To eliminate a stye fast, apply warm compresses to the eyelid several times a day and clean the eyelid with diluted baby shampoo. Visit a doctor if the stye is painful or gets worse over a few days.
- Apply warm compresses to the eyelid
Styes are caused by oil build-up in the eyelid glands. Applying warm compresses to the eyelid helps liquefy the oil and allow it to escape from the gland. Wet a washcloth with warm water, and press it on the eyelid for a few minutes. Repeat this process several times a day until the stye is gone.
- Wash the eyelid with diluted baby shampoo
Mix water and baby shampoo together, and use a cotton ball to clean the eyelid with the solution. You can also purchase eye-scrub soap from drugstores and use it to clean the eyelids.
- Visit a doctor if the stye gets worse
Styes cannot always be eliminated with at-home treatments. If the stye is painful or gets worse, go to a doctor as soon as possible. To prevent styes in the future, wash your face thoroughly and remove eye makeup before going to bed. Keep your hands clean, and avoid rubbing your eyes. Use your own towel and wash cloth to prevent spreading or contracting germs.