What is a Stye?
A stye is a tender, painful, red bump located at the base of an eyelash or on the inside of the eyelid. A stye usually results from a localized infection of the glands. These infections occur when the friendly bacteria that live on the surface of our skin become trapped along with dead skin cells and other debris at the base of an eyelash or on the inside of the eyelid. Styes are not contagious and therefore cannot be passed from one person to another. Styes are common, especially between the ages of 20 and 50. Most people have experienced a stye at least once or twice in their life.
How do I treat a stye?
Fortunately, there are treatments and home remedies you can use to help relieve your symptoms. Typical stye symptoms include painful, red, swollen bumps on the eyelids, swollen eyelids, itching, burning, and discomfort. Although styes will naturally heal themselves over the course of several days to a week, they do tend to be very uncomfortable (and don’t look great), which is why you want to treat them as soon as possible.
While there are several products on the market for the treatment of stye symptoms, there is only one homeopathic ointment. Here at The Relief Products™, we pride ourselves on creating innovative and safe solutions for the common irritants of everyday living. We have formulated a product that uses an ointment (designed to stay on the localized infection) combined with natural homeopathic ingredients for safe and effective relief of stye symptoms. There are other ointments for the treatment of styes, but they do not contain any active homeopathic ingredients (Stye Relief® has 5). There are also other homeopathic products for stye symptoms, but they only come in liquid eye-drops, which do not stay on the affected area. TRP has taken the usability of an ointment and combined it with homeopathic ingredients to create a gentle, yet effective, stye relief medicine.
Besides using TRP’s Stye Relief® Homeopathic Sterile Lubricating Eye Ointment, there are several other at home remedies you can use to help alleviate your symptoms. One of the most common remedies is to use a warm compress on the stye. Take a warm, damp cloth and gently press it over the eye with the stye (You can use tea bags for this as well). Do this for 10-15 minutes, several times per day as needed. Additionally, it is good to clean your eyelid with a mild soap and some warm water to keep it clean. We also recommend avoiding makeup use and/or contacts while the stye is healing, and to throw away any makeup or contacts that may have come into contact with the stye. Products that go in and around your eye are more likely to cause reinfection if they have been used while the infection is present.
If your stye symptoms persist or worsen after several days, seek advice from your doctor or physician to rule out any serious conditions.