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    Understanding Stye -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of a Stye?

    A stye is a red, hot, very tender swollen bump near the edge of the eyelid. A chalazion, on the other hand, is a somewhat tender, smooth, round bump typically situated in the midportion of the eyelid.

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    Call Your Doctor About a Stye If:

    • Either type of swelling does not subside within a few days or seems to be getting worse.
    • Eyelid swelling interferes with your vision.
    • You have pain in or around the eye.
    • You have recurrent styes. That can be a symptom of other chronic skin problems.

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    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on March 13, 2015

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