You just got up in the morning; standing in front of the mirror, oh ouch! What the hell is this in my eyelid? It’s called a stye or sty. It looks like a swollen red bump located at the base of your eyelash. You may feel some pain. But when it gets older, you will be feeling a real sensation of pain. When you first come up with it, you should try some home remedies for styes that you can prepare at home easily using simple cupboard stuffs.
1. Warm compress
Warm compresses should be the first and foremost home remedy for styes. It reduces inflammation and gives you much comfort. Take some warm water in a small bowl and soak a clean piece of cotton cloth. Then, apply the wet cloth on the affected eyelid and hold it for a minute. Repeat the process for several times as long as you feel comfortable.
2. Tea bags
Don’t throw away your tea bags the day you experience something on your eyelid with a painful red bump, a sty. Your tea residue can work excellently in diminishing the pain of a sty. Just collect the tea bag you have just taken out from the cup. Let it get cold and then apply it on the styes. Make sure that you are applying the tea bag very gently and the tannin is not going into the eye.
Potato is one of the commonly used home remedies for styes. You can always find a potato in the kitchen. You have to peel a potato and slice it. Then crush a couple of slices to make a paste. Now, apply the paste on the affected eyelid and rub it lightly. Leave the application for a few minutes before you remove it. This remedy helps to reduce swelling and irritation.
Take some cloves and soak them into water for a few minutes. Then soak a handkerchief in the clove infused water and compress on the infected eye. Don’t rub the wet cloth but hold it for a while on the stye. Clove helps to eliminate pain associated with the stye.
Coriander is an old folk remedy to treat styes. To prepare the remedy you need to boil a handful of coriander seeds. Take the warm water in a cup and let it get cold. Now, compress on the painful eyelid for a several times a day. The remedy will reduce the inflammation and diminish the pain associated with the styes.
Onion is the cheaper and easily getable spice in the kitchen which works excellently in curing a sty. Take a slice of onion and place it on the painful spot of the eyelid. You may feel a burning sensation but don’t worry, it works. Keep it in the place as long as you can bear it.
7. Bitter gourd tea
Bitter gourd is well known as a vegetable but you can get it in a form of tea. Bitter guard basically detoxifies your body and helps you to get rid of the styes effectively. Drink bitter guard tea in the morning in empty stomach and apply the tea bag compresses after you having your tea. Add a pinch of salt in the tea before you drink it.
8. Turmeric and milk
A sty happens due to certain bacterial infection. And turmeric contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that can be effective in curing styes. You just take a cup of warm milk and add a few pinches of turmeric powder. Mix and drink it instantly.