10 Natural Remedies for a Sty (Stye)

Milk
Posted by Uma B (London, Uk) on 10/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My dad told me this one. I had painful sty in my eye and it was pain like someone had punched me. Warm water to first clean the eye with cotton wool. Then put few drop of warm milk on the sty in the eye area. For good measure, I soak cotton wool pad and put on my eye until cotton pad has gone cold. In the morning, the sty had burst, I washed eye with water and... it was gone! Only slight reddness, maybe one more day, but all gone.

Glad you were brought up in a village, sorry you suffered thru poverty... But this helped my eye. love you dad.


Green Tea
Posted by Hessy (atlanta) on 06/15/2022 3 posts
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I've had Styes before and had used the baby shampoo, but this time it seemed to make it worse, so I tried the Green Tea Bags - I felt the stye come on that day and by evening was fired up -

Got 3 Green tea bags, warmed them up in boiled water. Got my honey ready. I took the Honey, rubbed a small amount over my eye, where the stye was and also along the eyelashes, grabbed the hot Tea bag and got about 90% of the water out of it - placed it on eye and let it sit for about 3 minutes - repeated same process 3X - went to bed! In the morning about 80% gone, so did the same in the morning - by noon 100% gone!

I believe this was even quicker remedy than the baby shampoo in the past and a lot less toxic! When I take showers now, I always allow hot/warm running water to hit my eyes for 15-20 seconds minimum and wash them out - this has seemed to help limit my styes -also using tea tree oil based shampoo and rub on eyelashes too.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Martielepswanko (Florida) on 06/09/2022
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Gold Wedding Band for a Sty:

I just tried it on my stinging stye and rolled the ring Horizontally and vertically as best as I could for about a few minutes. My stye inside my eye was very very red but I had no bump. This started 24 hours ago. Two hours later I got up for a nap and checked my eye. The redness was practically gone and I had no more sting! It works Brilliantly. I guess rolling it, causes the poor that is stopped up to open up and Wala we get healed.


Milk
Posted by Granola Jess (Stuttgart, Germany ) on 11/07/2021
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Cured in 4 days with breast milk.

Once again, earth clinic folks know best. I bet any milk would work but I am fortunately a nursing mother, so I was able to use a dropper with 4 drops or so three times a day.

time line:

monday, what's that itching in my eye.

tuesday, oh no, it's a style. First one ever; let google doctoring begin.

Wednesday, it looks like someone punched me. It was a double style: a small one on the bottom eye lash line and a biiigggg one on my eye lid on the inside. Bug white head. At first I tried coconut oil and some other things that did not help or hurt. But as soon as I dropped the milk in like eye saline, I felt a little relief. I was very consistent with it.

on Friday I was driving and at a stop light, when I decided to take a look at it, and it popped as I was looking at it. Pretty gross. But by the end of the day the pain and discomfort was gone and now on Sunday everything looks normal again.


Manuka Honey
Posted by Noofus (Phoenix, Az) on 09/06/2017
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I tried every single other sty remedy listed here for over 3 weeks, and nothing made the slightest difference until I tried honey. I used manuka honey and DMSO on a q-tip. I applied the honey (which sticks to the spot nicely) morning and evening, and by the next morning, the sty had shrunk to almost nothing overnight. Using DMSO with the honey may not be necessary, but it worked for me.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Sarah (London, Uk) on 07/07/2016
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I had a stye on my lower eyelid that came on very suddenly in the evening 3 days ago. After reading people's experiences at Earth Clinic, I decided to rub a gold ring on it, and bathe it in green tea. I did this a few times a day for 2 days. I rubbed it for a couple of minutes with the ring, and the bathed briefly with the tea afterwards. It is now completely better. Result! Thanks everyone who contributes to this site.


Castor Oil
Posted by Elle (United States) on 12/25/2015
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Castor oil works amazing for styes. Once you feel the stye coming on, apply cold pressed castor oil with a q-tip. Apply liberally. Apply it throughout the day and night. I usually apply it 3-4 times a day and then overnight. You want to keep the oil on it at all times. Takes a few days or so and then it's gone.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Elaine (Thailand) on 09/08/2014
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My 11 year old daughter had a sty last week on her upper and lower eye lids. I read on here that many people recommend: Gently rubbing a gold band on it as a cure. We did this for a few minutes 3 times a day for 2 days; within a couple of hours, the stys were less painful and completely gone by day 3. I don't understand how it works, but it does!

Also we've had great results treating warts and verrucas with ACV.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Brisbane) on 04/09/2014
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Sty:

I noticed a red rash above my eye yesterday morning and as the morning went on it got puffier & puffier (suspecting it may turn into a sty) so I put 2 Tablespoons of ACV in a cup of water and each hour bathed my eye with cotton wool and the ACV solution. It was alot bettter by nighttime. My eye was still abit puffy when I awoke this morning, so kept bathing my eye every hour for the next 5 hours and its great. Cured. Fantastic site for solutions to problems.


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Sky (London, Uk) on 01/17/2013
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I can't believe how this has worked so fast! I had one stye on lower lid that had kinda burst and was still quite big and painful. I also started feeling another one was growing on upper lid which was reaaally hurting. I came across this site at about 5:00pm, it is now 8:30pm and I can already blink again and the pain is pretty much nearly all gone. My eye is also looking pretty normal! I just can't believe it has worked so well! I have an interview soon and was really worried it wasnt going to clear up in time. I am so grateful for this site. Absolutely amazing!!


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

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


Milk
Posted by Jim (Chicago) on 02/12/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Had many styes as a kid. Used hot milk compresses all the time. Always worked great! Highly recommend it.


Milk
Posted by Mariah (Tx) on 07/15/2016
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I used too get stys all the time (still do), but mothers breast milk helps. So awesome guys, it goes away so quickly!


Heated Spoon Method
Posted by Stuart (Kamsack, Saskatchewan) on 03/01/2016
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A sty developed on a Friday and it was gone by the following Monday morning. I tried a few things: gold ring seemed to offer some relief, but temporary for me. I tried using a spoon, a remedy I found elsewhere, and it worked in combination with black tea bags.

Heat the spoon in a cup of tea and remove. Wave it around until it's not too hot to touch to your hand, then carefully cup over the affected eye, like half of a set of goggles so only the rim of the spoon is touching the skin. Once it cools, reheat in the cup of tea and repeat. Continue repeating until the tea cools and you can no longer heat the spoon to a warm enough temperature.

I guess if the sty is caused by a blockage of a pore or duct, then this therapy is like a mini-sauna for the eye and opens the pores, allowing the built up fluid to drain. I could tell when it was working because my vision became blurry in the affected eye - from the sty draining, I presume - and my vision cleared within 20 minutes or so.



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