As the name suggests, an external eyelid skin occurs on the outer portion of the eye and is kind of a red and painful bump. It usually looks similar to a pimple and tends to be painful on touching. This problem usually happens in children where the eyelids meet the eyelashes. Swelling in the eyes, tenderness, sensitivity, etc. are common symptoms.
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?
An antibiotic cream is suggested to reduce and soothe the pain. Alongside, you could be asked to also do a warm compress on the area followed with avoiding wearing lenses. The problem usually heals on its own within a few days.
DID YOU KNOW?
Practicing good hygiene can help reduce the risk of getting a stye. Prevent the spread of bacteria with regular hand washing and by avoiding touching the eyes unless hands are washed with hot water and soap.