Our expert says:
It is caused by an infection of the sebaceous glands at the base of the eyelashes. Application of a warm washcloth to the sty for 10 minutes, four to six times a day, can speed rupture of the sty that will bring relief of symptoms. A sty should never be pressed or squeezed, since this can spread and worsen the infection. If a sty persists for several days, your doctor may need to drain the infection under local anesthesia. You can use oral antibiotics for repeated or multiple styes.
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