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Causes Recurring Styes
I have reoccurring styes. At the moment I have 3. 2 in one eye and 1 in the other. What could be the cause?
Along the upper and lower eyelids are dozens of meibomian glands. There job is to secrete an oily substance to mix with your natural tears.
In the case of a stye, aka chalazion, the secretions become so thick (think of dried toothpaste) the gland can't empty its secretions.
The gland gets bigger due to built up secretions causing redness, pain and inflammation. ...Read more
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
Stye: An internal hordeolum is caused by a blocked oil gland in the eyelid which becomes infected. The common name is a stye. These are treated with warm compresses and topical antibiotic, such as bacitracin. They typically clear in 2-3 weeks. If they do not clear, sometimes styes need to be drained. ...Read more
I have been suffering for recurring styes and boils for around six years, and the doctors I have visited aren't sure why. What is the cause?
Skin infections: The skin infection cause depends upon where it is located. These infections can be related to recurrent staph aureus, or may be related to certain sweat glands in certain regions. It would be best to provide more details for updated answers here or see dermatologists. Details that are important include location, treatment (antibiotics), etc. Good Luck! ...Read more
Blepharitis: Most likely you have blepharitis. See an ophthalmologist for management of this chronic condition. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting stye's on my eyes? I was everything when I get them but they're reoccurring
This bacterial infection (Staph) can be spread from your nose or throat if you rub your eyes w/out washing hands. It spreads between people too. Never 'pop' them. Ask druggist (or Dr) about gentle eyelid soaps. Wash carefully. Read about it: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/styes. Htm
Hope this helps! ...Read more
Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present. ...Read more
Random event: Styes are caused by a blockage of a gland in the lid which gets infected. This is not from any thing that you did or did not do. They occur in people from all walks of life. At this stage, the best treatment is frequent application of very warm (not hot) washrags placed on the inflamed lid for 4 minutes at a time about 4-6 times per day. ...Read more
My 11 month old keeps getting little styes on her eyes. Is this caused by an allergy or what else could it be?
I have inside stye on my eyelid. First two days swelled then got better. Could the release of the puss cause eyelid to swell again after 5 days?
Please see a Dr!: Eyes are so important that you really need to have this evaluated by an expert in person. I hope it s easy to correct the problem and to prevent a recurrence too. Best! ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial infection is the most common cause. ...Read more
Yes: A stye pushing on the eye lids can make your eye seem smaller. ...Read more
I don't have hot compress or extra towels so I used a hair dryer on medium to blow hot air on my eye, while closed of course, cause it's developing a stye. Safe to use dryer? Seemed to help a lot.
Warm compresses: A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye. When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation. ...Read more
Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
What happens if pus from a stye gets inside eye and causes it to be really red? Should I go to a dr?
Conjunctivtis: You may have a conjunjtivitis associated with this and will require a topical drop. See an eye doctor. ...Read more
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