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What is a stye?

A stye, also called a hordeolum, is an infection that affects the eyelids. It can be on the outer or inner surface of the eyelids and affects the gland of the lids. A stye appears as a small pimple or elevation on the eyelid.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

  • A stye typically looks like a pimple near the eye.
  • It is small and red in colour. Since it has pus, it will have a small yellow centre.
  • The presence of a stye will cause pain in the region of the eye, which increases on closing and opening the eyes.
  • The eyelids appear swollen, and there may be some discharge from this swelling.
  • Eye movements are uncomfortable, the eyes water frequently, and there is a constant feeling of a foreign body in the eye.

What are the main causes?

  • A stye can be caused by a bacterial infection.
  • Risk factors include an immunocompromised state and a nutrient deficit diet.
  • Since it is an infection, it can spread through contact, sharing napkins or other accessories.
  • Poor personal hygiene is another factor that increases the risk of developing a stye.
  • Sometimes, excessively dry eyes can also trigger the infection.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

  • Diagnosing a stye is extremely simple and requires no investigative procedures.
  • A doctor will diagnose it by just looking at it under a light.
  • A stye resolves on its own in most cases, which takes a few days.
  • If it persists or is increasingly painful, the doctor will advise treatment.
  • If needed, antibiotics are given to cure the infection and eliminate the bacteria.
  • If there is a lot of pressure build-up in the stye with the accumulation of pus, a small incision is made to relieve the pressure.
  • It is advisable to maintain good personal hygiene, avoid sharing towels and refrain from touching the stye repeatedly.
  1. Medicines for Stye
  2. Doctors for Stye
Dr. Mihir Mehta

Dr. Mihir Mehta

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Dr. Vijay Pratap Vipsy

Dr. Vijay Pratap Vipsy

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Dr.  Kasturi Dabholkar

Dr. Kasturi Dabholkar

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Medicines for Stye

Medicines listed below are available for Stye. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Acnetoin TabletAcnetoin 10 Mg Tablet76.0
Agrocin TabletAgrocin 250 Mg Tablet11.0
AlthrocinAlthrocin 100 Mg Drop27.0
Citamycin TabletCitamycin 250 Mg Tablet38.0
Cynoryl TabletCynoryl 250 Mg Tablet50.0
E MycinE Mycin 100 Mg Suspension23.0
ErocinErocin 100 Mg Tablet63.0
ErokidErokid 125 Mg Tablet31.0
EromedEromed 125 Mg Suspension27.0
EryconErycon 250 Mg Tablet39.0
ErypalErypal 100 Mg Syrup23.0
ErysterEryster 250 Mg Tablet14.0
ErythrocinErythrocin 100 Mg Tablet16.0
ErythrolErythrol 250 Mg Tablet38.0
Erythrol KidErythrol Kid Tablet24.0
EstocinEstocin 5 Mg Eye Ointment62.0
Q MycinQ Mycin 125 Mg Tablet20.0
RekcinRekcin 2% Solution60.0
RethrocinRethrocin 150 Mg Tablet97.0
AllmycinAllmycin Syrup33.0
Althrocin ForteAlthrocin Forte 250 Mg Syrup31.0
Althrocin KidAlthrocin Kid 125 Mg Tablet25.0
AlthroxAlthrox 250 Mg Tablet167.0
Bestocin (Bestochem)Bestocin 250 Mg Injection7.0
BiomycinBiomycin 250 Mg Tablet46.0
Citamycin PCitamycin P Tablet19.0
EbEb 333 Mg Tablet58.0
ElthrocinElthrocin 500 Tablet58.0
EltocinEltocin 125 Mg Suspension31.0
ElucinElucin 250 Mg Tablet22.0
EnthrocinEnthrocin 250 Mg Tablet27.0
EroateEroate 250 Mg Tablet35.0
ErybestErybest 250 Mg Tablet41.0
Erycin (Cipla)Erycin Dt 125 Mg Tablet16.0
ErynEryn Suspension21.0
EryspansEryspans 250 Mg Capsule44.0
EryspicEryspic 250 Mg Tablet18.0
ErythoErytho 500 Mg Tablet36.0
Erythro (Cadila)Erythro 500 Mg Tablet19.0
ErythrokemErythrokem 125 Mg Syrup20.0
ErythromarkErythromark 125 Mg Syrup21.0
Erythromycin EstolErythromycin Estol 500 Mg Tablet19.0
ErythrotoneErythrotone 250 Mg Tablet24.0
EtominEtomin 125 Mg Suspension24.0
Ticin(Trq)Ticin Suspension18.0
AcrubAcrub 1% Lotion66.0
AfdethroAfdethro Cream15.0
ClinacClinac Gel66.0
Erycin (Dermo Care)Erycin (Dermo Care) Gel44.76
Gery OintGery Oint 3% Ointment26.5
SyniSyni 0.025% Gel49.0
AcnebenzAcnebenz Gel81.12
ErylentErylent Gel42.0
MedisoftMedisoft Cream14.86
OkamycinOkamycin 3% Cream28.75

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