admin | January 30, 2015 | Health |
The eyelashes, just like any other hair, grow from the follicles – skin dimples. These dimples can be easily infected due to staphylococcus. A painful swelling in the form of a blain develops on the edge of the eyelid, around the root of the eyelash. White pus, called a stye, (hordeolum) appears on the swelling and in several days the stye snaps, the eyelash falls and the pain goes away. The stye lasts around seven days and after that the eyelid starts to heal. However, styes often reappear in a short period which can lead to the appearance of multiple styes at once. Probably, in both cases, the styes appeared because the bacteria that had caused the first stye spread and infected the other follicles of the eyelashes.
This is a story of a personal experience with curing styes with the help of home remedies. I visited my friend who went to the doctor because of the stye on her eyelid. She was prescribed an ointment and recommended to apply something warm on the eye, three times a day. After two days there was no change. Then I remembered my experience with this “minor issue” which can easily complicate and even lead to surgery. Namely, I had a stye for a couple of months. I was also prescribed an ointment and recommended to apply a boiled egg three times a day. Nevertheless, I started using the Tobradex drops since there was no result from all that therapy. So, I used them more than 21 days which was not recommended because they can cause cataract.