Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Home Remedies for EYE STYE

Eye Stye

A stye is typically harmless. It is an eyes infection. It is a infection of a bacteria and forming at the base of an eyelash, or on or inside the eyelid. The bacteria which are involved are usually Staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria also cause impetigo. Therefore if the patient is ill by impetigo, then chances of eye sty is very high. In the medical science a sty is known as hordeolum.This disease does not affect the vision. Sometimes tiny pimples are developing in the eye. Styes are very common. So persons of all ages can develop a sty, and males and females are equally affected. This condition is seen more often in children than in adults. There are two types of sties:external (on the outside of the eyelid) and Internal (on the underside of the eyelid).

Styes are seen as small bumps on the eyelids. Styes are usually harmless and will go away after several days on their own as your body fights the infection. A stye is caused by an infection in the sebaceous or sweat glands in the eyelid. This infection is usually caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. Styes are usually burst on their own and then heal within a few days. In order to prevent spreading or further infection, it is crucial that a stye be left to rupture on its own.

The common symptoms of styes are-
  • Redness on the eyes slight pain and tenderness on the eyes
  • Swelling of a certain area of eyes
  • Tearing of the eye
  • Discomfort when blinking
  • Sensitivity to light Eye may feel gritty
  • Burning in the eye
  • Mucous discharge in the eye
  • The symptoms of a stye may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.


Drug therapy can be prescribed by your health care provider. Do not use any medicine without checking with your health care provider. Mostly, drug which we have to use are an antibiotic eye drops/ointment and, occasionally, an antibiotic taken by mouth. Carefully follow the directions prescribed by your health care provider.

Home remedies are also good for eye styes. So bathing the eye for 10 minutes several times a day. And use cotton wool soaked in warm water, may help the stye to come to a head, and the pus to discharge. Do not try to squeeze a stye, as it usually drains by itself. The best way to prevent eyes sties is simply to wash your hands regularly and avoiding touching your eyes. It's especially important for children, who may rub their eyes when tired or under stress.Contact lenses should not be worn during infection or drainage of a stye. Your eye care provider may recommend replacing your contact lenses after the stye has healed to prevent recurrence or spread of the infection.

Home Remedies For Eye Stye

If you have a painful red bump on your eyelid, then the stye the limit! A stye occurs when the oil glands around the eyelid get infected and inflamed.

Some natural remedies may help relieve the discomfort.

  • Place a handful of fresh parsley in a soup bowl. Pour a cup of boiling water over the parsley and let it steep for 10 minutes. Soak a clean washcloth in the hot parsley water, lie down, put the cloth on your closed lids and relax for 15 minutes. Repeat the procedure before bedtime. Parsley water is also good for eliminating puffiness around the eyes.
  • Drink dandelion tea to rid the body of bacteria that can lead to sties.
  • Moisten a regular (nonherbal) tea bag, put it on the closed eye with the stye, bandage it in place and leave the bandage on overnight. Hopefully, by morning it will be "bye-bye stye."
  • Wet a tea bag. Place over your eye for 10 to 15 min. The tea will draw the sty. You can use any type of tea bag.
  • Boil a handful of acacia leaves in two cups of water to make a decoction and apply it as compress on the eyelids

Go for the Gold

Rub the eye stye three times with a gold wedding ring. When we started compiling information for this book, we decided not to use any silly-sounding, superstition- based remedies. This remedy for stye, however, comes from so many reputable sources that it must have some credibility. Fortunately for us, but unfortunately for research purposes, neither of us has had a stye since we began working on this web site, so we haven't been able to test the wedding-ring remedy ourselves.

Banish Stye with Bancha Roasted-

bancha leaves are used to make a popular Japanese tea-these tea bags are available at most US health food stores. Steep a tea bag in hot water for 10 minutes and add 1 teaspoon of sea salt (also available at health food stores as well as supermarkets) . Saturate a cotton pad in the lukewarm liquid and apply it to your closed eye, keeping it there for 10 minutes at a time, three times a day. In addition to-or instead of-the roasted­ blancha tea bag remedy, dab on some castor oil several times throughout the day until the sty disappears.

Stye Prevention

Lydia went to school with a girl named Madeline whose nickname was "Stye." She always seemed to have a stye coming or going.

If you're like Madeline and are prone to stye, prepare a strong cup of burdock-seed tea every morning and take 1 tablespoon before each meal and 1 tablespoon at bedtime.

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