A Stye or in other name is known as hordeolum.
A Stye is a small, inflamed boil on the eyelid. It may affect the skin of the eyebrows or the eyelids. More commonly Stye is seen on the lower eyelid. Usually stye is an inflamed hair follicle or an infection of a sebaceous gland in the edge of the eyelid.
Thers is a two types of Stye: -
Most common causes for Stye are – cosmetics, incomplete removal of makeup, conjunctivitis, due to ill health, infection of the eyelid caused due to staphylococcus bacteria, infection of the hair follicle of the eyelid leads to the blockage of the hair follicles, lack of hygiene, blockage of sebaceous glands near the eyelids, poor nutrition and poor health. People suffering from blepharitis are at higher risk of developing stye. Obese people are more prone to develop stye due to high levels of blood lipids or fats that blocks the oil glands.
According to Ayurveda, external stye is compared with Anjananamika, whereas internal stye is compared with Utsangini and Kumbhika. It is caused due to vitiation of the Rakta dhatu and Pitta dosha. However other doshas are also involved in causing Anjananamika. Panchakarma therapies that can be done in this condition are:
- Bidalaka -Ayurvedic treatment used to heal netra rogas or eye disorders. Therapy process is a medicated paste is applied on the eyelids to cure the condition of Anjananamika or eye pimple.
- Netra tarpana is used to cure a variety of eye problems such as inflammation, irritations in the eye, vision obstructions and redness. To cure Stye tarpana must be offten as advised by your Ayurvedic doctor.
- Putapaka often follows Tarpana therapy. Specially prepared juice from Ayurvedic herbs is poured over the eyelids in a manner quite similar to the tarpana treatment. The putapaka vidhi helps treat both the stye outside and inside your eyelids.
Other Ayurvedic therapies such a Nasya, Netra vasti, Shirodhara could be prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.
Single Ayurvedic herbs that help in eliminating the infection from the eyes and help heal the abscess are – Giloy, Shunthi, Manjishtha, Pippali, Haridra, Marich, Amalaki, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Clove and others. Ayurvedic formulations useful in this case are - Kaishore Guggulu, Gandhak rasayan, Saptamrita loha, Amalaki Rasayan, Triphala churna, Manjishthadi churna, Ashwagandha Avaleha, Triphala Guggulu.
Ghee that's cooked with bay leaves, lemon and cinnamon can be used as a disinfectant and cleanser
paste of Neem and turmeric for Stye on upper eyelid
Use separate towels and other common objects
Avoid touching the stye
Protect your eyes from dust and smoke
1 cup of water, add two tablespoons of coriander seeds and boil for 15-20 minutes. Strain and use this as an eyewash twice a day
add turmeric powder to water and use this water as eye drops three times a day