Remedies for sty

is the name of an "inflammation of the eyelids. It affects the sebaceous glands of the eyelashes and appears as a kind of solid boil, located on the inner or outer part of the affected eyelid.
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.).

  • Treat the sty:
    • 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).
  • Avoid spreading the sty to other people; this can be done by avoiding the exchange of personal items such as: towels, make-up, motorcycle helmet, goggles, etc.
  • personal, especially of the face.
  • Use heavy make-up, especially on the eyelid line.
  • Use removable eyelash prostheses (false eyelashes).
  • Eyelash transplant.
  • Change your contact lenses or rub your eyes with dirty hands.
  • Using clothing, helmets or other garments and make-up of dubious origin or used by people suffering from face infections.
  • Do-it-yourself sty burst: this procedure, applied without disinfecting before and after the skin, increases the chances of relapse or worsening of the pre-existing sty. It also significantly increases the risk of accidentally injuring the eye.
  • Do not go to the doctor in severe cases.
  • Avoid, shorten, or disregard the advice for use of medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Promote the spread of sty by exchanging personal items such as: towels, make-up, motorcycle helmet, goggles, etc.
  • are considered real supports for the immune defenses:

    • 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.
  • Diet free of vegetables and greens.
  • Diets based solely on:
    • Cooked foods.
    • Preserved foods.
    : distilled water compresses based on:
    • Elderberry flowers.
    • Euphrasia.
    • Bramble.
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: according to this current of thought, sty is caused by constipation, which is why it requires the administration of Triphala powder orally. In addition, Chandrodaya varti eye drops are used.
  • are antibiotic and anti-inflammatory:

    • 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®.
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