A stye is the infection of a small sebaceous gland from the eyelid. Initially it appears as a small and soft red swelling and breaks when it reaches the maximum swelling level.
The stye will heal in about a week.
As a rule, most stye are cured without a medical treatment within a few days (about 7 days).
To help your child to get over this event, you can apply a clean, soft and hot handkerchief to the child’s eye. It’s advisable to keep the compress in the same place for about 15 minutes / 3-4 times a day. Heat will help the infection to be eliminated quickly. Once the infection gets drained, it will heal much easier and faster. Don’t squeeze and don’t try to remove the pus such as you do with a pimple. It will be painful for the baby and can aggravate the infection.
When the secretion is removed, wash the child’s eyelid with a clean towel and be careful not to use the same towel to the healthy eye because you can spread the infection to it.
Important: avoid chamomile tea!
Another natural treatment is aloe juice. But for this it’s necessary to use a plant that is older than 3 years. The juice has more healing properties. Cut a leaf from this plant and put in the refrigerator for several hours. Then squeeze the juice, dilute with water at a ratio of 1/3 and lubricate the affected eyelid.
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