Stye develops when a blocked gland or hair follicle at the edge of your hair becomes infected. They are more common in people who rub their eyes frequently or don’t clean their contacts properly.

Styes can be very painful, but they usually go away on their own. Warm compresses help them drain and heal more quickly.

A stye that does not improve within a few days causes vision problems, or bleeds profusely should be evaluated by your doctor.