The utter generosity of the poor humbles us. They give rice to every mendicant even when their rice is getting over. That is what needs to be understood - their greatnes and their richness. That is what they are defined by. That they are impoverished is what defines us.
We are the cause of that poverty - and the onus is on us to share deeply and completely. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My daughter's eyelid got swollen so that blinking was hard. It seemed like a sty forming. The local remedy for that is applying the nama katti paste - the clay stick that Vaishnavites use to apply the U shaped mark on their forehead.
The other remedy is to apply paste of the marapachchi bommai, a traditional doll usually found in pairs in many homes. This is made of rakta chandanam, red sanders.
As we had the marpachchi bommai, I rubbed it on a grinding stone with some water and applied the paste over the eyelid where the sty was forming. She repeated this every few hours. The next day the sewlling lessened, and in two days the eye was fine.