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What Is a Stye?

Friday, August 9, 2013 @ 07:08 AM
Author: Jason Lau

What Is a Stye

Simply put, a stye is a pimple or abscess that occurs in the upper or lower eyelid. There are many myths about how and why styes appear, as well as how to get rid of a stye. If you wake up with a stye, do not be alarmed. Only an infected stye is harmful for your eye health. Overall, a stye is treatable and will go away within a few days. Styes are not comfortable or pretty to look at, but they are no reason to be alarmed for your eye health.

Is a Style an Infection?

Ultimate a stye is an infection, but it is not harmful. Styes occur when there’s blockage that doesn’t allow the natural oils of the eye to sit in and around the eye. This, along with dead skin, create the bacteria that eventually becomes a stye. Styes can occur both on the outer lids or inside and under the lids. During both cases, the style should be gone once treatment is done.

Sometimes a small ball filled with puss will remain and an eye doctor can drain it. This process is mildly uncomfortable and the majority of this is due to the stye being around the eye area.

Common Cause For Styes

The stye is caused by an onslaught of good bacteria. Under the right conditions, your eyes may overproduce this bacteria and result in a stye. The clogged oil and good bacteria marry to create the stye.

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