Homeopathy treatment for Styes
A stye is an infection of a sweat or oil gland in the eyelid.
The first symptoms are usually pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness of the edge of the eyelid, followed by the appearance of a small, round, tender, hardened area. Tears, sensitivity to light, and a feeling of a foreign body in the eye may follow.
Complications are rare, but styes are often recurrent.
Is there redness or swelling of the eyelid?
What does the stye look like?
Is there any discharge from the eye? If so, what is its color and consistency?
"It seems like I get a stye whenever I go out in the cold." Hepar sulphuris
"I only get a stye in my right eye. It's very dry and red." Lycopodium
"When I wake up in the morning, my eyelids are stuck together." Pulsatilla
"When. I wake up in the morning, my eyelids are so dry that I have to pry them apart." Staphysagria
"My eyes itch like crazy at night." Sulphur
When did the stye begin?
What seemed to bring it on?
Have you had a stye before? When and under what circumstances?
What does it feel like?
What are the main symptoms?
What makes the symptoms feel better or worse?
Is there any pain? If so, describe it.
What makes the pain feel better or worse?
Are there any mental or emotional changes with the stye?
Are you craving anything special to eat or drink?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
If the styes are pus-filled and sensitive to drafts, give Hepar sulphuris.
· For styes of the right eye with lots of dryness, look at Lycopodium.
· If the main symptom is profuse, thick, yellowish discharge from the eye, give Pulsatilla.
· For dry, painful eyes in a woman who never gets angry, give Staphysagria.
· If the edges of the lids are red, burning, itchy, and irritated, give Sulphur.
· Give three pellets of 30e every four hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6e, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200e, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; administer only in- frequently in this case.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Styes can often respond within twenty-four [Q forty-eight hours. If the problem is recurrent or persistent, consult a qualified homeopath.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
Keep the eye clean.
· Place compresses soaked in hot water on the eyelid for ten minutes several times a day to bring the stye to a head and allow it to drain.
· Give Vitamin e (500 mg four times a day) for immune support.