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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.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on March 13, 2015

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