The eye is a vital organ for everybody. Eye health is very important in performing everyday activities. One of the common problems that occur in the eye is a stye.
Stye in medical terms is called hordeolum has been swelling that occurs in the eyelid due to infection. In addition to swelling, eyelid stye makes redden and sting. In fact, could emerge dirt eye around the eyelid.
Hordeolum is not a serious disorder and most will heal itself. These lumps are actually more likely to cause embarrassment than pain.
How to cure a stye?
Here are some ways you can treat a stye.
Healing stye using warm water.
One way to cure stye is compressing use warm water 3 times a day for 10 minutes. Wait until the pus in the eyelids swollen it out. But do not force squeeze the stye bumps. Let broke by itself through compressing it.
Do not use contact lenses during the stye.
During experiencing stye, do not often touch the eye, including the use of contact lenses. As much as possible do not touch the eye just when your hands are dirty.
Please note that the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus is actually harmless, the bacteria live in the skin, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract in humans. In case of bacterial infection because of this, with just a touch of a hand can transmit the disease, one of which is a stye.
Visit the doctor.
However, when the hordeolum grow until you’re visually impaired, onset of hordeolum is too often, not healed itself in one week, and was not a response to the home remedies, then you should immediately visit your eye specialist for a more optimal handling.
Usually not needed oral antibiotics if not thorough in inflammation of the eyelids. But if it occurs, doctors usually prescribe 250 mg of erythromycin or 125-250 mg dicloxacillin 4 times a day, can also be given tetracycline. If there is infection of Staphylococcus in other parts of the body, then it should also be treated together.
For eye disease, doctors should conduct direct examination to determine the cause. We advise you to consult with an ophthalmologist to get proper treatment for your eyes.