Eye Stye Treatment - Home Remedies To Get Rid of Stye
Alternative names :- Eye sty, Hordeolum and Stye
What is eye stye?
A eye stye is a small lump in the eyelid caused by obstruction of an oil producing or meibomian gland. Eye stye may occur in the upper or lower lids, causing redness, swelling and soreness in some cases. Styes are usually harmless and will go away after several days on their own as your body fights the infection. More than one Stye can occur at one time because the bacteria may spread to another follicle. Lancing a Stye that is red and inflamed is not recommended as this may spread infection.
Eye Stye causes
The cause of a stye is often unknown, but it may develop from:
Treatment for Eye styes
Treatment is usually either medical or surgical. Particularly for small ones, medical treatment may be advisable. Oral antibiotics are rarely helpful in most cases since this is an inflammation of the gland, not an infection. However, antibiotic/cortisone drops or ointment can be helpful to keep the bacteria count of the eyelid down and decrease the swelling of the eyelid. The best home treatment for eye stye is to apply warm compresses for several minutes 3 to 4 times daily.
Home remedies for eye stye
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