Barley – acute purulent inflammation of the hair bag or sebaceous (sweat) glands, which are located on the edge of the eyelid. Internal barley on the eye is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands, which are located on the inside of the eyelid. In order for it not to constantly return to you, you need to find out the reason for its occurrence.
Why does internal barley occur?
The causes of internal barley on the upper eyelid can be:
- blockage of the sebaceous or sweat glands with dirt or secretions;
- bright skin;
- bacterial infection (the main cause in more than 90% of cases);
- weakened immunity (most often as a result of a cold, as well as severe emotional stress, hypothermia);
- inflammation of the gums, tooth, tonsils;
Symptoms of the appearance of internal barley
The most obvious signs:
- The first sign of barley is itching, pain, redness, swelling and swelling of the eyelid.
- During eyelid tension, there is considerable heaviness (as if something is preventing you from closing or opening your eye).
- Within a few days, a seal appears. Sometimes there may be several.
- A head (pimple) appears on this bump, which opens in a few days, and pus comes out of it (you can’t squeeze it out yourself, you need to see a doctor so that the pus does not enter the bloodstream and you are not hospitalized).
After finding out the cause and symptoms, you should definitely know how to treat internal stye.
Treatment of internal barley
There are several types of treatment for internal barley:
- folk remedies.
Treatment should be started as soon as the first symptoms of the disease appear. As a rule, antibacterial eye drops and ointments are used first. With barley, an antibacterial ointment is applied to the inflamed area, the characteristic swelling of the eyelid, at least 3 times a day until the symptoms disappear completely, but at least 5 days even if the symptoms have disappeared earlier. With bacterial conjunctivitis (red eye with purulent discharge), drops are instilled 2-4 times a day until the symptoms disappear completely, for at least 5 days in a row. It is important to remember that bacteria can develop resistance to any antibacterial drops and ointments, as well as to systemic antibiotics, if the course of treatment is interrupted immediately after the symptoms disappear, in which case the antibacterial drug will no longer be effective.
Or, as soon as inflammation begins, you need to lubricate it with 70% ethyl alcohol (you need to dilute it a little with water) for 4-5 times a day. If this does not help, and the disease progresses, you need to treat the lesions with a 30% solution of Albucid, you can also treat with dexamethasone (instill into the eye bag one drop 3-4 times a day).
As for the folk method of treatment, you need to mix half a glass of fresh aloe juice with one glass of honey (linden) and half a glass of natural Cahors. Drink one teaspoon before meals. Store this product in the refrigerator.
If the treatment did not help, and you still have the question of how to treat internal barley on the eye, you need to contact an ophthalmologist. He will examine your eye and prescribe a series of tests and professional treatment.