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A second stye

Hi, I just recovered from a stye that lasted about 4-5 days. It cleared up nicely and I felt healthy. 2 days later another stye developed. It's the same eye but a different position. I've booked in to see my GP, but that is still over a week away. Any tips or insights as to why/how this happens?
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You don't need to see you GP   you need to see an Eye MD ophthalmologist. The most common cause of styes is "Blepharitis"  search and read about it.  When you wash you face you do not removed oil from the edge of the eyelids (just like is you rinse your hair with water you don't remove the oil). There are several over the counter eyelid cleaners that remove this oil, think of them as eyelid shampoo. Most are available without prescription and can be found in drug stor near eye drops or can be ordered on the internet. They come in wipes, foam, and spray. Ocusoft is the largest share of the market. You should use  one of those products daily.    These are some links to their products  LINK  https://www.ocusoft.com/ocusoft-hypochlor-spray-02-2oz   AND  https://www.amazon.com/OCuSOFT-Hypochlorous-Associated-Blepharitis-Dysfunction/dp/B013M57VZG
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