Eye Discharge Causes, Treatments and More

By shirley
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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A stye is a painful lump that appears on or inside the eyelid. It's caused by an infection in the eyelid's oil-producing gland. The eyelid may be swollen, sore and scratchy, and excessive tearing may develop. The person may be sensitive to light and feel as if a foreign body is in the eye.

Applying a warm washcloth to the affected eye for 10 to 15 minutes up to five times each day may help relieve symptoms. Styes usually resolve within a few days.3‘Sty/Stye (Hordeolum): Symptoms, Causes, Treatments.’ Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17658-sty-stye

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