4 ways to treat "Hordeolum" by yourself

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18 Aug 2023

4 ways to treat "Hordeolum" by yourself

      "Hordeolum" is caused by an infection with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, leading to inflammation of the oil or sweat glands on the eyelid, especially in cases where there's a history of blocked or inflamed glands.

Symptoms of Hordeolum infection:
  • Itchy and swollen eyelid

  • Redness of the eyelid
  • Raised lump on the eyelid that can appear both on the outer and inner parts
  • Pain and discomfort when touching the raised lump
  • The raised lump might eventually form pus and could burst
Causes of "Hordeolum" infection:
  • Use of unclean makeup products that are contaminated with Staphylococcus bacteria.
  • Sharing makeup products with others.
  • Using unclean makeup brushes or tools.
  • Having a history of previous shrimp eye infections.
  • Touching the eyelid with dirty hands.
  • Improper and unclean contact lens usage.
  • Having a history of previous eyelid inflammation.
  • Having a weakened immune system, which might result from chronic conditions like diabetes.
Self-treatment methods for "Hordeolum" infection:
  • Apply warm compresses to the affected eyelid for 5-10 minutes, 3-5 times a day.
  • Wash hands and face frequently to keep them clean.
  • Avoid touching the affected area of the eyelid.
  • Do not squeeze or drain pus from the hordeolum.
When to seek medical attention:
  • Severe swelling and redness of a wide area of the eyelid.
  • Severe pain and discomfort in the affected eyelid.
  • Blurred vision or difficulty seeing clearly.
Preventive measures for "Hordeolum":
  • Maintain clean eye and facial hygiene.
  • Avoid using dirty towels or tissues to wipe the eyelids and around the eyes.
  • Avoid direct contact with the eyelid using hands, even if they are clean.
  • Do not attempt to squeeze the pus on your own. If severe, pus removal should be done by a trained medical professional.
  • Refrain from using makeup products around the eye area, whether they are skincare or decorative products.

      In most cases, Hordeolum infections can resolve on their own within 1-2 weeks without the need for medication or a doctor's visit. For some, the lump might burst, and pus might drain out after the first 3-4 days. However, if the condition doesn't improve, it's recommended to consult a medical professional for additional treatments, such as antibiotics or pus drainage.



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