An eye stye is when you have a red bump probably under your eyelid or on top of it. It usually makes your eyelids feel heavy and painful. The stye might also cause your eyes to water, and itch at times. Other than it being painful there is nothing harmful about it and it doesn’t hinder your sight. In some cases, it might also have pus collection inside the bump.
They resemble a pimple and usually occur when during the summer or when there’s a lot of heat in your body. They usually leave after a week on their own and don’t cause much harm to your vision. If it stays for longer, then you probably have to seek medical attention.
When the eye stye is on the external surface, it can be caused due to these reasons :
An eye stye appears on the inside of the eyelid. It’s much more painful and causes irritation as it disturbs the vision, and causes your eye to water. These are usually caused due to infections of the meibomian gland. This is a gland present at the rim of the eyelid that prevents the eye from drying out.
There are other reasons that could aggravate an eye stye, and sometimes even cause it:
How are eye styes caused?
It’s caused by bacteria that could infect the glands around your eyes.
Are eye styes contagious?
Yes, styes are contagious because it is caused by bacteria. That’s why people usually wear sunglasses to cover their eyes so that nobody else would see them and acquire the same. People are advised not to share common materials such as clothes and towels.
Are ye styes caused by Stress?
Stress aggravates and worsens any condition, so stress could increase your chances of getting a stye, especially when you have a lot of screen time.
What’s the difference between a Pimple and an eye stye?
A pimple can occur anywhere on the body however a stye only occurs on the eyelids.
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