A STYE is nothing more nor less than a small, painful boil at the edge of the eyelid.
Treatment. In severe cases, apply a poultice; and open it as soon as it begins to point. After it has discharged all it is likely to, apply, on going to bed, for two or three nights, a little diluted nitrate of mercury ointment. Tonics and alteratives are frequently required to break up the formation of styes.
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