18 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of A Stye

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A stye, sometimes spelled “sty” and also referred to as hordeolum, is a tender, red bump, similar to an acne pimple, that forms near the edge of the eyelid. Your eyelids have several tiny oil glands, mostly around the eyelashes, and when a gland is clogged by dirt, dead skin, or oil buildup, bacteria can grow inside and cause a stye to develop. You can get a stye on your upper or lower eyelids. It may be located outside the eyelid at the base of an eyelash follicle (external eyelid stye) or in the oil glands inside or under the eyelid (internal stye). Styes are very common, especially in children. They are usually harmless, and they often heal on their own in a few days to a week, but they can also cause some discomfort. Fortunately, there are a few natural home remedies that may help you reduce the pain and swelling that often accompany a stye and get rid of the stye a little faster.
Read on to find out 18 natural remedies for soothing and treating a stye.

Signs And Symptoms Of Styes

Generally, you can get a stye in one eye at a time, but it’s possible for both eyes to have a stye. A stye initially brings eye pain, tenderness, and swelling in the area before a small acne-like bump appears. The stye might look like a red bump or a pus-filled boil on your lash line. When the bump gets larger, it may develop a yellow or white top that indicates there’s pus in the stye. Sometimes, only the immediate area is inflamed, but in other cases, a stye can cause the whole eyelid to swell.
Other symptoms of a stye include slight discomfort along the lash line, eye irritation or a feeling as though there’s something in the eye, itchiness and soreness in the affected area, excessive tear production, discharge from the eye, pus from the bump, and crusting or oozing around the eyelid. You may also experience blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light. The swelling usually lasts about three days before the stye breaks open and drains.