Stye is an infection that causes inflammation of the sebaceous glands found near the base of your eyelashes. Usually, they are caused by staphylococcus bacteria from the air and they are usually set off by poor nutrition and stress. It looks like pimples but it can be very painful compared pimples and although it does not cause any permanent damage, it can be very irritating and how do you get rid of a stye if you are infected with one?
When you are infected with stye, use a towel and soak it with warm water. Then compress the warm water to your eye for approximately 15 minutes to help to speed up the process. Use the compressor between 4 to 6 times a day, however the more the better. Gently scrub the eyelid with warm water and a mild soap to help the stye to dry up.
Limit your cosmetics usage when you have a stye because the ingredients in the cosmetics could result in worse infection. You should also get rid of eyelash curlers and makeup brushes, in order to prevent spreading the infection if these items have become contaminated by the bacteria that causes styes.
Do not wear contact lenses when you are infected with stye. This will prevent the infection from spreading to your cornea or other areas of your eye. Throw any contact lenses that you wore before the stye occurred. This action is taken to ensure that you do not give the bacteria a chance to infect you again.
It is advisable that you consult doctor if your stye does not go away after conducting home treatment. The doctor will be able to make a small incision into the stye using a needle and drain the pus. This usually speed up the healing process.
Clean up styes that burst open their own carefully using mild soap and warm water. Remember to soak it softly because if you soak it too hard, it will irritate the skin. Do not pop a stye no matter how tempting it seems because the open wound caused by the burst styes can lead to a serious infection.