Patient Comments: Sty (Stye) - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with sty (stye).

Comment from: jessica, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I am 19 years old. I have been getting stye since I was 13 years old. I was not aware about stye but I used to wrap a boiled egg with a piece of cloth and press it in the affected area. It used to relieve my pain. Then it used to go within 3 to 4 days. It used to occur rarely, but now it occurs every few months. I did not know its causes but now I guess it was due to stress. It pops out whenever there is anything important such as during my college programs, exams or any other function. It makes me look sick and I don't feel energetic. This is my experience with stye and I hope I stop getting it again.

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Comment from: dorisjp42, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I recently went to the eye doctor for a stye that has persisted since July. I think it is making me physically ill. The eye doctor said to use the compresses because this forces the white blood cells to the infected area. You must be persistent. He also prescribed a small dose of doxycycline. As painful and frustrating as they are, I have lived with them my whole life, and I'm 44 now. Ask your doctor about the right treatment. If you feel you are not getting the treatment you need, go elsewhere.

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Comment from: auntbea67, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

Whenever I'm stressed out, here comes a stye. I finally found out why I've been sick for 15 years: I have Fibromyalgia, so I'm wondering if that has something to do with the styes. I've had them pop up every so often and had to get one lanced. I think the one I have now will have to be lanced, too, as I've had it for a month now and it won't go away. It is embarrassing; someone always feels the need to point it out, as if I didn't know it was there. I'd love to find a way to not get one, but until then, I've resolved to the idea that they are here to pop up whenever they choose.

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Comment from: Strawberry sundae, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 13

I'm a 22 year old female pharmacy student. I just recently got a stye on the inner corner of the upper lid of the eye, and I must say, it is probably the most painful and irritating feeling I have felt on my eye. I have been wearing eye make-up almost everyday for the past 3 years and hardly ever forget to wash it off before sleeping and this is the first time I have gotten a stye (I slept with my make-up on the night before). I'm currently under a lot of exam stress, and realized this is probably another reason for this "popping up.” I'm using sulphactamide eye ointment (this should not be used in people with sulphur allergy), the stye seems to be "ripening" but I find it really hard to apply the ointment and let it stay on the eye. I think a drop version will be a better option. I hope this heals and does not reoccur, but from my pharmacy notes, I have read that continuing to apply the sulphactamide ointment for a month after healing should prevent reoccurrence. I hope it heals quickly as it really hurts when I blink and I can wear may eye make-up again, n this time NEVER forgetting to wash it off before sleeping.

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Published: July 28

I am 28 years old, and have been suffering from styes for the past 4 years. It is a real hassle in my life. I use a wet hot rag on my eyes 3-6 times a day for the past 4 years; to prevent my eyes from swelling and filling up with matter. I also wash my eyes out twice a day with baby shampoo. I have been to many different doctors and they all tell me to do the same thing. There has got to be another treatment alternative in the 21st century; that does rely on hot washcloths.

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Comment from: hickown, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I am a 13 year old female. this is my first stye and it is very aggravating. right before i got this thing me an my sister were doing our make up an we shared her lash curler. not only that caused my stye but being under alot of pressure an stress contributed to this. for the past 2 or 3 years i have been using make up an have not washed it off or anything before i went to sleep these previous years. i do believe this is a conributer as well. i stared having eye pains an very waatery eyes 3 days ago. i was use to this bc i have bad allergies. then i noticed swelling 2 days ago. since then i have had a sensitivities to lights and it is very irritating. this morning it was almost swollen shut. but since this evening i had been putting a warm cloth over my eye an it seemed to help the swelling. if you are a young teenage girl=, please dont share eye brushes eyeliners mascara lash curlers ect. WASH OFF YOUR MAKE UP BEFORE SLEEPING.

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