How to treat barley?

Barley is an acute purulent inflammation of the hair follicle or the sebaceous gland located near it. As already mentioned, barley develops sharply - on the first day of its formation, the edge of the century turns red, swells up and becomes very painful. Already on the second or third day after the onset of the disease, a small purulent head forms on the top of the swelling that appears, which after one or two days spontaneously opens, and the pus flows out of it. Earlier we have already talked in detail about the symptoms and causes of barley formation in the article What is barley. Next, let's talk about how to treat barley.

Traditional treatment

If you have developed barley, you need to see a doctor-ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

The doctor will carefully examine your eye and prescribe the necessary treatment. The standard treatment for barley is dry warming of the eye, UHF-therapy, taking antibiotics in tablets or capsules, smearing the eyelid with an ointment or gel, and putting eye drops in the eye.

Typically, patients are prescribed tetracycline or erythromycin ointment and eye drops Ciprofloxacin, Ciprolet, Tobrex, Albucidus, or Gentamicin to treat barley.

If necessary, the doctor also prescribes antibiotics in pills, which are selected for each patient individually.

If for some reason you do not want to see a doctor and treat barley with medicines, you can use the funds from the arsenal of traditional medicine.


You can help broths, lotions and other tools prepared on the basis of medicinal plants.

First recipe

Break off the fleshy leaf from an adult aloe bush. In order for this tool to be particularly effective, you need to find a plant older than three years. Wash and dry this sheet well, wrap it in plastic and put it in the fridge for one or two days on the bottom shelf.

After that, through gauze, squeeze out all the juice from the sheet and dilute it with warm boiled water in a ratio of 1 to 10. Then use this diluted juice to make lotions - moisten it with a gauze or cotton swab and apply it to the sore eye for 5-10 minutes once a day.

Second recipe

Brew one tablespoon of dried flowers of calendula with a glass of boiling water. Wrap the pot with the infusion with a thick towel, after half an hour, strain the infusion and then use it for lotions in the same way as was said in the previous recipe.

Note: instead of marigold flowers, for preparing an infusion, you can use camomile flowers, grass of Lyonian grass or Hypericum perforatum (taken in the same amount).

Third recipe

Brew flax seeds with a small amount of boiling water, wrap a jar of seeds for some time (about a quarter of an hour). When the seeds are well swollen and empty the mucus, transfer them to a gauze napkin, tie up its ends and attach a gauze knot with warm flax seeds to the sore eye.

Note: you can do something differently - do not brew the seeds, but warm them up in a frying pan in a dry form, then pour them into a gauze bag and warm their sore eyes with it.

Fourth recipe

Several times a day grease the sore eyelid with a clove of garlic.

The fifth recipe

Put a few dried tansy flowers (small yellow peas) into your mouth, slowly and very chew them, swallow and drink a few sips of water. Eat five to six flowers of tansy five times a day, and the barley will soon pass.

Homemade Barley Treatments

First recipe

Apply to the barley several times a day with a gauze cloth dipped in yogurt.

Second recipe

Cook a hard-boiled chicken egg, peel it from the shell and still hot, attach it to the closed eye, on which barley has formed. Keep the egg on the sore eye until it cools.

Note: in order to save money, you can not clean the egg, then you will be able to use it many times. To do this, before each procedure, the egg will need only be heated in boiling water.

Third recipe

If you have ever had barley before, you should be familiar with the feeling of light burning and sverbezh that occurs in the eye before they appear. Having hardly felt it once again, do not hesitate and apply a preemptive strike on the nascent barley. To do this, in the evening, take a wooden toothpick, wrap the tip of it with a thin layer of cotton wool, dip it in the usual brilliant green and gently brush it with the brilliant green on the very edge. This should be done as women paint arrows in their eyes with a liquid eyeliner. If you are lucky, in the morning there will be no trace of the incipient barley, but if it does form, then you will need to lubricate the sore eyelid for the night a few more days, and the barley will soon pass.

Unconventional ways

There are also unconventional and partly magical methods of treating barley. The principle of action of these folk remedies and methods of treatment of barley cannot be explained from a scientific point of view, but, nevertheless, many healers and folk healers have long been using them in practice (according to them, they help them very effectively). Like it or not, it is not known for sure, but these funds are quite harmless and certainly will not bring harm to your health.

Method one

Take a small piece of natural sulfur and tie it into a wool rag. Hang this improvised amulet on your neck in such a way that it touches the chest in the place where Orthodox people usually have a pectoral cross. The next day, the barley will pass.

Second way

If the barley was formed in the winter, at that time, when the windows in the house were fogged, remove a drop of this moisture from the window glass with a clean finger and anoint the sore eyelid with it. Do this several times and the barley will disappear.

Third way

Take an empty beer bottle of dark glass, attach its neck to the sore eye and for several minutes diligently peer into it, as in a telescope.After two or three such procedures, the barley will disappear from the century, and your eye will look as if barley has never been on it.