At Home Eye Stye Treatment Using Warm Compresses

I woke up yesterday morning with that familiar pain sensation on the upper eyelid of my left eye. I commonly get eye styes in that same spot, probably due to genetics since I regularly use an eyelid scrub to prevent them from forming. I have also been stressed out the past couple days so that could have caused it as well. Anyway, I ran into the bathroom and just as I predicted, there was a small stye beginning to form at the base of my eyelashes. Since I had caught this stye early I knew that I needed to start some form of eye stye treatment soon, with the hope of possibly preventing the stye from forming completely.

With that said, there are many forms of eye stye treatment that can be accomplished right in your own home. These treatments should be done as soon as possible, since they can often prevent the stye from forming completely, which was my goal in the first place. My favorite at home eye stye treatment, and probably the easiest to do, is to use a warm compress directly on the stye. The easiest way to do this is to get a small washcloth or towel and run it under warm or hot water. You can also get the washcloth wet and put it in the microwave for a few seconds to get it hot. Although this is common sense, it is important to mention that the washcloth should be at a temperature that is hot, but not hot enough to burn you or your eye, as this would do more harm then good. After the washcloth is warm, place it directly on the stye for 10 minutes. The heat will cause the stye to open up naturally and also helps to soothe the area, freeing you from pain. I like to do this technique for about 10 minutes 3-4 times a day until the stye starts to heal.

As stated above, the use of a warm compress as an eye stye treatment is not only easy to do, but is also extremely effective. Getting back to my story, I did just that. The next day, the stye was still there but it hadn't gotten any bigger. I continued to apply the warm compresses and also used some stye ointment which provided relief. Overall, the stye never got any bigger and actually went away in a few days. The greatest thing was that my eye never swelled up like it used to and no one else even knew that I had a stye on my eye in the first place.

There are a few other things I want to mention that are important when dealing with eye stye treatment. First of all, the stye is not a pimple and NEVER EVER TRY TO POP THE STYE! This is a very important fact to remember since it can actually cause more damage and prevent the skin from healing. Also, there are lot of bacteria in the stye and this can be easily transmitted to other parts of your body. It is also important to wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching the stye and the washcloth.

So the next time you have an eye stye feel free to try using a warm compress as your initial line of eye stye treatment. As always, if the stye gets worse or isn't getting better after a few days, get it examined by a doctor.

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