Sty Remedies

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Posted by Erin (Tuttle, Ok, Usa) on 04/08/2010

[YEA]  My boyfriend had a pretty nasty sty pop up so I ran to earthclinic for the cure. I was floored when I saw that a popular cure was rubbing a gold wedding band on it! The only thing I had that was gold was a tiny 14k earring. I didn't think it was large enough to work, but he was desperate so we gave it a shot. We sanitized the earring with rubbing alcohol, he rubbed it on his sty, and we went to bed. In the morning we couldn't believe his eye (ha)! The sty was completely gone. Thanks again to earthclinic and all the fine folks that post here!

Posted by Remixx
Palmdale, California
06/22/2011
How many times did you rub it?

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Posted by Sly (Philly, Pa ) on 09/29/2011

[YEA]  Wonderful advice. Have to admit I did not think it would work to be honest but I figured what do I have to lose. I took off my ring cleaned it well and started to rub, did for for a hour. My eye went from being red sore and puffy to very little redness Not as sore ( can touch it now) and the puffyness is almost gone, that was for a hour of rubbing. Will keep doing. THANKS AGAIN. Great website.

Posted by Pf
Philly, Pa
03/26/2012
[YEA]   "I thought this sounded just crazy enough to work. It did!!!! It was sore and hurt to blink. I rubbed one of my gold rings on the inside of my lower lid for a few minutes before bed. When I woke up it was almost gone! It didn't bother me much at all today, but is getting a little sore so I'm going to do it again for longer this evening.
Posted by Alexandra
Cheshire, England
03/27/2012
My brother, when he was a child, used to often get an eye sty. My mother used to take off her wedding ring and give it to him to rub on the sty for a minute or two. I don't remember her ever sterilizing the ring. The sty would be gone by the next day. I think it is better if the ring has a high gold content, but I did get rid of one myself with a 9ct ring.
Posted by St
Tokyo, Jp
11/22/2012
The gold wedding band cure works. I was developing a painful style where I could even feel the lump rubbing on my eye. My mother had one a while back and tried the baby shampoo and potato cures but neither worked so she had to go to the doctor and have it lanced as well as take antibotics and it took 2 months to fully heal. Therefore, I decided to try something different and went for the gold band method. I had my doubts but I since I had a ring on hand and it would be completely free to try, I thought I would try it. I cleaned my band, pulled up my eyelid (the sty was inside my eyelid), and I rubbed for about 1 minute. The sty had a puss filled yellow tip but the ring did not cause the puss to come out on my eye, thank goodness. The band felt really good and gave a lot of relief, but still I thought "this can`t work". I figured it was just the coolness of the ring that was giving relief. I had to go to a meeting so I stopped rubbing after 1 minute and left. About 2 1/2 hours later I returned home and suddenly realized my eye wasn`t hurting anymore so I checked it and it no longer had the puss tip and it had shrunk and was the color of my skin. That night I rubbed the sty a little more and woke up with no pain. A little of the sty was still there but no pain and no puss. 3 days later it was gone.
Posted by Julia
Gonzales, California
11/28/2012
[YEA]   "Wow! This is an amazing home remedy. I had the worst sty on my lower lid inside corner of my eye. It was very swolen and red. The whole area under my eye was also swollen and red. I rubbed a gold earing as I did not have a gold ring, for about 5 minutes and an hour later the swelling and redness is about 50% gone! As I was rubbing it, I could actually see the clear liquid draining out of the sty! Thank you!!!

PS: I washed with Green Tea afterwards and felt even more instant relief.

Posted by Jacqui Wiskar (Qld, Australia) on 09/13/2011

[YEA]  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 :)

Posted by Regulator555 (Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa) on 06/02/2010

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Tiana (Flower Mound, Tx) on 12/13/2009

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Barbara (Raleigh, NC) on 12/02/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Christine (Clifton, NJ) on 10/22/2008

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Sheila (Little Rock , Arkansas, USA) on 10/11/2008

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.

Posted by Carolyn (Abilene, Texas) on 08/22/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Anne (Boston, MA) on 06/20/2008

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Toni
Fort Worth, TX
06/22/2008
does it have to be yellow gold or can it be white gold???

Posted by Anna (Winnipeg, canada) on 01/15/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Brad
Kansas City, Mo
08/10/2012
[YEA]   "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   5  0   

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx, Usa) on 08/12/2010

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Joni (Grafton, OH) on 11/05/2006

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Joni (Grafton, OH) on 11/05/2006

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Bagpuss
Aydin, Turkey
11/26/2009
[YEA]   "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!:)

Posted by Joni (Grafton, OH) on 11/05/2006

[YEA]  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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