A stye is a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. Sties are often filled with pus. A sty usually forms on the outside of your eyelid. But sometimes it can form on the inner part of your eyelid.In most cases, a sty will begin to disappear on its own in a couple days.
- A red lump on your eyelid that is similar to a boil or a pimple
- Eyelid pain
- Eyelid swelling
- Another condition that causes inflammation of the eyelid is a chalazion.Unlike a sty, a chalazion usually isn't painful and tends to be most prominent on the inner side of the eyelid.
A sty happens when a gland on the edge of your eyelid gets infected. The infection is most often caused by a bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
- Wash your hands often
- Wash your face and eye area
- Be careful when using and removing eye makeup
- Regular cleaning of contact lenses
- More common in children
- Change in power of glasses
- Habitual rubbing of eyes
Can spread to involve whole of eyelids and even skin of cheek(cellulitis)
Mild cases can be treated at home with warm compresses. If it doesn't respond then:
- Evacuation of pus by plucking the eyelash