WebMD states that styes are typically caused by staphylococcal bacteria that live on the skin surface. A lump occurs near the edge of the eyelid when certain conditions cause the bacteria to eat dead skin cells and other... More »

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Massaging a gold ring on a stye will not necessarily clear it up, as mentioned in a report by NBC2. A stye is an infection that forms a pimple-like bump on the eyelid. More »

Most sties are harmless and do not require a visit to the doctor, according to Mayo Clinic. Gentle massage of the affected eyelid with a warm wet washcloth several times a day can facilitate healing. If it does not, a vi... More »

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Most styes take only a few days to heal when treated properly, according to WebMD. Some more severe styes may require minor surgery to drain all remaining pus. More »

As of 2015, there are images of eye styes online that look like real styes since they are actual images of real people with this condition. These images are available at eMedicineHealth and Bupa Australia. More »

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Boils are infections of the skin that are typically caused by staphylococcal bacteria and develop in the underlying oil glands or hair follicles, explains WebMD. The bacteria makes its way beneath the skin via minuscule ... More »

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Treatments for skin infections caused by bacteria include antibiotics, WebMD states. Leprosy, staph infections, impetigo, boils and cellulitis are examples of bacterial skin infections. The symptoms and treatments for th... More »

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