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Old 10-28-2005, 01:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not for dd. For me. I just got rid of one and up comes another. Always in my right eye. Always on the upper lid. They're painful and soooo ugly : Any advice would be greatly appreciated, not just in treating them but in making them stay away.

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Nope. Haven't for years.
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You could try rue fennel tincture. You put about 5-10 drops in a ounce of water and use it to wash in and around your eye a couple of times a day. Also with any reoccuring infection, just watch your sugar intake, and maybe boost your immune system with echinachea, goldenseal, vitamin c, ect.

 
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I'll try that. Thanks. I don't understand. Is it an immunity problem? I rarely get sick and eat really well. Could it be stress? Somebody told me that once you get one stye you'll be prone to others due to scar tissue. Is that true?

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It definately could have something to do with stress. Stress affects our bodies in so many different ways, but you typically start seeing issues with the immune system if stress goes on too long. Do you see a correlation between your stress level and when the styes show up? Do you by any chance change your eating habits when your stressed, or get tired and rub your eyes more often? I really don't know about scar tissue forming. I am wondering if you are actually getting completely rid of the styes inbetween outbreaks, perhaps there is some lingering irritation there.

Maybe you could do some relaxation techniques to help combat your stress? Of course when I'm stressed is usually the time when I have the least amount of time for myself ! But it is so important, if only 10 minutes before bed, it'll help you sleep well too.

 
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Hi...styes are a form of staph infections usually...the same bacteria that can cause impetigo. You might try an antibiotic eye ointment to help prevent recurrence also sometimes it needs to be drained by a doctor. I read up on styes recentlly when I had one. Below is a link you might find helpful.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/001009.htm
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