It is the acute inflammatory infection of the eyelash follicles that causes painful red swelling near the edge of the eyelid and may be confused with chalazion. Sty is healed in most cases within a week. Sty is commonly created in the outer part of the eyelids, but sometimes also engages the inner eyelids part.
Using warm compress in the first days, in addition to pain relief, opens the sty and leads to purulent discharge. Considering the presence of microbial agents in this disease, the use of antibiotic drops is recommended. Similar to chalazion, observing the hygiene of the edges of the eyelids plays a crucial role in preventing such disease.
Signs and symptoms
- A sense of heavy and aching eyelid
- Development of a red painful lump at the eyelid edge
- Irritation and itchiness
- Purulent discharges from the sty