How to Treat a Stye on Your Eyes
Styes are unwanted condition in our eyes that can happen anytime. It can give you the red eyelid bump surface on the most important day of your life. It can cause intense pain and itch on your eyes, and sometimes can give you a blurred vision or sensitivity to light.
Knowing how to treat a stye is important so you would know what to do in case of this condition will happen to you. A stye can last until 4 days, and first aid procedures can help in getting you through the 4 days and minimizing the uncomfortable feeling of having a stye.
Before could know how to treat a stye, you should first know what causes them in the first place. A stye is caused by a bacterial infection that affects the upper or lower eyelid of the eyes.
Usually, bad personal hygiene and stress can be the one to blame in this condition. Formation of pus and a yellow mark of the center of the stye is what you will commonly see in a person’s eye affected with stye.
The first things you should do on how to treat a stye, is to apply a warm clean wash cloth to the affected area. The warmness of the wash cloth will help in dilating the tiny blood vessels on the yes and increase the blood circulation on the stye to initiate fighting against the infection.
Application of warm compress should last for 10 minutes and this should be done at least four times a day. Also, massage the eyelid gently to promote blood circulation to the stye.
If you are planning to go out, protect your eyes from the dust and dirt by using sun glasses or shades. Any contact with other particles will increase the infection of the yes making the condition worse.
Ask your physician for the type of antibiotic that should be used to treat the infection of the stye. Usually an eye ointment or eye drops will be prescribed to you by the physician to minimize the spread or transfer of bacteria of the stye.
You would be instructed to apply not only the affected eye, but the unaffected side as well to prevent reoccurrence of the stye on the other eye. If the stye is still present after 4 days of these intervention, have your eyes checked to the physician so they can assess the condition of your eyes.
The stye will probably be pricked and the physicians will drain the fluids and have your eyes examined for other types of eye conditions.
Prevention is better than cure as they say therefore it is important to practice proper hand washing to avoid bacterial eye infection such as syte. Wash your hands with soap and water before touching any part of your skin, most especially your eyes.
Remove any make up on your face, especially eye make-up before going to bed at night. Make up products usually contain chemicals that can be considered as dirty and may cause infection when it stays too long on the skin.