Home Remedies for the treatment
of sty eye
A lot can be done at home to relieve symptoms and thereby cure sty eye.
Home treatment are less costly, have no side- effect and easy to
access. Some of them are:
There are also a wide range of non-prescription products and topical
medications for an eye stye, mostly made up of petroleum jelly and
other emollients to keep the eye moisturized. These medications are
useful to relieve the pain and other symptoms like tearing, redness,
burning. However, they cannot treat the infection associated with
- Rub clove bud in water
and apply it over the stye to relief pain.
- Use a grated potato as a
poultice to reduce swelling in inflamed
- Slit an aloe leaf
lengthwise and place the pulpy side on the sore
- Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander
seeds with a cupful of water and wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
- 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.
- Never put your fingers in your eye
because your hands are full of germs, and allow the sty eye to rupture
on its own. Never pop a stye like a pimple because it may cause
the infection to spread or transfer from one eye to another.
- Many eye
infections are contagious. So eye stys do require proper
- It is recommended not to share eye-makeup and face
cloths with other people.