Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Stye is a red lump like acne which appear on the outer edge of the petals eye. There are several natural ways to treat a stye.
There are many small glands on the eyelids. Dead skin cells, dirt, or oil buildup can clog these tiny glands.
When the glands become blocked, bacteria can grow inside and cause the eye to become blocked.
In addition to the appearance of red bumps, they are also accompanied by symptoms of pain and swelling, increased tear production, crusts that form around the eyelids, and itching.
“The stye usually goes away by itself in 7-10 days,” said dermatologist, Michele Green, quoted Healthline.
Here are some natural ways to treat sore eyes, citing various sources.
1. Warm compress
The warmth helps lift the pus to the surface and dissolve it. This will allow the stye to come out naturally.
Apply warm compresses to your eyes for about 5-10 minutes. Be careful not to let the compress press too hard on the stye area. Do this three to four times a day.
2. Clean the eyelids with soap and water
When washing the eyes, Green advises avoiding soaps with harsh synthetic chemicals. The ingredients in the soap must be hypoallergenic or non-irritating.
Without special soap, you can also make a salt solution as another natural alternative. The saline solution can help increase drainage in the eye and break down bacterial membranes.
3. Compress with a warm tea bag
Black tea works best in reducing swelling. Black tea also has several antibacterial properties.
Soak it tea bag for about 1 minute and drain. Then, put it down tea bag which has been drained over the eye for about 5-10 minutes. Use tea bag different for each eye.
4. Massage the stye area
You can massage the stye area in the eye with your hand previously moistened with a wet tissue. After the stye has dried, keep the area clean and avoid touching your eyes. Stop massage if the stye hurts.
5. Do not wear eye makeup
Quoting WebMD, avoid using excess makeup when you experience stye eyes. Various cosmetic makeup on the eyes can make the stye worse.
6. Wear glasses
People who are experiencing stye are not recommended to wear contact lenses. Instead of contact lenses, you are advised to wear glasses.
After the stye is gone, disinfect the contact lenses before you put them back in.