Dear KK... sorry for the delayed response. I just saw this question. You may have already cleared up your sty. I just wanted to give you some helpful info in case this happens again. A sty is completely different from pink eye. A sty is a clogged gland that you have in your eye. You really do not need an antibiotic. Most opthamologists will tell you that warm compresses--- a very warm washcloth (as warm as you can stand it without burning) are the best treatment. Apply the warm compress 5-6 times a day... as much as your time will allow. After the compress massage the sty inward towards your nose to express any of the oils in the gland thus unclogging it. A sty is not an infection.
A pink eye, on the other hand, is a bacterial infection that is highly contagious. Erythromycin can treat it. You must wash your hands well every time you touch your eye and, really, if u can stay home from work or school until at least 24 hours on the antibiotic, this would be best to decrease the chances of it spreading to others.
If there is ANY question about if it is pink eye you should go to an opthamologist.
I hope this helps and I hope you are feeling better...
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