Home remedies for a sty include keeping the affected area clean and using warm compresses for five to 10 minutes two or three times a day, states Mayo Clinic. Refrain from wearing eye makeup or contact lenses, and do not pinch or squeeze the sty, advises Healthline.
A sty occurs when oil-producing glands in the eyelid become inflamed. It is characterized by redness or swelling at the edge of the eyelid, tearing, and tenderness of the eyelid or eye pain, according to Healthline. Most of the time, a sty resolves on its own, but chronic infections may require prescription antibiotic cream, states Healthline.