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Painful Eye Infection

A stye is a painful eye infection of the eyelid. Most times, it is a small pus-filled spot on the eyelid. Styes usually get better on their own. But, hot compresses may help ease the pain. It usually affects only one eye. However, the eyelid could have more than one stye at a time. Additionally, a stye could be external (common) or internal (uncommon).

External styes appear on the edge of the eyelid. Infection in the root of an eyelash may cause this stye to form. First, it starts as a small red spot. Then, it can become yellow and pus-filled. In contrast, infection of a gland in the eyelid may cause internal styes. In fact, it is visible from the outside only as a swelling of the eyelid.
 

Causes

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria causes stye infections. It is usually a harmless bacteria found on the skin. However, if this bacteria enters the skin, it can cause infections. Also, if you have a condition called blepharitis, you could be more prone to having styes.

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Treatment

Treatment may include the following-

  • Usually, stye eyes require no treatment. They usually become better within 3-4 days. 
  • In addition, hot compresses can help.
  • Also, avoid wearing contact lenses and eye make-up. Most importantly, throw away any eye make-up used while the stye was forming.
  • Doctors do not recommend taking antibiotics.

Are styes contagious?

They can be contagious. Thus, to minimize the chances of spreading the infection:

  • First, do not share towels or other clothes
  • Secondly, wash hands regularly. Be sure to always wash them after touching your eyes and face.
  • Lastly, avoid sharing eye make-up.

Are there any complications?

In conclusion, most styes are very minor infections. Thus, they usually clear within a few days by themselves. Sometimes the infection may spread to the surface of the eye, causing conjunctivitis. If this happens, you must contact your doctor. Also, if you notice your eye is red or swollen, or you have a fever, contact your doctor.

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