If you have a painful red or white bump on your eyelid, it’s most likely a sty. A sty occurs when the oil glands around the eyelid get infected and inflamed. It’s usually not harmful, but it’s an ugly pain in your eye! Here’s a natural remedy to relieve the discomfort…

Place a handful of fresh parsley in a soup bowl. Pour a cup of boiling water over the parsley and let it steep for 10 minutes. Soak a clean washcloth in the hot parsley water, lie down, put the cloth on your closed lids and relax for 15 minutes. Repeat the procedure before bedtime. Parsley water is also good for eliminating puffiness around the eyes.

Note: Your sty should be gone within a few days, but if it’s extremely painful or located underneath your eyelid, see your eye doctor. Also, if you have frequent sties, your eye doctor might prescribe an antibiotic ointment to prevent recurrence.

Never do this: Never pop a sty like you would a pimple! That will just spread the bacteria and possibly cause further infection.

Thanks to AllaboutVision.com for help with this tip.

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