MBBS Study

What is stye? Tell its treatment in brief.

Stye/ External hordeolum :

Acute suppurative inflammation of hair follicle of the eyelash or associated gland of zeis and mole usually caused by S. aureus. (s-179)

[ Gland of zeis => opens at hair follicle,

Gland of mole => open in eyelid]

Stye/ External Hordeolum
Stye/ External Hordeolum

Treatment of Stye/ External hordeolum:

  1. Assurance
  2. Analgesics: Ibuprofen or aspirin (with antacid)
  3. Hot compression – 3 to 4 times daily.
  4. Local antibiotic drops like Chloramphenicol/ Ciprofloxacin 1 drop 2-3 hours interval & same preparation eye ointment at bedtime)
  5. Wait for 4-5 days, if not respond or deteriorate, then – Broad sprectrum antibiotic – flucloxacillin 500mg 6 hourly for 5-7 days.
  6. If still not respond –
    • Removal of eyelashes.
    • Incision and drainage (horizontal) – by pulling out the affected eyelash.

[Ref: Basak-4th/123-124]

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