I had a scratched cornea once, too
And that was painful as well. It was totally a freak accident. The only newspaper-reading accident I've ever had. LOL. I was reading the paper, and I turned the page, and I guess I was holding the paper a little too close to my face, and the edge of it sliced into my eye. I actually got a paper cut on my cornea. That's pretty freaky. It hurt bad for about a week before it healed.

Thanks for your reply and your kind words. :hug:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:40 AM
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3. yes
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:54 AM
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5. Thanks for the help!
:hi:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:56 AM
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7. Can't recall. Are you a hater?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:58 AM
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8. of who?
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:46 AM
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4. Hot compresses applied over and over again
they should eventually drain. If they are really bad and you get no relief go to the doctor, there is a prescription the doc can give you to apply to the sty(s).
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:56 AM
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6. thanks!
I try to keep pharmaceuticals as a last resort. Sometimes they are necessary, but usually they are poison.

Thanks for the kind reply.
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Mayor McCheez Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:15 AM
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9. Eye just got rid...
of a stye last weekend using an OTC eye drop called "Stye Eye Relief" made by Similasan. I just put the drops in for a day and a half and it went away. Oh and it helped out with the pain and itching a lot.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:19 AM
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10. Welcome to DU!
Glad your stye is better. :hi:
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Mayor McCheez Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:45 AM
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11. Thank you.....
and thank you :)
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:35 AM
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13. Yay!
Another Canes fan.

:hi:

Welcome to the DU Lounge.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:00 AM
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18. thanks for the suggestion
I will look into that product. :hi:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:30 AM
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12. i had the itis and stigatizm in my eye
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:38 AM
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14. try putting a used teabag on your eye
I know it sounds weird but something about the tea leaves and the heat seems to help :shrug:
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:57 AM
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16. well, I guess I'll be a teabagger, after all
:D

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:40 AM
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15. Eye drops, especially the ones for allergies.
Something like Visine-A is good for at least lessening the pain.

Other than that, I strongly suggest lots of whiskey to knock you on your ass so you don't feel it so much. Just remember to cut back on the drinking when it heals, if possible. :beer:
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:58 AM
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17. you must be a doctor
'Cause I really dig you prescriptions. ;)
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