Blocked gland. A stye is nothing more than a blocked oil gland. They are rarely infected, and never cause a threat to your eyesight. You can try hot compresses.... A sock filled with beans heated in the microwave is a good hot pack.
Warm compress. I would start with a warm compress, but see your md if not getting better.
Eye drops. A combination of antibiotic and steroid drops in combination with hot compress 4 times a day. Some doctors add an oral tetracycline and omega 3 which effect the oils.
Suggestions. Besides going to a doctor and getting rx drops, you can try over the counter drops like alaway or zaditor, (ketotifen) and use them 2-4 times a day. You can also keep the rims of your lids clean by lightly brushing them with a wet q-tip after a shower or other application of steamy heat. Try to resist picking at it, because that may make things worse.
Warm compresses. The best and most successful way is with warm compresses. If it persists or gets very large, it can be surgically incised and drained. Some people have had success with injection of steroid into the stye (this can be very painful with side effects).
Chalazion Treatment. Time is the second best way to treat a chalazion. The natural history is for them to resolve over several months to years. However, rarely other conditions such as sebaceous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma can look like a "stye" therefore evaulation by an ophthalmologist is recommended for chalazia that do not resolve. Medications, injections and surgery can be used to treat chalazia.
Warm soaks. An acute stye is best first treated by applying a very warm, not hot, washcloth to the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time and five times per day. This will get rid of most. Things like "stye" ointment obtained over the counter do not work. Check with your ophthalmologist if persistent.
See below. Use frequent clean warm (not too hot) compresses over the closed eye for several minutes, several times a day. If it doesn't go away after a couple of weeks, see an ophthalmologist.
Sty. Wet heat (warm soaks). Usually self limited but antibiotic eyes drops shorten the course.
Compresses! You can use warm compresses - a washcloth with warm water and hold it to the closed eye for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. You can massage it with your fingers after the compress, but do not aggravate it. You are trying to get it to drain on its own. You may need it incised and drained if this does not work. See and ophthalmologist. A sty is not and infection, so antibiotics do not help.
Need to find the r. First need to know the reason for the stye and more so if you have the stye or chalazion? Chalazion is more common. If you like to try the home remedy then go for the warm compresses 15 minhtes x 2 and massage x 2. It it does not improve you may need to see the ophthalmologist.?
Warme compresses. Warm compresses 10 minutes, four times a day.
Lid scrubs. 2 step program: hot compress applied 2x/day followed by eyelid margin scrubs with baby shampoo/ warm water for two weeks. 3rd step, if needed: if not resolved add blephamide antibiotic/steroid ointment 3x/day for 2 weeks prescribed by your primary or eye care doctor. Should resolve in 1-3 weeks in at least 90% of patients.
Warm compresses. Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated.
Heat treatment. Styes respond best to frequent (4-5 times per day) applications of very warm (not hot) washcloths for 4-5 minutes each time over the involved area. Done frequently and diligently, this will usually get rid of the stye. If it persistes over seven days, then have it evaluated by an ophthalmologist.