Here are eight ways to speed up the healing process for styes.
- Use a warm compress.
- Clean your eyelid with mild soap and water.
- Use a warm tea bag.
- Take over-the-counter painkillers.
- Avoid using makeup and wearing contact lenses.
- Use antibiotic ointments.
- Massage the area to promote drainage.
Thereof, what causes stye in the eye?
Styes are caused by bacteria from your skin (usually staphylococci bacteria) that gets into and irritates the oil glands in the eyelids. These bacteria, which normally exist harmlessly on the skin of the eye, can sometimes get trapped along with dead skin cells on the edge of the eyelid.
How long does a stye stay on your eye?
It usually lasts for two to five days. In some cases a stye may last for a week or longer. You can get a stye on your upper or lower eyelid. It usually forms on the outer side of the eyelid, but it can form on the inner side of the eyelid as well.
Are styes on eyes contagious?
Styes are contagious. If you have a stye, you don't want the bacteria within to come into contact with someone else's eye. This might cause them to develop a stye or other infection.
What causes styes in children's eyes?
What causes a stye in a child? A stye is caused by an infection in the oil-producing (sebaceous) or sweat glands in the eyelid. The infection is often caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus.