Thursday, April 24, 2014



It started with just a gritty feeling in the eye and then it blossomed into a bright red, painful sore.

Styes are acute localized infections of one or more glands of the margin of the eyelid.

  1. Don’t poke or squeeze the infected area.
  2. Hot compresses should be applied for 10 minutes several times a day.
  3. An antibiotic ophthalmic ointment should be applied for several days to prevent spread of the infection to other locations.
  4. The hands should be kept clean; rubbing the eyes should be avoided. Take care to avoid transferring the infection to the uninvolved eye.
  5. Keeping hands and face clean is one of the best ways to avoid such an infection.
  6. Moistened herbal tea bags: chamomile, goldenseal – root applied to the lid as a natural antiseptic are good if you are prone to styes.