Eye is one of the most sensitive organs in the body that needs extreme care to prevent any problems or abnormalities. According to Dr Berg, one of the common causes of a stye is a bacterial infection although sometimes it is viral. This means that your immune system is involved. The most common white blood cell is the neutrophil and it’s your primary defense against these infections. A stye doesn't necessarily mean you have horrible hygiene, by the way. It's a way to teach a real lesson that the eyes weren't going to stand for being mistreated. To help your body cure a stye, you can use steam or a warm compress to reduce discomfort and help the stye open, and some over-the-counter treatments may also speed healing. Avoid causing further irritation during this time and see an expert like Dr Berg if the stye worsens or does not go away after a week or so.