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?
A general physician would examine your eyes and check for the signs along with examination of the eyes upper skin. There is no need to check the internal eyes in most cases.
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?
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.