A stye is a visible infection that appears
at the edges of an eyelid. Its appearance can vary somewhat,
but it is harmless to your vision. Symptoms include a noticeable
swelling, some discomfort and tenderness in the affected
Most styes heal without treatment, although
the application of a hot compress can help. Unlike a pimple,
however, styes cannot be manually ruptured and drained. Antibiotic
ointments are available for recurring cases.
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