What Causes An Eye Stye And How Can You Prevent One

A stye is a red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. It usually forms on the outside of the eyelid. Sometimes it can form on the inner side. In most cases, eye styes don't last long and will begin to appear on its own within a couple of days. 

Most styes are harmless and won't affect your ability to see clearly. Try self-care measures first, such as applying a warm washcloth to your closed eyelids several times a day. The information following will help you identify the cause of eye stye so as to help you to figure out how to avoid it effectively.

Cause #1: Touching Mucus

Styes occur when the eyelid become blocked and infected. This infection is usually caused by common bacteria that reside on the lids. One of the easiest ways to spread bacteria are to touch the mucus from your nose. Make sure to wash your hands after touching any mucus before touching your eyelids. 

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