Health Tip: A Stye Near the Eye
Here's how to treat it
(HealthDay News) -- A stye is an infection near the root of an eyelash. It normally lasts up to a week, and symptoms can include pain, swelling and a pimple-like growth near the lashes.
The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania offers these suggestions for treating a stye:
- Apply a warm compress four times a day for 10 minutes to ease swelling and relieve pain.
- Don't squeeze the stye; allow it to diminish on its own.
- If the stye lasts for more than 10 days, see a physician, who may prescribe an antibiotic cream.