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Stye Eye Compress

A gentle compress to help stye's come to a head naturally and alleviate pain, for human and animal use.

A stye is an infection on the edge of the eyelid that occurs in an oil-secreting gland located near the root of an eyelash. Often, more than one gland is affected. Styes are usually bacterial in origin, primarily caused by Staphylococcus bacteria. A more chronic but less inflamed bump in the same area is called a chalazion.

An emerging stye appears as a red, swollen, tender area on the rim of an eyelid. As pus forms, the red area may develop into a fluid-filled blister with a small but visible yellowish spot in the center, and the eye may water. Eventually, the blister opens and drains, and healing can begin.

It is important not to squeeze or try to puncture the lesion, this only worsens the infection. A stye should begin to improve within two or three days. A chalazion can last for several weeks without getting either better or worse.

The safest and most effective way to rid the eye area of a stye is by applying warm compresses. You can apply compresses up to 4 times per day for human or animal use.

A compress is made using the herbs Goldenseal, Oregon Grape Root and Eyebright. Herbs are made in tea bags for ease and convienent clean up. One tea bag will make a teapot or more and will be enough liquid for up to 5 compresses or more depending on the size and texture of your cloth.

This compress may also be used with supplements of Colloidal Silver which will additionally aid in ridding the area of bacteria and infection and will serve as immune system support. Please see my product "Colloidal Silver" here at Local Harvest for more information.

Additional supplements of Echinacea and/or Goldenseal may also be given.

Tea bags are accompanied with directions for use and information on how to apply a compress.

Safe for use with children. Also safe for use with pregnant and nursing women because this is a topical application and is not taken internally.

Herbs in this blend: Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, Eyebright

I am a Certified Natural Health Consultant & Certified Herbalist. I am a good standing member of the American Herbalist Guild, American Botanical Council and Flower Essence Society. I am also a member of the Keyport Business Alliance and National Home Gardening Club.

I have studied and used herbs for over 14 years and began at a young age with the help of my Grandmother. Herbalism is a tradition in my family and I respect the healing herbs offer.

Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease.

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