Styes vs. Chalazia


What is this red bump on my eye?

Ouch! You wake up with a tender feeling near your eye and make your way to the bathroom mirror to discover a small red bump vaguely resembling a pimple. A quick search has lead you to believe that it’s most likely a stye or chalazion. What’s the difference and how can you treat this pesky red bump? In this article we’ll review the difference between a stye and a chalazion and learn about the solution recommended in Men’s Health Magazine.

What is a Stye?

According to WebMD a stye “happens when the area at the base of your eyelashes or one of the glands along your eyelid becomes clogged and irritated.” Much like a pimple as it would develop anywhere else on our skin. A stye is characterized by redness and a tender feeling near the eye. Although a stye might look like a zit, it’s very important NOT to try to pop it. You might also experience light sensitivity, crust along the eyelid, a scratchy or itchy feeling, and/or watering eyes.

What is a Chalazion?

Unlike a stye, a chalazion is often painless. A chalazion will look like a stye in that it is a small red bump near your eye or on your eyelid. According to WebMD a chalazion occurs “when the glands around the eyelids make oil that’s too think or their openings get blocked, oil builds up and inflames the area, causing a lump.”

How To Treat Styes and Chalazia

Do not squeeze or attempt to pop any inflamed or tender bumps around your eye or eyelid and consult your eye care professional. Men’s Health Magazine recommends treating with the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress, doctors number one recommended moist heat eye compress for the treatment of dry eye, styes, and chalazions. Moist heat therapy naturally stimulates the production of oil in the glands surrounding the eyes, which loosens clogged debris and promotes healing. Use the Bruder Single Eye Compress for isolated treatment. Simply microwave and apply to enjoy immediate relief.

Hygienic Eyelid Sheets Improve Treatment

To improve treatment by using Bruder Hygienic Lid Sheets to keep your eyelids clean and to enhance the effects of moist heat therapy. These individually packaged, disposable dry sheets help cleanse pores and glands surrounding the eyes and eyelids. Keeping your eyelids and eye compress clean will expedite your recovery from a stye or chalazion. Easily integrate the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress and the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Sheets into your daily routine for a effective relief.

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