Styes are caused by an inflammation of one of the Meibomian or sebaceous glands, which line the edge of the eyelid. Staphylococcus is often the infecting agent. The condition may occur by itself or along with conjunctivitis or iritis.
Belladonna is a major remedy for acute illnesses of sudden, violent onset. It is usually given to people who are generally fit and energetic, but restless and agitated when ill. They are prone to sudden, explosive anger, marked by the desire to strike out or even to bite.
People who respond best to Pulsatilla are sweet-natured, gentle, and compliant. They will avoid confrontation, but their moods change frequently and rapidly, and they can be stubborn in their demands for attention and sympathy. Their physical symptoms can be equally changeable. Easily moved to laughter or tears, they are highly prone to weepiness when ill, but are soon consoled by hugs. Other common traits are a dislike of stuffy rooms or fatty foods, a lack of thirst, and a preference for fresh air.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is most suited to alert, sociable, open-natured people who are sensitive and sympathetic, but who like to take action if something has upset them, particularly where protecting their family is concerned. Often overexcited and talkative, they may have difficulty concentrating. While their temperament is generally imaginative, cheerful and lively, it may alternate rapidly with an indifferent, depressed state.
Ferrum Phosphoricum may be given for the early stages of infection, respiratory problems, earaches, fevers, and digestive, circulatory, and urogenital disorders.