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weaselwatcher Wed 08-Jun-16 19:03:49

I have a stye appear in the last hour that is soooo painful on inside of my eyelid. My eye is swollen! Help me make it better please wise people of mumsnet

iwantavuvezela Wed 08-Jun-16 19:06:04

You can use hot water on a flannel / cotton wool, and use as a compress. That might help you get some relief. Do a couple of times a day.

Junosmum Wed 08-Jun-16 19:39:33

Steam the duck out of it. Had loads. Boiling water in a cup or thermos and hold your eye over the steam for as long as you can ( careful not to burn yourself) your eye can be closed.

Izzabellasasperella Wed 08-Jun-16 20:16:46

Rub it with a gold ring, it really does work.

Wolfiefan Wed 08-Jun-16 20:17:25

I do what Izzabella said.

TheDevilMadeMeDoIt Wed 08-Jun-16 20:25:02

I pull out the hair (eyelash) in the middle with tweezers. blush Bit of an ouch but then it's gone.

(Probably best left to the sporners grin)

silvermantela Wed 08-Jun-16 20:26:15

I use a hot teabag on it - sounds a bit mad but has all the advantages of a hot flannel or other compress but stays hotter a lot longer, plus the antitoxins in tea or whatever seem to have a good effect - any styes I've had have always gone much quicker since I started doing it!

TheTartOfAsgard Wed 08-Jun-16 20:28:12

Salt water baths as hot as you can tolerate. Keep warm flannel held to eye for 20mins. Can do this as many times a day as you like. Will bring it to a head and help it drain quicker.

TheRollingCrone Wed 08-Jun-16 20:30:02

What Devil said. But you do have to get the EXACT eyelash that's infected.

DreamingofItaly Wed 08-Jun-16 21:50:17

I've always rubbed a silver ring on a stye and it really does work to relieve it.

Hassled Wed 08-Jun-16 21:52:00

Golden Eye ointment works a treat. Greasy and horrible but it does the job.

PiranhaBrothers Wed 08-Jun-16 21:55:45

Also agree with plucking the eyelash out -and post pictures of the aftermath-

PiranhaBrothers Wed 08-Jun-16 21:56:56

bastard non-working strikethrough <grrrr>

hollinhurst84 Wed 08-Jun-16 22:04:24

I had one last week that was insanely sore and actually covering my pupil when I looked to the side. Had enough so I stuck a needle in it, slathered it with golden eye and went to bed. Appears to have gone

RaeSkywalker Wed 08-Jun-16 22:11:37

Golden Eye is the way forward.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Wed 08-Jun-16 22:48:25

Another one who just yoinks the eyelash if it's on the lash line. Lots of heat if it's not so it opens the pores up. The teabag suggestion is a sound one, just make sure it's not too scalding.

weaselwatcher Wed 08-Jun-16 22:52:47

I've tried hot flannel, teabag, it hurts!!!
It's up and under my left eyelid, irritating thing! Will have to hunt out this magic you're all rating if I don't wake up sty free!

Lovetobeme Wed 08-Jun-16 23:01:58

Keep going with the hot flannel. I had one and my eye and face was really swollen. I kept doing hot compresses, mixed with gently massaging the area under my eye (I ran my finger along it with slight pressure) did this and it burst after a whole and quickly returned to normal smile

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