How To Get Rid Of A Stye Infection
Learn how to get rid of a stye infection and live your life comfortably. Styes are caused by a bacteria called staphylococcus. Most of the time, the stye infection occurs around the corners of the eyelid. What happens is the oil secreting glands become swollen, quite painful, and infected. Read and follow these steps carefully and get rid of that irritating stye.
To get rid of a stye infection, you will need:
- 1 pot of warm water
- 1 wash cloth
- 1 Tea bag
- Cotton swab
- Apply a warm compress to the stye. Warm up a pot of water or use warm tap water and dampen the wash cloth. Always use warm, not hot water.
- Hold the cloth over the stye. Hold the cloth other the stye for ten minutes at a time. Do this several times a day or as long as it takes for the stye to drain on its own.
- Use tea bags. Tea can also serve as a warm compress and can help treat styes because it contains tannic acid. Apply a warm tea bag to the stye.
- Keep your hands clean. After using a warm compress or touching the stye, wash your hands thoroughly. The staphylococcus bacteria in the stye can spread and cause more styes.
- Rinse the stye with milk. Dip a cotton swab in some regular homogenized milk and gently rub it over the stye. This is another way to get rid of styes.
- Visit your doctor. If the stye remains for a period of more than a week, or gets worse, take a trip to your doctor. He or she will prescribe some antibiotic eye drops to get rid of it.
Warning: Do not rub an eye with a stye. If you do touch an eye with a style, you will spread the infection to the other eye.