Patient Comments: Sty (Stye) - Treatments

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Sty treatment usually involves no treatment or home treatment such as putting a warm compress on the affected site several times a day. If the sty doesn't go away, a doctor may lance and drain the sty. Antibiotic eyedrops or gels and/or steroid eye ointments may also be prescribed. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication may help relieve the pain and discomfort of a sty. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Lisa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I had a sty which hurt really bad. A friend told me to get a tea bag and dip in hot water and place over the eye for about five minutes. The thing popped and went away, I was so relieved. Now I got a new one came up last night and I"m fixing to do it again.

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Comment from: beeme, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I'm almost 40 and this is my first stye. I work in an industry where I'm very visible and my appearance is often judged. I woke up with my eye swollen shut. I couldn't get a doctor's appointment. And thank goodness for the young lady that shared the gold ring trick. I literally took my wedding ring off, cleaned it and rubbed the stye and within seconds it began to drain! It hurt badly but it totally worked! It was a little gross too.

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Comment from: Princess22, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 20

I'm 21 years old and an Animal Science Junior at Oklahoma State University. When I was younger I remember my mom talking about getting a sty every now and again and she would always take off one of her gold (real gold) rings and rub on it. As a child I wondered does this really work, but I have had a couple of stys within the last 5 or 6 years and every time I get one I take off my 14K Gold ring and rub on it. Every time I think about it I rub that ring on it and within 2 or 3 days it's gone. I know it sounds strange but it works. My nana had one a couple months ago that had gotten really big overnight and she is allergic to antibiotics and asked me if I knew anything that might help and I told her to take off one of her gold rings and rub on it and continue to do it every time you think about it. And sure enough 2 days later it was gone. Try it out next time you have one and see for yourself.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male Published: October 21

I read about sty's, there are certain stressful situations that contribute mine were related to my divorce (I guess I had an evil eye for my former partner ha ha) my grandmother was a healer that used herbs she made up a solution of raspberry leaf tea ( 1bag to 8 oz hot water) let it cool to body temperature (warm feels soothing)then put it in an eye dropper the pain was gone instantly the seed which is raspberry shape popped out a few hours later just keep dropping the tea until the sty is gone. It is the only thing non-pharmaceutical that works fast to relieve the pain and to get the sty seed out. Make certain that the tea is close to body temperature. 0

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Comment from: David, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 11

It"s a home remedy for removing sty from your eyelid, it freaked me out but it really works, Take a gold ring, rub it hard on your pants to get it warm and hot press against the sty. The chemical in the gold somehow does something to the sty on the eyelid and the next day it was gone it.

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Comment from: Anna, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

My mom would always heat up salt, wrap it in a small cloth and I would have it on my sty for as long as it was warm. Salt keeps the warmth for quite a long time. I haven't tried the gold treatment, but sure will if I get it anytime soon.

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Comment from: Hopenva, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 20

I can't believe the heated gold ring actually worked! I had a stye on my bottom lid and warmed a ring and gently rubbed the stye away. I then warmed a towel with water and applied it under my eye. It was really that simple. The pain and pressure are now gone. Thank you for sharing.

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Comment from: sunshine, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I just got my first sty. I did not know what to do until my husband told me to rub a little Vaseline on my eyelid as he use to get them all the time as a child and that is what his mother would do. I was skeptical but decided to try it and it worked. The sty was gone the next day. My eyelid was swollen and hurt so I rubbed the Vaseline next to the eye lashes and over the eyelid and it actually worked. My husband told me it always worked for him when he was a young boy. He told me not to wait till it got really bad do it as soon as you feel like something is going on and it will take it away. So glad I listened to his advice.

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