Stye: What Are the Symptoms?

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

Call Your Doctor If:

  • Swelling doesn’t go down in a few days or seems to get worse
  • Your eyelid is so swollen you can’t see
  • You have pain in or around the eye
  • Your styes come back. This can be a symptom of other chronic skin problems.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on March 30, 2019



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

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