A stye is actually an infection in pores of the upper or lower eyelid, caused when you rub your eyes without first washing your hands. You can treat them by applying a warm compress four times a day: take a CLEAN washcloth, or better yet, some sterile gauze and wet it with hot water. Wring it out and apply it for ten minutes--you may need to put more hot water on it and wring it out several times. When you do, try to use a different section of the cloth, so you're not placing infected material on your eyelids. And each time you treat your eye, use a fresh, clean cloth. If you get a lot of styes, talk to your doctor--he/she may wish to put you on a course of antibiotics to clear any infection from your system. For a more complete discussion of styes, go to www.ehow.com/how_2092740_treat_stye.html
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Last edited at 7:31AM on 5/31/2012
a sty gets created by bacteria in the eye , try a salt water rinse , multiple times a day , to flush out the bacteria , and then take a towel and run it under hot water , squeeze out the excess and hold it on ur eye till not warm no more repeat a couple of times , good luck ps look up ways to make an eye rinse dont just add salt to hot water and throw it in lol
Holy crap what a lot of really bad advice. I'm not a doctor and I am sure that some of these are useless and actually downright dangerous. Your eyes are very sensitive and you can very easily damage them by taking measures into your own hands. Firstly I suffer a lot from these. I have never had one last for more than 3 or four days - my remedy: Leave it alone. Your immune system can cope with small infections like these without any assistance. But you must NOT touch it (even if it itches like hell) or you risk spreading the infection. Keep your face clean wash regularly around the eye area (common sense, surely) But don't scrub, rub or irritate the infection (suayres suggests warm water, which again is good common sense - no stupid "I put vinegar on it at night and in the morning the sty had gone, but i was blind" suggestions ) . If it persists, as with all minor ailments, for more than 4 or 5 days see your GP, they will give you better advice on what action to take next,better than any home remedy.
I have no idea what causes one, but I do have a home remedy that I have used myself 3 times, and it's worked every time. Get one of your rings or a friends that is 10K or 14K yellow gold. Wash the ring well with soap and water. Dry it off. Then, take the edge of the band and rub it over the sty 6 or 7 times. Sty is gone in a day. Honest. It works. I know it sounds crazy, but it works.
A wet wash cloth. I had one about 5 months ago and the new doctor didn't want to give me medicine. So a few months later I went to my regular doctor and she said I got an eye infection because the other doctor never gave me medicine. So go to the doctors, and tell them you want the medicine. ~Alicia
Do the tea bag thing. Any tea bad works. soak the tea bad in hot water, let it seep for a good 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag let it cool to a temp. your eye lid can handle. Place tea bag on the area of irritation, hold it there for about 15 minutes. remove and toss. Then take a warm cloth and hold on the same area for 10 minutes. Don't rub or itch said area while doing this. the cost is the price of a tea bag & a 1/2 hour of your time. The next day the itching will be gone; the area of infection will have completely dried up. The chemical makeup of seeped tea is a NATURAL remedy for sty's. This method also works to a lesser degree for cold sores. The gold ring method works better for those, or so I've found. I've suffered all of my life from cold sores & sty's and it was my great-grandmother who performed these remedies and then taught me. Also there are other reasons for getting sty's other than not washing your hands or being hygienically challenged, and FYI once you've had either said afflictions your body will always carry that with it. You may never get another but the chance is always there.
When I feel my eye itching intensely, it's usually the first sign of a sty. The area gets tender, swollen, and red as it QUICKLY progresses. I GET INTO THE SHOWER!! ...EYELIDS CLOSED. The pulsating warm water massages the area & causes the infection area to drain. I've had COMPLETE RELIEF ANY TIME I'VE EVER TRIED THIS TREATMENT. Once I awoke, eye swollen, red, and painful. I was able to attend an important meeting that same day. My treatment COST $0. (For chronic dry eyes, my doctor told me to wash my eyelids daily, with Baby Shampoo, rinsing well. This is easy, cheap treatment with no side effects.) Early one morning, I got an urgent call from my daughter away @ college. I decided this would probably work to relieve intense eye pain for her dorm friend. With no money for the doctor, she awoke with her eye swollen shut with a "head" on her lash line. In the shower, the area opened up and drained almost immediately, giving STAT pain relief!!! If you have diabetes or a weak immune system, you may use the warm shower for comfort, but you MUST speak with your doctor, also. The IMMEDIATE pain relief is amazing.
I dont know why some people get sty's and others don't. I have a friend at work who gets them, she does what Neena does but i also told her to cut about 2 inches of an aloe plant put in the refrigerator and let the gel in side the leave get cool then then apply the gel to the eye area not only does it give relief but also help to heal faster.
1 year ago
Last edited at 8:34AM on 6/2/2012
At the onset of the sty before it grows into a puss, when your eye start to itch pull out the hair of your eyelids on the exact spot where the sty wants to grow and it won't grow anymore or you can use a warm tea bag.
I'm not sure if there are any home remedies ,but to treat a sty ,go to your local drug store or Wal-Mart ,and if your Wal-Mart has a pharmacy look for some ice pack like things that you can heat up in the microwave or freeze in the freezer. You should also see your dr. if heating doesn't work ,and he/she may provide you with some goop like stuff to put inside the eyelid. Now what causes a sty is that glands in your eyelids and/or eyes get clogged up and sometimes causes inflammation of the lash lines and eyelids ,and a sty. Look carefully at both eyelids on both eyes ,because i had a sty that i didn't even notice. It's best to treat it within the first couple of days/weeks or it may not go away and surgery may be required. It also may get to the point where it's a Chalazion ,where it's like jelly inside, I once had one get to the point that it got a white head. had surgery on it not too long ago. It's now 'deflating' meaning that the swelling is going down ,it's almost completely gone other than a scar from the surgery. It came in around October 2011 ,had surgery on it May 15 this year.
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Last edited at 10:49AM on 6/2/2012
There actually is a home remedy. If you can get past the grossness of it you are supposed to use your own urine on it. You just dab some on the sty and it will go away usually within 24 hours. My mom passed this on to me and I have passed it onto my own kids. It always works and costs nothing but a little of your time.
its when you get dirt in your eye and if you put a warm or cold cloth over it and press firm it should go away in a 1-3 days (DONT WEAR ANY MAKE-UP OR WILL INFECT MAKE-UP AND DONT USE OTHERS MAKE-UP AND DONT TOUCH YOUR EYE OR IT WILL SPREAD TO OTHERS)
See your ophthalmologist, first thing, then follow his advice strictly. I worked for an ophthalmologist for almost twenty years. I learned that a stye, sometimes spelled sty, is an infection caused by microorganisms that invade the ducts in the lid margins, NOT IN THE EYE, thank God. A good doctor can advise you and speed the healing process. And keep your fingers, and every other foreign object, off your eyelids and eyeballs.
i get these all the time, they hurt and a good thing to do is keep a warm dishcloth on ur eye for probably at least an hour just make sure that you keep it warm by re heating it in the sink and dont put the same part that u had on ur eye back on, it reinfects really easily, i had to get new eye liner because every time i used mine i would reinfect my right eye but yea just a warm wash cloth on the site, and wash it good after
my friends parents used to tell her that a sty was caused from pissing on the side of the road. lol. Too funny. but anyways, im not sure what really causes it, but the tea bag thing works, but so does rubbing a gold (10 kt or better) on the sty itself. This really does work, i have used it myself. Give it a try for yourself.. I hope that this helps a bit.
A person gets a sty if they touch something dirty and germs like a store grocery cart, shake someones hand, etc. And then touch or rub their eyes. Take a clean washcloth run it under the hottest water you can stand and press it right on the sty until the hot goes out of the washcloth, do this several times a day:))
They are caused by a build up of bacteria-if you have one you need a antibiotic pill to take from your doctor. They can sometimes be prevented by taking a cotton ball dipped in baby shampoo and with your eyes closed wipe them out EACH night before you go to bed. Wipe from the inside to the outside of the eye and use a separate cotton ball for each eye. This is a preventative procedure. You need antibiotics if you currently have a sty.
Whenever I have felt the start of a stye, I have rubbed a gold ring on it and I have no further problems. My friend has one but it was very large when I saw him but was too late for this and has antibiotics. Old wives tales that didn't work wouldn't be well known. There are lots of natural remedies but should not continue with them if they are not working. Should obviously seek medical advise.
The gold ring trick absolutely works. I have no idea why, and I don't care. I heard about this remedy about 3 months ago. In the space of 6 months, I have had 3 stys which I have treated by touching the margin of the eye with a 14Kt gold ring (no hard pressing - just lightly brushing it across the margin of the lid) and every single time, within a few minutes to an hour, the pain is gone and the redness starts to immediately subside. Within a few hours, it is gone. Prior to the ring trick, the sty would stick around from several days to a week or more. Please try this - you will be amazed, as I was.