The Cause of a Stye
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The Deeper Cause of a Stye, Boil, or Abscess
Dr. Eric Berg
A stye is a fluid-filled pus little sac on the inside of the eyelid that's very irritating. They're very common but a lot of times, people don't really know what to do with them. And this information could also relate to boils on the back, in the armpit, and at back of the knee – they are all in the same category and essentially the same thing.
What’s the cause of a stye?
One of the common causes of a stye is a bacterial infection although sometimes, it is viral. This means that your immune system is involved. The most common white blood cell is the neutrophil and it’s your primary defense against these infections.
The neutrophil goes in towards the infection and it’s like a little Pac-Man eating up all the bacteria. The problem is that if you have consumed too much sugar or if you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, hypoglycemic, insulin resistant, it will predispose you to them.
What will happen is that the neutrophil will nearly always go after the sugar and ignore the infection. They just love sugar. But the problem then is that the neutrophil stops working after the sugar meal. Sugar activates the whole process of the neutrophil not working.
You might find that the worst thing you can do when you get one of these things is to take some syrupy medicine containing glucose or drink juice or eat or drink anything sweet. None of these are a good idea.
What to Do about the Stye
1. Cut out all sugars of all kinds. That includes the bread, pasta, cereals, crackers, waffles, and pancakes.
2. Try not to snack too much.
3. Keep the sugar level in the diet way, way down.
And when you do, this is when you’re going to get over these things a lot faster. So go ahead and try that and leave your comments below.
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