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The main symptom of a stye is a small, painful lump on your eyelid.

Styes usually go away on their own. You can ease symptoms by putting a warm flannel on the affected eye and using painkillers.

A GP can treat a stye by bursting it or removing the eyelash closest to it. You may be referred to an eye specialist.

You can help avoid styes by keeping your eyes clean.

A stye is a small lump on the eyelid caused by an infection.

Page last reviewed: 17/04/2024
Next review due: 17/04/2027