Posted by Grace (London, UK) on 12/14/2008
[YEA] Previously I have used a gold ring to cure my styes, usually it works right away and if not within a few hours but it does not always work sadly. I say sadly because I am often afflicted by these horrible things.
Recently I developed a large painful sty, it was causing me great discomfort and making me want to stay in the house so no one would see my inflamed eye! I hate that feeling.
Despite rubbing my gold ring on it and applying hot compresses and warm tea bags on it repeatedly plus putting castor oil on the stye at night, it was just getting worse to my horror, it was large, swollen and red.
The following day I washed my eye with a turmeric solution and also did a steam inhalation aimed to 'open' up the stye and decongest it from the pus. I did this by leaning over a bowl of freshly boiled water with a few drops of essential oils of tea tree, lavender, geranium and patchouli- these oils are used to fight staph- with a towel on my head.
The sty was still there, that horrible creature!
Finally I tried the salt remedy. This was my last resort as this is a very painful remedy.
I put a little salt in a shot glass with some warm water and bathed my eye. I opened my eye and boy did the pain kick in! I was worried in fact that I was hurting myself but I guessed if my eye can survive saltwater in the sea then it can survive this. After that I applied externally to the bump of the sty a salt and water paste which I left to dry.
Thank goodness for salt. The salt really seems to have dried up the worst of the stye and helped to purge the offending swellings....