Home remedies?

  1. I woke up yesterday with a sty on my upper right eyelid. It isn't painful but extremely uncomfortable. I haven't had one of these in years. When I was a kid my mother had me put a warm tea bag on it. The unit clerk at work told me to put a raw potato on my eye as the starch will draw the pus out. Does any body else have any other suggestions? Thanks!

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  3. by   NicuGal
    Actually...warm a potato in the microwave so it is hot, wrap it in a towel and hold it to your eye...lasts longer than a hot pack!
  4. by   semstr
    Warm mashed potato is the best thing!!

    Take care, Renee
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    Thanks for all the advice. But you know what? I don't think that it is a sty after all. My eyelid started swelling on Tuesday. It is now Thursday and the swelling hasn't gone down at all. I think that it may be a cellulitis or something like that. I'm not running a fever or anything and other than the minor discomfort, I feel fine. But if the swelling hasn't gotten any better by tomorrow or God Forbid has gotten worse, then I am gonna go see my doctor. Thanks again!