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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Eye Stye

Eye Stye:

Eye stye is caused by the infection of staphylococcal bacteria. It can be occurred at the base of eyelid hairs. It can be transmitted one hair shaft to another easily. Patient may experience pain, swelling, heat and redness on the base of eyelid. It can be affected around the eyelid and eyelashes.

It is commonly found as small bumps on the base of eyelids. This disease does not affect the vision. Sometimes tiny pimples are developing in this disease. It is small inflammatory tumor on the base of eyelid. It is also called by hordeolums by some people.

Causes of eye stye:

It can be caused by infection of oil- secreting glands and infection of staphylococcal bacteria at the base of eyelid or eyelashes. Eating boiled potatoes, white bread, pudding and confectionery are other causes of eye stye. Sometimes, it can be developing by rubbing the eye with contaminated hand.

Symptoms of Eye stye:

  • Redness
  • Severe pain on the eyelid
  • Swelling on the affected area
  • Blurred vision
  • Stinging, burning and itching on the affected area.
  • Discharge of pus from stye
  • Tearing of the eye
  • Difficulty to open the eyes in bright light

Diagnosis of eye stye:

Eye stye can be diagnosed by visual inspection. Sometimes a sample of pus can be taken to detect the infection.

Treatment of eye stye:

An antibiotic ointment will be prescribed by the health care provider. Sometimes surgical treatment is used to drain the styes. OTC topical medications are also available to treat eye stye. An antibiotic cream is also prescribed by the doctor to get relief from symptoms of eye stye. Sometimes swollen area may be cut by the doctor to stop the drainage of thick pus.

Home remedies for eye stye:

  • Take clove spice and water. And rub in water; use it to the affected area to get relief.
  • Take some guava leaves, and placed it on the warm cloth. Use it as compress for few minutes. This is very helpful to reduce the pain, swelling and redness.
  • Take two full cup of water and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix together well. And then apply as eye drops three times daily.
  • Take a handful of acacia leaves and two full cups of water. Boil the leaves in water for few minutes. Make a decoction and then apply it as compress on the eyelids for 4-5 minutes.
  • Wash your eyes with alum water, it can give more relief in stye and reduce the pain.
  • Take one cup of water and a teaspoon of coriander seeds. Boil seeds with water for few minutes. And then use this to wash the eyes several times a day.


  • You should always wash your hand with mild soap and water before touching the eyes.
  • You should apply warm compresses for few minutes regularly.
  • You should apply antibiotic drops to fight the infection.
  • You should keep good hygiene.
  • If you have multiple eye styes, go to the general physician immediately.
  • Don’t rub your with contaminated hands.
  • You should protect your eyes from air pollution and dust.
  • You should wear sunglasses before going outside.
  • You should avoid eye makeup such as eyeliner, mascara.

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