Stye (Eye Sty) - Eye Stye Treatment and Cure
Alternative Names: Sty, Hordeolum
What is Eye Stye?
An eye stye or eye sty is a very common bacterial infection of eyes in which the gland at eyelid become infected and lead to the obstruction of oil producing glands around the eyelashes or eyelids. A red lump like thing appears near the edge of an eyelid which can be visible at outside as well as inside of eyelid. A stye is not at all harmfull for the visoin. This problem can occur to any person with any age.
How are stye caused?
An stye is caused by the blockage of the hair follicles that may become swollen and painful to the touch, leading to the infection in the sebaceous (oil producing) glands in the eyelid. The infection is primarily caused by staphylococcal bacteria. This bacteria is generally present in the nose, but is easily transferred to the eyes. Touching mucus from the nose and then rubbing the eye is one way of transferring staphylococcal bacteria from nose to the eye. Stye can also occur due to conjunctivitis, eye infections and poor health.
Symptoms of Eye Sty
Symptoms may be slight different in some childrens. Some of the common symtoms of eye sty are discussed below:
Treatment for Eye Stye to get rid of it easily
Styes are usually harmless and don't need to be treated as they go away on their own after some days. In order to prevent further infection, it is recommended that a stye be left to rupture on its own. But, in some cases it becomes very severe and need to be treated by a surgeon. Surgical draining of the pus with the application of antibiotic drops may be required in those cases.
Some of the treatments for the stye may include:
Is Hordeolum (stye) contagious?
Yes, hordeolum is contagious. It gets transferred from one person to another very easily. To prevent them from transferring very good hygiene is necessary with no sharing of towels.
Preventions tips for eye sty
Some of the preventive measures against eye sty are as follows:
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