Hordeolum (stye) represents the appearance of a small growth, like a pimple, on the eyelid. The pitcher is most often caused by bacterial infections with Staphylococcus aureus.
CAUTION: Do not confuse with the chalazion hordeolum. Thus, although both are also known as the pitcher and have the appearance of a pimple, chalazion is caused by blockage of the glands Tarsa Meibomius. Normally none of these does affect eye sight.
Causes of the hordeolum
Stye is caused by a bacterial infection with Staphylococcus aureus. This infection is in turn caused by the following factors:
- weakened immune systems;
- some cosmetics;
- wiping or rubbing eyes frequently.
Clinical manifestations of stye are:
- mild pain;
- mild tenderness in the affected area;
- eyelid inflammation;
- excessive tearing of the eyes;
- discomfort during blinking;
- sensitivity to light;
Home remedies for hordeolum
- Drink every day dandelion tea to detoxify the body.
- Boil a few leaves of acacia (Acacia catechu) in 2 cups of water. Apply as compresses this infusion on the eyelid.
- Boil 1 teaspoon coriander seeds in water. Use the resulting tea to clean eyelids.
- Heat some guava leaf and apply them over the closed eyelids.
- Simmer little turmeric powder in 2 cups water, until that remain only half the initial amount of liquid. Strain the resulting tea and apply a few drops to the eyes 2-3 times a day.
- Place 2-3 granules of alum in water. Use the mixture to clean eyelids.
Other tips on fighting hordeolum
- Wash the face as many times a day.
- Apply wet green tea teabags on the eyelids.