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A 50-year-old female asked:

I have what i think is a stye on left lower lid, there is a bump on the outside corner but eye itchy and pull down lid it's real red and some spots?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Stye: If this occurred rather suddenly, it probably is a stye, which is a blocked oil gland of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve
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