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.
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