What is a Stye?

A stye is an infection on the eyelid that causes an uncomfortable red bump. A stye can be external (occurring at the base of your eyelashes) or internal (occurring within your eyelid glands). A stye will usually clear up on its own, but the wait can be uncomfortable.

Another type of eyelid bump, called a chalazion, sometimes occurs after a stye has healed. These inflamed areas are often filled with pus and other secretions that clog the glands.

Risk factors

  • touching eyes with unwashed hands
  • leaving makeup on overnight 
  • using cosmetics after their use-by dates
  • poor contact lens hygiene
A stye can develop when the small glands
that line the eyelid get plugged

At-home treatment remedies can speed the healing process​.

Adolescents tend to have styes more commonly, but people of any age can develop them.

Recommended Treatments

  • Apply a Warm Compress. Place a warmed Bruder Mask (available in a single or double-eye model) on the eye for 8-10 minutes a few times per day. This can help open up the glands and drain the stye more quickly. It can also ease the pain.

  • Practice Good Eye Hygiene. It is important to keep the eye area clean. Daily use of Bruder Eyelid Cleansing Wipes and antibacterial Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution can help.

Symptoms Often Include:

  • a lump on the eyelid
  • swelling of the eyelid
  • pain 
  • redness
  • tenderness
  • burning sensation
  • itching of the eye
  • blurry vision
  • discharge of mucus from the eye
  • light sensitivity
  • tearing
  • discomfort when blinking
  • the feeling that there is an object in the eye


Shop Stye Relief Products

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress - Single Eye

Bruder Moist Heat Compress
Single Eye​

Warm to speed healing
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Wipes

Bruder Hygienic Eyelid
Cleaning Wipes​

Wipe away oil and debris
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution

Bruder Hygienic Eyelid
Cleansing Solution​

Spray to reduce bacteria

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