June 15, 2009 11:07pm CST
Well, before the last few months I have never had any kind of problem with my eyes. Now, in the past few months I've gotten a stye in each eye. These things are extremely painful, and I really do not want to go out in public. The first one lasted almost 2 weeks and left a small scar. It was on my top lid. I'm more worried about this one. It is on the bottom, right between the skin and the eyeball. What is causing this? How can I get rid of it? Has anyone had experiences with these? I feel like I have a black eye.
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16 Jun 09
I was told that a sty is a ingrown eye lash. I am not sure how you can prevent them. I usually throw out any makeup I am using when I get a sty. Just to be on the safe side. Then I go to the store and get sty medicine its over the counter in the USA Iwill use the meds till its gone. I know its not a lot of info about sty's but I hope this little bit helps.
24 Jun 09
The most common source of stye that I know of is bug bites. If you're from the Philippines, doctors would usually say it's from a cockroach bite. Those things are nasty! They itch really bad and they last for a week. The last time I had one of those was a year ago. The best thing to do is stick some ice to it on the very first day that it appears. It usually subsides then. We also put some anti-bacterial topical cream or ointment if the bump isn't too close to the eye. Neosporin is our choice of anti-bacterial ointment (it works on zits too!) Also, have someone examine it for your (this is a household remedy): then see if there's a white hair sticking out of it in the middle of the bump. Pull that out, that helped me a couple of times before. Thanks for the response on my discussion :)