As a child I suffered a lot with styes in my eye, occasionally having them cut out the lid by surgery. I even remember rubbing my grandma's gold ring on the eyelid as that was an old wives tale for supposedly healing styes! I guess it was my grandma who shared this old remedy with me, I can't recall if it worked or not.... Since then I have not been plagued with this problem, until recently I developed a small stye on the upper lid. Probably I have been run down, and need to get more sleep, but I needed something to relieve the redness and irritation.
About the product:
Similasan Stye Eye Relief is 100% natural. Its active ingredients include the homepathics Conuum maculatan, Graphites, Sulphur. These ingredients temporarily reduce symptoms such as redness, swelling and tearing. The product claims to soothe the pain and discomfort of a stye and as it is a homepathic preparation, there are not any harmful side effects, or drug interactions.
How I tested the product:
I started using the eye drops as soon as I noticed the red tell tale signs of a stype developing on my upper lid. I used a couple of drops 2 or 3 times a day.
- Does not sting the eye.
- Pretty affordable, I paid around $10 for a 10ml bottle.
- No harmful side effects.
- Natural, safe ingredients.
- It really did relieve the irritation in my eye and less than a week later the stye is almost gone.
- For some reason I can't seem to get it in my eye straight away. I usually end up with streaks of the eye drops down my cheeks. At least it doesn't smell!
I like this product and I like this company. I have tried other products of theirs and even though I cannot pronounce the name (!), I like the fact that they are creating safe, alternative medicines. This particular product worked for me, and was a cost effective way to treat a minor irritation.
I give it 4.5 stars out of five.
Where to buy it:
Readily available in health store, pharmacies, online.