• Are styes contagious? And what can I do about them? - Video Answer


    Question:

    Are styes contagious? And what can I do about them?


    Answer:

    Styes aren't contagious, and most of the time you can treat them at home. Styes are very common. It's kind of like a pimple on the eyelid. They will usually go away in a few days if you apply a clean, warm compress to your closed eyelid for 10 to 15 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. Andrew Iwach, MD, tells you what you need to know about styes and how to take care of them.