• Is It OK to Pop a Stye?


    Question:

    If I pop the stye on my eye, will that cause more serious damage? Is it safe to pop it?


    Answer:

    No, never pop a stye. This can release bacteria and spread the infection to other parts of the eye. Use warm compresses several times per day to safely reduce and drain the stye. If it persists, see an ophthalmologist who may prescribe medication like antibiotics or drain the stye with surgery. 


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