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A stye (hordoleum) is inflammation of the eyelid, usually inside one of the small glands lining the eyelid. Most styes are caused by infection from...
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In general, a stye is not contagious so it's not a problem for a cook to continue to work. As always, you would want to still practice good hand...
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No, if these lumps are chalazions, they are not contagious. They still could be hordeolum internum (stys under the eyelids), so please have them...
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Stys are not contagious, so this person can work with infants and children. No problem....