Stye Home Remedies
Most styes go away on their own in five to seven days.
- Apply warm
compresses four to six times a day for about 15 minutes at a time to help
the drainage. Keep the eyes closed when applying the warm compresses.
- Gently scrub the eyelid with tap water or with a mild, nonirritating soap, or shampoo (such as baby shampoo). This may help with drainage. Close
the eyes as you scrub so you do not injure your eyes.
- Do not squeeze or puncture the stye. A more serious infection may occur as a result.
- Discontinue the use of eye makeup as well as eye lotions and creams because they may be contaminated with the bacteria from the infection.
- Discontinue wearing contact lenses while a stye is present because the infection may cause an infection to spread to
the cornea with the continued use of contact lenses.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2015
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