Styes??

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  1. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

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    I am very prone to getting styes in my eyes! I swear I have a new one pop up every other week! if not more! they are so ugly and painful..

    Anyone have a magical stye cure?? I have tried medical wipes, baby shampoo to clean my lids, the over the counter stye crap.. you name it.. and these suckers keep coming!!!!!!
     
  2. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    I rub the tip of my finger against a spoon and then put the spoon on the stye. It burns it out. It's not for the faint of heart!
     
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  3. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

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    right now I am willing to try anything .. I seriously want to freaking rip my eye ball out! I look like quesimodo .. and I have to work tomorrow.. and my eye looks like a horror movie!...

    ohh cute little newborn, let me take your photo. please don't cry i promise I am not a scary monster...
     
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  4. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I'm so sorry! I don't get styes, so no advice. They look and sound painful though!
     
  5. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Do try it, you want to create heat with your hand or finger on the metal of the spoon to try to make the heat act. The warmer you can do it the better. I used to get them all the time in Puerto Rico and these was the only thing that would work.
     
  6. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    oh wow, i thought you were asking about styLes - like actions and such - sounds painful, i hope someone else or the spoon thing works!
     
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  7. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

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    Me too, I totally read it as styles!

    I don't get styes very often, so I don't have any tips for preventing them. I hope you find something that works!
     
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  8. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    You should be sure to discard any makeup you might have been using as it could have bacteria in it that is causing the styes. Of course, if you don't wear makeup, I'd then suggest that you don't touch your eye area if at all possible, and make sure you are using an antibacterial wash to keep your face clean. If you wear contacts, you should definitely throw away the pair you've been using if they are disposable and hang out with glasses for a while.

    To help with a stye, the only thing I've ever had that really helped was to use warm compresses. I'm sure it's similar to the same thing @Dalis is doing with the heat of the spoon. I usually take a washcloth and wet it and then pop it in the microwave for a few seconds. Test on your inner arm/elbow for heat before putting it on your eye area. I will usually put the washcloth inside a plastic sandwich bag as well. That way I can throw the bag away and keep reusing the cloth for repeat sessions of compresses.

    With repeat styes, you may have allergies that are not helping the situation. See your eye specialist because you can never be too careful with your eyes!

    I know they are miserable, and I hope you get some relief soon.
     
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  9. carrie1977

    carrie1977 Tequila and Taco Tuesday

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    Following...my daughter has one right now.
     
  10. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

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    Like Cheryl I have done a washcloth compress when I had a stye. Not very often thankfully and not for a long time. If I got one now, I would use one of my moist heat dry eye compresses that I got for my chronic dry eye.
     
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  11. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    yes, heat is your helper! Some people just rub the finger against their palm and then press the finger. Make sure you clean your hands really well before and after!
     
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  12. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I get them when I'm not getting my minimum amount of sleep
     
  13. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    @dotcomkari Also, you could make yourself some camomile tea and as soon as you get the tea bag out from your tea cup (check to make sure it's not too hot) put it on your eye as a compress. Camomile helps with inflammation.
     
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  14. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

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    I warmed a rice bag my mom in law made... last night and put it in a plastic baggy..and used it for a good half an hour. ..its still there but just a baby bumpy today instead of a big scary one..so hopefully I wont make any babies cry at my photo shoot this morning ..
    Thank you all
     
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  15. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Old remedy ( very similar to Dalis "cure") rub a gold ring over it many times. ( I guess it is metal and heat )
     
  16. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    My hubby gets them occasionally and he using the warm wet washcloth to help ease them away. They usually go away in a day or so.
     

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