Eyes are the most sensitive part of our face. A tiny dust particle can cause redness in the eye or lead to infection. Eyes have to be taken off, more than any other thing. A very few of us might have come across people who have a thing on their eye which we do not know much about. That eye thing is called a bump on eyelid.
Why there is a need to treat bump on eyelid?
Styes occur when bacteria will occur in the eye gland. It may occur in the eyelashes and make eyelid sore, it is so painful when exposed bacteria in the eye, if you have a stye on the eye, it can lead to sensitivity of eye towards light, making your eye watery. The person who has a stye on eye feels like scratching the eye also, which can worsen the situation.
In medical terms, stye is also called chalazion or a meibomian cyst. It is a common condition which affects the eyelid, by development of an unwanted lump. It becomes infected, which means it need to be taken care of immediately.
Is bump on eyelid contagious?
Mostly, infections are contagious and can be spread easily over touch. But, styes are not contagious as they are caused by inflammation of oil producing glands of eyelids. The size of lump might increase with the passage of time, leading a red and painful lump in the end. However, some people worry over this lump and related it to a tumor, but it is not at all anything like the tumor. It might be tender to touch but it is curable with minimum effort and medication (in worst cases).
Local treatment of treating the bump on eyelid is usually warm compressions which can get resolve without taking any antibiotics. Only in few cases, eyelid infections are mark by pain and swelling, which need to be taken a look by a medical health practitioner. It is a common eye infection and sometimes disappears on its own by applying heat. Applying heat is a cure, as heat unblocks the glands inside the eyelid, which are the real cause of this stye.
A person having a family history of eye infections and chalazion are more prone towards catching this disease. People who have a natural oily skin also have more chances of getting a stye as compared to people with regular skin type.
There are a few precautions you can take to avoid any complexities with your eyes. Eyes are the most sensitive part of your face, which means they need extra care. There are numerous tiny veins in the eye which need protection from excess dust, heat, and light. There are a few tips you can follow to avoid a bump on eyelid, such as:
- Wear sunglasses while in sun and rain
- Wash your eyes with cold water when you reach home
- Use eye drops for cleansing eyes