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Is There a Homeopathic Remedy for Eye Stye or Pink Eye?

Learn about a homeopathic remedy for eye stye and pink eye.

It’s never a good time to deal with an eye irritation, but don’t they always seem to pop up right as you’re about to head to a wedding, or have your picture taken? There are essentially two common causes of eye irritation, styes and an infection commonly known as pink eye. If you’re wondering if there’s a homeopathic remedy for eye stye or pink eye, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to learn more.

Do I Have Pink Eye or a Stye?

You may be wondering, what’s the difference between pink eye and a stye? Both cause the eye to become red, tender, and watery, but there are some clear differences that can help you determine which type of irritation you have, and if a homeopathic remedy for eye stye or pink eye will help you.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Pink eye is characterized by redness and inflammation of the clear membranes covering the eyelids and whites of the eyes. Pink eye is most commonly caused by a virus or a bacterial infection. Symptoms include:

  • Watering of the eye (extra tears)
  • Redness covering the white part of the eye and the eyelid
  • Pus that oozes out of the eye, or crusts shut while sleeping
  • Itching and burning in the affected eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Gritty feeling in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light

Eye Stye

A stye can sometimes be confused as pink eye because of similar symptoms such as redness and extra tears, but there are some key differences.Eye styes are caused by a blocked oil duct and are generally characterized by a red bump along the outside or inside of the eyelid. It basically looks like a pimple on your eye. Symptoms include:

  • A red bump on your eyelid that resembles a pimple and may have a small pus bubble in the middle
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchiness in and around the eye
  • Watering of the eye (extra tears)
  • The eye oozes pus or crusts shut while sleeping
  • The feeling that something is in your eye

Try a Homeopathic Remedy for Eye Stye or Pink Eye

Pink Eye Relief

Both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are extremely contagious, so if you have it, you should stay home from work or school until it clears up. Homeopathic treatments include:

  • Cleansing the eye regularly with all-natural eye drops, such as Pink Eye Relief from Similasan.
  • Applying a cold washcloth to the eye to reduce swelling.
  • Avoiding using contact lenses.
  • Avoiding wearing eye makeup.
  • Washing hands regularly.
  • Avoiding touching the eye unless offering treatment, and washing hands immediately after.
  • Avoiding sharing towels to stop the spread of infection.

Some conjunctivitis cases may require antibiotics, so if homeopathic treatments aren’t working, you’ll want to make an appointment to see your doctor.

Eye Stye Relief

Eye styes are generally not contagious, but they can be quite uncomfortable. If you do think you are developing a stye, try a homeopathic remedy for eye stye to help it heal before it gets worse. Here are some options.

  • Apply a warm compress on the eye to relieve discomfort and help break up the blockage in the oil duct.
  • With clean hands, gently massage the area around the stye to help it drain naturally; do not squeeze it.
  • Lubricate and flush out the eye with sterile eye drops such as Dry Eye Relief from Similasan.
  • Avoid eye makeup until the stye is gone.
  • Avoid wearing contacts.

In severe cases, a doctor may need to prescribe antibiotics or surgically remove the stye. If yours doesn’t improve or go away after first trying a homeopathic remedy for eye stye, seek medical treatment.