How Do Styes Develop?
Dirt, oil, and dead skin build-up on the eyelid and block the tiny oil glands. When one of the oil glands is blocked, bacteria grow to cause the development of kuliti.
Styes can either be external or internal. An external stye affects the oil glands associated with the eyelashes. Internal stye grows within the glands of the eyelids.
The bacterium that leads to stye infection is the Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is found in the human body and normally does not cause any harm. If the bacteria gets under the skin, it has the potential to cause infections.
A stye starts with a red bump at the base of the eyelash or within the eyelid. As swelling progresses, a small yellowish spot eventually appears.
The swelling usually only affects a small area of the lid but sometimes, the irritation can affect the whole eyelid. The eyelid will feel tender to the touch. The eye covered by the infected eyelid might feel sore and itchy.
Aside from painful swelling, symptoms of stye include tearing and discomfort. It also includes photophobia or sensitivity to bright light.
Poor hygiene can cause styes. Rubbing the eyes with your hands, putting on contact lenses without cleaning your hands, and sleeping with contacts on invite bacteria to infect the eyelids and eventually cause styes. One of the ways on how to prevent kuliti is to make sure that you wash your hands before touching any part of the eye.
Chlorine and sweat
Chlorine and sweat are also a cause of styes. One tip on how to prevent kuliti is to make sure that you wash your face after a workout or having a dip in the pool. That refreshing wash can significantly lower the risk of having styes