Do Styes Get Worse Before Getting Better?

Why is my stye not getting better?

If a stye is not getting better with home treatment, talk to your doctor.

You may need a prescription for antibiotic eye ointment or eyedrops.

You may need to take antibiotic pills if infection has spread to the eyelid or eye.

If a stye gets very large, the doctor may need to pierce (lance) it so it can drain and heal..

How do I know if my stye is getting worse?

Call Your Doctor If:Swelling doesn’t go down in a few days or seems to get worse.Your eyelid is so swollen you can’t see.You have pain in or around the eye.Your styes come back. This can be a symptom of other chronic skin problems.

Does a stye get bigger before it goes away?

When a person applies a warm compress to a stye, the bump will temporarily get bigger, before popping itself in a few days. This relieves the pain, and the bump will then go away.

What happens if a stye gets bigger?

However, as it gets bigger, the affected eyelid can become swollen, red, and tender when someone touches it. Once a chalazion gets big, blurry vision can occur if someone presses on the eye. In rare cases, the entire eyelid can become swollen.

What happens when a stye Pops?

Popping a stye can open the area, causing a wound or injury to the eyelid. This can lead to several complications: It might spread the bacterial infection to other parts of your eyelid or to your eyes. It may worsen the infection inside the stye and cause it to get worse.

What happens when a stye doesn’t go away?

Styes aren’t contagious, but you can spread the infection around the same eye or into your other eye. See your doctor if your stye doesn’t go away or get better after two days. You may need antibiotic treatment. Be sure to take your antibiotics exactly as prescribed.