How long do styes last?
Depends how long you leave it untreated.
If you get some cream or something straight away, it should
clear up in a couple of days, but if you leave it a few days or
weeks it could take up to 4weeks to heal, get it treated as soon as
Can you have multiple styes and-or styes in both eyes?
: Yes, you can have multiple styes and/or styes in both eyes. They are essentially just a "staph" infection; this bacteria normally lives harmlessly on the skin. : You can reduce your risk of future styes by keeping your hands (and anything else that touches your face) really, really clean. This will help keep the bacteria populations in check and reduce your risk of an infection.
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What is the difference between a sty and a chalazion?
Styes and chalazia are lumps in or along the edge of an eyelid. They may be painful or annoying, but they are rarely serious. Most will go away on their own without treatment. A stye is an infection that causes a tender red lump on the eyelid. Most styes occur along the edge of the eyelid. When a stye occurs inside the eyelid, it is called an internal hordeolum A chalazion (say "kuh-LAY-zee-on") is a lump in the eyelid. Chalazia (plural) may look like styes, but they are usually larger and may not be painful. Styes and chalazia may be related to blepharitis, a common problem that causes inflammation of the eyelids.