A stye is a gland inflammation at the base of your eyelashes. It isn’t a serious condition, however it can be quite painful and inconvenient.Styes are usually caused by a bacterial infection. Today, we’ll give you natural ways to treat eye styes at home.
An external stye is red and inflamed, and tender to the touch. It’s usually located on the edge of the eyelid.It can also suddenly disappear at any time. Furthermore, you could find a nodule anywhere there has been damage to the eyelid. An internal stye, on the other hand, is usually found farther from the eyelid edge and can take much longer to heal compared to external styes.
How To Treat Styes
- Pressing, rubbing or popping them is not recommended. Let them clear out on their own.
- Use antibiotic eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis or direct contamination.
- Don’t apply makeup, as it can worsen the condition.
- Take hygienic precautions to keep the affected area clean and prevent an infection.
- You can relieve gland obstructions with warm compresses.
- You can use chamomile tea, as it contains calming agents that can help reduce swelling and pain, as well as draw out the fluid from the stye. All you need to do is place a bag of chamomile tea in hot water for a few seconds, then remove the tea bag and wait a few moments before squeezing the liquid and placing it directly on the affected area. When the bag cools, remove it. Repeat the process as many times as needed.
Grandmother’s Traditional Recipes
Hen egg:Place a warm hen egg directly on the stye for five minutes.
Green onion:Cut along the length of the onion, starting where the leaf begins. Apply the juice on the affected area.
Marigold tea:Add a tablespoon of marigold petals in a quart of water. Strain the liquid, soak some gauze in and apply itdirectly on the affected eye until it cools.
Mint leaves: Crush some mint leaves and apply them directly to the stye. Leave them on for about five minutes, before rinsing them off with warm water.
Rubbing our eyes is a habit we have especially when they are red or inflamed. Children tend to rub their eyes when they’re tired. This is a very bad habit.It’s responsible for the appearance of styes in most cases.
Avoid touching your eyes to avoid any kind of contamination or infection. Make sure your hands are clean at all times.
Another way to avoid getting styes is by consuming vitamin A. It increases the immune system’s defenses. Vitamin A is often lost during cooking, so be careful when preparing foods that contain it, such as eggs,carrots, tomatoes, pumpkin, spinach, lettuce.