What is a stye?
A sty or stye hordeolum is a red tiny bump, you can say a pimple, that grows on the outer edge of the eyelid. human eyelids have many tiny oil glands, commonly around the eyelashes. dirt, dead skin, or oil buildup can clog or block small holes. when the gland is blocked the red bump bacteria may grow inside the eyelid and can cause eye stye to develop further.
Symptoms of eye stye
- Watering of the eye
- Swelling and puffiness of the eyelid
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- blurred vision
- itching in eyelid
- You may feel something is stuck in your eyes.
In some cases, the red bump can be filled up with pus if ruptured can lead to infection in the eyes. it might also bleed. Proper care should be taken to treat this eye condition as soon as possible. the best option is to consult your physician if you suffer above symptoms.
Causes of eye stye
Eye stye is caused due to oil glands infection in the eyelids. the bacterium Staphylococcus is said to be responsible for this condition.
- Poor hygiene
- Poor nutrition
- sleep deprivation
If you are doing these or have then you are at great risk of eye sty.
- Use old or expired cosmetics
- Suffer from Rosacea
- Leave on eye makeup overnight
- touch your eyes with unwashed hands.
- Using contact lenses without washing your hands
How to prevent eye stye?
Apply warm compresses: If you had eye stye in the past, Applying warm compresses regularly can help to prevent eye stye from coming back.
Take care with Cosmetics: Avoid using old or expired cosmetics do not buy cheap or unknown brand cosmetics read the label carefully before using cosmetics
Wash your hands: Keep your hands away from eyes, if you have to touch your eyes than ensure your hands are clean from bacteria in today’s time mobile phone has thousands of bacteria remember to wash your hands with natural hand sanitizer before touching eyes.
Massage the area to improve drainage: You should massage the eyelid slowly with care to improve drainage. ensure your hands are clean and neat.stop if massaging hurt your eye.
Can i pop a stye?
Never pop or touch stye. it might seem okay, unfortunately squeezing will release pus and can spread the infection in other parts of eyes. eye physicians are the best one to remove pus from the eyelid.
When to consult an eye physician?
Immediately contact your local physician if your eye stye:
- Affects your vision
- You feel more pain in the eye
- A stye is inside the eye
- Gets bigger
- Does not clear up with home remedies.
Home remedies for stye on eyelid
If you are suffering from eye stye, applying cucumber on your eyelids is the best treatment because cucumbers provide cool moisture to eyes it also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation.
How to use?
- Take 2 slices of a cucumber
- lay down and put in your eyes for 15 minutes
- Repeat 3 times a week until you get relief from eye style.