How To Get Rid Of A Stye

How To Get Rid Of A Stye

This is an informational video about getting rid of styes, a medical condition in which eyelid or eyelash hair follicle gets inflamed and causes problems. Video is short, simple and straight to the point.

I'm here today to talk to you about how to get rid of a stye. There's actually two types of stye, one is external stye which is caused by a blocked lash hair follicle and the other one is stye inside the eye so the origin is the lid rather than the hair follicle on the outside.

Both of them are caused by an infection, the hair follicle is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria getting into the hair follicle and causing an infection. Hot compresses work, the other thing is fusidic acid, you can and probably need to go to your GP and get a prescription for that. That's topical antibiotic antibody that you apply in your eye as an eye drop or you can put it around the lid margin if it's quite near the surface, and that will help reduce the stye as well.

Very rarely, if it's a really bad infection, usually if it's an inner stye, then you might need some antibiotic tablets as well. Sometimes with the inner styes, the infection goes, but then you're left with a cyst because of the blocked gland. They will go eventually, if they don't or they're causing problems, you can be referred to get them removed surgically.

I hope this has been useful in treating the styes and thank you very much for listening to me.