Re: Styes |
Hi Catherine. Bummer, huh? To my knowledge, not a whole lot can be done about them. I could be wrong. In past dealings with them in working in doctors offices, antibiotics were only rarely used as they were thought to have little effect. I'm not sure if the medical profession still feels that way or not. Warm, moist heat was usually suggested which causes the sty to come to a head a little quicker. It is just a little boil that is filled with pus (sorry folks) and is inflamed and red and tender and can be quite painful.
Try Joyce's crock pot technique. Fill it with warm water and set it on warm or the lowest setting and put a washcloth in it and keep repeatedly applying this warm, wet washcloth to your eye. Just gently hold it over your eye and when it cools off, soak the washcloth in the warm water again and repeat. You should probably repeat this process for about 20 to 30 minutes at least 4 times a day. If it continues to cause you problems, ask about an oral antibiotic.
Hope that this helps a little and relieves some of your agony. If it is ok with your doctor-take some over the counter anti-inflammatory medication like Aleve or Advil.
We'll take turns coming over and holding the washcloth on your eye until it is all better. I'll take first shift.
Shirley in AR.
When I was young I used to get styes all the time, rarely now. I always used Golden Eye Ointment. If I feel as if a stye is coming, I rub a gold ring over the part of the eyelid. Hope this helps.
Hi Catherine - I, too, remember Golden Eye ointment as a child. It was used a lot. I had a couple of styes last year and got an antibiotic ointment from the doctor. I now keep an unopened tube by me just in case.
well this is interesting. i did some research on this also. years ago i had one and used a product called Stye. it contained yellow mercuric oxide and the stye went away rapidly. perhaps this is the same ointment as the golden one you refer to. they have now changed the formulation on this same product so that it contains only white petrolatum and mineral oil. i think a stye can indicate a staph infection, (correct me shirley if i'm wrong). we certainly cover a variety of medical problems on this bb. anyway catherine, joyce's "recipe" might help.
Can you get this Golden Eye from the drug store or a Natural and Herbal store?
I got a humidifier and am using lots of warm compresses. Also take tylenol with codine which help the pain but will try the anti inflammatory next.
Just out of interest is anyone still taking Moisture Eye and if so how is it working. Just started myself. WIll stick to it this time.
I haven't bought Golden Eye Ointment for years, but it was always bought at the Chemist, not herbal. Would you like me to see if it is still around?
Catherine, I've had a couple of stys in the past and sort of followed Shirleys prescrition, except that I made hot compresses with chamomile tea. I don't know what the tea does versus plain water, but it seemed to help. Hope something helps you and soon, it is painful and highly annoying.
Christel in Ca. who will take second shift
--modified by Christel-California at Sun, Oct 21, 2001, 10:57:26
You've got some good replies, Catherine, so I'll just add that to keep the warm compress in place I use a single eye patch that you can buy in a drug store. It comes with an elastic to hold it in place - this way you can compress your eye often and go about your business at home. Tanic acid from a warm tea bag is supposed to help as well (leaves a bit of a brown mark that can be washed away). Good luck
|Re : Styes --- catherine pender|
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June in Toronto with Blepharospasm (BEB) and Meige
Will try to find the products you mentioned. Also will try the warm tea bag June.
This has been going on for a couple of months now and the styie will not come to a head. From what I have read it is not nesessarily caused by stress but like all our other strage maladies it is made worse. its a wonder I haven't had it before. We bought another house, will tear it down, and build another, ours is for sale now and on top of all that my MOTHER is coming to town. I sure she will have her own remedy
Thank all for your input
Catherine in Calgary anxiously (ha ha) awaiting my mothers visit
interesting.....When I was a kid,I occasionally got a sty. My mother, as her mother did, would take off her wedding ring and make the sign of the cross on it. (Good Irish Catholic family!) I always thought it was pretty superstitious, and wasn't sure if that cured it or not. A few years ago, I read that there is a product for treatment that contains gold and some substance found in tears. I never heard of Golden Eye oointment. Ya never know.....Mary, who hasn't had a sty in years, but remembers how painful it can be.