A stye is red in color, and is a growth the occurs most frequently under the eye. It may cause itching, irritation and pain. It typically is gone within a few days after popping up, but there are some home remedies that one can use to get rid of a stye faster.
Styes are caused when there is a lack of hygiene care around the eye or from staphylococcus bacteria. Other triggers of styes include excessive work, stress and exhaustion of the body.
It should be noted that a stye should never be squeezed. Makeup should also never be applied on a stye. One should take care not to scratch this area, nor should the eye area be touched. Never, under any circumstances, use another person’s towel or personal care items. If you should wear contact lenses, refrain from doing so while the stye is under the eye. Try the following home remedies for styes, but if it does not go away, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
• Mash mint leaves and apply under the eye for 5 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
• Place a washed Swiss chard in boiling water, then let soak for 5 minutes. Remove the Swiss chard leaf and allow to cool slightly. Place the warm Swiss chard leave on the effected eye, allowing it to be placed there for half an hour. Repeat this method 3 times per day until the stye has gone away.
• Place Aloe Vera directly on the stye.
• Peel a potato and slice. Apply a slice of potato onto the effected eye, leaving it on until the potato dries out. Repeat several times per day.
• Using half a liter of water and a teaspoon of crushed marigold leaves, make a tea. Strain the tea well,then apply with gauze. Leave the gauze on the effected eye until it cools. Repeat three times per day.
• Remove a stye by applying a few drops of breast milk directly to the stye.
• Cook one tablespoon coriander in a half cup water and cook for 5 minutes. Let it cool, strain, then soak gauze in it. Apply the gauze to the effected eye.
• Use the popular wives tale to take a golden ring, warm it up in the hands, and then apply to the effected eye.