Sty is also known as hordeolum. This is an infection which affects the oil glands of eyelids. When you have sty, then you notice red and firm lump of your eyelids. If it fills with pus, then you can notice head of this lump. Makeup, dirt and other debris can block your oil glands and fill them with bacteria. In the most cases sty (studies have shown that 90 – 95 % of people who have sty) is caused by bacteria which is known as staphylococcus. Also there are other types of bacteria which can lead to sty. When you have inflammation of your eyelash follicles (a condition which is known as blepharitis), then you have increased chances of getting sty. Also there can be other causes for this kind of infection such as hormonal changes, poor hygiene and stress. In some case people have more than one sty on their eyes. In the most common causes when you have sty, then it is full of pus which looks like a pimple of your eyelids. In the most cases when you have sty, then it is located in the outer edge of your eyelids. Also there are some cases when sty is located on the inner region of your eyelids. When you suffer from sty, then you can have some of the next symptoms: tenderness, pain, itching, swelling, burning sensation, difficulty blinking, mucus discharge from the affected eye and increased sensitivity to light. In most cases when you suffer from sty, then you can notice that they pass on their own for one or two weeks. There are many medications which you can use if you suffer from sty. But we recommend you to try with home remedies because they will give you a relief from the pain and discomfort which are caused by sty and also the healing process will be speeded up. Here are some home remedies for sty:
Natural cures for sty
Warm compress: If you have sty, then you should apply warm compress on those affected areas. When you use this kind of natural treatment, then the heat from the warm compress can increase the circulation to the affected area. Also this method will speed up the processes – rupture process and drainage process of the pus from your sty . Also it will help you to reduce the pain and swelling which are caused by sty. In a hot water you should dip a clean towel. You should not leave excess water on your towel. Then, you should close your eyes. Put the warm towel on the affected eyelids. You should let the towel to stay on your eyelids for 5 minutes. You should repeat this method 3 – 4 times per day until you have noticed that the pus is released. With a clean towel you should wipe away the pus from your sty. Then, you should apply the warm compress again until you have noticed that the pus have stopped coming out from your sty.
Green tea: If you have sty, then you should use green tea as your natural remedy because this kind of tea has anti – inflammatory properties which can help you to reduce the pain and inflammation which are caused by sty . Green tea has tannic acid which can stop the spreading process of the infection. Also this tea has many antioxidants and nutrients which can speed up the healing process and also they will give a relief from the symptoms caused by sty. In warm water you should dip a green tea bag in a period of few minutes. Then, you should remove the tea bag from the water. You should not leave excess water in it. You should close your eyes and then apply the tea bag on your affected areas. You should let this remedy to stay on your eyelids for 5 minutes. Repeat this method several times per day until you have noticed that the sty has reduced its size and you feel no pain. If you do not have green tea bags in your home, then you can make this home remedy with black tea bags.
Coriander seeds: They have anti – inflammatory properties and this is a reason why they are used as home remedy for sty. When you use coriander seeds as your natural remedy, then you can reduce the swelling, pain and redness which are caused by sty . You will feel better in a period of few days. In a cup of water you should add one teaspoon of coriander seeds. Then, you should let this mixture to boil. When you have noticed that this mixture is boiling, then you should remove it from the heat. Let it to cool. Then, you should strain it. You should use this kind of water on the affected areas of your eyes. You should repeat this process 2 – 3 times per day until the day that you have noticed improvement in your condition.
Turmeric: If you want to rid of the sty in a very short time, then you should use turmeric as your natural remedy. This is possible because it has anti – inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It will help you to reduce the inflammation which is a reason for this kind of infection . Also it will help you to remove any cause for sty. In two cups of water you should add one tablespoon of turmeric. Then, you should let this mixture to boil until you have noticed that water is reduced at half. You should cool and strain this mixture. With this kind of mixture you should wash your eyes 2 – 3 times per day in a period of few days. Also there is another remedy which you can make it if you have problems with sty. In a cup of warm milk you should add one teaspoon of turmeric powder. In a period of one week you should drink this mixture once per day before you go to bed. In this way you will notice that the healing process of your sty is speeded up.
natural cures / home remedies to cure/prevent sty
Guava leaves: If you have sty, then you should use guava leaves as your natural remedy because they will improve the healing process . They also have anti – inflammatory properties which can help you to reduce the swelling and inflammation from your eyes. In hot water you should wash 2 or 3 leaves. Then, you should soak a cloth in the hot water. You should not leave excess water on it. You should put these leaves on the warm cloth and you should wrap them. Then, you should let the warm cloth to cool down. You will need to take one leaf, apply it on your affected areas and let it stay for 5 minutes. You should repeat this process with all leaves. You should repeat this process 2 times per day in a period of 3 – 4 days.
Baby shampoo: When you have sty, then you should clean the affected areas of your eyes. You must keep it away from dust and other kind of irritants which can worsen your condition. You should was the affected areas with baby shampoo. In a cup of warm water you should add a few drops of mild baby shampoo. You should mix this mixture until you have noticed that the baby shampoo is diluted. You should soak this solution with a cotton ball. With the wet cotton ball you should wash your eyes. Your eyes must be closed. Then, you should use warm water to rinse this area. Then, you should apply a clean and warm compress. Let it stay in a period of 5 minutes. You should repeat this method several times per day until you have noticed that your condition is improved. It is recommended to repeat this natural remedy in a period of few days.
Aloe Vera: If you suffer from sty, then you can use Aloe Vera as your natural remedy. This kind of herb has anti – inflammatory, soothing and antibacterial properties which can help you in the healing process . Also Aloe Vera will help you to reduce the inflammation, swelling and redness which are caused by this infection. You should cut leaf from Aloe Vera plant. Then, you should extract the gel from this leaf. With this kind of gel you should rub the affected areas. You should let this gel to stay on your eyes for 20 minutes. After this period has passed you should wash your eyes with lukewarm water. You should repeat this home remedy few times per day in a period of 5 days.
Castor oil: This kind of oil has ricinoleic acid which is anti – inflammatory agent. It will help you to reduce the inflammation and pain which are caused by this inflammation. With a warm water and baby shampoo you should wash the affected areas. Then, you should apply a warm compress on the affected areas. Let it stay for 5 minutes. With a cotton swab you should apply the castor oil on the affected areas. You should repeat this method 2 times per day if you want to have the best results.
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