Warm compress

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A warm compress is a method of applying heat to the body.wikipedia
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stye or chalazion
Recommendations to speed improvement include warm compresses.


Chalazion cystmeibomian gland
stye or chalazion
Treatment is initiated with warm compresses.


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swollen eyelids (blephartis)
Lid hygiene measures such as warm compresses and lid scrubs were found to be effective in providing symptomatic relief for participants with anterior and posterior blepharitis.


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A warm compress is a method of applying heat to the body.


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pinkeye (conjunctivitis)


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muscle spasms or pain


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Typical preparations include a warm compress or tea.

Mondor's disease

Mondor’s disease
Management is with warm compresses and pain relievers, most commonly NSAIDS such as ibuprofen.

Ocular rosacea

Those who suffer from ocular rosacea may be treated with warm compresses, artificial tears and washing the area around the eye with warm water, including the eyelids, to help relieve symptoms.


Blepharitis is the irritation of the lid margin, where eyelashes join the eyelid. This is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids and which is quite difficult to manage because it tends to recur. This condition is mainly caused by staphylococcus infection and scalp dandruff. Blepharitis symptoms include burning sensation, the feeling that there is something in the eye, excessive tearing, blurred vision, redness of the eye, light sensitivity, red and swollen eyelids, dry eye and sometimes crusting of the eyelashes on awakening. Treatment normally consists in maintaining a good hygiene of the eye and holding warm compresses on the affected eyelid to remove the crusts. Gently scrubbing the eyelid with the warm compress is recommended as it eases the healing process. In more serious cases, antibiotics may be prescribed.


The mainstays of treatment are oral antibiotics, warm compresses, and relief of nasolacrimal duct obstruction by dacryocystorhinostomy.


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Ways to reduce the appearance of hickeys include icing recent hickeys to reduce swelling, rubbing them with a chilled spoon to remove the bruise, and applying a warm compress to older hickeys to dilate vessels and promote blood flow.

Meibomian gland

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Treatment can include warm compresses or expression of the gland by a professional.


Many doctors commonly recommend a combined treatment of a warm compress applied to the eyes (to relieve muscle tension, relax the muscles, and reduce swelling), a small dosage of antihistamine (to reduce any swelling that may be caused by an allergic reaction), increased bed rest and decreased exposure to computer screens, televisions, and harsh lighting (to allow muscles to rest), and monitoring caffeine intake (as too much caffeine can cause an adverse reaction such as eye twitching, but a controlled dose can serve as an effective treatment by increasing blood flow).


Regular application of a warm moist compress, both before and after a boil opens, can help speed healing.

Feline acne

Topical treatments such as warm compresses to the chin area may be sufficient for mild cases.


If the cause of dacryoadenitis is a viral condition such as mumps, simple rest and warm compresses may be all that is needed.

Infiltration (medical)

The use of warm compresses to treat infiltration has become controversial.