Stye (also called hordeolum)
While a stye may look bad, but it's usually harmless and goes away within a week or two. You can treat it at home by running a washcloth under warm water, wringing it out and placing it over your closed eye. When the washcloth cools, repeat the process several times. Do this three to four times a day for at least a week. The heat will help unblock the pores in your eyelash area. Don't wear eye makeup or your contact lenses while you have a stye. And don't pop or squeeze the stye. Doing so can spread infection to surrounding areas of your eye. Call Dr. Scott Beeve if home therapy is ineffective or if pain and redness spreads into cheek or forehead.