Stye - Prevent Recurrence

Stye is quite annoying even though it’s not a serious disease, sometimes even cures without any medication. It gets even more annoying when it comes back after a while. A lot of people have stye because they have these habits.

  • Touch eyes with unwashed hands
  • Insert contact lenses without thoroughly disinfecting them or washing hands first
  • Leave on eye makeup overnight
  • Use old or expired cosmetics
  • Have blepharitis, a chronic inflammation along the edge of the eyelid
  • Have rosacea, a skin condition characterized by facial redness

These habits make it possible for recur.

To prevent recurrence of stye, you should:

  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer several times each day. Keep your hands away from your eyes.
  • Take care with cosmetics. Reduce your risk of recurrent eye infections by throwing away old cosmetics. Don’t share your cosmetics with others. Don’t wear eye makeup overnight.
  • Make sure your contact lenses are clean. If you wear contact lenses, wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts and follow your doctor’s advice on disinfecting them.
  • Apply warm compresses. If you’ve had a sty before, using a compress regularly may help prevent it from coming back.
  • Manage blepharitis. If you have blepharitis, follow your doctor’s instructions for caring for your eyes.

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.