Eye sty or Eye Stye is a painful inflammation on the eyes. It mostly appears above or below the eyelids. It is a type of swelling on the eyelid portions and causes severe pain. In most of the cases, the person experiences heavy eyes and is unable to open the eyes. In extreme cases, pus also collects in the eyelids. Eye stye is caused by a bacterial infection in the eyes. There are other reasons as well that can develop this sty such as excessive oil secretion in the eye glands, changes in weather, usage of certain cosmetic products which may affect the eyes, excessive consumption of junk foods and insufficient hydration. All the above factors contribute to the formation of this painful lump in the eye. The eye sty can be treated with medicines, however there are certain home remedies which can be followed to cure eye sty. Below are some useful home remedies for eye stye.

Home Remedies For Eye Stye

Home Remedies for Eye Stye

1. Turmeric

Ingredients

Method 1

Procedure

  • Boil water in a container.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric to it and stir well.
  • Dip a neat handkerchief or a cotton ball in this liquid.
  • Gently place it on the affected areas for 5-10 minutes. Do not rub the surface of the eyelids.
  • Repeat this process 4-5 times in a day for quick relief.

Method 2

Procedure

  • Take a tablespoon of turmeric powder.
  • Add enough water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply this all over the affected areas.
  • Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Gently wipe off the surface with a clean and soft cloth.
  • Repeat this process 2 times in a day.

Turmeric is known to reduce inflammation. It also prevents irritation and itching sensation in the eyes which is usually experienced when you suffer from eye sty. It has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties which kills the bacteria and inhibits its growth, thereby healing the sty. However, be very careful while applying turmeric paste or its solution on the eye as rubbing the area may aggravate the infection. Along with application, you can also mix a pinch of turmeric in warm milk and drink it once a day. It is helpful in relieving from pain.

2. Aloe Vera

Method 1

Ingredients
  • Aloe Vera
Procedure
  • Take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf.
  • Slit it from the middle and extract the fresh Aloe gel from it.
  • Apply this gel gently on the affected portion.
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day.

Method 2

Ingredients
  • Aloe Vera
  • Turmeric
Procedure
  • Extract fresh Aloe vera gel from an Aloe Vera leaf.
  • Collect this gel in a container.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric to this gel and mix well.
  • Apply this paste on the eye sty.
  • Allow it to dry and wash off with normal water.
  • Repeat this process 1-2 times daily to see a reduction in the sty.

Aloe Vera is also widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties and therefore helps in reducing the eye bump effectively. Also, the gel has soothing effect and reduces irritation and itching sensation. Aloe Vera gel along with turmeric does wonders on the eye sty as both have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties and can cure the sty in few days.

3. Potato

Ingredients

  • Raw Potato

Method 1

Procedure

  • Clean the affected area with warm water.
  • Grate 1 medium sized potato and extract the juice from it.
  • Soak cotton balls in this juice and dab gently on the surface of the sty.
  • You can also place the soaked cotton balls on the eyelids for 5-10 minutes.
  • Wipe off with a clean cloth.
  • Repeat this process at least 2-3 times in a day.

Method 2

  • Grate a medium sized potato.
  • Place the grated potato in a muslin cloth or a cheese cloth and tie the ends.
  • Keep this pack on the eye stye for 10-15 minutes till the potato juice is absorbed by the stye.
  • Remove the muslin cloth and repeat the process 3-4 times in a day.

Method 3

  • Cut potato slices and place them directly on the sty.
  • Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day and on a regular basis till the stye goes off completely.

Potato is an astringent and can heal eye stye very quickly. Regular application of potato will provide relief and heal it completely. It reduces irritation in the eyes and imparts coolness to the same. The inflammation will completely get eradicated within a week as potato reduces inflammation and has the capability to shrink the tissues which make it even more effective. Always remember to use raw potato on the eyes.

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4. Green Tea Bags- Effective Home Remedies for Eye Stye/Sty

Ingredient

  • Green tea bag

Procedure

  • Boil water in a container.
  • Dip a green tea bag in the hot water for 2 minutes.
  • Squeeze the excess water from the tea bag and place the warm tea bags on the infected areas.
  • Keep the bags on the eyelids till it becomes cool.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day for effectiveness.

Green tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is a rich source of tannic acid which reduces inflammation and provides respite from pain. Therefore, regular usage of green tea bags will be effective on eye sty.

5. Mint Leaves- Home Remedies for Eye Sty

Ingredients

Method 1

Procedure

  • Take 5-6 fresh mint leaves.
  • Use a pestle and mortar to crush these fresh leaves and extract the juice from it.
  • Soak a cotton ball in this juice and apply it carefully on the eye stye.
  • Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and wipe off with warm water.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day for visible reduction in stye.

Method 2

Procedure

  • Boil water in a container.
  • Add a bunch of mint leaves to the boiling water.
  • Boil till the water content in the container is reduced to half.
  • Strain the liquid and allow it to cool down.
  • Store this liquid in an airtight bottle and store it in a refrigerator.
  • Apply this solution 4-5 times in a day on the affected areas.

Mint is a natural astringent. It also has cooling properties; therefore it reduces pain and irritation in the eyes. It also reduces the inflammation substantially over a period of time. Following the above method on a regular basis will reduce the inflammation gradually and you will get rid of the eye sty.

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6. Milk

Method 1

Ingredients

  • Milk cream

Procedure

  • Take some milk cream and slightly warm it.
  • Apply this warm cream on the eye sty carefully.
  • Let it stay for 15-20 minutes.
  • Soak a cloth in milk and wipe the milk cream gently.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat this process once daily for best results.

Method 2

Ingredients

  • Bread
  • Milk

Procedure

  • Take a slice of bread.
  • Boil milk in a container and bring it to room temperature.
  • Soak the bread slice in this warm milk.
  • Apply it immediately on the eye sty.
  • Leave it for 5-10 minutes.

The above home remedies for eye sty should be followed if pus has accumulated over the eye sty. This method helps to rupture the sty and the pus comes out. You can then wipe the pus and wash it up with water followed by applying an antiseptic. This will cure the sty in a day’s time. Also caution must be observed that when you apply milk, ensure that you do not go out. Milk attracts lot of dust particles and the dust will worsen the situation even more. Usually applying anything warm on a pus filled stye helps to rupture it, if not then you can manually rupture it a bit for the pus to come out.

7. Egg

Ingredients

  • Eggs

Method 1

Procedure

  • Break one egg and extract the egg white from it.
  • Beat the egg white till it becomes fluffy.
  • Apply the egg white on the eye sty.
  • Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes or till it dries completely.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this process once every day to get rid of the sty.

Method 2

Procedure

  • Take a hardboiled egg.
  • Keep it on the affected areas of the eyelid till the heat from the egg fades away.
  • Wipe the eyes with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat at least once in a day for effectiveness.

Egg has lot of heat in it specially the egg white and the hard boiled eggs. This heat is useful in reducing the inflammation and pain of the sty. The sty continuously absorbs heat from the eggs and substantially reduces in size. Follow this method regularly till you see a substantial reduction in the eye sty.

8. Salt and Water

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Water

Procedure

  • Heat water in a container.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the hot water.
  • Soak a towel in this hot solution and squeeze the excess water from it.
  • Wrap the hot towel around the eyes on the affected areas.
  • Keep it for 5-10 minutes or till the towel cools down.
  • Again wet the towel in the solution and repeat the same process.
  • In one phase, repeat it for 3-4 times.
  • Repeat this entire process at least 3 times in a day for visible effects.

This method is considered to be one of the effective treatments for eye sty. It effectively helps you get rid of the eye sty. It is a form of warm compress with slight deviation that salt is added to it. This solution helps to reduce inflammation and in worst scenarios breaks the sty for the pus to come out.

9. Cloves -Home Remedies for Eye Sty

Ingredients

  • Cloves
  • Water

Method 1

Procedure

  • Take 4-5 cloves and soak it in a bowl of water overnight.
  • Next morning, grind these cloves and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on the eyelids from one end to the other and also on the sty.
  • Allow it to stand for 4-5 hours.
  • Soak a cloth in water and wipe off the dried paste carefully to prevent the clove particles from entering the eyes.
  • Repeat this process once daily for significant reduction in the sty.

Method 2

Procedure

  • Heat water in a container.
  • Add 5-6 cloves to the boiling water.
  • Allow it to boil till the water reduces to half of the container.
  • Strain the liquid and allow it to cool down.
  • Soak a towel in this solution and squeeze the extra water.
  • Place the towel on the eye sty for 5-10 minutes till the heat is absorbed by the sty.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day to get rid of sty.

Method 3

Ingredients
  • Clove oil
Procedure
  • Take a spoonful of clove oil and slightly warm over low flame.
  • Dip a cotton ball in this warm oil.
  • Apply the warm oil on the eye sty and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wipe the excess oil using cotton or a muslin cloth.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day for best results.

Cloves are one of the excellent home remedies for eye sty and can cure them within a few days. It has antiseptic and medicinal properties which cures the sty effectively. With regular usage, you can see a drastic change in the sty.

10. Honey to Get Rid Of Eye Sty

Ingredients

Procedure

  • Take one tablespoon of honey.
  • Use your fingers to apply honey on the eye stye.
  • Leave it for half an hour and wipe off with a clean cloth.
  • Repeat this process 1-2 times daily for best result.

Honey helps to reduce the pain and inflammation of the sty. As it is a natural moisturizer, it hydrates the eyelids and prevents dryness. Use it regularly to see a visible change in the eye stye.

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