Eye Stye is a bacteria-infected localised inflammation of the upper or lower eyelid. An infection bacterium is transferred from one hair shaft to another. Styes are usually harmless. It is contaginious disease. The eye stye is a small abscess of the glands in the eyelids which can occur externally and internally. They can occur at any age. Eye stye is seen for the several days. This disease does not affect the vision. Styes may be red and sore. They will fill with pus then burst spontaneously. For the eye stye wear protective eye goggles when swimming. To prevent a stye in the eye always washing hands before touching the eyes
Causes of Eye Stye
Staphylococcal organisms eyelid infections
By using mascara, eyeliner and other eye products
Infection of oil secreting glands and infection of staphylococcal bacteria
Infection of the hair follicle of an eyelash
Symptoms of Eye Stye
Difficulty to open the eyes in bright light
Swelling in the eyelid
Red bump on eyelid
Discomfort when blinking
Tearing of the eye
Blurred vision of the affected eye
Mucous discharge in the eye
Treatment of Eye Stye
Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds with a cupful of water like an herbal tea preparation to wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
Wet a tea bag. Place over your eye for 10 to 15 min. The tea will draw the stye.
Antibiotic creams may help recurrent or persistent styes.
Guava leaves warmed and placed on a warm damp cloth and then used as a compress, reduce the redness, pain and swelling.
Surgical drainage of the stye may also be necessary if the stye is not responding to treatment
By applying a very warm, wet, clean wash cloth to the tender area.