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The term stye refers to small painful boil, an inflamed hair follicle or an infection of a sebaceous gland on the edge of the eyelid. The infecting organism is usually a staphylococcus. This disease occurs due to debilitated condition of the system. Some children seem more prone to these infections than others. Stye has all the signs of inflammation, swelling, redness, pain and heat or warmth and occurs on the edge of the eyelid.
Stye results from an infection of the hair follicles of the eyelid which leads to blockage of the hair follicles. It may also result from blocking of the gland by dirt or due to error of refraction.

Turmeric is known for its great healing powers and helps primarily in lowering blood cholesterol, stimulating digestion and has benefits in weight loss. It gives fast relief to eye stye too. Take 1tsp of turmeric and boil it with 2 cups of water. Keep it boiling till it reduces to half. Now pass it several times through finely woven cotton fabric till all the turmeric granules are removed. Use it as eye drop 2-3 times a day.
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  • Do not squeeze, poke, push, or pick at the stye. You risk spreading the infection by doing so. Even if the stye has come to a head, don't try to pop it by squeezing it; let it drain on its own.
  • Skip eye makeup while the sty is present. Otherwise, you risk contaminating your makeup and applicators with bacteria.
  • Always practice good lid hygiene. To keep styes from returning, try washing the roots of your lashes each day with diluted baby shampoo or mild soap on a cotton ball or washcloth. An alternative is to use over-the-counter cleanser Cetaphil, which won't sting or excessively dry the skin.
  • Remove eye makeup. Once the sty is gone and you start wearing makeup again, be diligent about removing it daily. In other words, don't be tempted to go to bed without washing off makeup first. And wash your eyelids again in the morning before re-applying makeup.
Other Remedies
  • Boil a teaspoon of coriander seeds with a cupful of water for a while, like a herbal tea preparation. Use this to wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
  • Guava leaves, warmed and placed on a warm damp cloth, and then used as a compress, reduce the redness, pain and swelling.
  • Take a cup of water. Dissolve 2-3 granules of alum in it. Use as an eyewash.
  • Boil a handful of acacia leaves in two cups of water. Make a decoction and use as a compress on the eyelids. It reduces swelling and pain. Helps to get rid of a stye.
  • The use of clove is a very valuable remedy for stye. This spice should be rubbed in water and applied over the stye. This will give relief from the stye and will also help in getting rid from it.
  • A grated potato used as a poultice, reduces swelling in the inflamed eyes.
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All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.