A stye is a red and painful bump caused due to bacterial infection of the oil-secreting gland of the eyelids. The other symptoms include watery eye, swollen eyelid, gritty sensation in the eye, light sensitivity, and eye pain. Warm compresses and antibiotic cream are used to treat it.

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What is the reason for stye and hard, swollen nose with crustiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stye in my right upper eyelid. After a few days, I noticed whiteheads on the right side of my nose. Now the right side of my nose is swollen and hard, with areas of crustiness. It does not hurt, but I am concerned. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly answer the following questions. 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Do you have a history of an insect bite? 3) Any oozing? 4) Is the lesion pus-filled? Is the lesion painful or tender? Do you have any fever? Answer the questions for detail...  Read Full »

What can cause swelling in the eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am uploading the pathology slides of my mother, who had a swelling on her left eyelid.Kindly review the slides and provide a suitable diagnosis.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I shall definitely try to help you with your query. Microscopic sections studied stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) show well-circumscribed dermal tumors with cellular masses separated by collagenous stroma. The tumor is made up of two types of the cell po...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen, itchy, and painful eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor,My left eyelid is swollen and itchy with pain. I have white discharge from my eyes. I have this issue for a week and it is not getting better.   Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you seem to have an infection. You need to take antibiotics to treat it. You can take tablet Amoxiclav 625 mg (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) twice daily for five days. You can use topical ant...  Read Full »

How long does a stye last?

Query: Hello doctor,At least a month ago, I had a stye on my eye. It appeared to be getting better but never went away completely. About three weeks ago, I called the doctor, and they gave me a prescription for antibiotic cream. I used it a few times, and then I misplaced it. I called them again about a we...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an inflamed stye. I am prescribing you some medicines, please start them. Tablet Chymoral Forte twice a day. Tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day. Eye drop Fluorometholone plus Tobramycin three times. Eye ointment Chloramphenicol plus Dexamethasone at be...  Read Full »

How to take care of my eyes to prevent recurrent stye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bad eye stye. I have been using Cloranfenicol ointment and Ciprofloxacin drops for seven days. I used one drop every 12 hours and ointment every night. I saw improvement, but it is coming back. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, great that you have diagnosed it as a stye. You have not been treating it effectively. The treatment will be as follows for your case. 1. Hot fomentations for a week, three times a day (not very hot, we do not want to burn your lid). 2. You can use Azit...  Read Full »

Is there any way to make the pimple on the eyelid less irritating?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning with a small yellowish pimple, approximately the size of a grain of salt, where my lower eyelid touches the eye. As such, it rubs against the eye, irritating it, even causing me to shed a few tears if I keep the eye open too long without scratching it. How long ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Different types of small lesions can occur on the eyelid margin. That may be a painful swelling like stye or infected chalazion usually away from eyelid margin. In such cases, proper treatment is needed. There may be painless growths on eyelid margins like a cyst of mol...  Read Full »

I have itchy bumps inside the upper eyelid. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had painful/itchy bumps on the inside of the upper eyelid on both eyes (outside corner) for over two months now. They started as red, irritated patches, and now are growths of some kind. My optometrist told me to use lubricating eye drops four times a day. It has not helped at al...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They do look like chalazia, which are basically an inflammation of the oil glands in your eyelids which pour an oily substance over your eyes to prevent dryness. Sometimes they do respond to hot...  Read Full »

What could cause swelling in my lower eyelids?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few days, I am suffering from itchiness and dryness in my left eye. It is also twitching a lot. I used Locula eye drops, but it is not helping much. Today morning, I observed a little swelling in the bottom of my left eyelid. I am working and have to spend 9-10 hours in f...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to congratulate you for the very detailed query. However, I would like it very much if you can kindly send me pictures of your eyes for the correct treatment. It does seem you are suffering from allergic eye disease and now stye. I can confirm the di...  Read Full »

Can blepharitis cause headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 year old son has had a frontal headache for over a month. We discovered that he has muscle knots and blepharitis. Can blepharitis lead to headache?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blepharitis can rarely cause headache. Blepharitis usually indicates a low grade infection of the hair root and surrounding sebaceous glands. I guess the muscle knots on the eyelid you are referring to is chalazion or stye. Both, blepharitis and chalazion occur when child...  Read Full »

I have a recurring stye. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stye, and it is reoccurring from 15 days. As my CBC report, hemoglobin is 11.8, and RBC is 4.02, and WBC is 10200. So is it because of the increase in WBC?  Read Full »

Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. A stye is because of bacterial infection of glands if eyelids. Since this is infection WBC count is expected yo increase. WBC count in your cade is within normal limits, up to 11,000 is normal, no need to worry. The recurrence is because if r...  Read Full »

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