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Problemas de salud

​A sty is a painful, red bump on the eyelid caused by an infected oil or sweat gland. Sties are not very contagious. However, once your child gets a sty, she is more likely to get one again.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Red, tender bump on the eyelid
  • Tenderness around the eye
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Redness on the eyelid

Sty Treatment

To ease the pain and discomfort of a sty, place a warm cloth on the eyelid 3 to 4 times a day until signs of the infection are gone. Antibiotics are generally not helpful with a sty.

When to Call Your Child's Doctor

Call your child's doctor if the warm cloth treatments don't work. In some cases, you may be referred to an eye doctor who can drain the sty surgically.


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Common Childhood Infections (Copyright © 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics, updated 10/2012)
La información contenida en este sitio web no debe usarse como sustituto al consejo y cuidado médico de su pediatra. Puede haber muchas variaciones en el tratamiento que su pediatra podría recomendar basado en hechos y circunstancias individuales.