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Styes in children. Causes and symptoms


It is very bulky, but nothing serious. One morning your child wakes up with a pimple on his eyelid, flush with the eyelashes and at first glance it seems that his eye is swollen. It stings and itches, and makes the eye water incessantly. But there is no need to worry. It is just a stye, a skin condition that will be eliminated without problems or sequelae as long as some recommendations are followed. But, Why do styes come out? Is there something that causes it?

The stye It is an inflammation of the hair roots (in this case, of the eyelashes), of the sebaceous glands (yes, those that produce fat) or of the sweat glands (those that produce sweat). And in all these cases, occurs on the upper or lower eyelid.

The cause? An infection. It is produced by bacteria called streptococci and staphylococci, bacteria that are inside our body. In most cases it is due to a sebum blockage. Its appearance does not respond to any health problem or vitamin deficiency. It is a benign process that affects both adults and children, although it is much more common among children.

There are two types of stye: internal and external. If your child has an external stye, you will see a slight swelling at the edge of the eyelid, attached to the eyelashes. It's like a small pimple, but it hurts and is quite annoying. Sometimes this lump may have a white or yellowish dot, indicating inflammation.

If, on the other hand, your child has a granite located on the inner edge of the eyelid, very close to the eye, what he has is an internal stye. And it is also very painful.

The stye in children it is seen quickly. Being an inflammation in the skin, it is located immediately. The eyelid is somewhat swollen and the eye is watery. Sometimes it itches and makes you want to scratch. The area remains red and the child is more sensitive to light. It is painful and annoying but does not last long, only three to seven days.

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