How to Prevent Kuliti and Treat it
Commonly, no treatment is necessary to get rid of styes. Once the swelling occurs and pus accumulates, the bump will most likely burst within 3-4 days. The pus on the bump will drain away and make room for healing. It takes up to 1-2 weeks before a stye is fully healed.
Home remedies for stye include the use of a warm compress. The heat helps with the discomfort as well as bringing the pus to the surface. Once the pus is brought out, it can drain naturally.
Massaging the infected area to promote drainage can also help in treating styes. Make sure that your hands are clean before touching the area.
Stye can be painful so taking over-the-counter pain relievers can provide some relief.
Draining the stye
Incision and drainage of an external stye can also be performed by a health professional. A sterile needle or scalpel is used to cut the stye open and drain the pus out.
It is not safe to attempt lancing the stye on your own. The infection might spread and can cause serious problems.
An internal stye can also be drained. The eyelid is first flipped inside out to expose the stye. A local anaesthetic is injected to numb the eyelid before the stye is scraped out. Antibiotic drops are then administered to the patient after the procedure.
Styes or kuliti is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation in the glands of the eyelids and eyelashes. The infected area will start to swell and pus will accumulate. Draining the pus can promote healing of the stye. Usually, styes are self-limiting and resolve spontaneously. There are home remedies that can be done to speed up the healing process. However, in some cases, styes can persist and cause excessive pain. If pain becomes intolerable or the stye doesn’t go away, it is best to visit a doctor for further treatment.
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