An eye sty is a common infection of the hair follicle of an eyelash. Generally, an eye stye starts with a small pimple. Within the next few days, it gets filled with pus and consequently bursts and heals on its own with the draining of infection.
An eye sty is believed to be caused by some debility in the system. It can even be caused due to blockage of glands by dirt or refraction error. A sty in
the eye is usually a harmless development and can be treated at home. Styes may be treated by making a decoction (prepared from the roots, seeds, stems and other parts of the plants that are boiled in water) of eyebright and chamomile, to help reduce the inflammation.
Sometimes, the infection disappears quickly, without forming into a red swelling. But other styes worsen rapidly until the eyelid swells up. Eye stye occurs when staphylococcal bacteria infect one of the tiny glands at the base of the eyelid hairs and then becomes inflamed. It is commonly found as small bumps on the base of eyelids.
Stye is often accompanied with certain complications, such as there may be spread of infection to other eyelash follicles. There may also be spread of infection to the tissue of the eyelid, which is known as Eyelid cellulites. The symptoms of styes may resemble other conditions or medical problems.
Some Eye Sty treatment Tips
1. Do not touch your eyes when you are gardening or cooking.
2. You should protect your eyes from air pollution and dust.
3. You should wear sunglasses before going outside.
4. Take a cup of water. Dissolve 2-3 granules of alum in it. Use as an eyewash.
5. Slit an aloe leaf lengthwise and place the pulpy side on the sore eye.