Barley is an inflammation of the eyelid, manifested in the form of swelling with accumulation of pus in the hair follicle or sebaceous gland. The disease affects the edges of the eyelids and can occur in both mild and severe form. The disease is not considered serious, as it is possible to cure the barley on the eye with our own efforts. But in order not to harm yourself during treatment, you need to clearly know what measures are permissible in this case.
Methods of drug treatment
Despite the fairly rapid course of the disease, barley in the eye cannot be cured in a day. Getting rid of the disease will require several days and medical supervision. Seeking a doctor is desirable for any disease, and a purulent abscess on the eyelid is no exception.
To cure barley on the eye, it must be periodically lubricated with a solution of iodine or brilliant green, as well as 70% alcohol. It is necessary to carry out the treatment as carefully as possible, avoiding the ingress of drugs on the mucous membrane and conjunctiva.
Getting rid of barley requires the indispensable use of sulfonamide solutions or antibiotics in drops. Albucidin, Levomitsetin and other similar solutions can be used for this purpose.
It is necessary to bury the drops 3-4 times a day to prevent the spread of infection and lesions. An alternative to intraconjunctival drops can be ointment sulfonamides and antibiotics, as well as 1% mercury ointment, which are laid for eyelid.
How to cure barley on the eye with other available means? Healing will be dry heat - a blue lamp with a reflector and UHF-therapy. In the “folk version” the same effect is given by a long-proven proven remedy - a hot boiled egg wrapped in dense fabric. It helps to reduce pain and speed recovery.
Traditional methods of treatment
Other time-tested “grandmothers” recipes will help to quickly cure barley on the eye. Traditional medicine can be very useful in the absence of drugs or their negative effects on the body.
- Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The extract of this plant helps with many diseases, including the formation of barley. Lotions or hot infusion chamomile compresses dissolve it already at the initial stage.
- Also act on the purulent formation of infusion of flaxseed and a weak solution of boric acid.
- Ripened barley can be treated with a peeled piece of raw garlic, the aromatic juice of which kills pathogenic bacteria, reduces inflammation and heals wounds on the skin. Wipe sore eyelid moist cut cloves, avoiding contact with the juice in the eyes. The course of treatment with garlic is only 2-3 days.
- The healing properties of aloe are used everywhere. Saves the plant from barley. To do this, wash the aloe leaf, squeeze the juice out of it and make lotions, after diluting the extract with water so that 1 part has 10 parts of boiled water.
Warming compresses and lotions are permissible only at the initial stage of the disease. Already formed barley is better not to warm or moisten.
How to cure barley in the eye of a child?
People with weakened immunity are more likely to suffer from purulent inflammation. Children of kindergarten and school age fall into this category during the period of adaptation to the team and the new environment. Barley formation in children is accompanied by the same symptoms as in adults, but the treatment is somewhat different.
On how to cure the barley in the eye of a child, it is better to inquire with a specialist. Inspection will reliably show how serious the problem is and by what methods it can be fixed. First of all, it depends on the age and primary symptoms of the disease. When treating children, the following actions are permissible:
- warming of the affected skin area;
- the use of drops of Albucid or Levomycetin in pediatric dosage;
- treatment with green paint or 70% alcohol solution;
- the application of special ointments in children's dosage.
Any of these methods require increased caution and prior consultation with a doctor.
Invalid actions in barley
Barley ripening is accompanied by itching and painful sensations. The desire to scratch the eyelid and touch it is justified, but it is absolutely impossible to do this. Otherwise, the infection can get on the mucous membrane, and from it spread throughout the body, including the brain membranes.
It is better not to disturb the formed abscess. Do not mask it with cosmetics, as sepsis can develop. Especially since it is still impossible to hide the barley.
Hypothermia and overheating of the body can complicate the disease and provoke the spread of lesions. Therefore, during the period of illness it is not recommended to be outside for a long time, especially in the cold season, as well as to visit the bath or sauna.
And, of course, in no case should barley be squeezed out. This not only does not relieve inflammation, but also increases it.
When is it better not to risk?
If the barley takes a serious form, self-treatment will be useless or aggravate the disease. In addition, an exacerbation always indicates deeper problems that require thorough examination.
Complications with barley are the following manifestations:
- elevated temperature;
- multiple education;
- swelling of the lymph nodes;
- frequent recurrences of the disease.
If it is not possible to cure barley on the eye for a long time, intervention of a specialist is also required. Inflammation may be a concomitant manifestation of a serious illness.
Barley does not appear just like that, but it is treated quickly and easily. This is not the most insidious disease and causes more inconvenience in aesthetic terms. With the help of available means the development of the disease can be stopped already at the stage of redness. The main thing is not to miss the moment and start the treatment in time.