Sty Remedies

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Gold Wedding Band

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Gold Wedding Ring Remedy for a Sty

You'll Need:

  • A Gold Ring

Another fascinatingly odd but exceedingly effective remedy! Take a gold wedding ring and rub it against the sty for about five minutes. Repeat a few times throughout the day. People report overnight cures.

[YEA]  09/13/2011: Jacqui Wiskar from Qld, Australia: "Gold ring to fix stye/ sty

Suprisingly... It has worked!! Yesterday I could feel that around my tear duct, it was starting to swell and become painful. It was feeling infected, and I was worried I would get a big sty, and I attempted the tea bag method (placing a tea bag- as hot as you can possibly stand- over the area for 10mins). This morning it was not worse nor better. My mother suggested rubbing a gold ring over the area to which I laughed and rolled my eyes (painfully) thinking she was losing the plot. Desperation got the better of me and I boiled my 14ct ring for a couple mins to steralize it. Once dry and cool enough, I rubbed it gently over the affected area. Did this every half hour for 2 hrs from about 8am this morning- It is now 9:25pm and it has completely gone!!! No pain or swelling and the pain began to subside within about one hour. Im not sure why this works, but it may be due either to the slight heat applied, or due to golds antibacterial properties. Either way, as long as you thoroughly sanitize the item and rub it gently, it may work for you. It may also be dependant on the amount of gold in the item, but would stick to real gold, not plated. I was weary about putting foreign matter in my eye but as long as you don't touch your eyeball, santise it with chemicals or rub too hard, you may also be pleasantly surprised :)"

[YEA]  06/02/2010: Regulator555 from Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa: "I saw the gold wedding band cure for an eye sty here. My husband had a nasty one. So, he rubbed my 14K, white gold wedding band on the sty for 5 minutes. He said that it instantly stopped hurting. It was gone the next day. Who'd a thought!"

[YEA]  12/13/2009: Tiana from Flower Mound, Tx: "Used gold wedding ring to rub on a sty. Within 1 hour it was feeling better. And after rubbing it about 4 times within 24 hours, it was gone. THANKS!"

[YEA]  12/02/2008: Barbara from Raleigh, NC: "Rubbing my gold wedding ring on my eye actually worked to get rid of my sty. I couldn't believe it. I was very skeptical of this idea but figured I might as well give it a try, and it actually worked. I rubbed it a couple of times a day for maybe two or three days."

[YEA]  10/22/2008: Christine from Clifton, NJ: "I rubbed my 14 carat white gold ring on my sty (gently!) A couple of times in one day- it's gone! One day later! Amazing !!!!! I love this site!"

10/11/2008: Sheila from Little Rock , Arkansas, USA: "I have a sty. My eye is really swollen, red & painful with every blink. It is 6:58pm (CST) & I just tried the 14K gold ring trick. I will let you know if it works for me. I am guessing I need to give it 24hrs & I will get back with you."

[YEA]  08/22/2008: Carolyn from Abilene, Texas: "I suffered greatly from stys when I was a child in the 50s. People didn't go to doctors then like they do now, you just got over it. I learned to tell my mother as soon as I felt a sty coming, and she would remove her gold wedding ring then rub it across the sty. Relief from pain was immediate and the sty healed quickly. I use this same remedy on my grandchildren. Mom said the ring had to be at least 14K to work properly, and I usually rub their sty a few times throughout day for good measure."

[YEA]  06/20/2008: Anne from Boston, MA: "I've had a sty for longer than I care to admit to. I was about to try the potato remedy, but then thought, "Why not give the gold ring a try?" I used a thick, 14k gold ring... and almost immediately, I noticed a difference! It's not completely gone, it could be in the process of still healing, but at least it's not noticeable anymore!"

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06/22/2008: Toni from Fort Worth, TX replies: "does it have to be yellow gold or can it be white gold???"

[YEA]  01/15/2008: Anna from Winnipeg, canada: "rubbing a gold wedding band on my sty got rid of it over night. I read this cure somewhere on the web but i don't remember where. I tried castor oil but it didn't work for me. It could be anything made of gold so long as it is smooth. so you guys with styes give it a try."

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[YEA]  08/10/2012: Brad from Kansas City, Mo replies: "When we were children, my grandmother would rub her gold ring on our stys. It was pretty amazing how quickly it seemed to work. After about 5 minutes of rubbing the ring on the sty, we were off playing again and never gave it a second thought. As an adult I've had a couple of stys in the past 30 years and I've always gone back to the gold ring remedy. Has never failed.

My partner woke up this morning with a sty. He's flying to Chicago today to speak at a conference. Needless to say he's not happy about the sty. After convincing him to rub my gold class ring (from the 1970's when they were still gold) on the sty, the pain immediately subsided. I'm confident by Saturday morning his sty will be gone and he can enjoy his conference."

Green Tea

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Green Tea Bag Cure for a Sty

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Green Tea Bag
  • Cup of Hot Water

Put a green tea bag in a cup of hot water and allow the tea to brew and then cool somewhat, then apply the bag to the affected eye. Re-warm in the water and continue for about 10 minutes. Repeat every few hours until healed, usually in a day or two.

[YEA]  08/12/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa: "I had noticed last week that I had a sty forming on my left lower lid and after a couple of days it grew to the size of a pin head and under it it was all swollen. I had to go to a party around 3 pm on Saturday and it was Saturday morning when I woke up to this annoying sty!! I immediately cam to EC and looked up the remedies on here. I found that I had some Green Tea bags and decided I would give it a try. This is what I did: I put about a cup of water in the microwave and got it real hot and put in 5 Green Tea bags. I then got out my honey and dabbed honey on the area under my sty and tried to get it as close as possible to the sty - trying to get it in the sty. I then took one of the tea bags and put it on top of my whole eye. I left it there for approx 4-5 minutes - until it cooled off and then repeated the exact same thing for all the tea bags. First the honey, then the next tea bag, etc.. I then showered and went to my party. I did have a little drainage - so I just kept a cloth with me and dabbed my eye corner. After I got home around 7pm - I looked in the mirror and the swelling was gone and the sty was so small! After I woke up the next morning - there was no problem at all! I believe in the Green Tea bags - used with honey for stys!"

[YEA]  11/05/2006: Joni from Grafton, OH: "A couple of years ago I was having a problem with styes- those annoying, painful lumps on the eyelid, on or near the lash line. My cousin told me to prepare a green tea bag, make yourself a cup of tea and while the bag is still semi-hot, squeeze out excess water (leave some), and apply to the stye for a minute or so. Be careful it's not too hot (altho I like it that way). Usually there's no sign of them the next morning. Maybe a stubborn one will take another treatment, but that's it! Kills it quickly. I don't use same bag on both eyes, in case of cross-contamination. Last night I felt a severe pain in my lower left eye, but it wasn't a sty. I took out my contacts and used a tea bag on it, and irrigated it with the tea and it began watering. Which felt greatbecause it was so dry and painful!! The pain subsided altho it still stung with whatever it was in my eye. It's fine this morning. I also cured my son's red, inflamed, crusty eyes with both green tea bags and honey a couple months ago. I made the tea, added honey to it and dipped the bags back in, didn't squeeze and used them (2 bags) on each eye. Did this about 3 times in 36 hours and they were healed."

[YEA]  11/05/2006: Joni from Grafton, OH: "A couple of years ago I was having a problem with styes- those annoying, painful lumps on the eyelid, on or near the lash line. My cousin told me to prepare a green tea bag, make yourself a cup of tea and while the bag is still semi-hot, squeeze out excess water (leave some), and apply to the stye for a minute or so. Be careful it's not too hot (altho I like it that way). Usually there's no sign of them the next morning. Maybe a stubborn one will take another treatment, but that's it! Kills it quickly. I don't use same bag on both eyes, in case of cross-contamination. Last night I felt a severe pain in my lower left eye, but it wasn't a sty. I took out my contacts and used a tea bag on it, and irrigated it with the tea and it began watering. Which felt greatbecause it was so dry and painful!! The pain subsided altho it still stung with whatever it was in my eye. It's fine this morning. I also cured my son's red, inflamed, crusty eyes with both green tea bags and honey a couple months ago. I made the tea, added honey to it and dipped the bags back in, didn't squeeze and used them (2 bags) on each eye. Did this about 3 times in 36 hours and they were healed."

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[YEA]  11/26/2009: Bagpuss from Aydin, Turkey replies: "I totally agree about using Tea Bags for the cure of Stye's!!! A few months ago I had a stye on my left eye that I could do nothing about. Initially (and because I had never had one before) I thought it would go away on it's own - it got bigger. So then I used a diluted version of tea tree oil - no change. Then I went to the chemist and got some chemical drug - it got worse and even got a huge yellow head on it that would not burst. Now we are at the stage of having it for 6 weeks. My whole eye was red, big puss filled spot on lower lid and very very painful. Then someone told me to moisten a tea bag and press it to my eye for about 10 mins a few times a day. I used a normal black tea tea bag. I did this and after 1 try it halved in size and the pain subsided. After three days of this it had gone!!! Totally amazing! I also put honey onto the puss spot. I would suggest combining honey and the tea like another poster has suggested. Please try this for the most effective and naturel treatment for stye's! Thanks for this website:) I have just been diagnosed with a big thyroid problem but I am having trouble getting the right diagnosis. Help!:)"

[YEA]  11/05/2006: Joni from Grafton, OH: "A couple of years ago I was having a problem with styes- those annoying, painful lumps on the eyelid, on or near the lash line. My cousin told me to prepare a green tea bag, make yourself a cup of tea and while the bag is still semi-hot, squeeze out excess water (leave some), and apply to the stye for a minute or so. Be careful it's not too hot (altho I like it that way). Usually there's no sign of them the next morning. Maybe a stubborn one will take another treatment, but that's it! Kills it quickly. I don't use same bag on both eyes, in case of cross-contamination. Last night I felt a severe pain in my lower left eye, but it wasn't a sty. I took out my contacts and used a tea bag on it, and irrigated it with the tea and it began watering. Which felt greatbecause it was so dry and painful!! The pain subsided altho it still stung with whatever it was in my eye. It's fine this morning. I also cured my son's red, inflamed, crusty eyes with both green tea bags and honey a couple months ago. I made the tea, added honey to it and dipped the bags back in, didn't squeeze and used them (2 bags) on each eye. Did this about 3 times in 36 hours and they were healed."

Honey

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/05/2009: Crystal from Buffalo, WY: "I used organic unpasteurized honey from the health food store to cure warts on my son's hands. You take a table spoon twice a day for two weeks. I recommended this to a friend who had warts and it also got rid of her sty she had for years near her eye."

Lavender Oil

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YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  10/23/2009: Muhammad from Charlotte, Nc: "Lavender Oil cures styes

Thank God for this website. I have been afflicted with styes every month for more than a year and have searched for a cure. Your website has been a constant source of research and inspiration for me. My doctors prescribed the usual ineffective eyedrops but nothing helped. One evening, about 6 months ago, I was using Lavender oil in my hair (in an attempt to heal some head sores I have been getting) when I accidentally rubbed my finger across my eyelids. At the time, I had a painful stye that just would not go away. Lo and behold, the very next morning, the stye reduced in size and the pain went away. By evening, the stye had disappeared! Just to make sure it would not return, I deliberately put a very light amount of Lavender oil on my finger and rubbed it over both eyelids and (yes) across my eyeball. It stung for about a minute, but since then I have not had one occurrence of styes. I told a friend about this. She had problems with her eyes becoming red and inflamed. She tried it and it cured her eye problems too! I am putting this information out so that other sufferers with styes can see if it works for them also. Please note that you do not have to put a whole drop of Lavender Oil on your finger. Wash your hands before applying. Simply touch the wet tip of the bottle to your finger and rub your eyelids. Let your finger touch your eyeball. It stings for about a minute but does not affect your vision. Close your eyes and roll them around for a minute. Then wipe away any excess (and your tears). Please post some feedback on your experience so that others can benefit."

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[YEA]  05/19/2011: Saritalove from Brighton, England, Uk replies: "super effective! New sty under eyelid gone in 2 applications (well I can't feel it anymore - haven't looked yet, but it hadn't swollen up when I started zapping it). The oil stung though, even in very tiny quantities! But it was worth it. thank you!!"
11/30/2013: Rachel from London, Uk replies: "Please don't try this. It's not an advice from a doctor or herbalist. I have put one drop on ear- bud and spread it over the sty I have on lower eye lid. the pain is the same and the size of sty the same although it stung my eye terribly to the point I had no choice but flush it with much water, I then checked in the following website and learnt the results might be fatal. Please check : http://roberttisserand.com/2013/02/essential-oils-and-eye-safety/ You can safely though trying tea bags, milk, gold or turmeric(drinking). Be well and God bless."


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