How To Cure A Sty On The Eye Lid?

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Ian John Profile
Ian John answered
A stye is an infection or swelling that can develop on the outside or inside of the eyelid. People of all ages can develop a stye. Most styes go away by themselves within a few days or weeks, so treatment isn't always necessary. However, if your stye doesn't get better, there are several treatments available.

A hot compress is a simple, effective treatment for a stye. Use a towel or face cloth soaked in hot water to make a compress. The compress should feel comfortable on your skin; it shouldn't be scalding hot. Hold the compress against your eyelid for five to 10 minutes. This will warm the fluids trapped inside your stye encouraging them to drain away. You should use a hot compress three or four times a day until the stye gets better.

It's also important to keep the area around your eyelids clean and clear of any oiliness or crusting, especially if your stye is related to blepharitis. You can do this using a small amount of baby shampoo diluted in water. Apply it with a cotton bud along the edge of your eyelid and rinse. If you have blepharitis as well as a stye you shouldn't wear eye make-up as this could make your condition worse or stop it getting better.

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if the infection has spread and is affecting other areas of your eye, or if your infection is severe.

If your stye is very large or it doesn't get better using other treatments your doctor may pierce it with a needle, or make a small cut in it to drain it.

You will be given a local anaesthetic for this procedure. This completely blocks feeling from your eye area and you will stay awake during the operation. Your doctor will prick the head of your stye from the underside of your eyelid with a needle or blade. This will allow the trapped fluids and infection to be released and the lid to heal.

If you have a small external stye, your doctor may remove an eyelash if the area around it is infected.
Brenda Ralston Profile
Brenda Ralston answered
A stye is an eyelid infection.

Make a cup of tea with a Lipton tea bag, let the bag cool, and place on the sty for 15 minutes. After 2-3 applications the swelling should go down.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You can get something called boric acid over the counter in the store, and it isn't a real acid like you might think, if you follow the directions on the bottle, this should clear them up, but make sure you don't miss a scheduled cleansing. Hope this helps, good luck to you.
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Anonymous commented
Thanks! I'll try anything at this stage. This was the first time anyone's recommended boric acid.
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Jacquelyn Mathis commented
You are welcome, and it worked very well for my husband when he was dealing with a real nasty stye. Let me know how it works for you?
Anonymous Profile
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My mom always had me use epsom salt in hot water. We would mix the epsom salt in hot water and use a clean rag to apply it to the sty. We repeated this procedure a few times a day.  It always worked for me.
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Anonymous commented
Thanks Ryanna! I've been trying apple cider vinegar, tea bags and even bacon grease (which my mom used on me all the time when I was young). I never knew if it worked or not but I'm desperate! I'll give the epsom salt a try!
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Anonymous answered
Warm, moist compresses as often as you can throughout the day.  Styes are inflammations of the follicle  which are sometimes caused by a staff bacteria.  The warmth and moisture of the compress will allow it to drain more quickly. Most styes resolve after doing this for a day or two.
Ashley Monroe Profile
Ashley Monroe answered
Very first treatment that needs to be done first, clean the infected area with mild soap and warm water , this will remove any built up of crust that may have formed.

Draining the pus and discharge, from the eye alone is much welcome relief, this is done by applying a warm compress to the eye 4-6 times a day, for at least 10 minutes each time, using a soft clean washcloth. Repeat this step as often as possible through out the day.
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
Eye drops, you can buy them over the counter at any drug store, like polysporin, it may sting a little, but try a few times a day, or just rinse with clear water a few times a day.  If bothersome, or itchy, put a little vaseline on the sty to prevent irritation.   Keep area clean and avoid touching
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Anish Chandy answered
A stye occurs more frequently in children as compared to adults. It is a recurring ailment because children have the habit of constantly touching and irritating it. Tell your children that if they keep touching it, the stye will take a long time to go away. Nonetheless ensure that their hands are clean and dry, if dirt gets into the stye then it exacerbates the situation.

Make a clean compress by wetting a cloth in warm water. Now squeeze out the water from the cloth. Now apply this to the infected eye for fifteen minutes. This has a soothing effect and it alleviates the pain. If you are in a hurry and confident of your skills then you could try removing the eye-lash on which the stye has occurred. If done correctly then the stye will disappear soon. If you leave the stye alone then it will ripen, mature and eventually dry out. If is not advised to use any eye-makeup if there is a stye, but if makeup cannot be avoided then take care to use a good make-up remover while getting the make-up off.
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Anonymous answered
Well the best way is to clean or wash your eye with clean water after every hour or so. Some people say that it is better to place used cold teabag on your eye and leave it for almost 5 to 20 minutes. I never tried this but I heard that it works. But do wash you eye as frequently as you can.

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Anonymous answered
My 9 yr old woke up this morning with a lump on his eye lid..at firs I though it was a bite..then saw lil white dots..ive been washing it with warm water..we will see how it is in 1-2 days then bring him to a dr...ill do the tea bag thing...
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You can get something called Boric Acid in the pharmacy medicine area, and talk to the pharmacist about using it. It isn't real acid like you might be thinking about, follow the directions on the bottle, it works real well. Hope this helps, good luck to you.
patrick mc mullan Profile
I don't want to be an alarmist, but I would advise a trip to your gp. My mum thought it was a style and it turned out to be a form of skin cancer called melanoma. It presented just like a stye and it just wouldn't go away. She couldn't stop rubbing at it and even I as a nurse couldn't imagine it would be anything other than a stye. Again I emphasise not to panic. The chances of it not being a harmless stye or infection are remote. Just be careful.
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Anonymous answered
Wash your eyes with baby shampoo when you shower to help prevent them from coming back. Sometimes the extra grease or dirt on your eyelashes is what causes it.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Try teabags
heat a teabag up in some hot water and let most of the tea Drain then put it in some fresh hot waster and apply to the eye
theres something in the tea that helps it
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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well when I get them I always get a tea bag of any kind get it warm with water and hold it on there until you can't. That has always gotten rid of mine. Hope it helps
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think if you put a rag in warm water (or hot) and put that on your eye for a little while, it would help
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
Topical antibiotics are sufficient but you can use oral antibiotics like keflex if infection spread beyond eye.
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tina harris answered
You need to keep a hot rag on your eye..keep putting the hot rag under your eye.. Where the sty is tell it pops...ever day tell its gone... And don't use other people's face rags on your face.. Or make up.. Use only clean wash rags on the face and eyes   ... Take care.
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Anonymous answered
The best why for me is lavender oil put it over were the eye lid is were the sty is (NOT INTO THE EYE) as this will burn your eye before applying anything to (YOUR EYE) make sure you have cooking oil WITH TOP OF and a bit of a toilet roll ( IF LAVENDER OIL GOES IN YOUR EYE TURN OIL UP SIDE DOWN ON TOILET ROLL AND APPLY OVER THE EYE FAST!!!)...  Hope this helps you all P.S LAVENDER OIL IS NOT TO BE PUT ON THE STY ONLY ON TOP OF EYE LID WERE STY IS...
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Anonymous answered
The best why for me is lavender oil put it over were the eye lid is were the sty is (NOT INTO THE EYE) as this will burn your eye before applying anything to (YOUR EYE) make sure you have cooking oil WITH TOP OF and abit of a toilet roll ( IF LAVENDER OIL GOSE IN YOUR EYE TURN OIL UP SIDE DOWN ON TOILET ROLL AND APPLY OVER THE EYE FAST!!!)...  Hope this helps you all
P.S LAVENDER OIL IS NOT TO BE PUT ON THE STY ONLY ON TOP OF EYE LID WERE STY IS...
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No its not a stye many people would think though. What it is a chalonzicon witch is rare for most people. This can easily be treated with bartledoo juice. All you have to do is apply bartledoo juice to your eye and it will go away in a few days. Opening your eyes can cuse further damage by blinking so keep your eyes shut and make shure to have assistance.
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Kristi W answered
Sometimes if you can bear the pain you can pop them if you can see a hole for the stuff to come out of...also they make an over-the-counter medicine called STYE if you want to try that, you can get it at any drugstore.
Angel Frank Profile
Angel Frank answered
Try to resist rubbing the area, because this could cause it to spread to the other eye. If you do not see it going away within a week contact your doctor for some antibiotics.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Just do not rub them and put epsom salt on and it will go away in about a day or to good Luck 2 all you kids and people out there shout out to ma mom with one under her eyelid
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Place a warm tissue/cotton wool bud on it, cucumber cut well or a cold tea bag that is wet and keep rubbing to make the process faster.
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Anonymous answered
This is what I usually do when I get a stye....

Get a metal spoon (make certain it is something that you will not use in the future)
put the spoon in the freezer
when the spoon is cold, rub the spoon on your stye/ close your eye and rub the spoon where the stye is located at.

Do this at least four times a day
continue everyday, this will help lessen the stye in a day or two...
Janey Profile
Janey answered
A cold teabag will help reduce the swelling and pain,followed by a warm compress on the style itself will help get rid of the bacteria and infection.

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