How to get rid of barley in the eye
If at the word “barley” the imagination draws a picture of an eared field, then you are very lucky. So, you have never encountered an unpleasant and painful pathology in your eyes. Unfortunately, not all people are among such lucky ones. Some were able to fully experience how painful a cold in the eye, called barley.
Briefly about pathology
The inflammatory process affecting the mucous membrane of the eyelid is commonly called barley. Pathology received such a specific name for its appearance. Inflammation really resembles a small cereal grain. Several seals may appear on one eye at once. But most often only one barley pops up.
The pathology is often based on purulent inflammation that affects the sebaceous gland or ciliary bulb. Such barley is called external. But sometimes the meibomian glands become inflamed (these are modified glands that open in the corners of the eyelids). This pathology is called internal barley.
Why does barley pop up on the eye
The appearance of barley is caused by a bacterial infection. Doctors believe that in 95% of cases, Staphylococcus aureus becomes the culprit of the pathology. This microorganism often settles on the skin or mucous membranes of a person. For a long time he does not reveal himself, restrained by strong immunity. But if the protective function fails, then staphylococcus can be immediately activated.
Due to reduced immunity, barley may appear on the eye.
The main reasons that provoke the appearance of barley in the eye can be as follows:
hypothermia of the body;
excessive stress, nervous breakdowns;
non-observance of eye hygiene;
demodecosis (mite lesion);
blepharitis (eye diseases, accompanied by inflammation of the edges of the eyelids);
Despite the infectious nature of barley, pathology is not contagious to others. Of course, if you do not distribute it yourself. For example, a person can scratch an itchy eye or get both eyes wet with one cloth. In these situations, the risk of spreading the infection is very high.
How to treat barley
Barley is a very common disease. Therefore, people have appeared many ways to treat this pathology. Some of them are frankly incomprehensible, others cause a wave of disgust. But there are among the folk remedies those that really help.
5 important rules
Before you consider how to get rid of barley on the eye efficiently and quickly, it is worth touching on some rules. The affected eye requires special care. Any improper actions can provoke the development of complications. In this case, curing the pathology will become much more difficult.
Do not wear contact lenses during illness.
To speed up the healing process and protect themselves from unpleasant consequences, doctors recommend that you follow these rules:
Wash your hands. In no case should an itchy eye be scratched with unwashed hands. Such actions lead to secondary infection or the spread of infection to healthy areas.
Use sterile wipes. Wipe off the discharge only with sterile wipes. Each eye has a separate napkin. You cannot reuse the same napkin. Otherwise, the mucosa will be re-infected. This rule also applies to compresses. Used wipes (those that already served as lotions) can not be lowered into therapeutic decoctions for washing. They must be discarded immediately after the first procedure.
Refuse the lenses. For the duration of the disease, it is necessary to completely refuse to wear contact lenses. Do not irritate the eyes. Better go to the glasses.
Do not use makeup. If one eye reminds of the monsters from the film, then there is always a desire to mask this defect. However, you can not use decorative cosmetics. You just need to be patient and wait for the barley to pass. By the way, doctors recommend at this time to completely replace all applicators for eyeshadow, brushes, mascara and eyeliner.
Rinse in the right direction. Doctors advise starting the procedure from the outside corner and carefully moving to the inside.
The appearance of barley is often based on errors in lifestyle. Therefore, those who want to speed up the healing process and protect themselves from relapses should carefully review their diet, daily routine. It is necessary to pay attention to exposure to stress and rash.
4 disastrous methods
Many “interesting” methods of treating barley are known. It is difficult to say why they took root among the people. Perhaps it is their comic nature that makes them so popular. So, a list of methods that will not benefit, and sometimes even can aggravate the pathology:
Warming up with egg or salt. This is a very controversial method. On the one hand, warming with a boiled egg (or a bag of warm salt) speeds up the process of barley maturation. Thanks to this, the abscess will burst and clean faster. However, not every barley in the eye can be warmed. Warm procedures enhance the inflammatory process. The infection spreads to nearby territories.