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May 19th, 2012, 07:15 AM
This is what my eye looks like this morning. This thingy has come to head, and I sure hope it busts today. It is not as sore but still very uncomfortable. I touched it and it is very tender.


Donna F
May 19th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Aww you poor thing. I have had those. I heat up water as hot as I can stand it, dip a tea bag and squeeze the water from it and place it on my eye until it cools. There are properties in tea that help relieve swelling and it works wonders and helps the pain. I hope it gets better soon.

May 19th, 2012, 07:49 AM
Thanks Donna. I did all that yesterday. I wondered about using a poultice of milk and bread near my eye. Not sure about that one.

Donna F
May 19th, 2012, 07:55 AM
I haven't heard that one but the way it looks right now, the tea worked thank goodness. Why don't you do it again and see how much better it will feel and how fast it clears. That tea trick is a miraculous thing. I feel so sorry for you.

May 19th, 2012, 10:41 AM
OUCH! that is all I can say!!!

May 19th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Tea bags work because of the tannic acid in tea. My specialist told me to use this remedy.

May 19th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Oh my Monique, it sure looks painful! I must say you have a beautiful shade of eyeball though! :) Better than my poop eyes. hehe

Hope you feel better soon!

Huggers friend! Ruby

May 19th, 2012, 11:49 AM
cotton wool pad in hot salt water will bring the sty to a head then it should pop and relieve the pain, if you wear mascara you will need to throw it out as you may infect your other eye! sadly the brush will have bacteria on it and spoil the pot,hope you feel better soon .x

May 19th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Monique, oh how I feel for you! Hang in there. My daughter had one of those about 5 years ago. We could not get it to go away. We finally ended up at a specialist who gave her a shot of steroids and antibiotics. That took care of it pronto.

May 19th, 2012, 12:48 PM
I use to get those when I was a kid. The eye Dr. finally had to lance it, to make it go away. warm compress helps though. Sorry Honey. Get well soon, Hugs, Jan L.

May 19th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Suffered terribly from these as a kid and teen. Yep, tea bag is the trick to use. Keep doing it and it will burst and clear up. I feel for you Monique. I know they can be so sore.

May 19th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Please don't mess around with your eyes and go see a dr. as soon as you're able to. You only have 2 eyes!!!

hope you get help soon!


May 19th, 2012, 02:52 PM
If the tea helped bring it to a head that is great, but DO NOT go trying to pop it. Use the tea bag as hot as you can stand and if it isn't popped and still there by Monday you need to go to Dr. with that. You certainly do not want you whole eye to get infected. It certainly looks painful and annoying.

May 19th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Monique....Your eye looks so sore...poor girl! I hope you get some relief today. Hugs, Barb

May 19th, 2012, 09:04 PM
All I can say is...oooh, poor baby! Feel better soon.

May 19th, 2012, 09:31 PM
So, here is the nurse in me...again...keep using the tea bag, as that seems to have helped, but please if your eye continues to be so red and painful go see a doctor, I would hate for you to have a really bad infection in that eye and possibly lose your site...and as someone else said get rid of all eye makeup and buy new...but don't use it until the infection is cleared, as you don't want to contaminate the new makeup.
Hope you get to feeling better soon!

May 20th, 2012, 04:15 AM
One thing that I have always been told and have always used is to rub a gold ring on the sty when it is just coming on. Don't know what it is but it works like magic. I don't know that it would work once the sty is at this stage though.

May 20th, 2012, 06:08 AM
That eye looks like it needs a doctor's attention. Too close to your precious eye to be doctoring it yourself in my opinion. Although I guess you didn't really ask for my opinion so I'll shut up now. Feel better very very soon.

May 20th, 2012, 08:28 AM
UPDATE: I did see the doc and he told me it was a blocked tear duct. SIL yesterday thought it was an ingrown eye lash. Whatever it is, it popped yesterday while I put a hot compress on it. I have been on antibiotics since Thursday. Thanks everyone. Feels much better today.

May 20th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Wow, Monique. That was a painful experience. I am glad that it has resolved itself.

May 20th, 2012, 11:09 AM
OMG Monique! I haven't checked the forum for a coupla days now and just read about your awful experience Monique...... As someone who went thru multiple surgeries to eventually losing an eye to retinal detachment 12 years ago, i learned a lot about eyes... One is never never touch something in or around eyes with your fingers as they are full of bacteria, and secondly head to the doc when a problem is starting. Sometimes Polysporin for eyes can help if problem is on the outside of the eye... Monique I feel for,you and sending you comfort hugs... Glad all is over!!! That must have been awfully scary...

May 20th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Glad you feeling better, hugs Edwina x

May 21st, 2012, 01:21 AM
Glad you are feeling better! As I was reading your post I ws thinking of the teabag too. My 3 month old granddaughter has a blocked tear duct and her doctor told her to use a tea bag -I was surprised because I thought it was and old wives tale I learned from my mother many, many years ago. About my granddaughter - I thought the doctor would give her saline drops but because she is so young, the doctor said to use a warm wash cloth and the teabag. She still has it, but it is getting better.