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Styes formed in the eyes are cured by dabbing at them with lukewarm water(I saw this being done many a times as a home remedy.) At times, common salt is added to the water before dabbing. My mother says, NaCl hastens the healing process; why is it so? What does salt do to cure the styes faster? Can salt be used for treating other eruptions anywhere else?

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Same reason as this biology.stackexchange.com/questions/189/… –  Devashish Das Jul 30 at 12:59
    
Is there no difference between the cause for sore throat and that for sty formation? I guess there is. So, I wonder how the reasons for salt healing both can exactly be the same. Anyways, thanks a lot. –  Shamayeta Jul 31 at 2:00

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