What do you notice about these photos?
Do you see any obvious and disturbing mark on my KIKO's face?
|Kiko's side view shot|
|Kiko's frontal shot|
|Kiko with his fave buddy, tikoy|
|So disturbing sty or stye|
A week after our summer outing at Cattleya Resort, I noticed a lump in Kiko's left eyelid. My husband and I, being so cautious about our children's condition... find that lump very unusual though obviously it was "kuliti" or sty, we had to take him to the doctor. We decided to bring Kiko to an eye specialist, April 10, 2012. The doctor prescribed Augmentin Antibiotic for 7 days, Dolan Syrup for the pain and Tobramycin eye ointment to be applied on the affected area.
WHAT IS A STY? ( Wikipedia )
It is an infection of the sebaceous glandsof Zeis at the base of the eyelashes, or an infection of the apocrine sweat glandsof Moll. External styes form on the outside of the lids and can be seen as small red bumps. Internal styes are infections of the meibomiansebaceous glands lining the inside of the eyelids. They also cause a red bump underneath the lid with only generalized redness and swelling visible on the outside. Styes are similar to chalazia, but tend to be of smaller size and are more painful and usually produce no lasting damage. Styes are characterized by an acute onset and usually short in duration (7–10 days without treatment) compared to chalazia that are chronic and usually do not resolve without intervention.
The medication lasted and the sty seemed to be treated already but there was still a small lump. So, we brought him to another ophthalmologist referred to us by Kiko's pediatrician at Clinica Manila located at SM Mega Mall. This time, the eye ointment has steroid, Tobradex to be applied 3 times a day after warm compress of 10 to 15 minutes. The doctor said that Kiko's sty may have some complications that's why it has not totally gone.
Complications of Sty ( WhereIn City Medical )
- The infection may spread to other eyelash follicles, leading to multiple styes.
- A chalazion (a form of scarring of the glands in the eyelid that may include the formation of cysts) is the most common complication that develops from a sty.
- Chalazia can be large enough to deform the cornea of the eye and interfere with vision, and they may cause a cosmetic problem.
- Other potential complications include a generalized infection (cellulitis) of the eyelid, and improper drainage of a sty may lead to deformity or disruption of eyelash growth.
- Progression of a sty to a systemic infection (spreading throughout the body) is extremely rare, and only a few instances of such spread have been recorded.