Do you wish you knew some stye remedies? Here are some great ones that can help get rid of that pesky stye. But just what causes styes? Styes are caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid. The bacteria that causes the infection is called staphylococcus and can be incredibly irritating and painful. Keep reading to learn just how to remedy a stye.
To remedy a stye, you are going to need:
- A warm compress
- Antibiotic cream
- Cotton swab
- The first thing you need to do is apply a warm compress to the stye. Take a clean wash cloth and run it under warm, never hot, water.
- Take the now damp, warm washcloth and place it on the infected eye. Hold a warm compress on the stye for ten minutes, four times a day.
- Tea bags can be used as warm compresses as well. The tannic acid in tea can help get rid of styes. Just apply a warm tea bag to the eye.
- Clean hands are important. Always wash your hands thoroughly after using a warm compress or touching the stye. By washing your hands, you can prevent the spread of the staphylococcus bacteria.
- Purchase an antibiotic cream or ointment to remedy the stye infection. Purchase an antibiotic cream or ointment that is aimed at killing staph bacteria that actually caused the infection that lead to the stye.
- Use milk to remedy the stye. Take a cotton swab and dip it in some milk. Gently rub the cotton swab over the stye.
- Visit your doctor. If the stye remains on your eye for more than a week, you should visit your doctor. He or she will be able to prescribe you with some antibiotic eye drops to get rid of the stye. Your doctor will also be able to drain the stye if needed.
- Do not squeeze the stye--it will only worsen the infection and can possibly cause it to spread.
- Never rub an eye with a stye. Rubbing the infected eye can also cause the infection to spread.