I’ve never had a stye till about a week ago and I was shocked. I had been using Lash Grande and it turns out it clogged one of my pores. Wearing contacts I had noticed my vision in that eye would go blurry at night till I took out my contacts. This occurred two days before and then on the third day, there it was – a hard red bump in the corner of my eye. I did some research to make sure it was actually a stye as most occur on or inside the eyelid and not the corner.
Most websites I looked at don’t really tell you how to treat it on your own very effectively. In fact, a lot of them tell you to go see a doctor or take prescription drugs which tells me they don’t know what they are talking about in treating a stye in the first place. And they all say to go see a doctor asap if it’s located inside the eyelid or it’s huge as the doctor may need to pop it. I don’t feel this is necessary as long as you treat it right away and don’t allow it to get that bad. So don’t panic! It is treatable. 🙂
So what is a Stye?
Commonly styes are located inside or outside the eyelid. It is an infection of the hair follicle. They tend to start out as a little white bump and then grow into a big red bump. It happens when the bacteria Staph (that is normally on our skin and in our nose) and dirt gets trapped under the skin, in a gland, or pore. Styes typically go away on their own if outside the eyelid, but can take 1-2 weeks, and that’s IF it goes away. Those that don’t tend to require medical attention.
How do you know if it’s a Stye?
My stye was where the corner of the eye met the nose so initially, I thought it was a tear duct infection. Further research into tear duct infections led me to believe this wasn’t the case as those swell up the area underneath your eye and this was not happening in my case. A possible cyst? Maybe. Mine did start out as a little white bump and then grew into a big red bump and it was almost overnight. Google pictures of styes and compare them with yours. You should find out rather quickly if it’s a stye or not.
So onto how to get rid of Styes fast in 5 easy steps...and when I mean fast, I mean in 3-5 days, but that’s better than a week or two in my opinion. It will vary by person depending on how clean you keep it and how diligent you treat it of course.
Step 1 Take a washcloth soaked in hot water, squeeze out the excess water, and hold to the stye for several seconds. Repeat for about 10 minutes. You’ll want to do this at least twice a day, but more if you can. This forms a whitehead on the sty. DO NOT POP THIS. I made the mistake of popping mine with a sterilized sewing needle and it only irritated the hell out of it instead of making things better which I think prolonged the process.
Step 2 Buy Colloidal Silver. This is an anti-bacterial and safe for the eyes, but you’ll want to buy True Colloidal Silver. There are not so good silvers out there. I have more information on Colloidal Silver concerning purity, etc. in my blog titled How to Treat Eye Infections Naturally. My recommendation is Source Naturals from VitaSprings 30PPM.
I used Source Naturals in treating my eye
Step 3 Buy Essiac capsules and an eye dropper. But not just any Essiac, as many do not include all of the herbs necessary or they are not good quality. Marijah Mccain sells the best Essiac. Here’s the link to the capsules > Click Here. True Essiac is a 4-herb blend made from Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm, and Turkey Rhubarb. It is amazing stuff and treats a wide variety of illnesses. Remember, you want the capsules. Store any excess in your fridge and pull out an hour before applying to your eye to allow it to come to room temperature.
Step 4 Once you’ve acquired the Colloidal Silver, immediately start putting one drop into your eye closest to the stye (so in my case it was the corner of the eye) and with your head up, leave it there for several seconds. It should sting the stye as it’s killing the infection. Do this 3 times a day.
Step 5 Once you’ve acquired the Essiac capsules, boil 2 ounces of water, pour into a small glass, open 1 capsule up and pour the contents into the hot water, leave and allow the contents to dissolve, once the water is lukewarm you may stir it with a clean spoon and then put 2-3 drops into the affected eye, tilting head up – allow the drop to sit in the eye closest to the infection for several seconds. Rinse the eyedropper out and reuse the next night. Do this at night and every night till the stye is gone. After one time of doing this, you should see the stye begin to shrink a bit the next day. It will continue to shrink.
Why both Colloidal Silver and Essiac? Staph is a nasty infection and there are even cases of highly resistant Staph bacteria out there so by using both in the combination you increase the potency and attack against this bacteria hastening your recovery time.
- Be diligent in washing your hands before and after application and try not to touch the stye. Styes are highly contagious and can spread.
- Wear minimal to no makeup and throw any makeup away you used prior to infection. By minimal makeup, I mean concealer. Avoid mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadows. I did use a concealer when I went out, but cleansed the applicator thoroughly with alcohol after applying it onto the stye. I used my finger as well to apply the concealer instead of the applicator, washed my hands immediately after, and I didn’t have any issues of spreading. If you do this, I would wash off all makeup as soon as you get home. Why put on concealer? Well, I didn’t feel like going into work with a huge red bump on my eye or anywhere for that matter. It’s a bit embarrassing so I found a workaround and I didn’t have any issues.
- If you wear contacts, you will want to wear glasses, especially if it’s inside your eyelid. I still wore my contacts because mine was located at the corner of my eye and I knew the contacts wouldn’t irritate it, but these still should not be worn for long periods.
So there you have it, how to treat a Stye in 5 easy steps – quick and easy! And the best part is, it’s all natural. 🙂
Leave a comment on your own experiences with styes and if you’ve tried this treatment, how’d it work for you?