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Also known as a stye.

  • Apis mellifica: a pinkish sty with stinging and burning pain. Edema and pain are relieved by cold compresses.
  • Belladonna: a tender red sty on with throbbing pain, the eye is sensitive to light.
  • Euphrasia: sensation of sand in the eye, eyelids are stuck together
  • Hepar sulph: an extremely painful sty in a child prone to acute suppurations, eyelids stuck together with purulent discharge; the child is irritable and touchy. A warm compress speeds the rupture and relieves the pain.
  • Pulsatilla: inflamed eyelids, stuck together with yellowish discharge; symptoms are alleviated by cold compresses; sty is painless or with mild pain; stye is almost always on the upper eyelid; shy and timid child prone to recurrent stys.
  • Silicea: also works well for preventing recurrent styes; a child prone to lingering suppurations
  • Staphysagria: the main medicine for chalazion (a lump in the eyelid that is not painful).Fits best children who tend to suppress their emotions.