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In the eye?: May look like a bump, on the edge of the eyelid, and may be painful or achy depending on how far it's ballooned out. Otherwise, it's a small, tiny bump on the edge where the eyelid lashes are located that gets bigger, and needs to be seen by an eye doctor. Warm compresses can help for 10-15 mins. 4 times day. ...Read more
Itching reaction: A 'stye' (chalazion) simply is an internal gland in the eyelid that is not functioning properly. Think of it as a pimple or boil coming to a head. The itching can be indicative of the skin stretching or breaking under the pressure of expansion. By definition, a 'stye' is not infectious by nature. ...Read more
Pink swollen eyelid, sore throat/cold. Dr said stye, but there is no bump at all! just an overall swelling/pain. Incorrect diagnosis perhaps?
Probably right: Most styes start out with diffuse swelling of a part or sometimes the whole lid. As your body starts to deal with it, it becomes localized to the more typical focal redness and swelling. I hope you were told to apply heat 4-5 times per day which is in face the best treatment. ...Read more
Retained Secretions: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stye: Most styes have a core of inflammatory material inside. After a time, the core tends to fibrose and become hard. If the stye is resistant to hot compresses and topical antibiotics, it may need to be drained by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more