Not only does a stye or eye pimple cause a lot of pain and discomfort, but it can also adversely affect your self-confidence. However, don’t get stressed out or feel overly self-conscious about your appearance. These easy home remedies will reduce the inflammation and also prevent this dreaded eye infection from recurring.
Omega-3 supplements: Researchers found that oral omega-3 dietary supplementation consisting of two 1000-mg capsules 3 times a day is effective in preventing the recurrence of a stye formation. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3. This is also effective in treating dry eyes.
Flaxseeds: Rich in omega-3, flaxseeds benefits the eyes a lot. Have a tablespoon of flaxseeds every morning to prevent recurrence of styes, especially if you have been prone to it in the past.
Tea bags: If you are trying to reduce the pain and swelling caused by a stye, you can dip a green tea or any herbal tea bag into hot water and place it on your eyes. Let the tea bag cool down a little for a few seconds so it is warm and not too hot when it comes in contact with your eyelid. This form of warm compression will help in reducing the infection.
Raw honey: While honey has traditionally been used for healing wounds given its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, researchers have found that the application of honey reduces redness, swelling and pus discharge caused by eye infections. Applying honey four times a day for blepharitis or inflammation of the eyelids or even for conjunctivitis has been found to be useful in reducing symptoms .
Tea tree oil: This plant oil has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that is effective in fighting against the painful symptoms of a stye and other eye infections . Use only one teaspoon of tea tree oil and add two table spoons of water and refrigerate. Use a cotton bud to apply this to your stye twice a day for a cooling effect.