inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid
Eye sore; Eyelid problem; Ocular woe; Lid irritation; Eye
affliction; Eye-opening problem?; It's found on a lid
8 times a year
in English language:
(sty) 56852 / 86800
Bumps: 6 Possible Causes
stye (also spelled sty) or hordeolum is an inflammation of the
sebaceous glands at the base of the eyelashes. They are harmless
but can be very painful. They are generally caused by a
Staphylococcus bacteria infection. They are particularly common
stye may form on either the inside or the outside of the eyelid.
external stye (external hordeolum) is a purulent inflammation of
infected eyelash follicles and surrounding sebaceous (Zeis) and
apocrine (Moll) glands of the lid margin. It shows as a tender,
red swelling on the edge of the eyelid and will tend to drain
internal stye (internal hordeolum) will also be tender and may
show external red swelling. Internal styes often take longer to
heal because the abscess cannot drain as easily. These types of
styes can also cause blurred vision and irritation.
styes will drain on their own though this may be accelerated with
a hot or warm compress. Styes typically resolve within 1 week
Medical professionals will sometimes
puncture a particularly persistent or irritating stye with a
needle, to accelerate its draining. Their spread or expansion can
also be fought with the use of antibiotic ointment akin to
Neosporin (e.g. Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment), a special
version being available for styes, which can be applied in a
ribbon along the lid, on either inside or out.
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