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Eyelid bumps can be extremely bothersome and sometimes painful. They’re red lumps that appear where your eyelid and eyelashes meet. Itchiness in your eyes, sensitivity to light, and watery, tender eyes are the usual symptoms. The most common kinds of eyelid bumps are styes, chalazia, and xanthelasma – none of which are harmful. Avoid popping, poking, or squeezing your eyelid bumps and use a warm compress for relief from the pain.
A stye in the eye is a common infection usually caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. A stye occurs on the eyelash follicle or the oil glands in the eyelid, and usually clears up on its own within a few days. To ease pain and to drain out the pus-filled cyst, a warm compress is the first line of therapy recommended by doctors. More stubborn styes may call for topical antibiotics or even surgery. Naturopathy, homeopathy, and Ayurveda all offer natural remedies in the form of homemade poultices and herb decoctions for this minor but troublesome eye infection.
Our eyes are usually one of the most neglected parts of our bodies, competing for first place along with our knees and elbows. We...