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curing styes with teabags - fact or fiction???

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Aniyan Mon 18-Aug-08 09:48:36

I've got a little stye forming on my lower eyelid for the first time ever, and I've been told to put a still-warm, used teabag on it a few times a day as this is supposed to be a miracle cure.

Does anyone know if this is likely to work? Is it just the heat that does the job, or is it something in the tea?

TIA

maidamess Mon 18-Aug-08 09:51:25

I'd heard that rubbing a gold ring on a stye was supposed to get rid of it.

Aniyan Mon 18-Aug-08 10:14:19

Yes, I've heard that one - but I don't have any gold rings - just a very fine chain that I don't fancy rubbing my eye with grin.

I shall try the teabag thing anyway as I can't go out to the chemist till later (waiting in for a delivery), and it gives me a good excuse to have lots of sit downs with a lovely cup of tea!

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