Having an eye stye (sometimes spelled “sty,” and also known as a hordeolum) is a nuisance—it’s an uncomfortable and unsightly affliction. However, there is good news for those who suffer from sties: they are easily prevented and can be effectively treated using natural home remedies.
What Are Sties
Sties are irritating bumps that occur on or within the eyelid around the lash line. Symptoms include localized swelling, redness, and pain. They are similar to a boil in that they are filled with icky pus, and they are usually caused by a staph infection in the eye area. Although that may sound alarming, sties are really quite common and tend to clear up on their own.
Natural Eye Stye Treatments
Even though sties can resolve without treatment, home remedies can speed the healing process – and the ingredients you need to heal your stye are likely ones that you already have on hand. But if you have any concerns it’s best to see a medical practitioner.