640 South State StreetDover, Delaware 19901
21 West Clarke AvenueMilford, Delaware 19963
401 North Carter RoadSmyrna, DE 19977
640 S. State StreetDover DE 1990121 West Clarke AvenueMilford DE 19963
301 Jefferson AveMilford, DE 19963
1275 S. State StreetDover, Delaware 19901
A stye happens when a gland on the edge of your eyelid gets infected.
The infection is most often caused by a bacteria or germ called staph (Staphylococcus aureus).
You are more likely to get a stye if you:
Each person’s symptoms may vary. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of a stye may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider to be sure.
In most cases your health care provider will be able to tell that you have a stye by looking at it.
You will not need to take any tests.
In most cases a stye will go away on its own.
There are some things you can do to treat the stye at home. These include:
Your health care provider may also:
To prevent a stye, you should:
Your health care provider may also suggest that you use a gentle baby shampoo to carefully clean the eye area.
Call your health care provider if you:
Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss and women’s services.