Never had one before. Was kinda small, but up close (within a few feet) of my face, you could easily see it.
It bothered me, as it got larger. Once it got to a certain size, it just stopped growing (thankfully).
I first tried popping it like a small pimple, but when that proved too tedious (considering I wasn't keen on causing permanent damage to the skin) I gave up.
I then tried simply dipping a q tip into rubbing alcohol and dabbing it on the stye.
Sure enough, after 2 or maybe 3 treatments it went away.
I though it would come back, but surprisingly it didn't. There's also no trace of it.
Just thought I'd share my experience.