What is a sty on the eye?

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A sty is a little bump you get ON either eye on bottom eye lid or bottom. You know that it is a sty when you see a bump and it itches.

  • When you have a sty put a hot towel
  • lay it on your eye keep it warm
  • keep doing this for about 3 days
  • the sty will probably pop and you wont know it
  • it doesn't hurt when it pops it just had pus coming out and you wont even know trust me!
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A sty, medically termed Hordeolum, is caused by a plugged oil gland in the eyelid. If it's on the outer surface of the eyelid, it's a plugged meibomian gland. If it's deeper inside the eyelid, it's likely a plugged moll or zeiss oil gland. These tend to go away on their own, but you can use a warm washcloth to encourage the plugged gland to unclog.

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What causes the cornea of your eye to become red and hurt when you blink?

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Is an eye sty contagious?

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