7 Easy and Safe Ways to Get Rid of Styes Fast at Home

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 25, 2014

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A stye is an infection around the eye which appears as a small, red bump. Take a look at some of the natural methods that you can employ to treat it.
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    Curing Eye Stye at Home

    A stye is an infection around the eye which occurs when the hair follicle on the eyelashes becomes clogged or blocked. It is painful and appears as small, red bump. Fortunately, there are different natural methods that you can employ to cure the stye. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Tea Bag

    To treat stye and relieve discomfort, you can place a warm, moist teabag on it. After using teabag for a hot tea, allow the tea bag to cool. After it has cooled, place it on the eye for a few minutes and let the tannic acids seep in. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Potato Paste

    Boil or bake a potato until it is soft enough. Turn it into a paste, adding some water to it. Apply the potato paste onto the eye with the stye and spread it evenly. The remedy significantly reduces swelling and inflammation. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Dandelion Tea

    Health enthusiasts across the globe can attest dandelion tea for an excellent herbal remedy. You can kill the bacteria responsible for styes just by sipping two cupfuls of dandelion tea with each meal. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Warm Compress

    Applying a warm compress (use washcloth) to the stye twice a day can help you to get rid of them. It is a 10-minute treatment in which you have to re-warm the washcloth several times. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Herbs

    You can make warm compresses effective with the help of a few herbs. Boil parsley, acacia leaves or roasted bancha leaves for 10 minutes and use the water for the compress. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Castor Oil

    Castor oil is used around the world to treat a number of ailments. Stye can also be cured with castor oil; dip a fresh cotton swab in some castor oil and apply it to the stye twice a day. You can follow this after applying a warm compress. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Gold

    Gold that is 18 karats or above in grade can help you get rid of eye stye. Put a piece of gold jewelry with a large surface area on the stye for 10-15 minutes, two times a day. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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