External Eyelid Stye is a tender red, painful bump resembling a pimple on the surface of the eyelid. It generally forms near the edge of the eye, where the eyelashes meet the eyelid. It is caused by a bacterial infection when oil glands present on eyelids for maintaining optimal level of moisture gets clogged with dead cells, bacteria and old oil.
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE DIAGNOSED?
The doctor can diagnose an external eyelid stye by examining the appearance of the eye. The doctor may gather details of medical history and symptoms of the condition to diagnose the situation for appropriate treatment.
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE TREATED?
Styes often get better without any treatment, particularly after they burst and release pus. Effective home treatments for eyelid bumps include applying a warm compress several times per day to the infected eye and refraining from wearing eye makeup or contact lenses.
DID YOU KNOW?
Reduce the risk of having an External Eyelid Stye by maintaining a good hygiene .One can prevent the spread of the bacteria with regular sanitizing of hand with hot soapy water or commonly available hand sanitizers.