Treatment For Eye Stye
Treatment for eye styes are usually very effective if done promptly and correct. Most eyes styes are quite annoying and can alter a person’s eye appearance. Most individuals will notice a slight raised bump on the eye lid that can uncomfortable to the touch. Eye styles are infections of an eyelids hair follicle. This infection is brought on by staphylococcal bacteria.
Items needed to treat an eye stye:
- Warm compresses
- Eye doctor appointment
- Apply warm compresses. Some individuals will usually try to treat an eye stye at home. Some find that using warm compresses, applied up to fifteen minutes a day, helps relieve the soreness. Compresses will also help the stye ripen and burst a lot sooner. It is important to only apply compresses while the eye is closed.
- Make a doctor's appointment. If the stye seems to worsen or and is effecting eye vision, one should make an appointment with their eye care provider as soon as possible. Some eye styes may require an antibiotic.
- Medical draining of the stye. Some styes do not drain completely on their own. These styes should be medically drained. This will require a small surgical procedure done by an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist will usually open up the stye and remove the contents inside of it. Individuals should avoid doing it themselves because of the spread of infection.
- Direct injection of anti-inflammatory medication. Many patients benefit from having direct injections of anti-inflammatory medication to the area. Most people who have recurring styes may benefit from this type of treatment.
- Wear sunglasses. Those who treat their eye stye at home should make sure they give their eyes the appropriate rest. Try wearing sunglasses to avoid straining the eyes and help with avoiding direct sunlight.