Treating A Stye

Nishahameetha

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A stye (hordeolum) is a red, painful lump on the edge or inside of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. It's usually filled with pus. As it swells in size, the sty may make it difficult for you to see clearly because you can't fully open your eye. This is due to the infection of sebaceous glands in the eye.




There are two types of styes:

* external (on the outside of the eyelid) and
* Internal (on the underside of the eyelid).



Symptoms of styes are:


* Redness on the eyes
* slight pain and tenderness on the eyes
* Swelling of a certain area of eyes
* Tearing of the eye
* Discomfort when blinking
* Sensitivity to light
* Eye may feel gritty
* Burning in the eye
* Mucous discharge in the eye



This discomfort can be relived by:


* Gently press a very warm washcloth against the eyelid for 10 minutes at least 4 times per day.
* Avoid your eyes from coming in contact with excessive dust or dirt
* Don't pop, poke or squeeze the affected area of the stye
* Do not wear eye make-up or contact lenses until a stye heals, to prevent the possibility of infection.
 

Nishahameetha

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Home Remedies To Treat A Eye Stye:

* Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds with a cupful of water like an herbal tea preparation to wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
* Boil a handful of acacia leaves in two cups of water. Make a decoction and use as a compress on the eyelids. It reduces swelling and pain. Helps to get rid of a stye.
* 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 2 cups of water until it reduces in half. Cool and strain 4-5 times through a fine muslin. Apply as eye drops 3-4 times a day.
* Guava leaves, warmed and placed on a warm damp cloth, and then used as a compress, reduce the redness, pain and swelling.
* Slit an aloe leaf lengthwise and place the pulpy side on the sore eye.

 

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