Home Style Eye Stye Treatment

November 12, 2012

Home Style Eye Stye Treatment

Many of us have experienced a stye of the eye. Basically, this is and infection of a gland in the eyelid. Often it can be seen on the outside of the lid and nothing really to worry about. It can be annoying but does not effect your vision. This is not peculiar to any culture or age so it can happen anywhere at any time. Eye stye treatment is simple and can be done at home with a wide range of components.

The symptoms of an eye stye involve inflammation, redness, soreness and pain due to an immune response not unlike any other infection you encounter of the skin. This inflammation forms a fluid filled vesicle that is filled with cellular debris from breakdown products in the infected area. Eventually, the vesicle will break and release a whitish pus material. The eye stye should heal at this point. To speed up recover, you may want to apply an eye stye treatment. This may shorten the irritation and pain you experience every time you blink. The culprit for this eye infection is a bacterium known as staphylococcus. Generally, staphylococcus is normally present in your nose. If you have touched your nose and then touched your eye, you may have transferred the bacterium to the eye region allowing for infection to set in. An eye stye treatment is a close as your kitchen. There are a number of botanicals that can be used for eye stye treatment. Some follow the tradition of ayurvedic medicine and others are remedies commonly found in the U.S. Take a look at the list below and see which remedy you feel most comfortable with.

  • Triphala water eye stye treatment – this is an ayurvedic herbal concoction made of 3 different fruits commonly found in India that are known to have anti-toxic properties that are used both on the skin and internally for cleansing. Take 1 teaspoon of triphala powder and mix it in a glass of water. Let stand overnight. Filter this liquid and use the liquid to wash your eye well. This can be repeated as needed. This will speed up healing time.

  • Coriander seeds – take 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds and boil them in 1 cup of water. Let cool and use the liquid as an eye wash three to four time a day until stye heals.

  • Alum powder – alum is an astringent used to clean up an infected area. Mix two to 3 granules of alum in one cup of water. Use this as an eye wash three to four times a day until the stye begins to go away.

  • Tea bags – most households have teabags. Green, black or white tea packets can be used. Take a wet teabag and use it as a compress on the eye with the stye and hold it there for about ten minutes. This can be done 3 to 4 times a day as needed. The teas contain anti-bacterial agents that work well on staphylococcus infections. The moistened tea bag can also be used as a bandage over the eye or infected skin area.

  • Turmeric – take one teaspoon of turmeric powder and boil it in two cups of water. Keep boiling until have of the liquid has boiled off. Filter this mixture with cheese cloth or equivalent. Apply the filtered liquid with an eye dropper three to four times a day as needed. This should give immediate relief in term of irritation and pain. Turmeric is also known for its healing properties.

Triphala water, coriander, alum tea bags and turmeric have been used for hundreds of years to heal skin infections and irritations as well as taken internally for cleansing. So, eye stye treatment can be found in your kitchen if you have these ingredients available. If you don’t, you might consider buying them and keeping them on the pantry shelf for your next skin infection.

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