Styes or Hordeolum

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

In the conventional or allopathy treatment antibiotic ointments and / or steroid ointments are prescribed to treat a stye.

Systemic (oral) antibiotics are recommended for persistent or multiple styes. Pain medications are used to alleviate pain and tenderness. Sometimes surgical drainage of the pus is required.

Contrary to the conventional or allopathy medicine, the action of homeopathy is much safer, deeper acting, and results are much longer lasting by energizing the body's own curative powers.

With homeopathic medicines, it is possible to cure styes without antibiotics and surgery. It is also possible to save the eyelid from the knife.

The doctors at large have witnessed and experienced the amazing power of homeopathic remedies in curing styes and the eyelid mass (chalazion).

In the conventional or allopathy treatment antibiotic ointments like Neosporin and antibiotic eye drops like Ofloxacin are used as local application. They may cause moderate to severe irritation in the eyes.

Antibiotic eye drops and ointments may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied them into your eyes.

Doxycycline is commonly prescribed for treatment of styes. Common side effects of doxycycline and similar medications are damage to the linings of the stomach and esophagus and increased sensitivity to the sun.

In contrast homeopathy easily provides relief in styes with its sweet magical doses. The remedeis have a powerful anti-bacterial effect which treat the infection from the root, prevent further recurrences of styes, prevent complications and helps you save your eyes from a surgeon’s knife.

Homeopathy “blesses you with beautiful eyes”.

There are 89 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in styes or hordeolum. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What are Styes or Hordeolum

A stye or hordeolum is a pimple or abscess on the upper or lower edge of the eyelid.

It is a sign of an infected eyelid gland. The bacteria which are involved are usually Staphylococcus aureus.

A stye is a red tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil glands (sebaceous glands) of the eyelid.

They are usually harmless and rarely affect your eye or sight.

They can occur at any age and tend to recur elsewhere in the lid. Styes are not contagious. They can occur at any age group and equally affects males and females.

A stye is sometimes confused with a chalazion, which is a cyst or a specific type of scarring (due to chronic inflammation) arising in the meibomian glands of the eyelid. In contrast to a sty, a chalazion is usually painless.

Types

  • External (on the outside of the eyelid) and
  • Internal (on the underside of the eyelid).

Causes

Styes are caused by staphylococcal bacteria. This disease appears due to debilitated condition of the system. It occurs when staphylococcal bacteria infect one of the tiny glands at the base of the eyelid hairs and then becomes inflamed.

Risk factors

  • A stye can be a symptom of other ailments such as diabetes and chronic skin problems, chronic blephritis and so on.
  • Studies have shown that those who have high levels of blood lipids are more susceptible to blockages in the oil glands, including those of the eyelid and, therefore, are more likely to develop a sty.
  • Stress seems to trigger the development of a sty.

Symptoms

  • Frequent watering in the affected eye.
  • A feeling like something is in the eye or increased light sensitivity.
  • Pain in the eye or eyelid, especially when blinking or to the touch.
  • Redness of the eyelid itself
  • Lump and / or swelling in the eyelid.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Discomfort when blinking.
  • Tenderness in the area of swelling.

Complications

Complications of a sty are rare. The infection may spread to other eyelash follicles, leading to multiple styes.

A chalazion (a form of scarring of the glands in the eyelid that may include the formation of cysts) is the most common complication that develops from a sty. Chalazia can be large enough to deform the cornea of the eye and interfere with vision, and they may cause a cosmetic problems.

Other potential complications include a generalized infection (cellulitis) of the eyelid, and improper drainage of a sty may lead to deformity or disruption of eyelash growth. Progression of a sty to a systemic infection (spreading throughout the body) is also possible.

Prevention

While it is impossible to completely prevent the development of a stye, good hygienic practices, including proper hand washing, can help prevent all forms of infection, including a sty.

Other measures that can help prevent them include:

  • Never sharing cosmetics or cosmetic eye tools (such as lash curlers or eyelash combs) with others.
  • Keeping eye tools clean.
  • Discarding old or contaminated eye makeup.
  • Keeping all cosmetics clean.
  • Not touching the eye and surrounding areas.

Home remedies

  • Guava leaves, warmed and placed on a warm damp cloth, and then used as a compress, reduce the redness, pain and swelling in eyes.
  • Gently scrub the eyelid with tap water or with a mild, non irritating soap or shampoo (such as baby shampoo). This may help with drainage. Close your eyes as you scrub so you do not injure your eyes.
  • Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds with a cupful of water like an herbal tea preparation to wash the eyes 3-4 times a day.
  • Apply warm compresses 4-6 times a day for about 15 minutes at a time to help the drainage. Keep your eyes closed.
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Dr. Rohit Jain

He is a consultant homeopathy doctor with more than 18 years of clinical experience.

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