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How do you get a stye?

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Sometimes, the bacteria that normally live on the surface of your eyelid block an oil duct. As a result, the duct gets inflamed. Other times, germs and dead skin cells get trapped on the edge of your eyelid.

Most of the time, a stye starts as a pimple next to an eyelash. It becomes a red, painful bump that can last several days before it bursts, then heals. Some styes are short-lived and heal on their own. Others need a doctor’s care.

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on March 30, 2019

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