Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Natural remedies for eye stye

According to this website
"An eye stye is a result of a bacterial infection around the eye area. This condition can manifest itself in what looks like a small boil or pimple on the eyelids. Since this is a bacterial infection, it can be itchy and painful, but thankfully numerous home remedies for styes do exist."

It appears that a number of health websites suggest using warm compress as one of the main ways to treat stye.
"Clean the area with warm water. Try using a Q-tip or a cotton pad after soaking it in warm water, then clean the eye area. Cleaning will help unclog the area where the stye is, accelerating the healing process.
Warm compress. Apply a warm compress on the area for a few minutes at least 4-5 times a day. This will help reduce the swelling and redness associated with styes."
These two websites suggest using tea bag as a convenient and effective warm compress.

This website suggests using chamomile as a warm compress as it has anti-inflammatory effects.

I also learnt that aloe vera can also be used to treat styes, as mentioned in the wikihow website above.

There were a few times my eyes felt sore and tired in the past, and I learnt to rest my eyes more often, besides ensuring eye hygiene and using eye drops at times (though I also discovered not to use eye drops for long periods of time, as it can cause dryness of eyes, so I think natural treatments and preventions are still the best solutions in the long run).

The good news is that stye will go away on its own, and meanwhile, we can take care of it by using warm compress, and keeping our eyes clean, as mentioned above.

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