How to Get Rid Of Eye stye




A stye is caused by staphylococcal bacteria. This bacterium is found in the nose and is transferred easily to the eye when you rub your nose, then your eye.

Bacteria can cause inflammation or infection of the eyelash follicle, oil glands that drain through ducts into the eyelashes. When the duct is clogged, oil can’t drain and backs up into the glands. The gland becomes swollen and inflamed, causing the stye.


What are signs and symptoms of eye styes?

A lump on the eyelid and swelling of the eyelid are two visible signs of an eye stye.

Symptoms of an eye stye include:

  • Pain

  • Redness

  • Swollen eyelids

  • Tenderness

  • Droopy eyelids

  • Eye discharge (crustiness around the eyelid)

  • Burning sensation

After symptoms appear, a small pimple will develop in the affected area. Usually this is accompanied by swollen eyes. Sometimes just the immediate area is swollen; at other times, the entire eyelid swells.

5 things to know about eye styes:

1. Eye styes typically don't cause vision problems.

Your ability to see well at either near or distance shouldn't be affected by a stye.

2. Styes are contagious.

If you have a stye, you don't want the bacteria within to come into contact with someone else's eye. This might cause them to develop a stye or other infection.

To avoid spreading stye-causing bacteria, keep your eyes and hands clean and don't share pillowcases, bedsheets, washcloths or towels with others.

3. Most styes heal on their own within a few days.

You can speed up this process by applying hot compresses for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day, over the course of several days.

This will relieve the pain and bring the stye to a head, much like a pimple. In most cases, the stye will then open, drain and heal without further intervention.

Though most styes will go away with warm compresses, some need to be treated medically or drained surgically.

4. Never "pop" a stye.

You shouldn't pop a stye like you would a pimple. Allow the stye to open on its own.

A stye that forms inside the eyelid (called an internal hordeolum) might not rupture and heal on its own. Because this type of stye can be more serious, your eye doctor may need to surgically open and drain it.

If you have frequent styes, your eye doctor may want to prescribe an antibiotic ointment to prevent recurrence. He or she also might recommend using pre-moistened eyelid cleaning pads for daily lid hygiene, to reduce the risk of styes and blepharitis.

5. Other eye issues can accompany styes.

With a stye, you may notice frequent watering in the affected eye, increased light sensitivity and a feeling like something is "in" your eye (this symptom is called a "foreign body sensation").

When to see an eye doctor

Although most styes clear up fairly quickly, don't hesitate to contact your eye doctor for additional advice. Your doctor might prescribe a stye ointment or other stye treatment to help the condition resolve more quickly.

If your stye worsens, affects your vision or doesn't go away within a week or so, contact your eye doctor for an in-office evaluation and treatment. In some cases, stubborn styes may require surgical treatment by your doctor, followed by application of a prescription medicine.

  How to Get Rid Of Eye stye

Step 1: Keep your eyelids clean

  • Clean your eyelids. The first thing you should do if you develop a stye is clean your eyelids. You can use diluted tear-free baby shampoo on a cotton ball, washcloth, or makeup remover pad. Then rinse your eyelids with warm water and gently pat them dry.

  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands before and after touching it, and don't share your towels or washcloths with others.

  • Use a cleansing pad. Pre-moistened eyelid cleansing pads are another option. You can find these non-prescription items in most drugstores.

  • Pause your makeup use. It's wise to stop wearing eye makeup temporarily when you have it, because covering up can delay the healing process. Also, discard old makeup or applicators that could be contaminated.

  • Wear your glasses, not contacts, for a bit. And if you need vision correction, wear glasses rather than contact lenses until it heals.

  • Step 2: Apply warm, moist compresses

  • Apply warm compresses. You can speed the healing of a stye by applying warm compresses for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day.

    • Try a teabag or washcloth. Some people use teabags for this purpose, but a basic clean washcloth dipped in warm (not hot) water will do the trick and is easy to prepare. Wring the cloth so it's not dripping, then place it over your closed eyes.

    • Don't pop it. The goal of this therapy is to bring it to a head, like you see on a pimple. But whatever you do, don't get anxious and try to pop it! The warmth from the compress often will allow it to open, drain and heal on its own without causing trauma to the eyelid or possibly spreading an infection by squeezing it.

    How to ease the discomfort

    • Painkillers: Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen probably won't do much to speed healing, but these medications may ease discomfort if it is particularly bothersome.

    • Eye surgery: Your eye doctor also can address pain associated with these red bumps on your eyelid. Sometimes, your eye doctor may choose to surgically open a large stye to relieve discomfort and prevent a serious infection.

    When to see an eye doctor

    Although these tips will help most red bumps on eyelids clear up fairly quickly, don't hesitate to contact your eye doctor for additional advice. Your doctor might prescribe an ointment or other stye treatment to help the condition resolve more quickly.

    If your it worsens, affects your vision or doesn't go away within a week or so, contact your eye doctor for an in-office evaluation and treatment. In some cases, these stubborn red bumps may require surgical treatment by your ophthalmologist, followed by application of a prescription medicine.

    How to prevent future styes

    Proper eyelid hygiene can significantly reduce the risk of styes. Clean your eyelids thoroughly before bedtime, especially if you wear eye makeup.

    Also, if you sometimes have problems with blepharitis, taking steps to quickly treat this eyelid problem also will help prevent any re-occurrences.

    source:

    https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/how-to-get-rid-of-a-stye.htm

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