A stye is an inflamed oil gland on the edge of the eyelid, where the lash meets the lid. It appears as a red, swollen bump that looks like a pimple. It is tender, especially to the touch.


Bacteria causes a stye where it gets into the oil glands in the eyelids that provide lubrication to the tear film.

Stye is similar to common acne pimples that occur elsewhere on the skin. You may have more than one stye at the same time.


  • Red swollen bump
  • A gritty, scratchy sensation as if there is a foreign body
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing  
  • Tenderness of the eyelid


  • Applying warm compresses for 10 minutes four times a day for two weeks.
  • Antibiotic creams may help recurrent or persistent stye.
  • Surgical intervention if stye dos not respond to the previous treatment methods.

Stye often get better on their own. However, they may recur. The outcome is generally excellent with simple treatment.


  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching the skin around your eye. If you are susceptible to stye,
  • Clean carefully excess oils from the edges of your lids.
  • Do not attempt to squeeze a stye, Let it drain on its self.



Wishing you speedy recovery