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I Can't Spy With My Little Eye Because I've a Stye
Golden Eye Ointment
Member Name: jacb1983
Golden Eye Ointment
Advantages: Cleared up my stye nicely in 3 days, soothed my stye, easy to use,
Disadvantages: Have to throw remaining cream away after course finished. Not cheap.
Over the past year, for some reason I'm still unsure of, I've had several eye irritations, the most annoying of which have been styes. When I was younger, every few years I might get one tiny, irritating stye, but more recently, if and when I get one, they are much bigger, painful and a big irritation. The last big one I had (a large one that oozed goo overnight!) a few months ago was the one which prompted me to buy some of this Golden Eye ointment, which my mother recommended.
I paid £5.50 for my 4 gram tube from the chemists, as you can buy this over the counter. The tube is very small, so £5.50 is quite a lot, but my mum said this was what she'd always used if she had eye infections or irritations, and that it had always done the job well for her, so I tried it.
To use, you apply the ointment gently to the skin of the infected or irritated area 3 to 4 times a day - the instructions tell you to put it between the lower eyelid and eyeball, you just pull the lower eyelid down a bit, and then as you put the lid back, the cream will naturally spread on the inner eyelids and start to do it's work.
As I as using this for my stye, rather than something like conjunctivitis, I just dabbed a cotton bud of the pale yellow cream onto and around the stye. I also washed all my make up brushes, sharpened eye pencils etc, to get rid of any potential bacteria on there which was causing or could potentially spread the stye.
The ointment was soothing whenever it went on, and the next day, it already felt like my stye was reducing in size, and it was less painful. 3 days later and I could barely see the stye and the pain had gone completely, thanks to the ointment.
The only downsides to Golden Eye ointment are, firstly, that you are advised to throw the tube away after your infection has gone rather than keep it hanging around for future uses, because once open for weeks it could be contaminated with bacteria etc, and it wouldn't be great to put that on your eye. Also you can't use contact lenses for a minimum of 24 hours after finishing your treatment, which could be a pain for some people.
Overall, I found the ointment worked really well on my stye, and although I didn't need to use it for a full blown eye infection, I'd be happy to do so now I'm confident in it's healing abilities. Considering the discomfort my eye was in, I feel that this was worth the money and I'd happily buy it again in cases of eye infection or irritations like styes.
Summary: A great cream for treating eye infections and irritations.
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