Here are 7 home remedies to treat a stye in the eye.
A stye is a red bump that almost looks like a pimple, appears near the edge of the eyelid, and is usually painful.
Stye may be accompanied by swelling of the eyelid and tearing.
Today we want to share some home remedies we have found that indicate they can help us cure the stye faster.
Before we begin to list them, we would like to inform you that you should not take any remedy as a certainty without first consulting a specialist who will advise you and recommend the use or application of any of these home remedies.
Do not forget that an ophthalmologist is a person who can best advise and guide you when it comes to curing a stye.
There is always the possibility that he or she may have to prescribe an antibiotic cream to treat the infection or apply drainage to reduce swelling.
With that said, let’s see what home remedies we have found on the web to treat a stye:
Prepare the infusion in hot water in the same way as if we were going to drink tea and place the bag once prepared, without burning, on the eyelid area where the stye is located.
Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and repeat the process 2-3 times a day. Do not use the same chamomile sachet for both eyes.
Chamomile and Rosemary
Another home remedy very similar to the previous one is to prepare an infusion of chamomile and rosemary. Chamomile has a soothing effect and can help relieve pain and rosemary, having antibacterial properties, can help fight the infection.
Apply in the same way as above.
On this occasion, prepare black tea with boiling water in the same way as in the previous two cases and apply the sachet or a cotton ball on the eyelid gently and leave for a few minutes.
Black tea has antibacterial properties and will also help reduce swelling.
Other Home Remedies for Stye
Open the aloe vera leaf and extract its gel, apply it gently on the eyelid. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash the eye with warm water or chamomile tea.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Massage the eyelid area with washed hands to promote drainage. We can use aloe vera or a warm compress to help us massage.
Wet a towel, washcloth, or clean cloth with warm water (it should not be too hot) and wring out and place over the eye gently for a few minutes. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day.
The warmth of the warm compress will help the pus to drain out of the stye.
Gently wash the eyelids with mild (baby) soap that does not sting the eyes and water. Use a piece of cotton or a clean washcloth.