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I had two large styes in March, one on each eye. They were

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I had two large styes in March, one on each eye. They were on the inside of the lid, hot, & painful and took about two weeks to go away. A tiny hard bump can still be felt at both sites. Since I have been getting tiny painless pustules at my eyelash line weekly. They usually disappear on their own in a day or two. Two of my children have also gotten them. Is this being caused by a bacteria? What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The bumps are not flesh colored, definitely filled with pus. But, they are tiny. They don't hurt or swell & come and go very quickly, so, I don't think they're styes. I'm wondering if I'm still carying a bacteria or virus that may have caused the big styes in March.Or, are my oil glands malfunctioning.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

styes in your eyes are caused by viral infection

most viral infections are spread by hand contact

you and your children should make a habit of washing your hands more frequently and washing your hands before you touch your face or your eyes.

it sounds like your immune system is clearing these viral infections.