What is another word for stye?

9 synonyms found


[ stˈa͡ɪ], [ stˈa‍ɪ], [ s_t_ˈaɪ]

A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a painful red lump that appears on the edge of the eyelid. Some common synonyms for stye include eye abscess, heat bump, blister, boil, and pimple. "Eye abscess" is a particularly descriptive term, as it suggests the presence of pus and inflammation. "Heat bump" is a colloquial term that connotes the warmth and tenderness of the affected area. "Blister" and "boil" both imply a small, raised area filled with fluid or pus. "Pimple" is a more generic term that can refer to any similar lesion, but it still conveys the discomfort and unsightliness of a stye.

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How to use "Stye" in context?

An stye (subungual papule) is a small, painless, blood-filled bump on the nail bed. It is caused by a build-up of fluid and debris under the nail. Common locations for styes are the fingers, thumbs, and toes.

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