A stye (sometimes spelled sty) is a painful red bump on the edge of your eyelid. It can look similar to an acne pimple. A stye forms when a tiny oil-producing gland in your eyelash follicle or eyelid skin becomes blocked and gets infected. The medical term for a stye is a hordeolum.
How do you get rid of an infected eyelash?
Eyelash pain and infected eyelid treatments may include warm compresses, quick procedures performed in the office such as puncturing bumps or draining a stye, antibiotic eye drops, surgery, anti-inflammatory steroid injections.
How do you unclog eyelash follicles?
Daily warm compresses on the eyelids for 15-20 min / day to help loosen the debris collected around the eyelashes. Depending on the type or cause of your blepharitis, the eyelids should should be rubbed with antibacterial pads after applying the warm compress.
How do you treat a blocked eyelash follicle?
Soak a clean flannel or cotton wool in warm water and place it on your closed eyelid for 5 to 10 minutes. Gently massage your eyelids for around 30 seconds.
How do eyelash follicles get infected?
A stye (sty) is an infection of a follicle or gland at the base of an eyelash, caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus. It happens when the follicle becomes clogged with oil or dirt.
What is the bacteria on your eyelashes called?
Most of the time, blepharitis happens because you have too much bacteria on your eyelids at the base of your eyelashes. Having bacteria on your skin is normal, but too much bacteria can cause problems. You can also get blepharitis if the oil glands in your eyelids get clogged or irritated.