Check these 5 awesome DIY remedies to get rid of barley eye and chalazion. Barely eye and chalazion can be quite itchy and irritating. These DIY will help you out!

DIY remedies to get rid of barley eye and chalazion

Ever had barley or a chalazion? If not, lucky you. If yes, then you know how irritating they can be. They are grain-like, pus-filled ulcers or abscesses which appear on the edges of the eyelid, either inside or outside. They are genuinely harmless, meaning, they cannot cause any particular harm to the eye or vision. However, they are quite itchy, irritating and sometimes painful.

They occur either when some gland is infected or when the bacteria staphylococci get into your nose. By touching your nose and then your eye, you transfer the bacteria into your eyes. If you don’t treat them right, they might last longer. The barley disappears after a few days or a week, but the chalazion can last for a month or so. In order to save yourself from the pain and itching, try these 5 awesome DIY remedies to get rid of barley eye and chalazion.

5 awesome DIY remedies to get rid of barley eye and chalazion

Mint-based remedy

For this natural barely/chalazion you only need fresh mint leaves and some bowl where you could crush them. After crushing the leaves, place them on the infected part of the eye, and leave them for 5 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Calendula petals

For this one, you need dried calendula petals, ½ liter of water and a gauze. You should make tea for one teaspoon of calendula and the water. When the tea is ready, strain it well and soak a gauze in the tea. While still warm, put the wetted gauze on the eye where the barley is placed, and let it act until it’s totally cooled down. This method should be repeated at least 3 times a day.

Aloe vera – the perfect cure for skin problems

Aloe vera works miracles for skin issues; barley included. If you have aloe vera plant in your home, then this is one of the easiest, yet most effective cures for barley. Just take one piece of the plant, drain the juice and apply it on the infected area using cotton.

Breast milk

We said that breast milk is good for ear infection; however, breast milk can also be effectively used for treating barley. As soon as you see barley on your eye, go straight to the first nurturing mother you know and ask for a few breast milk drops. Apply them in the eye and the milk will do its work.


If you can find a freshly laid egg (you are or you know someone living in the countryside), you should use it for barley treatment. Mix the egg and apply it on the affected eye area. Leave it like that for 5 minutes, then rinse.

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