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Eye stye relief? user banned
Jan 26th '13

Anyone have any effective home remedies for eye styes? I applied a warm compress, and I'm going to apply a tea bag. I also bought the eye stye drops. What has worked for you? I'm willing to try almost anything!

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
Jan 26th '13

Omgsh mine just went away! It was a week of hell!
I just used a hot washcloth for 10 mins eve ry couple hours.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3294 posts
Jan 26th '13

Rub a real gold ring on it.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Blah:" Rub a real gold ring on it. "


I don't own anything gold, lol.

user banned 2 kids; Washington 17453 posts
Jan 26th '13

Really warm water on a wash cloth on the stye for a few minutes a couple of times a day is all I've ever had to do. it takes care of it for me.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Anyone have any effective home remedies for eye styes? I applied a warm compress, and I'm going to apply ... [snip!] ... I'm going to apply a tea bag. I also bought the eye stye drops. What has worked for you? I'm willing to try almost anything!"

You wouldn't happen to have any breastmilk lying around in the freezer or anything would you? Breastmilk directly in the eye is supposed to help with those ailments. :D

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" You wouldn't happen to have any breastmilk lying around in the freezer or anything would you? Breastmilk directly in the eye is supposed to help with those ailments. :D"


Nope. I haven't breastfed in nearly 2 years. I tried breastmilk the last time I had a stye and it made it worse. It turned to pink eye!

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3294 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" I don't own anything gold, lol."


Hmm maybe ask a friend? Though I don't know how someone would feel about lending their ring for you to rub on your eye lol. My mum used to do that to us when we were kids and it seemed to work.



Maybe rub some breastmilk on it if you have any, but I'm guessing you being 13 weeks you are probably too early to have any of that yet...

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Nope. I haven't breastfed in nearly 2 years. I tried breastmilk the last time I had a stye and it made it worse. It turned to pink eye!"

Ah! That sounds like fun. :(

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting Laventure_Adventure:" Ah! That sounds like fun. :("


Yeah, my eye swelled shut. I don't think the breastmilk actually caused the pink eye, but it didn't help either.

Housewife & Co 1 child; Washington, District of Columbia 600 posts
Jan 26th '13

Cut a potatoe in half & place the raw end on the stye

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting djhoselyn:" Cut a potatoe in half & place the raw end on the stye"


I don't have any potatoes, but I can pick some up from the store tomorrow. Any specific kind?

Housewife & Co 1 child; Washington, District of Columbia 600 posts
Jan 26th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I don't have any potatoes, but I can pick some up from the store tomorrow. Any specific kind?"</blockquote>




Nope but they usually make styes go away. It always worked for my sister, she'd get them all the time when we were younger

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 26th '13
Quoting djhoselyn:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I don't have any potatoes, but ... [snip!] ... Nope but they usually make styes go away. It always worked for my sister, she'd get them all the time when we were younger"


I'll try it! I have a tea bag attached to my head with a headband right now. I look like a pirate, lol.

Housewife & Co 1 child; Washington, District of Columbia 600 posts
Jan 26th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I'll try it! I have a tea bag attached to my head with a headband right now. I look like a pirate, lol."</blockquote>




Lol I've never heard of using tea bags. Hope it works for you! I've never had a stye before *knocks on wood* but I've heard they're pretty uncomfortable. Good luck!