Stye Eye Treatment
Here are some stye eye treatments that actually work. A stye is simply an infection on the eye. The infection is caused by the bacteria staphylococcal. This bacteria normally lives harmlessly on the skin of our eyelids, but when it gets trapped inside an eyelash follicle or tear duct, a painful irritation, a stye, is the result. To treat an eye stye, you will need:
- Warm compress
- Tea bag
- Eye cup
- Cotton swab
- Antibiotic cream or ointment
- Thoroughly wash your hands. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching or attempting to treat your stye. If you do not, the bacteria in the stye can spread and cause more styes.
- Apply a warm, moist compress on the stye. Do this several times a day for ten minutes at a time.
- Use a tea bag as a warm compress. Simply apply a warm tea bag to the infected eye. Tea contains tannic acid which is helpful in treating styes.
- Rinse your eye. Rinse out the infected eye using an eye cup and warm sterile water. You can also use cold milk to rinse the eye.
- Another treatment using milk. Dip a cotton swab in some cold milk and gently rub it over your stye.
- Use antibiotic creams or ointments. Purchase some antibiotic creams or ointments which are aimed at killing the bacteria that caused the stye.
Tips: Although it is irritating and painful, never rub, itch, or squeeze the stye. This will only worsen the infection and cause it to spread. If your stye does not go away after a week, go see your doctor. Your doctor will be able to prescribe you some antibiotic eye drops that will get rid of the stye. If the stye is very painful, you should definitely seek medical assistance. A medical professional will make an incision in the stye using a needle and then drain the stye. It will relieve the pain and speed up the healing process.