Ailment: A sty is a red bump that appears on eyelids and sometimes, but not always, painful.

Odd Cure: Cod liver oil, 1000 mg daily.

Rationale:  Sties are normally associated with a bacterial infection and some will come and go with no further complications. However, one individual had several recurring sties over the course of several months, affecting a single eye. Individual attempted a warm compress, a compress with black tea bags and further went in for surgical removal of the sties. Afterward, sties continued until the individual used cod liver oil daily for approximately 7-10 days. A second individual with recurring sties claims the use of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) eased symptoms, suggesting supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial.

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