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The 411 on Styes

eye careIt’s important to take care of your eye health as much as possible by avoiding things that can cause irritation and infection. Styes are one problem that can be prevented if you’re aware of what a stye is, the symptoms of a stye, and any treatment that you can do to take care of it. Read on to learn more.

What Is A Stye?

Styes are a painful growth that usually prevents itself on the eyelid or around the eye. Not only are styes painful but they can be a nuisance as well. If left untreated, styes can cause a serious eye infection. Luckily, if you catch the problem early on, you can help to prevent it from spreading.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Stye?

Initially you will notice a small growth around the eye but if left untreated, it can grow into something a bit larger and more progressive. Among the initial appearance of a small growth, you will notice it will turn red, can burn, and will also be tender to the touch. If left untreated, the stye can cause the entire eye to swell, become even redder, and very inflamed.

What Can You Do For A Stye?

If you notice the initial onset of a stye, it’s important for you to visit a doctor like Dr. Steve Thom in order to get it taken care of as soon of possible. Until you can get in to see Dr. Steve Thom, try to gently massage the area around your eye in order to break up any fluid that is present. Gently push on the eye and area around the eye in order to loosen up the area. Additionally, add a warm, wet washcloth over your eye to help ease any discomfort and encourage the flow of blood. Once you get into see Dr. Thom, he will evaluate your eyes in order to determine the next steps to help you to feel better.

Styes can not only be a nuisance but they can be unsightly as well. If you have a stye and would like to get it taken care of, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today in order to get it looked at.



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