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EYE STYE
(Sty or Hordeolum))

Eye Disorders & Problems


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  • Eye Stye Description
  • Eye Stye Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Eye Stye Causes
  • Eye Stye Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet, Nutritional & Holistic Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Eye Care Supplement & Support Products




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    EYE STYE DESCRIPTION

    A stye is a bacterial infection within an oil gland on the edge of the eyelid that forms an abscess. It can appear on the upper or lower edge of the eyelid. Although styes are usually on the outside of the lid, they can also occur on the underside. Because the tissues of the eye become inflamed (red, painful swelling) from the infection, the stye takes on the appearance of a small pimple. This pimple gradually comes to a head, opens, and drains. This red, painful swelling usually lasts several days before it bursts and then heals.



    EXTERNAL HORDEOLUM (STYE): It starts as a pimple next to an eyelash on the edge of the eyelid. It turns into a red, painful swelling that usually lasts several days before it bursts and then heals. Most external styes are short-lived.

    INTERNAL HORDEOLUM (STYE): It is a relatively large stye that affects the meibomian glands and is found on the underside of the lid. It also causes a red, painful swelling, but its location prevents the pus from appearing on the eyelid. It may point toward the skin or inward toward the conjunctive. The stye may disappear completely once the infection is past, or it may leave a small fluid-filled cyst or nodule that can persist and may have to be cut open.

    CHALAZION: A chalazion is also a sign of an infected eyelid gland, but unlike a stye, it is a firm, round, smooth, painless bump usually some distance from the edge of the lid.

    Styes and chalazions are usually harmless and rarely affect your eye or sight. They can occur at any age and tend to recur elsewhere in the lid. While they produce no lasting damage, styes can be quite painful. Early treatment speeds the healing process and helps to avoid further complications.





    EYE STYE FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    STYE: The first signs of a stye are a red, hot, tender, uncomfortable, and pain near the edge of the eyelid. Later symptoms include itching, swelling, watering of the eye, sensitivity to light and discomfort when blinking. A yellowish bump develops in the affected area.

    CHALAZION: A chalazion is caused by the blockage of the tiny gland duct that helps lubricate the eyelid. Bacteria may grow within the blocked gland; the resulting inflammation causes the hard bump.

    Call Your Health Care Provider If:
    • Either type of swelling does not subside within a few weeks.
    • The swelling interferes with your vision.
    • You have pain in the eye.
    • You have recurrent sties. A stye can be a symptom of other ailments such as diabetes and chronic skin problems.





    EYE STYE CAUSES

    Styes are usually caused by staphylococcal aureus bacteria, which often live in your nostrils and mouth. You can transfer the bacteria to your eyelids just by touching your nose and then rubbing your eyes.

    Although they are particularly common in infants, styes are experienced by people of all ages. Styes can be triggered by stress or poor nutrition. Using the same razor to shave hair near both the eyes and a mustache can also spread staphylococcus bacteria, potentially leading to styes or other eye infections.

    A stye can be secondary, caused by blepharitis. A blocked oil gland near the eye, a chalazion, is often mistaken for a stye. A chalazion is caused by the blockage of the tiny gland duct that helps lubricate the eyelid. Bacteria may grow within the blocked gland; the resulting inflammation causes the hard bump.




    EYE STYE CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENTS

    While painful and unsightly, most styes will drain and heal within a few days on their own or with simple treatment. Chalazions, too, often disappear on their own, but it might take a month or more.

    While most styes will drain on their own, this process can be accelerated by a typical treatment consisting of the application of a hot or warm compresses to the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes four times daily for several days. This not only relieves pain and inflammation but also helps the sty ripen faster. Be sure to close your eye while you apply the compresses. When the sty comes to a head, continue applying warm compresses to relieve pressure and promote rupture. Pulling out the eyelash may accelerate the draining process. While a stye is technically a pimple and can be popped, do so is not recommended without technical expertise due to its proximity to the eye. Do not squeeze the sty; let it burst on its own. Styes may also cause a bruised feeling around the eye, which can be treated through the application of a warm cloth. If a stye bursts care must be taken to cleanse the wound to prevent reinfection.

    If styes recur, your health care provider may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or solution. There is a specialized Polysporin topical ointment for styes. A stye's expansion can also be fought with an erythromycin ophthalmic ointment like neosporin, a special version of which is available for styes. Apply it to the eyelid (with your eye closed) as directed. Sometimes, if there are staphylococcal infections elsewhere in your body as well, your health care provider may prescribe an oral systemic antibiotic such as erythromycin. Medical care providers may also prescribe Amoxicillin over a period of a week. If these conservative treatments fail, surgical removal of the sty may be required.

    Medical care providers will sometimes lance a particularly persistent or irritating stye with a needle in order to accelerate its draining. Minor surgery may also be needed to eliminate the cyst that could result from an internal sty. After using a local anesthetic, your ophthalmologist opens the cyst and removes the contents. The eyelid usually heals quickly.

    Although a chalazion will often disappear on its own, applying warm compresses and perhaps an ointment with anti-inflammatory medications will speed the process. The chalazion can also be removed through simple surgery under a local anesthetic. Your health care provider then covers the eye for 8 to 24 hours with a pressure patch to control bleeding and swelling.

    Contact lenses should never be warn during treatment for a stye. Eye make-up is not recommended. It is important to refrain from touching the stye.

    FOLK REMEDIES FOR STYES

    There are various folk remedies for styes, including rubbing a gold ring or the hair of a cat's tail on the affected area. Other folk remedies suggest applying substances to the stye. Some suggested topical applications are the first urine of the day, a black teabag and lipstick. Also suggested is rubbing the index finger on the palm until warm before applying it to the affected area.

    According to Ayurveda medicine, applying saliva to the infected area immediately after waking in the morning will cure the infection.

    It is important to note that these techniques have not been empirically proven, and are not recommended as treatments by medical professionals or other experts.

    EYE STYE PREVENTION

    If styes tend to recur, you need to cleanse the outside of your eyelids daily. Put a few drops of very mild baby shampoo into a teacup of warm water and stir. Using a cotton swab, gently brush the mixture over your eyelid once a day, keeping your lids closed. It is very important that you avoid contact of the eyelid with cosmetics, dirty towels, or contaminated hands. Wash your hands frequently, especially if you feel a need to rub your eyes for any reason.

    Frequent application of warm compresses at the first sign of an infection will prevent further blockage of the lid glands. To keep the infection from spreading to other members of your household, be sure to use a clean, disposable cloth for compresses and do not share washcloths or towels.

    To prevent styes, do not rub the eyes, which can irritate the eyes and spread infection. Protect the eyes with protective eyewear when outside or working in a polluted area. Replace eye makeup, especially mascara, every six months.

    Antibacterial ophthalmic ointment is also helpful for prevention of infection spreading to other parts of the eye is a consideration.





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    Among the many components of the eye are a number of glands, located both at the edge of and under the upper eyelid. These glands secrete tears and produce sweat and oils, keeping both the surface of the eye and the eyelashes well lubricated. When one of these oil glands is exposed to bacteria, the most probable strains are streptococcus and staphylococcus, an infection is bound to set in. A Stye is the familiar term for an acute bacterial infection within the oil gland. Tissue surrounding the gland becomes inflamed and turns red, taking on the appearance of a pimple. This pimple may gradually come to a head, open and drain. A yellow abscess may appear, as well. Common to all styes is the pain and tenderness of the inflamed gland. Although some people are resistant to styes, there are those who chronically suffer from them. A stye is generally a sign of a vitamin deficiency, a poor diet, lowered resistance to infection or stress. Proper hygiene, herbs, homeopathy and vitamin supplements can all help to reduce pain and speed the healing process.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO

    As tempting as it might be to try to squeeze and drain the stye yourself, such an action could cause the infection to spread into the bloodstream. If your stye is stubborn and will not respond to any of the natural remedies that are proposed here, consult your health care provider, who will either properly drain the stye to speed healing or prescribe antibiotics so that the body is able to effectively fight the bacterial infection.

    COMPRESSES & WASHES

    When applying compresses or washes to an infected eye, keep the temperature hot (but not scalding). Use sterile, packaged gauze compresses to ensure a germ-free application and replace each compress with a fresh one after using.

  • Apply a hot water compress to the affected area for 10 minutes, 4 to 6 times daily, to help relieve discomfort and bring the stye to a head so that it can drain and healing can begin.

  • EYEBRIGHT COMPRESS: Mix 1 teaspoon Eyebright Tincture with 3 tablespoons of just-boiled water or 2 tablespoons of dried Eyebright in 1 cup of boiling water and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Wait until the solution is cool enough to touch; then soak a gauze compress in the solution. Wring out and place directly on the stye for 15 minutes. Replace with a fresh one as the compress cools. Use up to 3 to 4 times daily.

  • HERBAL COMPRESS: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of dried Chamomile, Agrimony, Thyme or Marigold (Calendula). These herbs are known to have soothing and antiseptic effects. Steep 15 minutes and strain. Soak a sterile gauze compress in the infusion, wring out and apply to the stye for 15 minutes, replacing it as it cools. Repeat 3 to 4 times daily.

  • RASPBERRY LEAF HERBAL EYEWASH: Prepare Raspberry Leaf tea and use it as an eyewash to alleviate styes. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of dried Raspberry leaves. Steep for 10 minutes and then strain. Use as a hot eye rinse several times each day to help alleviate styes.

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    Extra Tip


    Tea Tree Essential Oil is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, making it a useful remedy for styes. Mix 3 to 4 drops of the oil in 1/2 cup of water. Soak a cotton pad, ball or gauze in the blend and wring out. Carefully apply to the skin of the eye, making sure not to get any of the oil in the eye itself.


  • ASTRAGALUS TEA: Astragalus is said to boost the immune system. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of dried Astragalus. Steep for 10 minutes and then strain. Drink 1 cup, up to 3 times daily, for optimal effect.

  • HERBAL EYEWASH: Other herbs that can be used as a medicinal eyewash are Eyebright tea with a touch of Goldenseal added to it (I use this formula for newborn eye treatment). Eyebright treats sore, itchy eyes. Goldenseal helps soothe mucus membranes and treats infections. Echinacea can be added to the Eyebright tea as a natural antibiotic and antiviral treatment. Oregon Grape root is a natural antibiotic. Always wash the eyes from the inside outward, using a sterile gauze pad or a piece of sterile cotton (cotton ball). After one use, discard and use a fresh cotton ball. Do not reuse as this may spread any infectious material.


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    thyme
    HERBS FOR IMMUNITY


    A weakened immune system cannot effectively combat bacteria and viruses. Herbs that strengthen immunity, therefore, can benefit those who suffer from chronic styes.

  • Take up to 600 mg daily of Echinacea in capsules or tablets for 3 weeks.
  • Take 1 to 2 capsules of Garlic 2 times daily and use plenty of fresh Garlic in cooking.
  • Combine 10 drops each of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Thyme Essential Oils with 5 teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil, and massage the blend into your chest once daily.


  • HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

    Consult your homeopath for dosages and frequency of use for the homeopathic remedy that fits your symptoms. Usual doses are 6X, 30X, 6C and 30C.

  • Pulsatilla: For repeated occurrences of styes and conjunctivitis.

  • Staphysagria: For stubborn styes or in cases not remedied by Pulsatilla.

  • Hepar Sulfuris: To hasten the healing of the treated stye.

  • HOMEOPATHY DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS

    Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a health care provider, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

    Many homeopathic health care providers suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

    If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

    See Homeopathic Therapy for more information about homeopathy and Homeopathic Potencies about dosing information.





    NUTRITION, DIET, & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS

    VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

  • If you suffer from styes frequently, supplement your diet with Vitamin A. Recurring styes are often a sign of vitamin A deficiency. Choose an emulsion form for easier assimilation. Take 100,000 IU daily of Vitamin A emulsion for 2 months. Or take 25,000 IU daily of Vitamin A capsules for 2 months. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily of the supplement.

  • PROPER HYGIENE

  • Proper hygiene can keep styes from developing and help prevent the spread of an infection from one eye to the other. Make sure to wash your hands with soap after treating a stye, and remove eye make-up every night. In addition, repeated applications of creams, ointments and moisturizers may encourage the growth of styes. Avoid using such products on your eyes if you are prone to infections.

  • HEAT ACCELERATES HEALING

  • Apply a hot compress (see below under herbs) to the affected area to help alleviate any pain or discomfort and encourage draining, a sign that healing has begun. In addition, the heat from infrared bulbs, available at lighting and hardware stores, has been found to be beneficial in treating styes. Screw an infrared bulb into a lamp (a flexible, jointed lamp works particularly well) and direct the heat toward the stye for 10 minutes. Make sure to stay at least 6 inches from the bulb to prevent burns.

  • TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • If a stye does not heal promptly, if may need to be drained. This is a procedure that must be done by a health care professional. Do not squeeze the lump or attempt to drain it at home. This can cause the infection to spread into the bloodstream, leading to systemic illness.

  • In severe and/or stubborn cases, treatment with antibiotics may be necessary.


  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    Vitamin A
    25,000 to 50,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Potent antioxidant and important for eye function. Promotes healthy skin and hair. Needed for all eye disorders.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at high doses.

  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Lutein
    As directed on label. Lutein is an antioxidant that can help protect the retina from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light and free radical damage. Needed for all eye disorders. The macula selectively concentrates Zeaxanthin and Lutein to levels over 1,000 times greater than those in any other body issues.

  • Lutein Supplement Products
  • And
    Zeaxanthin
    As directed on label. Antioxidant needed for all eye disorders. The macula places Zeaxanthin in its center, where the greatest protection is required and which is the last to degenerate.

  • Zeaxanthin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12
    2,000 mcg 3 times daily, on an empty stomach. Prevents damage to the nerves of the eyes. Use lozenge or sublingual form.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Brewers Yeast
    2 tablespoons daily. An excellent source of protein and a good source of B-Vitamins.

  • Brewers Yeast Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    2,000 to 6,000 mg daily and up. An antiviral and immune system enhancer. Important antioxidants and necessary free radical destroyers. Required for tissue growth and repair. Prevents eye damage. Also relieves pressure from cataracts.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    200 to 1,000 IU daily. If you have high blood pressure and have not taken Vitamin E previously, start with 400 IU daily and slowly increase to 800 IU daily. An important antioxidant and free radical destroyer. Helps prevent scarring and tissue damage. Use d-alpha tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    GENERAL EYE HEALTH

  • If you or a family member (such as a child) is having problems distinguishing colors or find colors confusing. This member may need to be tested for color blindness.

  • If you or a family member are having problems with vision and/or you suspect an infection. Call your health care provider immediately if you experience severe eye pain or a sudden change in your vision, such as loss of vision or double vision.

  • If you have any increase of symptoms. You may need frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription. If you have blurred or double vision that develops slowly; are having a problem seeing because of daytime glare or have difficulty driving at night because of glare from headlights, you need to see your health care provider.

  • If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. There may be underlying health issues that need to be addressed.

  • If you are having vision problems that are affecting your ability to perform daily activities.

  • Call your child's health care provider if your baby does not look directly at or respond readily to faces or large, colorful objects by age 2 to 3 months or if your child scowls, squints, or shields his or her eyes more than expected when in sunlight, or light seems to hurt your child's eyes.

  • You and your family members should have your eyesight checked regularly by your health care provider to rule out any problems and to receive a prescription for contacts or eyeglasses, if they are needed. Preserve you vision. It is very important.


  • HELPFUL RELATED ONLINE LINKS

  • All About Vision: Styes
  • MedlinePlus: Eyelid Bump
  • Medicine Net: Sty (Stye, Hordeolum) Causes, Infection Symptoms & Treatment
  • About-Vision: Stye-Eye Problems - What Is A Stye?
  • WebMD: Styes & Chalazia





  • EYE CARE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information, supplements and products for eye health care, including cataracts, dry eyes, and other eye-related conditions.

    EYE CARE & SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Alive Multi-Nutrient Products
  • Alpha Carotene Supplement Products
  • Antioxidant Complex Products
  • Beta Carotene Products
  • Bilberry Herbal Poducts
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Brewers Yeast Products
  • Carotene Complex Products
  • Carrot Herbal Products
  • Castor Oil Supplement Products
  • Cod LIver Oil Supplement Products
  • EFA Supplement Products
  • Emu Oil Products
  • Eyebright Herbal Products
  • Eye Care Products
  • Eyelash Care Products
  • Eye Stye Care Products
  • Fish-Salmon Oil Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products
  • Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Products

  • Lutein Supplement Products
  • Lycopene Supplement Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Multi-Enzymes Supplement Products
  • Multi-Mineral Supplement Products
  • Multi-Vitamin Supplement Products
  • Neuromins Supplement Products
  • Pinkeye Supplement Products
  • Prenatal Multi-Nutrient Products
  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Taurine Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zeaxanthin Supplement Products
  • Zinc Supplement Products



  • QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS


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    EYE CARE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

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    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Flents Plastic Eyewash Cup


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

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  • Nutrition Basics: Eye Care Supplement Information




  • PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS) EYE CARE PRODUCTS

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    Amazon: Conjunctivitis Supplement Products


    Amazon: Pink Eye Relief, TRP Company, 0.33 oz.
    PinkEye Relief is a homeopathic, sterile eye drop used to provide temporary relief from redness, burning, watering, inflammation, sensation of grittiness and overnight crusting in the eyes. This homeopathic formula stimulates the body's natural ability to temporarily relieve these symptoms.



    Amazon: Irritated Eye Relief Drops, Similasan, 0.33-oz Bottle
    Similasan's unique Active Response Formula for Pink Eye Relief stimulates the eye's natural ability to relieve the redness, watery discharge & burning associated with viral and environmental conjunctivitis. Can be used alone, or in conjunction with OTC medications and RX prescriptions. Does not contain harsh chemicals and is safe for extended use. Will not sting or burn. No known side effects or contraindications.



    Amazon: Eyebright Drops, Wisdom of the Ages, 1 fl. oz.
    Eyebright Drops formulated with natural ingredients for moisturizing, cleansing and rejuvenating the eyes. Contains the benefits of organic Eyebright Herb and MSM in a convenient eye drop. Eyebright Drops serves as an eye tonic to promote good eye health and reduce the discomfort associated with various ocular disorders including vision, eye strain, irritations, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), and dry or weeping eyes. Eyebright naturally contains astringent compounds (agents that shrink tissues and blood), which help reduce redness and naturally brighten and enhance the beauty of the eyes.


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  • TYPES OF EYE PROBLEMS & DISORDERS

    Maintaining Healthy Eyes
    Bags Under The Eyes
    Bitot's Spots
    Blepharitis
    Bloodshot Eyes
    Blurred Vision
    Cataracts
    Colorblindness
    Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
    Corneal Ulcer
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    Dimness or Loss of Vision
    Dry Eyes
    Eyestrain
    Floaters
    Glaucoma

    Itchy or Tired Eyes
    Macular Degeneration
    Mucus In The Eyes
    Photophobia
    Pinkeye
    Retinal Edema
    Retinal Hemorrhage
    Retinitis Pigmentosa
    Scotoma
    Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
    Stye
    Thinning Eyelashes
    Ulcerated Eye
    Ulcerated Eyelid
    Vascular Retinopathy
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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
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    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
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    Sunflower Oil
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