How much do you know about hordeolum?
Hordeolum, also referred to as stye, is a common, painful, inflammation of the eyelid margin that is usually caused by bacterial infection.
Sometimes, people develop hordeolum all of a sudden and find themselves caught with the following symptoms:
- The eye is swollen shut.
- Redness appears around the entire eye.
- There is any change or disturbance in one’s vision.
- Swelling lasts for more than three weeks.
- The stye or styes come back or bleed.
- Eyelashes fall out.
- The stye is on the bottom eyelid, near the nose.
- The white part of the eye becomes red.
- Pus or thick discharge continues to drain from the eye.
- One has a fever higher than 100.5 F.
- One has excessive persistent tearing.
- One has persistent redness of the surface of the eye.
- One has significant pain.
- One experiences double vision.
At that time, special care and treatment is mainly provided to help relieve symptoms and to hasten recovery. The following are some suggestions.
- Warm compresses are usually recommended.
- Pain medicine, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), may be given or recommended.
- Antibiotics may be necessary.
Keywords: acute hordeolum