Stye in the Eye

By: Craig Stellpflug

From: EyeHealthWeb 
A stye in the eye -AKA hordeolum – is like a boil or enraged pimple on the outside of the eyelid (although they can also form inside). A sty is an acute bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus which attacks the base of the eyelashes or oil glands on the eyelids. Makeup can cause this infection along with stress and hormonal imbalances. A hot compress or hand-towel, dipped in bearably hot water with a mild solution of boric acid should be held against the sty for 10 minutes 3-4 times a day. Also, a moderately hot Chamomile tea bag placed over the sty, will aid in draining out all the pus from the sty. I had seen this info on Craig's wall and so immediately pulled this up for you.