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Stye On Eyelid: How To Get Rid Of Irritating Eye Condition At Home

Date December 9, 2019 16:35

Almost everyone knows that itchy, stingy feeling of getting an eye stye and we all wish it would go away just as quickly as it came.

A stye is a pimple-like bump that forms on or in the lower or upper eyelid as the result of a blocked gland.

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What causes a stye on eyelid?

A stye on an eyelid can occur if the gland’s opening is obstructed by a foreign substance. When a gland is blocked, bacteria can grow inside. So here are situations that can lead to stye developing:

  • Touching your eyes without washing your hands first

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  • Leaving on your eye makeup overnight while you sleep
  • Using old eye makeup, such as eyeliner and mascara

How to get rid of a stye?

Many people wonder how to treat a stye. Well, the answer is super easy! There few tried and trusted methods and we are here to share them with you.

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Warm compresses

Warm compresses can be used only if the inflammatory process is localized. So try this method only when you see a pus core with strong clear borders. Consult with your physician beforehand.

  • Heat filtered water by a stove or a kettle until it is warm
  • Soak a clean wash cloth in the water and wring out excess water

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  • Put the cloth over your eyes and relax for a few minutes
  • Repeat as many times as you like

Tea Bag

  • You can use green tea or black tea for this treatment and since everyone has tea at home, you will not have to go out to buy any ingredients.
  • Boil water and let it cool until you can handle it on your skin

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  • Dip your teabag of choice into the water and apply to the affected eyelid
  • Hold the teabag against the eyelid firmly for 10 minutes
  • Repeat 5 times per day

Make sure you follow these directions for how to get rid of a stye and heal safely and soundly!

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Remember that a stye is harmless in the majority of cases. In most cases, a stye drains on its own within a few days to a week, leading to symptom relief for the patient without prescription medicine. Still, if you notice it’s been 48 hours and you’re still struggling or it doesn’t seem to be getting better, it’s time to call a doctor!

Don't let such things as styes make you feel bad or ruin your mood! Stay positive, keep yourself and your family safe.


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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