How To Get Rid Of Pimple On Eyelid - Top 7 Home Remedies

A pimple is bad enough, but getting a pimple on the eye is annoying, painful and extremely uncomfortable. Here are some quick home remedies.

A sty used to be a very common occurrence among children when we were growing up. With dust and unwashed hands and snotty kids around, it was no surprise. But getting a sty (a pimple on eyelid) today is a source of annoyance, discomfort and severe pain.

There are medicines to take care of the infected eye, but when there are countless effective home remedies, why resort to prescription drugs?

What causes a sty?

Dirt, bad makeup, small debris, bad hygiene, stress or even hormonal changes can cause an eye pimple. The small oil glands in the eye get blocked and are infected with bacteria, leading to this condition.

A sty usually appears on the eyelid, but a pimple inside eyelid is pretty common too. You could suffer pain, tenderness, some swelling, a burning or itchy sensation, irritation while blinking or sensitivity to bright light.

A sty normally goes away within 8-10 days on its own, but why should you suffer when eye pimple treatment is available, at home?

7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pimples On Eyelid:

#1 A warm compress

The heat speeds up blood circulation, helping heal and drain the pus. You will also be comforted by the warm touch.

  • Immerse a clean towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water
  • Lie down with your eyes shut and place the towel on the affected eye
  • Keep it on for 4-5 minutes
  • Repeat this 3-4 times a day until pus comes out
  • Carefully clean away the pus
  • Repeat the warm compress until there is no more discharge

#2 Turmeric

We all know the healing properties of turmeric. Try this remedy to subside a sty quickly.

How To Use:

  1. Mix one tablespoon of turmeric in 2 cups of water
  2. Bring this solution to boil until it reduces to half
  3. After it cools, strain it through a fine muslin cloth
  4. With the help of this solution, wash your eyes at least 2-3 times in a day

#3 Potato

The humble potato comes to your aid. It works as an astringent and reduces inflammation.

Steps To Use:

  1. Grate a clean medium-size potato
  2. Make a poultice of the grated potato in a muslin cloth
  3. Place this on the affected eye for 5-10 minutes
  4. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day for about 4 days

#4 Green tea

Green tea work just as wonderfully on the skin as it does within. The natural anti-inflammatory properties reduce pain and tannic acid keeps the infection from spreading.

How To Use:

  1. Immerse a green tea bag in a cup of warm water
  2. Remove the bag and squeeze out all excess water
  3. Place the teabag over the affected eye for five minutes
  4. Repeat this 3-4 times every day until the eye improves

#5 Cloves

Antibacterial and pain-reliving clove is a handy thing to have when affected by a sty.

Steps To Use:

  1. Soak 5-6 pods of clove in water for 10 minutes
  2. Strain to remove the pods and keep the water
  3. Soak a clean cloth in the clove infused water
  4. Comfort the affected eye with it for a few minutes
  5. Continue with this pimple on eyelid treatment thrice a day for a few days

#6 Coriander seeds

The tasty coriander seed quietly relieves the pain and inflammation of a sty.

How To Use:

  1. Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds with a cup of water
  2. Turn off the gas and wait till the water cools down
  3. Strain and wash your affected eye with it
  4. Repeat thrice a day until it gets better

#7 Aloe Vera

No home remedy list is complete without aloe vera gel. Use fresh gel or purchase some from your nearest chemist. This soothes and helps reduce redness and swelling.

Steps To Use:

  1. Gently rub the gel on the affected eye
  2. Wash the eye with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Apply Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream on the area around eye
  3. Repeat thrice a day for a week

All these 7 remedies are effective in treating a sty, and without any side-effects too. 

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