Are sty’s contagious? A stye is the formation of a lump on an eyelid. It mostly occurs in one eye and gets removed in a day or two. Still, you might feel confused whether you have a sty or any other condition. Therefore, read the following article to avoid any kind of confusion or doubts.
- Pain and Swelling around the eye
- Increased tear production
- A crust forming around the eyelid
- Sore eye and itchy skin
eight ways to speed up the healing process for styes
Table of Contents
- Use a warm compress on the affected eye
- Clean your eyelid with mild soap and water
- Use a warm black tea teabag on the swelling
- Massage the area softly to drain it off
- Avoid any makeup until it has cleared
- Do not use contact lenses unless you really need too
- Take over the counter pain killers as a last resort
- Use an antibiotic cream on consultation from your pharmacy
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- Localized swelling of the eyelid – When a sty occurs, it causes localized swelling of the eyelid. This swelling is easily visible and it mostly occurs with several other symptoms. The swelling can occur at any eye and at any eyelid but only at the location of the sty.
- Localized pain in the area – Apart from swelling, you might feel constant or periodic pain in a specific area of the eyelid.
- Redness of the area – Every sty occurs with redness in a specific area. Sometimes, pus is also visible in the midst of the redness.
- Tenderness – The area will feel more sensitive and susceptible to pain. It’s a big symptom of sty along with the ones mentioned above.
- Crusting of the eyelid margins – It’s a common symptom of a sty. However, keep in mind that crusting of the eyelid margins is also the symptom of blepharitis.
- A burning sensation in the eye – As it occurs on the eyelid, you might also feel a burning sensation in the eye. You would want to rub the eyes.
- Droopiness of the eyelid – It means that your eyelid is interfering with the vision by falling to a lower position. Droopiness occurs in almost every case of a sty.
How you can get rid of Styes
What are the main causes of a sty
Is a sty contagious?
- When it occurs on the upper eyelid – There is no clear reason for a sty to happen on a particular eye. It can occur on any eyelid.
- When it occurs on the lower eyelid – As stated earlier, a sty can occur on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid randomly.