A stye happens when a gland on the edge of your eyelid gets infected.
The infection is most often caused by a bacteria or germ called staph (Staphylococcus aureus).
You are more likely to get a stye if you:
Each person’s symptoms may vary. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of a stye may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider to be sure.
In most cases your health care provider will be able to tell that you have a stye by looking at it.
You will not need to take any tests.
In most cases a stye will go away on its own.
There are some things you can do to treat the stye at home. These include:
Your health care provider may also:
To prevent a stye, you should:
Your health care provider may also suggest that you use a gentle baby shampoo to carefully clean the eye area.
Call your health care provider if you: