ran_w_scissors (ran_w_scissors) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Styes

I've had a stye on my eye for almost an entire week now. I wore contacts stupidly on the first few days, which may have prolonged its lifespan, but I just stopped wearing them yesterday. I heard that you can apply a hot compress to the affected area. Should this go over the entire eye, or right onto the stye, which is on the inside of the eyelid?

I also popped it by mistake which I heard is really bad because it may develop into a worse infection. Should I get it checked out to be safe...?

I also have an engagement party to go to this weekend and would really like to wear my contacts for a couple of hours. Are there any really obvious NONONO's on that? And if a couple of hours seem harmless enough, what are some good tips on how well to clean them after I take them out?

I know styes are pretty common and I'm asking a lot of questions about them, but I'm pretty worried because this is the worst one I've ever gotten, and it has also lasted significantly longer.

Thanks!
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