Should a stye last for over a month? How to get rid of sty on the eye?

Styes are nothing but infections that occur on the eye. These infections are not contagious. They are basically noticed around the lid of the eye and are caused around the follicles of the eyelashes. These appear as small, red bumps. Although a stye is often painful, it cannot harm the eye. Your vision too will not be affected by the stye.

A stye is caused by a very common bacteria. This bacterium is usually found around our nose. If you have the habit of touching your eyes right after you have been rubbing your nose, you are likely to get the infection which manifests itself as stye.

A stye is a red colored bump that can be painful. You will notice that your eye is red, and even swollen. There may be some watering of the eye. However, if you have had your stye for over a month, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Styes usually last up to a week or ten days. They usually don't require any treatment and disappear by themselves. If your stye has not been cured for over a month you should visit your doctor who will be able to help you.

You can ease your discomfort by holding a towel dipped in hot water to the eye. This usually is very effective. Do this as often as you can since this treatment will help the boils become deflated. You can also try washing your eye with cold water.

answered by G R

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