Remedies for sty
It is painful, creates some discomfort and is considered a blemish.
The causes are infectious but it is very common in people with blepharitis.
The sty is often very evident; it has a red or yellow color (due to the accumulation of pus) and the size varies according to the specific case. The prevailing symptoms are: pain, discomfort, itching and impaired vision (obstruction).
Usually, the sty resolves fairly quickly, but in severe cases it evolves into chalazion.
The published material is intended to allow quick access to advice, suggestions and general remedies that doctors and textbooks usually dispense for the treatment of sty; these indications must in no way replace the opinion of the treating physician or other healthcare specialists in the field who are treating the patient. , blepharitis, environmental factors, contact lenses, etc.).
- Apply warm compresses.
- When the sty does not resolve spontaneously (within 2 weeks) or is of considerable size, go to the doctor, who will:
- Removal of the eyelash and follicle.
- Alternatively, removal of the entire abscess or the cyst that replaced it.
- Use specific topical or oral medications (with medical advice).
- Vitamin C or ascorbic acid: it is mainly contained in fresh vegetables and fruits, preferably acidic: peppers, citrus fruits, parsley, kiwi, lettuce, apple, chicory, etc.
- Vitamin D or calciferol: it is mainly contained in: fish, fish oil and egg yolk.
- Zinc: it is mainly contained in liver, meat, milk and derivatives, some bivalve molluscs (especially oysters).
- Selenium: it is mainly contained in meat, fish products, egg yolk, milk and derivatives, enriched foods (potatoes, etc.).
- Magnesium: it is mainly contained in oil seeds, cocoa, bran, vegetables and fruits.
- Iron: it is mainly contained in meat, fish products and egg yolk.
- Polyphenolic antioxidants: they are mainly contained in fresh fruit and vegetables, but also red wine, seeds, aromatic herbs, teas, roots, medicinal herbs, etc.
- Lysine amino acid: it is mainly contained in meat, cheeses, some fishery products and legumes (especially soy).
- Probiotics: they are mainly contained in fermented foods such as yogurt, tofu, tempeh, buttermilk etc.
- Omega 3: they are mainly contained in oily fish, some oil seeds and related oils, algae.
- Cooked foods.
- Preserved foods.
- Elderberry flowers.
- Antibiotics: they are useful for the elimination of the bacterial pathogens responsible for the stye.
- Erythromycin for example Erythrocin®: it is one of the most widely used drugs in the treatment of sty.
- Tobramycin: for example Tobral®.
- Moxifloxacin eg Vigamox®.
- Clindamycin e.g. Dalacin®.
- Vancomycin eg Levovanox®.
- Anti-inflammatories: they constitute a palliative and do not intervene on the triggering cause.
- Paracetamol: for example Tachipirina®, Efferalgan®, Panadol®.