How to treat a sty (kuliti in Filipino)?

My husband has a sty or what we call “kuliti” on his right eye for a few days now. He’s been complaining that it’s affecting his work especially when facing the computer because of the stingy pain in his eyelids. Earlier, I searched on home remedies for the treatment of sty or sties.

A sty is caused by an infected oil gland at the base of the eyelash. It is not an alarming eye problem since it does not affect the eye and the vision. A simple home remedy is to apply warm compresses to the affected area for 15 minutes. Do this 4 to 5 times a day until the sty heals and disappears. Usually, it will only last for 2-3 days.

Remember to keep your hands clean when touching the affected eye area to avoid further infection. If the sty does not heal after 3 days, it is best to see a doctor. Occasionally, sties may need to be drained and cleaned by a doctor and antibiotics may be prescribed.

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