Friday, January 30, 2009

berDarah kembali...

pagi td mangon je dr titon...mata gaTaL..gosok-gosok.. garuk-garuk.. yuMmy! nikmat terasa...
sekali lagi.. diserang STYE INFECTION.. 1st kna tahun 2003. 2004 free. 2005 kembali menyerang. 2006, 2007, 2008 semakin hangat+rancak.. januari 2009 ni kna lagik.. dah semakin lali.. (dats wat we called pengalaman mengajar erti hidup) hahahahahaaaa

kinda malas nak menjawab dgn detail bila org2 disekelilng bertanya.. ayat yg biasa- 'mila kna ketumbit ea? @ mila intai org mandi ea?' bila undergo minor operation,, trus transfOrm jadi lovey-dovey-sopaney-pirate.. wahhh gituu!

ni ada sedikit info regardin STYE (disebut setai)

What is a stye?

A stye is a tender, painful red bump located at the base of an eyelash or under or inside the eyelid. The medical term for a sty is hordeolum (plural, hordeola).

A sty results from an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid (meibomian glands) that occurs after these glands have become clogged. A sty also may arise from an infected hair follicle at the base of an eyelash. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 90%-95% of cases of styes. Staph aureus is frequently found on the skin. A sty can develop as a complication of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).

The term external hordeolum has been used to refer to a sty that develops at the base of an eyelash involving a hair follicle of the eyelid, whereas the term internal hordeolum refers to a sty arising due to an inflamed meibomian gland under the eyelid.

A sty is sometimes confused with a chalazion, which is a cyst or a specific type of scarring (due to chronic inflammation) arising in the meibomian glands of the eyelid. In contrast to a sty, a chalazion is usually painless.

What are the signs and symptoms of a sty?

The first symptoms of a sty are generally redness, tenderness, and pain in the affected area. The eye may feel irritated or "scratchy." Later symptoms can include swelling, discomfort during blinking of the eye, watering of the eye, and sensitivity to light (bila kna infection je,, trus jd makChek glamour..pkai spek itam gitu!). A common sign of a sty is a small, yellowish spot at the center of the bump that develops as pus expands in the area.

Who is most susceptible to the development of a sty?

Styes are very common (tapi knapa among my frenz&relatives,, hanya diriku seorg j yg kna??). People of all ages can develop a sty, and males and females are equally affected. There is a slight increase in incidence of styes during the third to fifth decades of life. People with certain chronic conditions (diabetes mellitus, chronic blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid), seborrhea, and chronic debilitating illnesses) are more prone to develop styes than the general population (hmmm.. saya didiagnosed ada anemia). In many susceptible people, stress seems to trigger the development of a sty (ini mungkin FAKTA yang tak AUTA). Studies have shown that those who have high levels of blood lipids are more susceptible to blockages in the oil glands, including those of the eyelid and, therefore, are more likely to develop a sty.

What is the treatment for a sty?

Application of a warm compress or warm washcloth to the affected area for 10 minutes, four to six times a day (sabau je laa), can speed rupture of the sty and aid in the relief of symptoms. A sty should not be pressed or squeezed to facilitate drainage. If a sty persists for several days, a doctor may lance (drain) the infection under local anesthesia in his or her office. Children who require surgical drainage of a sty may need a general anesthetic. Antibiotic ointments and/or steroid ointments sometimes are prescribed to treat a sty. Rarely, systemic (oral) antibiotics are recommended for persistent or multiple styes.Over-the-counter pain medications may be used to alleviate pain and tenderness. Contact lenses and eye makeup (nak make-up pon xgne..mata berbalut riang) should never be worn during treatment for a sty. Some people will require medical or surgical treatment of a sty. (xsaket pon.. kna geget semut api merah lagi saket kot...) A sty does not cause intraocular damage (damage to the eye). Styes often recur. Complications of styes are rare (lihat diriku... masih bernafas.. alhamdulillah)

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