remedy a stye naturally?


The stye is a benign, rather unsightly infection in the eye glands which are located at the base of the eyelashes and which causes the edge of the eyelid to swell. Styes are above all painful pimples that are very difficult to bear on a daily basis. In addition to the treatment of your doctor, everything is good to take to relieve the affected eye (or both eyes for the less fortunate!). Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that can help cure them. In this article, learn about the different natural treatment options for styes that can help relieve symptoms and speed healing. You can use these tricks as soon as the inflammation appears.

How to cure a stye in 5 natural tips

A compress soaked in hot water or chamomile tea

Applying a warm compress to the affected area for about 10 minutes several times a day can help improve blood circulation and relieve pain. You can repeat this gesture 3 to 4 times a day. So apply a sterile compress soaked in hot water or even better, chamomile tea, for rapid healing and very effective relief.

Tea tree essential oil:

Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help prevent the growth of bacteria on the eyelids. Just dilute a few drops of tea tree essential oil with olive oil and gently apply it to the affected area, keeping your eyes closed.

Fresh thyme and rose water

Chop fresh thyme, then place it in a sterile compress soaked in organic rose water. Then, gently apply this compress to the affected eye for an hour. Repeat twice a day until complete healing.

You can also try a natural remedy with a simple tea bag.

Green tea contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and speed up healing. Simply steep your green tea bag in hot water, allow it to cool, and apply the bag directly to the eyelids. You can also apply the infusion to your eye using a cotton ball.

Aloe vera for a painful stye

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which can help treat styes. Simply cut a leaf in half to remove the gel and apply this pulp to the affected area.

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Small tips in addition in case of styes:

First, avoid wearing contact lenses and makeup until your eye is better. In addition, your eye makeup will be contaminated if used on an eye affected by the infection! So you’ll have to throw it away…

Also, before applying these remedies or your medical treatment, wash your hands properly. It is indeed important to wash your hands regularly to prevent the spread of bacteria. You could indeed contaminate your environment or your loved ones and promote secondary infection. A stye is very contagious and can quickly come back!

Also, always avoid touching your eyes with unwashed hands to prevent infections.

Finally, do not keep your compresses to reuse them later. Throw them away after each use and frequently change what comes into contact with your eyes (towel, pillowcase, etc.).

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