•In boys this is often triggered by poor hygiene (touching your eyes with dirty hands)
•In adults, it often appears if they do not clean contact lenses properly.
•Bacteria called Staph are the common element that causes it.
•However, the stye can also be caused as a consequence of diseases like anemia , diabetes , hormonal disorders, thyroid, allergies , chronic ocular inflammation, etc.
•Styes are usually harmless and do not cause any damage to the eye.
What are styes? What causes them? What are the symptoms of a stye?
Most bumps on the eyelid are styes. A stye consists of inflammation of a sebaceous gland just over the eyelid to form a reddish bump that looks like a pimple. Bacteria known as Staph are usually responsible for causing styes. In some cases, there may be other bacteria involved. The bacteria can be transferred to the eyes due to improper hygiene. Since a lump in the eye is very uncomfortable and painful, which is why those who suffer a stye are desperately trying to find solutions to help reduce inflammation and pain.
The most common symptoms are:
•Slight swelling of the eyelid
Other symptoms are
•Discomfort when blinking
•Increased sensitivity to light
So what are the home remedies for styes?
1) Coriander seeds
Boil 1 teaspoon coriander seeds in a cup of water. Use this preparation to wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
2) Tea Bags
Moisten some tea bags and place them over your eyes for 8-10 minutes. Do this several times a day. You can also use bags of chamomile tea or dandelion as both herbs are anti-bacterial. This is one of the most popular to treat stye home remedies, as it is very effective when it comes to calm the infection.
Use alum water to wash the eyes. This calms the stye. To prepare the solution, mix 2-3 granules of alum in a cup of water.
Make a paste of potato, spread it on a cloth and apply it externally on inflamed eyes to reduce swelling.
This spice is known for its great healing powers and provides fast relief from styes. Put 1 teaspoon of turmeric into two 2 cups of water and boil. Boil until the solution is reduced by half. Then pass the preparation several times through fine gauze to remove all the turmeric granules. Use as eye drops 2-3 times daily.
Heat guava leaves and place in a warm, damp cloth. Apply the compress slowly over his eyes. This help to get rid of swelling and irritation of the stye.
7) Chard Leaf
Wash chard leaf and then heat it with a little water for five minutes. Strain the liquid and let cool. Apply directly to the affected area, with closed eyelids for half an hour. Repeat this three times a day until styes disappear.
8) Mint Leaf
Crush several mint leaves and apply as a poultice on the stye. Leave on for 5 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Prepare an infusion of calendula with a tablespoon of dried petals per 250 ml of water. Strain the liquid and then use gauze to apply on the affected eyelid until it cools. Repeat three times a day.
Boil a handful of tender spinach, add to warm and drain, apply as a poultice on the affected eyelid for 30 minutes. Repeat three times daily
Boil 25 g of chamomile, 10 g of horsetail and 10 g of thyme in a liter of water for 10 minutes. Cover and let cool. Apply as a compress on the eyes three times a day.
12) Aloe vera
Apply aloe vera gel with a cotton stick to the affected area several times a day. This will get rid of stye in no time. Aloe vera has other amazing healing properties. It indeed is a miracle plant. Learn more about aloe vera and its uses
13) Acacia leaf
Put a handful of acacia leaves in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and let cool. Wet a clean cotton cloth or gauze and apply as a compress on the eye that has the stye. Leave it on for 10 minutes. This remedy combat the pain of a stye
14) Coriander leaves
Boil 1 teaspoon coriander leaves in 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let cool. Filter, soak gauze with this preparation and clean stye eye several times a day.
What NOT to do when you have a stye
No squeezing, pinching or pressing the stye: Do not pop the stye. Nor touch it with your hands, because the hand can contain germs that could make matters worse. You must allow it to drain itself.
Do not use eye makeup when you have sty: In this way you are inviting infection with cosmetics. To avoid the formation of stye, do not share your cosmetics and eye make ups.
You should never try to remove the stye at home, because then the infection could spread through the rest of the eye. The stye should drain by itself or consult a medical specialist who does it
Also, styes are contagious, so if you have one you should not share towels, clothing or other objects that may cause another person to become infected.
Avoid excessive intake of starchy and sugary foods.
Avoid wearing contact lenses because they can become contaminated and the bacteria can be transferred to the eye which is not infected.
If there is no improvement what so ever after using these home remedies in 5 days, its time to consult a doctor.
15) Saliva! Really?
Heat a little saliva with the index finger in the palm of the other hand and then place it on the stye .
Place an egg laid recently on the stye and leave on for 5 minutes. Or Separate the white of a raw egg and place it in a clean cloth. Place this compress to the stye for fifteen minutes three times a day.
17) Warm compress
Place a cotton cloth dipped in hot water as tolerated in the eyelid area for five minutes two or three times a day until the stye drain and disappear.
18) Eye exercises can help
Eye exercises such as moving the eyes gently up and down, from side to side in a circle, following the direction of clockwise and counterclockwise and semicircles also helps with styes. Eliminates tension and relaxes the eyes and surrounding tissues.
Pour a cup of boiling water over a handful of fresh parsley. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Soak a clean cloth in the mixture, place a cloth dampened with water on your eyes and relax for 15 minutes. Repeat this before bed. This mixture is also good to get rid of puffiness around the eyes.
20) Use a cotton cloth to get rid of pus
To get rid of pus, apply a cotton ball soaked in warm water several times a day. Leave cotton on your eyelids for 10 minutes.
Cucumber is another home remedy for styes. Place cucumber slices on eyelids infected to reduce inflammation and pain. You can also apply tomato slices over the affected area.
Soak a clove in water and rub gently the affected eyelid. This will help reduce the pain.
Add some salt in warm water, let it cool a bit and then moisten a clean cotton cloth with it. Rub the cotton on the affected eye.
24) Gold? Expensive!
Another home remedy that has been passed by word of mouth is to find a gold object, such as a ring or bracelet, rub on a cloth or a piece of clothing to warm and then place it on the stye. Or you can heat a spoon, let cool slightly and place on the stye. Make sure its not too hot.