A stye is the most common localized infection of one of the glands of the eyelid margin (Fig. 41-7). It is an acute boil-like lesion, and the patient usually has a swollen, tender, red eyelid. There may be a moderate amount of conjunctival injection. Treatment includes warm compresses for 15 minutes four times per day and topical antibiotics. Systemic antibiotics are usually not indicated unless there is a preseptal cellulitis component. Generally, the stye drains spontaneously within several days. If resolution does not occur within 2 weeks, the patient should be referred.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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