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Old 06-09-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Miami, fl
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Drink it or put it on the sty?
Sorry southern - should have been more specific - no just taking it as a supplement.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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Yeah the Bactrim worked for me. I didn't really demand it, I just went in and said "I've got this bad stye and I think I need some antibiotics".


I don't know why, but stress seems to trigger mine. I can get really stressed about something and then a couple days later have a stye.
I've got a sty on my bottom eyelid. I believe that it was caused when I played with my small dog and he hit my eye with his paw the way so I got infection inside the bottom of my eyelid. I had no scratches or any other signs of outside skin damage or an eye damage. Couple days later when I started to notice a little pain on touch, redness, itchiness, and later also swelling I went to an urgent care and got Bactrim DS (Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160) for 10 days. This is my 7th day and I am still having about the same size of bump I had 5 days ago, it's still itchy and red. If symptoms won't get better I will see the doctor again. Attaching here a picture that I just took few min. ago. So it looks like Bactrim might not always help to treat a sty.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Ouch! That looks so painful.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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That needs to be lanced. My son had one on his upper eyelid and he went to an opthalmologist. It was lanced and drained, he had sone pills and care instructions and that was the end of it. Call today!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have a small cyst on my bottom eyelid. when I had my eye exam a few days ago I asked about it. The doctor said, unless it bothers me, just leave it alone and in the meanwhile use hot compresses. If it doesn' go away they will remove it. I, at first thought it was a sty.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I've got a sty on my bottom eyelid. I believe that it was caused when I played with my small dog and he hit my eye with his paw the way so I got infection inside the bottom of my eyelid. I had no scratches or any other signs of outside skin damage or an eye damage. Couple days later when I started to notice a little pain on touch, redness, itchiness, and later also swelling I went to an urgent care and got Bactrim DS (Sulfameth/Trimethoprim 800/160) for 10 days. This is my 7th day and I am still having about the same size of bump I had 5 days ago, it's still itchy and red. If symptoms won't get better I will see the doctor again. Attaching here a picture that I just took few min. ago. So it looks like Bactrim might not always help to treat a sty.
Just curious are you allergic to animals? Try taking zyrtec or clariten. I am too and I get rashes from time to time.

What Causes Styes? (with pictures) - mobile wiseGEEK
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:12 PM
 
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This is my 8th day. I noticed a tiny yellow spot in the middle of the bump (posted another pic.). I went to urgent care today again. The bump got a little bigger, but it's nonfluctuant, not ready for I+D (God knows what's that). I got a shot Rocephin 1mg and prescribed another type of antibiotics: doxycycline 100mg. The doctor said if not better in 2-3 days I might go to optometry/ophthalmology directly. Well, I'll wait 4 more days and if no evident improvements I'll go to optometry/ophthalmology directly. She said that Bactrim usually helps, but I might be resistant to it. And Raena77, no I am not allergic to animals. I used to live with several cats for many years, now I live with my dog for about 2 years.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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This is my 17th day of having this sty. On the 9th day morning it started to ooze by itself. I went ahead and pushed the puzz out of the sty and cleaned it carefully with alcohol. I put a small bandage over it to protect it. As of today I am still having a bandage over it, keeping replacing it. The wound has healed tremendously, I still have there a scab, but it's healing. Still taking doxycycline, have couple more pills. This was a nasty sty. I think it will take at least 1 more month to completely get rid of any signs of the sty/scab. I didn't know that it might take almost 2 months to get rid of a sty. I guess if I started to take doxycycline first instead of bactrim it would be quicker. Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Glad to hear it is finally getting better and healing up.

Let's hope you never get another one......but, at least if you do.....now you know to go to the doxycycline first.
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