Thursday, January 28, 2010

Natural Remedy for a Stye

On Tuesday night, I noticed that the area under my left eye was starting to get sore. Then Wednesday morning, I woke up to this:

The picture actually doesn't do it justice. You can see where it is inflamed there but its bigger in person and red. And boy does it HURT. I can only guess that it is a stye, something I have not had in ages. A friend of mine from The Mamasphere, who also happens to be an eye doctor, suggested this home remedy to me. So I wanted to pass it along.

Styes are best with warm compresses. Take an egg, hard boil it and while it is still hot (but not too hot, don't burn yourself) lay it on your eye. Do not peal. The size of the egg sits in your eye socket very well and the weight of the egg keeps good constant contact with the eye. The sulpher in the egg shell is homeopathic. You can use the same egg over again, just put pin holes in it and microwave for 10 secs at a time until warm. 

So I am off to boil an egg now and give this a go.  I'll have to report back on if it works or not.


  1. Sorry to see that your experiencing this type of discomfort. Try using a tea bag as a compress as well. The tea has anti bacterial properties that will draw out the infection.. A warm black tea bag works wonders!

  2. I've heard of using warm tea bags, but never an egg. That's a great thing to know, though. :) I get these a lot.

  3. Tea bags work! {like everyone else already said LOL}

  4. Ouch! I hope your eye feels better soon!

  5. Let me know if it works. I have a friend who's little girl gets them almost monthly.


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