10 Natural Remedies for a Sty (Stye)

| Modified on Jun 15, 2022

Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Markc (Chihuahua, Mexico) on 08/09/2017 5 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Gold Wedding Ring/Band 5 min. Sty Cure You're not going to believe one.

"No, it's not going to work," I thought, but like the reply by St Tokyo, Jp said, "it's completely free so why not".

Just to let you know how old I am - I'm a male of 65 years.

The sty came on around 10 a.m. this morning - Checked the net Mixed warm coconut oil and curcumin to make somewhat of a paste. First time left it on for about 15 min., it did sting, but that didn't bother me, The fix is worth the cure, I thought and I still think so.

Anyway, later in the day went out to eat with my wife, came back about 3 p.m. - Put another mass of the paste on my eye. It did get under the eyelid because it did sting a bunch. Never mind that, I thought again, if it fixed me, who cares! Then went to sleep.

Next, I woke up and washed it all off with warm water and a cloth. The whole eyelid and eyeball were as red as can be. The yellow pustule was still there, all though, I have to admit, it had gone down a slight bit. I don't want you to think that the paste did nothing. Just the same the small pus ball was still there.

Personally, I thought that it would have been almost gone by then. Sad to say, but no it wasn't.

In the past I have used the little boric acid trick in boiling water, and cool down, (drops 3 or 4 times a day) and in about 3 days it was gone. It stayed quite red and stung too, but what the hey it was gone and the redness went too a little later after stopping the boric acid.

Ok, now to the { Gold Wedding Ring/Band 5 min. Sty Cure }

I want to say here that I did use the cut onion remedy at my bedside in the night after doing the Wedding Ring thing. - I'm sure the doctors would really laugh at that one and maybe you too.

After washing my eye as noted above and seeing that the little puss ball was still there, using one of those concave mirrors so I could see it better well, this time went to EARTHCLINIC.COM should have gone there first. Found the Gold Wedding Ring trick.

I said, like St Tokyo, Jp said, "Let's do it, it's free! It's not going to kill me." I looked back into the concave mirror one more time just to see if it was still there. Yep, sure enough, the sty was still there.

- Next, I started lightly rubbing the wedding band all over my eyelid (especially by the sty) and pushing the eyelid up with the ring to get under the eyelid as was mentioned by another observer. - I did that for about 5 min then I went back to the mirror (still doubting), just to check and see if this old wives tale was working at all or not. Even a little bit would have made me happy. I was hoping for a, more or less, quick fix; but "ANYTHING would be great right about now", thought I.

Now, I kid you not as to what happened next. Lo and behold it was gone! I'm not joking, the small pustule was completely gone, not even a little bump! No drainage at all! The pus just seemed to be sucked right back up into the body to be swept away by the bloodstream.

I went over to my wife to see if she could see the little pus ball anymore; nop, nada, zip, nothing. Wow! Unbelievable!

Now I must say, there still was a slight, just a wee bit of tenderness where the sty was before. Hum... But that's nothing compared to the pain I was experiencing.

Ok, push comes to shove. What really happened here? Perhaps you're saying, "Maybe it was a combination of the coconut oil and curcumin + the "Gold Wedding Ring".

And yes, I will tell you, "Yep, could be." I don't know. But I will tell you this, the next time this happens, I will go to the #1, most often used home remedy first, if I have it on hand. But, "If I were a betting man", as my dad use to say, "I'd bet a dime to a doughnut", (donuts were cheap in those days) well at least that much anyway, I'd bet that the gold ring trick would have worked right off the bat. Maybe not, who knows.

Why does a gold wedding ring/band get rid of a sty in the eye? Guess nobody knows for sure? Indeed I don't. The Doc's say there is absolutely zero validity to all of this. There are NO properties in this circular gold band/ring thing that could account for this "supposed fix', say they.

However, since it is a fix that has worked for a lot of folks, as can be seen all over the net (and there are plenty), and has worked for generations (parents and grandparents passing it along verbally and now with the advent of the internet, in writing all over the place) one must say there IS something to this. Of course, at the same time you do your search, you must know you will find all the doctors telling you "NO, NO, NO it doesn't work. Don't do this or anything DIY home remedies. We are the ones you must come to."

And then they will give you all the bad things that happen to people that do it at home; of course, mixed in with all that you will find some truths (just to gain your trust) as well as half-truths along with many straight up lies.

One thing you can be sure of is they will not tell about the many 100s of thousands they kill earth-wide directly EACH AND EVERY YEAR using their methods, mistakes or otherwise. And those big numbers, not just the maiming and hurt they do, we're talking about directly and needlessly killing people and information come from THEIR OWN STATS!

Here below is one of many sites on the net regarding this... And know that this website is just in the U.S.A. not the rest of the world. And all of these are just what they admit to.

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Medical errors may be 3rd leading cause of death U.S. - CNN

edition.cnn.com/2016/05/03/health/medical-error-a-leading...death/index.html

May 3, 2016 - Most medical errors that lead to death aren't recorded.... Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S....... the doctors estimate there are at least 251, 454 deaths due to medical errors annually in the United States.... Patient accuses Yale doctors of cover-up, removing wrong body part.

Note that it says here, "Most medical errors that lead to death aren't recorded". So what would most be? Let's say minimum 51% would be most and for sure could it could be more. So with most, we could more or less double that number 251, 454. We could be looking at somewhere around a half million lives killed annually.

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At any rate, getting back to the story. Maybe the circle/ring combined with the gold creates some kind of an electrical charge and maybe this particular electrical charge of gold DOES INDEED have this particular healing property on a sty. Who knows?

However, there are plenty of Doctors and Medical Laboratories around the world that would tell you, "Don't do any of these home remedies, come please, come to US with your heart and your hard earned cash on a platter, and we will gladly take care of you for sure."

Whatever; you're the final judge as to whether you go to the doc or you do it yourself - DIY.

Will this work for you? I don't know. Maybe this one is not a ONE FIX CURE ALL, remedy. But like the person from Japan said, "It's free." If you don't have a gold wedding band maybe a neighbor has one.

Now, here below, are a couple links that I found as to what the doctors are saying about this type of fix. Don't want you to think I'm trying to hide anything from you.

It's all fake, it's just in your mind, don't do it, you're wasting your time, you might hurt yourself, you might even kill yourself; put your trust in the hands of the professionals, we know best.

If it doesn't go away on its own please come and give your hard earned bucks to us and spend your money on our antibiotics which will destroy all good and bad bacteria in your intestines. Of course, we will not tell you to take raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the mother to build back up the good bacteria. No, we couldn't tell you that as they are your army in your immune system. Nor could we let you know (after a course of antibiotics) use some other type of fermented food with all its good bacteria. For sure we could no way tell you that because that might prevent you from getting Candia. Candida is a super money maker for use. It causes all kinds havoc in the body, that's good for business, our drugs and your doctors' yacht and jet.

I tell you, even at that it can take a couple months or even more to get "cured" using their system as noted herein on this various pages elsewhere.

"Why would you ever want to use something FREE or near free', say they?" That's obviously crazy, right? No way, best pay through the nose on our drugs.'

Whatever, you decide. I've been using this stuff (things like this) all my life. And in some cases, I believe they have saved my life. I'm sure if you keep on knocking, looking and searching you will find a better answer.

Now for what they say...

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/true-false-truth-behind-those-1846789

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22824146/good-question-does-gold-cure-a-sty

To finish up here, for we could talk all night on this one. I would like to thank everybody that has taken time out of there lives to share with all the rest of us.

From one concerned person who really cares for others, not for some continued money he/she might get from the poor suffering people. Sorry if you found some mistakes here, I've stayed up pretty late working on this.

The best to all of you.

Yours truly Mark


Potato
Posted by Cathy (Lakeside, US) on 08/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

For over a week I tried every remedy known to man to get rid of my sty. I just had surgery on my hip, then a couple weeks out of hospital I developed a sty which made my eye terribly swollen. I was using a cane for my hip and because the sty looked so terrible I started wearing sunglasses when I went out. (All I needed was a seeing eye dog to complete the picture. ) Feeling very discouraged I prayed for a cure and heard "potato" as a divine answer. Well after trying at least 6 or 7 remedies which failed, I finally decided to listen. I cut a raw potato in half and microwave for 30 seconds. I applied it to my eye (test temperature tentatively first so you don't burn eye. ) After less than an hour my sty was 90% gone! Thank you God!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julie (Hi) on 06/04/2018
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Note: I wanted to clarify my last post.

I've been using ACV to treat sties for years. Bent over the sink, I put a large spoon with ACV in it, up against my CLOSED eye. I'll tilt it a bit making sure I've covered entire eye. I'll hold it there as long as I can-at least a minute. Then rinse my eyes thoroughly with water afterwards. Be careful not to get in the eye because it stings like the dickens, making you literally cry! But, as soon as you flush it out with water, the sting will be gone. To my knowledge, nothing over the counter will heal those sties that fast! Within the day, my eyes feel better. Since using this method, my sty has never gone beyond a day or grown larger! And yes, I learned to use ACV from Earth Clinic. Thank you Earth Clinic, I come to your site often! You've been my faithful doctor for years!!


Castor Oil, Gold Ring
Posted by Queen (El Salvador) on 01/03/2017
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Hello people of the world, I had a painful lump on the eyelid of my eye about 5 days ago. My eye was a little swollen and it looked as if it had pus under the eyelid. It was throbbing and it was painful just to blink. Came to this site to find out about a cure and read about rubbing a gold ring over the affected area. I wasn't home and I didn't have any gold jewelry with me. The only thing I had was cold pressed castor oil so I used a Q-tip and put the oil on the affected area. To my surprise the pain diminished. I applied the oil the second time and the pain went away completely.

I came home and disinfected my 14k gold class ring that I haven't worn for thousands of years and started rubbing the ring against the affected area. The first day I rubbed the ring 4 times for about 10 minutes each time. The second day, I did it for about 30 minutes once a day because the eye was so much better I didn't see the need to do it more than that.

By the third day, stye was long gone. That was so awesome! I was impressed and will continue to be impressed. I call this site "The Bible of Natural Cures." I have found a lot of valuable information that has helped me and my friends. I have learned a lot and continue to learn. Thank you all who have contributed and continue to do so.

Silver
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 12/10/2018
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Last Thursday I felt a sty coming on in my eye. I got them often as a child and knew that feeling. I wanted to nip it in the bud and held a moist warm black tea bag on it for 20 minutes a few times that day.

The next day it was worse. I started to apply coconut oil to my eyelid and continued with the tea bags.

The next day it was worse. Castor oil provided some temporary relief but it was really itchy.

Then I remembered the silver gel I bought. It didn't say not to use around the eyes so I did.

It brought almost immediate relief to the itching. I used it several times a day on Saturday and it was 90% better by Sunday morning. I continued to apply a few times to make sure it was gone.

Today my eye is fine. Next time I will just use the silver first. I was using Silver Shield that I recently mentioned for using on minor burns. I can't wait to see what else it will help!

~Mama to Many~


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Ejburling (Stevenson Ranch, Ca) on 06/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Staphylococcus aureus, a gram positive cocci, is the bacterial species most often associated with styes. Baby shampoo works because soap is a surfactant and destroys the lipid layer of the bacterial cell wall, killing the bacteria.


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Harper (Dallas, Tx) on 06/16/2016
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I have had a persistent, stubborn sty for just over a month now. I tried everything I could think of to help it and was very frustrated with the huge painful red bump on my upper eye. It was embarrassing. I wanted to share the steps I have done to try to heal this thing.

First, I removed my contacts completely and went to glasses for the last 2 weeks. My eyes are breathing better and just feel better in general.

Second, I began using warm washcloths multiple times a day and lightly massaging the sty.

Third, I have been taking echinacea capsules for 2 weeks now.

Fourth, I applied a drop or two of apple cider vinegar directly to the sty (daily).

Fifth, I washed my eyes gently with baby shampoo at least 2 times daily.

Sixth, I made sure I stayed hydrated with spring water.

Seventh, I tried to get extra rest when I could for my eyes.

I don't know exactly which one of these things specifically led to the turning point to start healing this problem, but I just wanted to share all of the things I could think of just in case someone else is just starting to tackle their sty. I think one important factor is to begin treating this immediately! Start right away with the warm washcloths on the sty. I didn't start immediately and it didn't go away on its on for me. I think the most important things are the following: warm washcloth with light massage on sty, wash the eye area with baby shampoo, don't keep touching the area. Only touch it when you are cleaning it or using a washcloth.

My sty is now going down and healing hopefully! Thank you Earth Clinic members for sharing your tips because you helped me a ton!


Lavender Oil
Posted by Muhammad (Charlotte, Nc) on 10/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Teresa (Austin, TX) on 08/23/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I happened to be looking for holistic remedies for a sty that developed overnight. I have bad allergies and this is what happens. I tried the hot compress first and then applied the baby shampoo for about 2 mins and then ran hot water for about another 2 mins and I treated both eyes because the other one did not present a sty but was just as swollen. It relieved the pain instantly with some swelling left but at least I could see now. It worked within 24hrs, it was all gone.


Potato
Posted by Stella (Cleveland, Ohio) on 02/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My husband had a sty eye he cut a Baked Potato in half and put it on his eye for a few minutes, did this a few times and it took the infection away. It absorbs the infection into the potato.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julie (Waialua, Hawaii) on 05/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using ACV to treat sties for years. I put ACV in a large spoon, put it up to my closed eye. I hold it there for as long as I can. Then rinse my eyes with water thoroughly afterwards. Be careful not to get in the eye because it stings like the dickens, making you literally cry! But, as soon as you flush it out with water, the sting will be gone. But I'll tell you what, nothing over the counter will heal those sties that fast! Within the day, my eyes feel better. Since using this method, my sty has never gone beyond a day or grown larger! And yes, I learned to use ACV from Earth Clinic. Thank you Earth Clinic, I come to your site very often! You've been my faithful Dr. for years!!


Gold Ring, Teabag
Posted by Juleek (Lakeland, Florida) on 02/03/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am not sure if I have a Stye or a Chalazion. I have a bump on my eyelid that has been there for about 3 weeks. I googled pictures of both and depending on what picture I am looking at it could be either or. About a week ago I started using Black tea bags. I would steep them for 1 minute then let them cool for a minute or so, squeeze out the wetness and I would put the warm black tea bag compress on my eyelid for 10 minutes. I did this 2x a day. I didn't think things were changing much so I got on this sight and read the wedding band remedy. For the last 2 days I have been rubbing my clean wedding ring on my bump for about a minute of so about 4 times a day and I am also using the black tea bags. I use a warm one in the afternoon and keep one in the fridge and I use the cool one before bed for about 10 minutes. I feel like in a couple of days my stye or chalazion will be gone. I am not sure which remedy worked but I didn't start seeing results until I started using the two remedies together.


Milk
Posted by Brittney (South Carolina) on 07/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

2 days ago I got a stye on my upper right eye out of nowhere. I felt the pain a day before but there was nothing there this is the second stye I've ever had in my life. Someone at my job told me to use milk, she said that the bacteria kills the infection of the sty, I didn't think that it would work but I tried it and a day later the swelling was gone and the pain was gone and my eye is back to normal. I would recommend this to anyone that has a sty. I used one of my today medicine droppers that I cleaned out very well and I dropped warm milk into my eye a couple of drops at a time twice yesterday and I am all better today!! This is the best and safest way in my opinion.


Milk
Posted by Write4cure (Denver, Colorado) on 07/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Milk for eye styes: I would have never believed it. I had a steye inside my lower lid that was excrutiating. I reviewed all of the recommendations and atecdotal stories about relief on this site. After deciding I wasn't about to try to anything gold inside my eye (LOL), I thought I would try both the green tea and milk poultices to see if I aould get some relief.

The warm green teabag poultice/compress felt good, but did nothing except just provide soothing heat for the time I applied it.

The milk, on the other hand, was a super relief to me. I heated regular homogenized cow milk in the microwave (about a 3/4 cup) for a minute. It was on the high side of warm and close to hot--(be careful it isn't too hot as to damage your tender skin around the eye). I soaked a clean compress pad in the milk, wrought out most of the excess, and applied to my eye and held it there for maybe 5-10 minutes max. Within that time, the stye had broken and began to exude its yuck, and my swelling and pain was alleviated. I continued this about every 4 hours for the next 16 hours. Amazing results/relief. Super results. Who would have thought? BTW, when I first read the accounts about milk as a relief, I thought "aww c'mon"-- but so interesting that it actually works! Wow. I recommend it, because for me, it worked beautifully.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Brad (Kansas City, Mo) on 08/10/2012
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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.



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