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Eye Stye: basic instructions on what to do and how to get rid of the disease

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Eye Stye: basic instructions on what to do and how to get rid of the disease

Stye is a common disease of an eyelid. However, not all of us are aware of the causes of the disease, as well as methods of its prevention, thus we often ask how to get rid of the disease. Therefore, many people, experiencing the first symptoms of stye, have a simple question: what to do?

First of all, you need to calm down and make sure that an eye disease is indeed stye.

For this purpose, one has to be aware of the basic symptoms of the disease, which can be found. If the suspicions are confirmed, then the first thing to do is to consult an ophthalmologist. S/he will give some medical advice and prescribe the proper treatment as soon as possible. If you are not able to visit a doctor, follow the next recommendations.


In order to prevent further spread and increase of stye, it is enough to put a warming solution, for example 70% alcohol, iodine or brilliant green, to the inflammation site. In addition, you can use eyedrops with antiseptic or combined action, or put some tetracycline or erythromycin ointment in the conjunctival sac. Click here for additional information about stye treatment using ointments.

At an early stage, a good effect can be caused by a dry heat treatment of stye on the eye. To make it at home, there boiled egg can be used. Wrap it in a rag, and then put to the inflammation area.

Strengthening the immune system

This is an important method of prevention of the stye. For this purpose, take vitamins from time to time. The vitamins, involved in regeneration of skin, e.g. vitamins A and C, are especially useful.

In addition, it is recommended to detox the body. Follow a special diet for 3-10 days. Its main requirement: eat only raw products, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as drink herbal teas and mineral water, use dairy products.

Treatment with herbs has a dual effect. Herbs can be used as a drink, for baths and lotions; some herbal lotions can be instilled into the eyes.

Use fresh tansy flowers 3 times a day. It will help to cure stye, and will prevent its re-occurrence. For this purpose, eat 5 to 7 flowers of tansy, and do not forget to drink some water then. The duration of treatment course may vary from 4 to 7 days.

If an inflammation is severe, decoction of calendula may help. For preparing it, dried calendula flowers are to be boiled in the water, then infused and used as a lotion.

Use Echinacea extract for treating stye and to strengthening the immune system. It is available in local pharmacies and in various forms (extract, tablet, tincture etc). You can use the Echinacea extract as an eye wash.

What not to do?

  • Do not try to squeeze or dissect stye capsule. It will lead to the spread of infection to other tissues.
  • Do not put any wet compresses to the area of inflammation.