A stye happens when a gland on the edge of your eyelid gets infected. When it occurs inside or under the eyelid, it is called an internal hordeolum.
The infection is most often caused by a bacteria or germ called staph (Staphylococcus aureus).
You are more likely to get a stye if you:
Each person’s symptoms may vary. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of a stye may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider to be sure.
In most cases your healthcare provider will be able to tell that you have a stye by looking at it.
You will not need to take any tests.
In most cases a stye will go away on its own.
There are some things you can do to treat the stye at home. These include:
Your healthcare provider may also:
To prevent a stye, you should:
Call your healthcare provider if you:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
Know the reason for your visit and what you want to happen.
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