It is a Suppurative inflammation of the follicle of the eyelash including the glands of zies.
These are small boils on the glands that lubricate eyelashes. Since they don't affect the eye itself, eyesight is not affected.

Causative agent

Coagulase positive staphylococcus

There is acute pain in the lid margin with a sense of heaviness and heat.
. Swelling, redness, and marked edema of the affected lid.
. Marked tenderness at the point of inflammation on the lid margin
. Redness of the conjunctiva may occur
. Finally a white pus point becomes visible on the lid margin in relation to the root of the cilia (hair follicle which is affected).
. Enlargement of the peri auricular lymph node

The pus point bursts outside and pain swelling subsides.

Do's and Don'ts:
. Apply warm application at least 3-4 times a day.
. Wash your eyes regularly.
. A diet of raw fruits, vegetables, fruits juices will increase resistance.
. Do not share wash cloth or towels.
. Avoid use of eye make up like mascara and eye liner and if necessary, then clean eyes thoroughly Tablets of Vitamin A and C may prevent recurrence.

Homoeopathic treatment:
. During the acute phase the acute homeopathic remedy is given which takes care of the pain, inflammation and helps in speedy recovery.
. In cases of recurrent styes the Constitutional medicines are prescribed, which will reduce the recurrence of the styes thus, chances of recurrence after the homoeopathic treatment are minimal.
. Homoeopathic constitutional medicines are prescribed not only on the basis of the signs and symptoms, but also according to your physical and mental make up.As it is a holistic way of treatment.

Consult your doctor if,
. The swelling does not subside in a few weeks.
. The swelling interferes with your vision.
. There is recurrence of the swelling.

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