How To Get Rid Of A Stye

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How To Get Rid Of A Stye


What Is A Stye

A stye forms on the eye lid. It is a clogged duct gland. Usually from bacteria from the skin that gets into the gland. On the upper or lower lid where the lid styemeets the eye lashes. Resembles a pimple- a red bump, tender to the touch

Complications are rare! A stye can turn into a chalazion. This is when the duct gland becomes fully blocked. If it becomes so large, it can effect vision and deform the cornea. Generalized infection, blepharitis, of the eyelid.

Characteristics Of A Stye

* Red, swollen bump
* Sensitivity to light
* Tearing/ watering of the eye
* Tenderness
* Itchy or Scratchy
* Pain
* Discomfort when blinking

How To Get Rid Of A Stye

Warm/Hot compresses are the best way to get rid of a stye because it opens the pores. Apply for 10 minutes, 4 times a day. Antibiotic creams or ointments can help. DO NOT try to “pop” the stye! Let it drain on its own. They swell for 3 days and then break open and drain. Large styes sometimes need to be lanced, or cut open, by a doctor to prevent further infection. Do not wear eye make-up or contact lenses.