But what's that in your left eye? You woke up with a strange discomfort and look in the mirror the world has come you down. Just today we have that very important meeting your body has played you a trick, conjuring up a sty that makes you look terrible. Do not worry, There are very simple methods to cure a sty quickly.

Why go sties?

A sty arises due to inflammation of certain sebaceous glands which they are located in the base of the eyelashes or eyelids (Zeiss gland, the gland Moll or Meibomian gland).

The most common cause of occurrence is the proliferation of bacteria of the species Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), but they can also involve other pathogens. Other causes include blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eye), hormonal changes and stress.

The healing process styes can last up to 20 days and, although it is usually not a serious condition, it is very painful and unsightly. If the problem persists for longer than indicated you should go quickly to the doctor.

Let's see what the main symptoms of a stye are, to recognize it immediately:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Discomfort when blinking, gritty feeling in the eye
  • Redness in the affected area and swelling of the eyelid
  • Tingling, itching, burning or pain in the affected area
  • blearily (The gummy appear after short periods of time)
  • Constant lacrimation and mucus secretions of the affected eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Emergence of a small yellow or red dot next like a grain drain

Types of stye

The next step is to identify the type of stye you are presenting, which is very easy, because It relates to eyelid area where it is located:

external sty

reddish swelling over the eyelid which usually present a yellowish spot like a grain. Spontaneously tends to drain and heal quickly.

internal stye or chalazion

Abscess that is located away from the edge of the eyelid and usually has a similar reddish spot a pimple. Takes longer to drain and heal the external, non occur positive changes in the first 10 days is recommended to go immediately to the doctor.

In very rare cases the stye does not drain enough and leaves behind a ball of hardened fat, that must be surgically removed or drained through an open incision. But surely that will not be your case. Let's start by eliminating pain and inflammation using any of these 10 treatments to cure a sty.

An initial warning

Remember that the stye usually leave as a result of exposure to bacteria so:

  • Do not touch, squeeze, rub, pinches or try to remove your sty, You can spread the infection, damage the lacrimal glands or the eyeball itself.
  • Your extreme hygienic measures to keep the area clean to prevent infection.
  • Do not wear makeup until the eye is completely healed
  • Avoids the use of contact lenses as they may be contaminated and transferring bacteria to healthy eye.
  • Since the eyes are related directly to the lymphatic system and blood, it is advisable to consult a doctor before applying any medication, It can affect eye structure and vision.

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And now, how I can quickly cure a sty?

There are several natural treatments that allow you to relieve symptoms and eliminate stye. But remember that if swelling and redness extend or last too long, you should consult your doctor immediately. As promised, then we see 10 treatments to quickly cure your stye:

Treatment 1: warm water


This is the most common treatment. Boil one liter of water and let cool until warm. Dampen a clean cloth with water and place this on the affected eyelid for 10 minutes, you dampen the cloth again each time to cool. This process will help drain pus stye.

Treatment 2: acacia

To alleviate the terrible pain that cause styes can use acacia. Add a handful of acacia leaves two cups boiling water.

Leave the cool solution, so that the essence of the plant through the water, and when warm wet a clean cloth in it and use it as a compress on the affected eye. You must have it for 10 minutes like the previous treatment.

Treatment 3: cilantro

It is said to be one of the most effective natural remedies to remove styes. Boil a teaspoon coriander seeds in a cup of water and wait one minute after reaching the boiling point.

Leave the solution to cool, strain and Use it to clean the affected eye three times a day.

Treatment 4: teabag

The tannins in the tea leaves will also help you heal yourself. Moisten a tea bag with boiled water warm, place it over the stye for ten minutes every day, until it disappears.

Treatment 5: parsley


A fresh parsley leaves in a bowl of boiling water reduce inflammation and the sensitivity of the eyelid. Let stand the solution and then dipped a clean cloth in it and use it as a compress until cool. Do it in the morning and before going to bed at night.

Treatment 6: manzanilla

To remove your sty Add a handful of chamomile leaves to two cups of boiling water. Strain the solution and let cool, and when it is warm wet a clean cloth and place it in the affected eye for 10 minutes twice daily.

Treatment 7: Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural antibacterial. Two cups of boiling water with a teaspoon of turmeric powder until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain the solution with gauze to being cleaned. Use an eyedropper to lend 3 drops in your eyes two or three times every day.

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Treatment 8: tomato

This remedy relieves pain especially. Cut into slices a fresh tomato and place it over the affected area for 5 minutes, three times a day. In addition to decreasing inflammation you have a smooth and shiny skin.

Treatment 9: aloe vera

Again aloe and its many medicinal properties: Cut the aloe vera leaf longitudinally and opens in the center. Dip a cotton in clear liquid plant secretes and pass it gently on the affected eyelid morning and evening.

Then rinse with chamomile or rosewater for three or four months. also it serves to eyestrain, cataracts and all kinds of inflammation.

Treatment 10: cucumber

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Cucumber is refreshing and astringent, useful for masks and styes. Slices a cucumber and put them on the infected area to reduce inflammation and pain area.


Children are more likely to suffer the frequent occurrence of styes and when it comes to them you should always see a doctor, but now you know how to delete a stye quickly using treatments that I proposed in this article.

Always remember that it is best to prevent its occurrence: Keep your clean hands and avoid touching your eyes and use irritants in them.