10 Natural Remedies for a Sty (Stye)

Lavender Oil
Posted by Tawny (Us) on 01/10/2016
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Lavender Oil for Sty

This the only thing that worked. I tried ACV, Gold, Puracel, Pomegranate, Triple Antibiotic ointment, Hot Compresses, Baby Shampoo and can't remember what else. This did it. I didn't put it on my eye ball but I did put it on the lower lid. One treatment about 40 percent better and draining. Nothing ever did that. I had it across both lower lids. You are awesome to share this!!!! Thank you.


Milk
Posted by Briana Brewer (Santa Cruz Ca) on 11/18/2015
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I found extremely potent success with an old folk remedy I heard discussed by women at the NorthernCa Women's Herbal Symposium. I had a stye that quickly grew under my left eye right by my tear duct that was very painful even though it was not that large with minimal swelling. At first I thought I had a bruised eye cavity from slamming myself in the face with one of my rakes that I stepped onto in the dark in my garden shed, resulting in the classic cartoonishish thwack right to my left cheekbone. When a head started to develop on the painful eye I quickly realized it was a stye and not related to the rake thwack. I then thought that perhaps I got it from using my old eye makeup, which I really never wear now, on Halloween to dress up. So big tip here for preventing is to not take those suggestions of when to toss eye makeup lightly.

Onto the treatment, I used what these women spoke of highly which was turmeric infused milk applied hot on gauze to the eye and taped to stay while sleeping overnight. I was amazed to find that overnight the head disappeared and the treatment actually drew out a bit of what I believe to have been the infected blood at the area, only a few drops by my what an amazing sea change overnight. I will do again for the next few nights just to be sure it is gone completely.

The warm teabag method also appears to soothe but not treat as effectively at all as the turmeric milk. The milk with turmeric does not sting at all and is highly effective. Apparently you can put drops of it in your eye as well but I didn't find that necessary maybe if you have a more aggressive infection try that. Thank you for reading and good luck in your home treatment who I definitely recommend more than anything a "Doctor" would give you...B Brewer


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Alina (Uk) on 12/19/2014
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Hi from the UK. This site is amazing and I want to share my experience. I have always been plagued with styes and chalazions. For years I wore thick NHS glasses then I got contacts and first time ever got compliments on my eyes. Then the styes and more permanent chalazion came. I've had this particular one for about TEN years. V unsightly. I read this site and started using ACV. Then I bought baby shampoo on a whim. Can't hurt I thought. OMG. Within three days it's no longer visible. It's nearly gone. And it was quite big. I hated mostly kids commenting on it and my little nieces were due to visit which I why I wanted to be rid. Baby shampoo on a cotton pad just made it vanish. Thank you Earth Clinic. Thank you people of Earth Clinic. I salute you! Happy Christmas.

Castor Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 09/24/2013
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My 5 year old son had a sty on his eye over the weekend. I put a little bit of castor oil onto the swollen part of his eyelid twice a day for several days and it is about gone by now. I will treat another day or two. It took seconds to treat him and he didn't mind. I used to get styes all the time as a child and wish I had known about this. I never treated them and they always went away on their own, but it took a while and it was uncomfortable.

~Mama to Many~


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by St (Tokyo, Jp) on 11/22/2012
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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.


Castor Oil
Posted by Alt-rocks (Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom) on 09/16/2012
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I use castor oil in my eyes when I feel a sty coming on, it gets rid of the sty within 12 hours and I have never suffered any side effects.


Baby Shampoo
Posted by Olglory (Amado, Az) on 07/23/2012
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Baby shampoo for styes. When I worked as an ophthalmic tech, I saw many styes successfully treated with the use of baby shampoo. The basic technique is to use very warm compresses on the affected eye first - to open the offending glands - and then gently scrub the lashline with a clean washcloth that has been wrung out in warm water and has only a drop or two of the shampoo applied. If you can manage to use the warm compresses at least two to three times a day, that actually seems to work at least as well as the shampoo.


Milk
Posted by Jessica (Dallas, Tx) on 04/19/2011
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After learning so much from this site, I felt compelled to share my $.02 in hopes of maybe helping someone else! About 4 months ago, I started having issues with my right eye. It started out innocently enough (itchy and watery) - chalked it up to TX allergies. It would go away for a few days, then I'd wake up some mornings with the same eye red, swollen, and itchy. Not currently having medical insurance, I didn't feel this was q big enough issue to make a costly doctor's visit.

Over the course of the last few months, the condition would come and go - vacillating between symptoms of eye stye and pink eye. I tried many of the remedies I read about and had varying levels of success. ACV (diluted) by far was the most painful, I love ACV but my eyeball does not... I ingested ACV.. In addition to a plethora of vitamins I was taking at the time. I slept with hot tea bag compresses on my eye.. Washed all makeup brushes.. Tried many many things! Noticing last weekend that the little stye bump was smaller than I had seen it in months, I decided to return to this thread on EC to see if there was any stone I'd left unturned.. I felt like I was really close to kicking this thing!!

2 words. EVAPORATED MILK. Oh my goodness. I washed/rinsed both my eyes with this before I got in the shower a couple days ago. Showered, got teary as usual and to be honest, I really didn't notice any big difference. Yet lo and behold, as I was washing my face this morning, I realized the little red pinpoint sty that has haunted me the past couple months is NOT THERE... I have to attribute this to the evaporated milk - none of the other remedies tried provided such quick and painless relief!

Urine
Posted by Taylor (Columbia, S.C. USA) on 06/16/2010
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The Urine does work. This is my 2nd sty. My Grandmother told my mother about this because i had never gotten one before.... this does work, by the next morninq the sty had shrunk so much...


Urine
Posted by Emma (Melbourne, VIC Australia) on 01/14/2009
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I know there's some stigma over using this-but quite a lot of skin creams contain urea-one of the major components of urine. I can tell you that getting a small amount of fresh urine on a cotton wool ball and applying it to styes, works a treat-your stye will be gone in a few hours-may need a couple of applications though.

Milk
Posted by Caroline (Myrtle Beach, SC) on 01/10/2009
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Milk is the best cure for a sty. My family has been using it for generations. Just poor milk directly in the eye and the sty will begin to drain in minutes.


Castor Oil
Posted by chd (PD) on 12/02/2007
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STY - CASTER OIL REMEDY -I developed a big sty on my eye, it was in the evening and I did not have any sty medecine, I had read that caster oil would get rid of a sty so I decided to put it to the test, I put the caster oil on with a cue tip, within an hour my stye was half the size, I put some more on before I went to bed, and in the morning the sty had gone all the way down.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by 03HDfatboy (Kinston NC) on 05/08/2022
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Rubbing with Gold for a sty works! I've seen where "internet doctors," say it's an old wives tale and not to do it, I have to call them out on that on cause my mother did it to me when I was a kid to get rid of mine, I've done it to myself as I got older and done it to my kids. Never fails to make it feel better and go away usually overnight.

Gold Wedding Band
Posted by kaybeebee (Gulf Coast) on 05/15/2022
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Tho it is hard to believe, rubbing gold ring works for me every time.


Baking Soda
Posted by Teena (Melbourne) on 06/04/2020 235 posts

Sure, just baking soda in a lil bowl, add water and mix until paste consistency, dip gauze or face washer into mix and hold onto eye, while lying down. You'll find it's very soothing, also I did not let my boy wash the residue after, I think it definitely helped. The more frequent you can do is best, baking soda used to be called the universal medicine, and it was after reading it's many uses, ( I lost the article however) I decided to try it. It's worked better than tea and colloidal silver. And no stinging. Sorry I didn't see your question sooner


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Teena (Australia) on 03/01/2019 235 posts

Deirdre, my son's last stye we treated with baking soda/Bicarb soda and water paste. Found very soothing. Just held on soaked cotton ball couple times. I would also suggest the castor oil over the entire eye area at night.


Gold Wedding Band
Posted by Janet (In) on 03/02/2019

Deirdre, As I was reading your post, I kept thinking copper, I immediately pictured you with bejeweled eyelids. Golden rings on copper chains Lol. A fb friend said a copper penny in water and apply water. Years ago. Yet copper pennies are not pure copper. But a pinch of copper sulfate or chlorophyll might soothe. Just dabbed on. Green stuff in the black container is soothing. Fabulous for swelling. You cannot draw it out. Because you do not want it to open or drain. Remember when folks took that A and D pill. Most D came that way, 25,000iu A plus 400iu D. A few years ago we used l carnosine. Under the premise of Can C the $75 eye treatment. Topically on Moms eye infection from eye surgery. Powdered or open capsule l carnosine, in a little water and applied topically. If the sty remedies are not working is it an ingrown eyelash or a tiny cinder? You have had 2 mysteries, hmmm. Both are looking like infection that do not cooperate. Now I am running down my Mom's list of questions. I cannot see a thing, mold, environment, pets, chemicals, scented products. When my tooth was infected I had no pain. It just was. But I had weird skin problems that I finally got figured out. Colloidal silver poultice on the skin with a charcoal poultice first thing in the am 3 sessions with CS through the day. 2 tbsp CS internally. Of course borax water with H2O2 on a soppy cloth applied with a little solution seeping in. Just some thoughts. Janet


Castor Oil, Gold Ring
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 01/04/2017

Hello Queen,

Using underarm deodorants with an aluminium ingredient can cause this problem of a Stye in the eye. Most of them have this ingredient unfortunately. I can assuredly speak from personal experience on this matter. It happened a couple of times to me before I cottoned on and made that connection. Easily solved if you know and can source one without aluminium.

Cheers, Michael


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lindsey (Sherwood, Ar) on 10/05/2016
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I have a stye on my lower eyelid that popped up 4 days ago. The morning of the second day my eye started to swell and it was painful to blink. It got on earthclinic and saw castor oil as a remedy so I kept it oiled up all day. By the next morning it was much worse and extremely painful to blink. The castor oil also stuck to my eyelashes and made me want to itch my eyes. After some research I decided to try colloidal silver. I dropped 3 drops in my eye and I could immediately tell that this was the cure. I bought some bio active silver in a little spray bottle and sprayed my eyes every 2 or three hours. By the next day the swelling and redness had decreased over 50% and the pain by about 95%. I will continue treatment for a few days after it is gone and will always keep this remedy on hand in case this ever happens again.


Milk
Posted by Freda (Riverdale, Ga) on 09/12/2016
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Milk for a Stye

Thanks so much! This is the best my eye has felt in the last two days the itching, the swelling, and pain subsided with in minutes. I can barely even tell it's there anymore.



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