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Eye Stye: Cures and Causes of Styes on the Eyelid

  • Published: 2009-07-07 (Revised/Updated 2017-05-05) : Disabled World (Disabled World).
  • Synopsis: Examines the causes of an eye stye on the eyelid and includes instructions on how to get rid of a stye.

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Quote: "A stye can form due to Inflammatory diseases of the eyelid, like blepharitis, meibomitis, and rosacea."

What is an Eye Stye

Hordeolum is the medical term used to describe a stye on either the upper or lower eyelid.

A stye near one or both eyes is caused by an acute infection (commonly staphylococcal bacteria) or inflammation of the secretory glands of the eyelids. Often, the lump (stye) appears with a white or yellow spot that looks much like a large hard pimple.

Eye styes often appear on one or both eyelids at the same time due to cross infection. Prevent re-infection or cross-infection (transferring the problem from one eye to the other), by not rubbing your eyes and face.

Like most infections, dead white blood cells accumulate and the resulting pus causes the swelling and subsequent pain.

Styes and chalazia are usually harmless and rarely affect your eyeball or your eyesight. They can occur at any age and tend to periodically recur.

What Causes an Eye Stye?

A stye can form due to Inflammatory diseases of the eyelid, like blepharitis, meibomitis, and rosacea.

Poor eyelid hygiene, improper removal of eye makeup, hormonal changes, and stress have also been known to cause Styes.

How to Get Rid of a Stye On Your Eye Lids

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