Treating a stye with homeopathy. A stye is a type of boil that forms on the edge of the eyelid. It is a usually purulent inflammation of the eyelid glands that appears as an abscess on the inside or outside of the eyelid.
Styes are a result of a staphylococcal infection (Staphylococcus aureus in 90-95% of cases).
The localised symptoms are painful, inflamed swelling, pus and reddening. Patients also usually have a temperature.
Hepar sulfuris calcárea 15C
Hepar sulfuris is used to reabsorb the discharge. It should be taken twice a day.
Pulsatilla is used when the stye occurs mainly on the upper eyelid and the eyelids are red and inflamed.
Staphisagria is for chronic or recurrent sties that appear mainly on the upper eyelid. The eyes are very dry and have rheum. The corner of the eye and the edges of the eyelids may be chapped and infected.
Graphites is recommended for chronic or recurrent sties. The edges of the eyelids are chapped, inflamed and produce a yellowish thick discharge that is typical of Graphites.
This is given for iterative sties that always reappear.
For chronic cases, we can give one dose of Pulsatilla 15C twice a week combined with a dose of Staphysagria 15C twice a week.
Local treatment will consist of applying a calendula ointment to the area twice a day.
The type of medicine and correct dilution should be assessed by a homeopath in each specific case. This article is a general guideline.
Always seek advice from your doctor, therapist, pharmacist or health professional.
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