A painful bump inside the lower eyelid. suspecting a stye. nothing went into the eye. has been scratchy for the last couple of days. wake up in the morning eye seems crusty. Do you think it is a stye and how should it be treated? Is there something that can be done at home? Is it OK to put hot compress? That is what we are doing now and putting an antibiotic cream called erythronycin ophthalmic ointment .5% strerile. This was leftover medicine from a prior eye scratch injury.