Can I use eye drops with styes?

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No. Eye drops are used to treat pink eye instead of stye. You should try other ways if you get a stye. A warm compress will help treat your stye effectively. Just place a warm compress on the stye for 10-20 minutes a day.
Yes, you can. A stye is a pimple or abscess that forms on your upper or lower eyelid. Usually it’s caused by a combination of a clogged oil gland and a certain type of bacteria. You can use an antibiotic ointment to treat stye. Certainly, you can also use eye drops that contain antibiotics to treat stye.

I used similasan eye stye drops a few weeks back, but the stye on my eyelid was still on its way by then. I used the drops for 2 to 3 days, twice a day, but you know, it's hard to tell if they helped. I also tried some hot water compresses. And after the second day the stye came to a head and I cleaned it out. Then the swelling went down quickly and it was gone. I think you can use eye drops cus they do help with the itchy and watery eyes, but I believe it's just a temporary relief thing, not a cure.