| | A Stye Is Forming-- What Do I Do?
I think I've only had a stye once or twice before in my lifetime, and I was a child at those times, so I don't remember what to do.
There is an area on the rim of my lower eyelashes on my right eye that is aching and painful to the touch. It began yesterday, and I have tried not to touch it and have not worn any eye-makeup. (Except for a little eyeshadow, I rarely wear eye-makeup anyway.) My eye is very dry, and I am wondering if I could have a blocked tear duct? Do ducts exist in the center of the lashline? I cannot actually see a bump of any kind (although I seem to feel one), and I vaguely remember a bump during the times that I had a stye before. Does that mean the stye is still forming?
Anyway, I am unsure as to how to proceed. Should I use a warm compress? Should I see the doctor? Will the stye go away on its own? When do I know its bad enough that I should see a doctor? Thank you all so much for your time and consideration!!