Stye

The stye is the infection of one or several meibomian glands that are in the eyelid edge. Styes can be internal o External, affect one eye or both and can be presented individually o several at once. The stye in the eye is a common infection They are usually very painful y annoying.

El stye treatment more common is the application of wipes or hot cloths, drops and administration of antibiotic and in the most severe cases the removal of the stye by surgery.

Stye

The stye is the infection of one or several meibomian glands that are in the eyelid edge. Styes can be internal o External, affect one eye or both and can be presented individually o several at once. The stye in the eye is a common infection They are usually very painful y annoying.

El stye treatment more common is the application of wipes or hot cloths, drops and administration of antibiotic and in the most severe cases the removal of the stye by surgery.

What is an ozuelo?

El stye is a bump that is formed on the edge of the eyelid of the eye, right where the eyelashes are. This occurs when inflames a sebaceous gland, which becomes a kind of reddish ball similar to a grain and is very sensitive to touch.

Of the styes or lumps in the eye are few people who escape, in fact, it is believed that every person will suffer from stye at least once in a lifetime. The truth is that this condition is so upset y painful, that most people who suffer from it are anxiously looking for a solution to cure stye quickly.

Types of stye

There are two types of styes:

External stye

El external stye is the most common y appears on the edge of the eyelid. It is similar in shape to a grain and drains spontaneously after about 4 days after its appearance.

The main cause of external stye is infection of the Zeiss sebaceous gland or the sweat gland of Moll.

Internal stye

El internal stye it is located far from the edge of the eyelid. It is reddish like a grain that is beginning to form and takes longer to drain. If you do not do it within the first 10 days you should see a doctor.

The main cause of internal stye is infection one or more Meibomian glands.

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Causes of stye

El stye occurs when a blockage in one or more sebaceous glands of the eyelid. This facilitates that the bacteria multiplythe gland get inflamed and form a kind of infected grain. In fact, its formation is very similar to that of acne spines that, we must remember, take place when a pore of the skin is clogged by excess fats and bacteria.

A person can present more than one stye at a time in the same eye. Between the most common bacteria that cause this inflammation highlights staphylococcus. This condition may appear in a few days, which is why they always manifest unexpectedly. Sometimes the sebaceous gland empties spontaneously and the stye heals on its own before it grows large. Others, however, the gland can become blocked to such an extent that it impairs vision, this condition is known as chalazion.

La Blepharitis It is the inflammation, irritation and itching of the eyelids without a definite cause, although it is believed to occur due to accumulation of bacteria. People who have blepharitis are more likely to have styes.

Symptoms of a stye

Main symptoms to identify a stye are:

  • Formation of a bump in the eye It looks red and may or may not have a white dot in the center, usually pus.
  • Sensation of have a Strange object in the eye.
  • Irritation y warmth sensation on the eyelid
  • Increase in tear secretion.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Pain y sensitivity on the eyelid
  • Inconvenience when blinking.
  • Bleary eyes.
  • Sensation of irritation and burning.
  • Eyelid swelling.

Depending on the type of stye, the bump may remain in the eye for at least 10 days after its formation.

How to cure a stye

When a stye appears it is important treat it quickly. The stye can usually last about 10 days in the eye. During this time we recommend using warm compresses on the eye to relieve symptoms and use of lubricating drops and antibiotic.

However, we must take into account a series of care to prevent this condition from worsening:

  • Do not touch, to tight, puncture ni rub the stye with your hands or any other object.
  • I will always wash my hands with soap antibacterial to avoid bringing more bacteria to the eye.
  • Do not wear makeup.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses.
  • Do not self-medicate.

 In the event that the stye does not go away in a week or ten days we can be in the presence of a cystic stye. In that case, the most common treatment is surgical removal.

Home remedies

  • Apply to the affected eye warm water packs or warm water of chamomile to deflate the gland and stimulate the drainage of the bump. It is advisable to apply the compresses 4 times a day for 15 minutes.
  • Go to the ophthalmologist It is very useful for prescribing topical antibiotics in case the stye does not improve with the application of warm water compresses.
  • When the stye does not drain, the We will propose the drainage of the same by means of an operation. This is done by making a small opening in the stye so that the pus comes out.

Tips to prevent styes

The formation of styes is often caused by bacteria that we carry ourselves to the eye without knowing it. For this reason it is important to perform a series of hygiene care to prevent them: 

  • Wash your hands several times a day with antibacterial soap, especially before and after eating, after using the bathroom and after using makeup or any other chemical agent.
  • Wash the makeup brushes once every two months to avoid the accumulation of bacteria. Also, you should not lend cosmetics.
  • Avoid use cleaners, soaps o creams with high oil content.
  • Additionally, consume fish oil It helps prevent blockage of the sebaceous glands.
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Discover the main symptoms of a stye and the proper way to treat it to avoid complications and major discomfort.
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Área Oftalmológica Avanzada
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