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STYE

STYE

The stye is an infection of the implantation area of an eyelash called the "pilosebaceous follicle. It presents itself as a small, red, hot and painful bulge the size of a grain of barley located on the edge of the eyelid and centred on one eyelash. It appears within a day or two then when it ripens, it forms a pocket of visible white-yellowish pus on the surface of the stye. 

What is a stye ?
Definition

The stye is an infection of the implantation area of an eyelash called the "pilosebaceous follicle"

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What are the symptoms of a stye?
Symptoms

Very easy to recognize, the stye is located on the inner edge or outside of the eyelid  and owes its name to the Old English word ‘sty’ meaning ‘rising’ + eye, therefore stye.

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What are the causes of a stye ?
Causes

A stye is an infection of the eyelash’s pilosebaceous follicle, usually due to a staphylococcal bacteria: it's sort of boil on the eyelash.

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How to treat a stye?
Treat

If you tend to have styes repeatedly, you must have impeccable hand and eyelid hygiene.

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