How can I get rid of a recurring stye?
Styes result from oil glands of the eyelids. Unfortunately, there are no proven methods on how to prevent recurring styes.
For some people, the recurrence may be associated with certain high sugar diet/ high fat content food. Therefore, by making some changes to their diets, some patients may find that their condition can be improved. Also, keeping your eyelid hygiene is important; I would recommend patients to use eyelid wipes which are available over-the-counter. Ceasing contact lens wear could also help in some cases.
Generally, there are no foolproof method to prevent styes from occuring. However, I would advise you to visit to your opthahlmologist if necessary as he will be able to prescribe some medications to reduce the incident of recurrence.
I hope that this has helped you!
Recurrent styes can be very frustrating for the affected individual.
Conservative treatment is usually attempted on a maintenance basis. This includes adopting a diet low in simple carbohydrates and regular eyelid cleansing every evening.
For sporadic styes that develop, intralesional steroids can be useful in reducing the severity and duration of a new stye.
For frequent and persistent styes, oral macrolide antibiotics are often prescribed for a limited period of time to improve the microbial flora and hence the incidence of styes.
Do discuss your specific needs and requirements with your attending Ophthalmologist.