Natural Remedies for Pterygium

Last Modified on Apr 18, 2014

Treatment of pterygium ranges from more conventional means to less traditional, more natural options. A variety of natural substances are effective for treating and eliminating pterygium. These treatments discontinue and even reverse growth of pterygium.

What is Pterygium?

Also known as surfer’s eye, pterygium is a condition that involves the growth of a pink or white fleshy tissue in the eye. The growth typically forms on the side closest to the nose and continually grows throughout an individual’s life. Common symptoms associated with the condition include burning, itching, blurred vision, a gritty feeling or the sensation of having a foreign body in the eye. While the cause of the condition is not clear, contributing factors may include dry eye, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light and irritants including dust and wind.

Natural Remedies for Surfer’s Eye

Treating pterygium requires elements that distend growth and reduce inflammation and irritation. Many natural options achieve both of these effectively. Apple cider vinegar, castor oil and activated charcoal are among the most effective treatments for the condition.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a highly acidic compound. When diluted with water and applied to the affected eye, the acid in the vinegar balances the pH of the eye and naturally minimizes the growth. The vinegar also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are healthful for the eye.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a natural oil used for treating several different ailments. The oil consists of nearly 90 percent ricinoleic acid, making it an effective anti-inflammatory. As such, the oil functions to reduce inflammation in the eye and reverse growth of the tumor.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a common remedy known for its ability to absorb most organic toxins – chemicals and poisons. Activated charcoal is highly alkaline so it realigns the body’s alkalinity level. These properties together eliminate any inflammation causing agents in the body and reduce the appearance of pterygium.

Pterygium is a common eye condition that typically affects individuals who spend a great deal of time outdoors. The condition manifests as the growth of a pink or white fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. Natural treatments effectively eliminate the growth and relieve any associated inflammation or discomfort. 


Apple Cider Vinegar

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

03/09/2014: Shepherd from Toronto, Canada: "Thank you guys for making this website to help and educate people living with pterygium and other ailment. I have pterygium in my left eye and wanted to try the apple cider vinegar approach but I don't knw the right percentage to mix with water. Can someone give me the measurement please? Is there any other premade mixture you can recommend plz? Thank you."


[YEA]  06/27/2013: Willie Woodbine from Perth, Western Australia: "I had pterigiums in both eyes some years ago, and was contemplating surgery. I had blepharitis also - a long term problem. I started using diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV), applied with a piece of cotton wool, to control the blepharitis and it worked very well. But the best news was that both pterigia shrank away to nothing over a period of time, and surgery was not needed. Whether this was a pure coincidence or not I do not know, but I am sure that pH had a major bearing on it. I also use ACV to control tinea - most effective. It's all about acid."

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06/27/2013: Jirahgives from Niles, Michigan replies: "What ratio water to apple cider vinegar did you use, and for how long? I accidentally discovered that ACV diluted with water got rid of my pink eye which I get every year when spring comes and I get allergies which lead to infections. I was tired of getting torn epithilium in my eye, from aggressive rubbing. Year after year of eye antibiotics also were starting to get old. One time I was broke and couldnt go in to be seen for the eyes. I just randomly diluted ACV with water, about 1/8 ACV to 7/8 water. The urge to scratch went away instantly. After 2 days the eyes had cleared back to normal. So I totally believe you when you say it worked for your pterygia. I have them on both eyes and I am so going to the supermarket to replenish my ACV. Thanks for sharing."
08/10/2013: Beatriz from Houston, Tx replies: "Do you apply Apple Cider Vinegar directly into the eye? Do you add more water than vinegar? My brother has developed tissue on his left eye and is bothering him. And, the Dr. prescribed him steroid eye drops. If the treatment does not work, then surgery is the next option. Please reply ASAP."
09/04/2013: Steenie from Florida replies: "I would like to try this... As ACV is likely the only thing that won't hurt my uveitis... I keep hearing 'use wool', did you find this was necessary in this treatment?... Is cotton wool just cotton, like a flannel?... Otherwise, I cannot use actual wool, as it would also create uveitic reaction..."
09/19/2013: Johjan from United Arabs Emirates replies: "Hello to everyone! Im Jang, I have also pterygium in my right eye about ACV, I just bought heinz AVC is it ok. I use this product and how many days should I stop using AVC for my pterygium and does AVC does not affect my sight? Hope you answer my questions coz I really want to get rid my pterygium, thanks a lot for sharing us this topics"
09/30/2013: Osider from Oceanside, Ca. replies: "I'm contacting re: the topic of pterygiums. I've had two growing for over 10 years now, one in each eye. The right eye perigium is small, but my left eye has been growing and entering the cornea area. I have looked into surgery but came across your information online here and started using apple cider vinger.

My question is re: the application. I am currently using 4 to 1 water to apple cider vinager and putting it in an emptied out/cleaned out visine container and applying a few drops a day morning and evening. Is this okay vs. The cotton swab? If so, how long should I repeat this for to see effective change? Thank You."

01/06/2014: Maricar from Philippines replies: "How do you apply the apple cider Vinegar to your eyes? how much water required on it? could you please give us the full detail how will do it? so that we can also try it at home. so much interested on it, also wanted to get rid of this illness. Thanks. Maricar"
01/27/2014: Pauline from Sydney, Australia replies: "Just wondering how the Apple Cider Vinegar works on your eyes. Have just been diagnosed with Pterygium and pinguecula. Feeling overwhelmed and don' t want to look people. Many thanks, Pauline"


Castor Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
67%
NAY (1)
33%

04/28/2013: Ray from Grambling, Louisiana: "I have pterygium growth in my right eye. Disturbed my body image. My eyes turn red most time. My ophthalmologist prescribed me FML Forte, a steroid with serious side effects. I need to go get the castor oil right away."

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01/12/2014: Natty from England, Uk replies: "Any luck with the castor oil for Pterygium? Anyone kindly give us some outcome with using the Castor Oil? I was diagnosed with Pterygium this week, I have been searching online as there is not cure for Pterygium, only surgery wise.

I am heartbroken and had been in tears over this. I am only 30 years old female, my GP didn't tell me much about it and nothing to worry about until it effected my vision and just send me away. I am seeing another doctor next week and as I want another second opinion.

So I have been using the pure castor oil since yesterday, twice a day into my eye, worth a try and see for the next two weeks or so. If that doesn't work, I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar route. If that doesn't work, then I am going to think about having surgery before it's get too serious.

Anyone write any successes stories on here, I would love to hear from you. Anyone know any decent eye doctor in England? Anyone had surgery in England for Pterygium?

I really upset over this! N"

02/27/2014: Elle from New Zealand replies: "Hi. I'm in my 30's too and mine is progressively getting bigger.

The castor oil didn't make mine go away but does seem to make it lighter. I fully intend to try ACV. All the health professionals I have spoken to all say its tied up with the liver! And that it's an underlying issue. I thought my liver was fine although I do like to have a couple of drinks every day which is hard to give up.

The thought of surgery terrifies me! I will update if ACV works at all. I have also tried colloidal silver in the eyes to no avail :("

[NAY]  03/30/2014: Natty from England, Uk replies: "Hi Elle,

Castor Oil or ACV didn't work.

My Pterygium is growing, I had mine almost a year now. I am sure I am developing another one in my left eye. :(

Surgery is the only way to remove this ugly Pterygium, my ophthalmologist said he will remove it and seeing him soon to discuss surgery. I am worry about reoccurrence, it could come back."


[YEA]  08/04/2012: Kamo from Pretoria, South Africa: "I have been having problems with pterygium since 2006 and had surgery twice. Three days ago I read testimonies about castor oil treatment for pterygium, I bought it the same day and have been using it for the past two nights. Im telling you, the results are great. Prior to using castor oil my eyes were extremely red and painful, I could not even look at the screen of a PC. Today my eyes are pure white and the pain is no longer there. Looking forward to my recovery."

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08/26/2012: Clear81 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China replies: "Hi Kamo, May I know what is your development for using castor oil for your Pterygium? I would like to know what is the brand of Castor oil you are using? In my case, I stop using it since I do not see any effect on it except I sleep deep and wake up refreshed. I just put a few drops in my finger and gently put it in my eyelid where the pterygium is. How did you apply it? thanks"
03/12/2013: Jt from Racine, Wisconsin replies: "I'm very interested in the castor oil/coconut oil treatment for pterygium. I've had both eyes operated on to remove the growth, and another to remove scar tissue that has formed after surgery on my right eye. The right eye is constantly red and at times very irritated. Eye drops help somewhat but not for long. My left eye gets what feels like a nerve zinger every so often and it's not fun. I have scheduled yet another appt. For my opthamologist to check it out. I have had horrendous pain after both surgeries. Only until the 3rd surgery did I take painkillers which made a huge difference in my sanity and I was at least able to sleep. No body told me how much pain I'd have post- op. And when I complained they looked at me like I was from another planet. I always knew I was sensitive but that was ridiculous. Anyway, I'm now wondering if the oils ( castor and/or coconut) are able to help my scarred eye as well. Anybody have this problem or had surgery to remove the scar tissue? I'm a 57 yr old woman and I'm so tired of surgery. This has all taken place within the last 2 1/2 years, and it's killing my pocketbook and my nerves. I appreciate any help you might have.

JT"

07/31/2013: Ashley from Nz replies: "Do you put castor oil directly into your eye? If so does it have to be a special kind of castor oil or just any from the pharmacy?"


11/03/2010: Noddy from Adelaide, Australia: "Just wondering how you were using the castor oil. Were you taking it internally?? I have a pterygium which I am desperate to get rid of. I have heard you can put castor oil drops in your eye to get rid of it??"

Replies
03/15/2012: Aishwarya from Nagpur, India replies: "Try Drishti Eye Drops made by Patanjali Ayurveda( Swami Ramdev). It should work very well."


01/17/2010: Mel from Katy, TX: "I just use a q-tip and dip in the Castor oil bottle and have just a drop fall on the tip of my finger and quickly apply to my eyelid. Do the same for the other eye. Rub it in very well and get in bed. It works very fast. I am more excited about my pterygium diminishing and maybe possibly going away for good. Keeping my fingers crossed. So, for me it has helped in two ways and I hope that it helps someone else with insomnia and a pterygium."

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03/20/2012: Clear81 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China replies: "Hi Mel and others, How's the development of your pterygium treatment using the Castor oil? I would like to know because I am eager to try it too on my one eye. Your post has been 2 years ago and I tried sending you a mail but I don't know how so I just post it here.

Any feedbacks from the others who tried it? Thank you in advance for your post.

Regards, R"

04/18/2014: Festus from New Delhi India replies: "I'm living in new delhi india. Pls I need best of it, I'm having pterygium since 15 yrs back with one eye but now I have it in both eyes. I need help pls, I hear of castor oil and coconut oil treatment. Which store can I find this oil? Pls I'm scared. I need help to get rid of pterygium. My email id festus_c121 at ymail dot com. thank you all and God bless."


[YEA]  01/16/2010: Mel from Katy, TX: "Castor Oil cured my insomnia and a Pterygium on my left eye. A pterigium is fatty deposit from wind/dust that affects one or both eyes. There is no pain, but it looks gross. I first got this while living in West Texas and was diagnosed by an Ophthalmologist. My doctor told me that it is not serious unless it starts growing towards the pupil and therefore, should be removed because it will affect my eye sight. My pterigium over the years was getting closer and closer to my pupil as the years have gone by. I knew that very soon I would have to have surgery to have it removed. I started the castor oil therapy about 2 weeks ago for my insomnia and just about 2 days ago I was looking in the mirror and look at my eyes and had to do a double take. The pterygium is almost gone! It is very thin and is not noticeable at all. I am so happy! I started using castor oil for insomnia and that was successful and at the same time cured my pterygium. Thank you so much. :D"

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10/22/2012: Lester from Tobago replies: "Hi I have a pterigium in both my eyes for the past 44 years it means from birth and I am anxious to have it removed please advise me on how to apply the castor oil. ASAP my email is symple6(at)yahoo.com"
10/24/2012: Wayseer from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi Lester! Just a thought, but I am eating lots of raw organic honey in the comb -with royal bee jelly- after hearing about a radiologist telling a man with severe corneal problems to, "Just eat as much raw honey with royal bee jelly as you can handle, " and that this very serious eye problem was soon healed completely.

I now have no floaters or fuzziness, and my vision is improving! You just chew the wax awhile, then spit it out, if eaten by the spoonfull. It has good stuff for you, and can be spread on warm toast with wax eaten too. You won't even notice, and it's lovely, really good. --T."

05/15/2013: Sylvia from Rustenburg,northwest Province replies: "How do I use castor oil? Do I have to drink it or pour it inside my eyes?"
06/19/2013: Eva from Ab Canada replies: "Do I drink the castor oil or just drop it in my eye?"
09/19/2013: Johjan from United Arab Emirates replies: "Hello! I have also pterygium in my right eye! May I know what brand of castor oil that you are using and how to used it! Thanks a lot, hope you reply"


Castor Oil, Activated Charcoal

Approval Ratings
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  05/17/2013: Soange from Douglasville, Georgia, Usa: "Pterygium: Hello All, I am so excited I don't know how to tell my story. I have had these blotches in my eyes pretty much all my life. I had just accepted it until about four years ago when my vision began to be blurry. I don't know what they are; never been diagnos. I came across the Castor Oil treament and said to my self, it can't hurt to try. All I can say is, those dark brown, reddish, yellowish spots in my eyes have reduced in color and dimension and my Vision has improved beyond my expectation. Where they were brown, they are now yellowish, reddish has disappear; and yellowish is now very faint cream. It is working!!! I see a vast improvement for the time I have been using it, 2 weeks. I am going to keep it up. My treatment:

  • 1 drop of Castor Oil in each eye at night (if I know I am not going back out, I start early)
  • 1 drop of Activated Charcoal Eyedrop (found here on EC, on how to make)

I let the Castor Oil do it's thing for a couple of hours, follow by the Activated Charcoal Eye Drops

The first couple of nights, I had something like puss all over my eyes, I knew there was more going on there. Thanks EC!!!"

Replies
01/12/2014: Natty from England, Uk replies: "I know your post is a year old, just wondering If the Castor Oil work for your eye? Please kindly reply! Thanks."


Dipyridamole

04/13/2014: Petersama from Japan: "Http://australiandryeye.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/42045074-potential-breakthrough-using-dipyridamole Seems like there is a topical cure breakthrough that happened recently. However I am not recommending people to go and find this chemical and try to dilute it for use in their eyes. Just that there may be hope! I wouldn't know how long it stays in clinical trials though..."


Fish Oil

Approval Ratings
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  03/22/2014: Ts from Seattle, Wa: "Hi. I am in my 40's and just want to share my success story with Pterygium removal. I was diagnosed with pterygium in my right eye in 2008. I know how awful it is to have a blob growing in your eye and how it gets red at times. Mine was growing on the inside of my eye on the sclera adjacent to the iris. I hated looking in the mirror and thought about it constantly. I did a lot of research and ended up having it removed by an eye doctor in the Seattle area. He told me he wouldn't even try to remove it unless I had taken some precautions ahead of time. This included taking 2 teaspoons of fish oil daily for 2 months prior to the surgery. (He asked that I increase the dose to 1 tablespoon after 1 month but that upset my stomach.) I also was also instructed to take Lotemax for 4 weeks prior to the surgery and FML Forte (a steroid) 3x/day the week before the surgery. He had also recommended that I take Restasis for 2 months prior but I declined this. I liked what the doctor told me - he wouldn't perform the surgery unless my eye was properly prepared for it. He said if he just went in and removed it and we hadn't "prepared" the eye for surgery then it would just grow back. Well, it he was right and it worked! After the surgery (which seemed like it lasted only 5 minutes - he did not do any grafting, just a simple excision) I had to take Durezol (steroid) for 15 days (tapered), then Combigan 2x/day for 10 days and Tobradex 1x/day for 5 days. The surgery was in 2011. This was three years ago and still no sign of the pterygium returning. I rarely think about it anymore and have not changed my diet (except tried to drink less coffee). I have continued with the fish oil over the years (1 teaspoon 3x/week ). I only use Ca----'s Fish Oil (lemon flavored) in the bottle. I fill a small cup with water and add 1 tsp of the fish oil. It doesn't taste bad at all. It is the lubricant our eyes need to stay hydrated and healthy. I feel very lucky I found this doctor. Do your homework! I interviewed 3 doctor's before finding this one. Also, you don't need to tons of money on grafting - at least this was my experience. I wish you luck!"


Remedies Needed

04/17/2014: Ekele from Uyo, Nigeria, West Africa: "Kindly note that I need a practical solution to getting rid of pterigium in my left eye. I don't want to consider surgery.

I will be glad to have you share full details of natural remedies I can use, including dosage. Thanks."


02/26/2014: Alrick from United Kingdom : "Hi, I recently got some info on your website about natural remedy for pterygium eye infection. You had 3 ingredients for the remedy but I don't know how to use them if they go together or alone and how to mix them and how to apply them, please let me know as soon as possible. Alrick"


06/27/2011: Ingramzoo from Deltona, Fl: "My husband has been suffering from pterygiums in both eyes (benign wing like growths). We have been advised to have them removed since one of them is beginning to cross the pupil area. Does anyone have experience in treating these without surgery?"

Replies
08/22/2011: Patti from Moorestown, Nj replies: "I had a pterygium removed and it grew right back! I have them on all four sides, they say it's genetic but no one in my family had ever heard of them. I was told that if it grew over my pupil, I wouldn't be able to see, so I had the surgery and it was awful! I have been watching it since and it grew back but not any further than it was, so I'm leaving it alone. I don't know what to do other than continual use of Refresh Tears or something like that to keep the eye moist; dry eye is part of it. My vision has changed b/c of it, but I still don't need glasses. My advice is to have your husband look into anything that could keep him from having surgery. Good luck!"
02/12/2012: Farrlinn from Long Beach, Ca replies: "Hi, I wanted to know if the Castor Oil is still working for you? I've already had one surgery for an inflammed ptygerium and the recovery was horrific. I suffered for horrible scar tissue and ultimately sought Accupuncture to help with the pain/scar tissue. I got relief, but now I'm afraid it is growing back and I'm in a lot of pain. Any feedback is much appreciated.

Farrlinn"

03/31/2012: Clear from China, Guangdong replies: "Hi Farrlinn, Did you ever tried the Castor oil as what Mel did? I just bought CO in Hongkong today in Worldwide Plaza Fanda Pharmacy and I will try it tonight. I hope I could gain results. I will update this board for the development. My eye doctor says my Pterygium is still small and I have to wait until it grows bigger to have it remove by surgery but he said it will still come back in due time. Oh...

Regards, R.."

04/26/2012: Speedteq from Phoenix, Arizona, United States replies: "I have suffered from these for a number of years and everytime I went to the eye doctor they really never told me any details only that they weren't harmful. After looking this up on the site and being a new user here I noticed there was quite a bit of detail and it all pointed to lubrication. I have recently started using 100% pure , Virgin Coconut oil to help with some other issues. I started to think about just how good of a lubricant this seemed to be so I tried a experiment and took a cotton swab and lubricated the corners of my eyes.

The result was my vision became slightly blurred as I would have expected and there was zero irritation that was my greatest concern and I was prepared to rinse my eyes. My eyes felt really good so I did this before bed. By morning the size had been reduced to over 1/2 and I could actually see such a huge improvement plus my eyes where visably whiter. The next evening I repeated the process and applied abit more to the corners of my eyes so the Coconut oil would migrate over and I did this once again before bed because it did make my vision blurred. In the morning the long time "bumps" were nearly gone and I am now going to repeat this for the third evening tonight with great expectation that my eyes will once again be clear."

06/17/2012: Onceprettyeyes from Phoenix, Az replies: "Hi Speedteq: I am also in Phoenix and have a HORRIBLE pterygium in my right eye. How has the coconut oil been working for you? This is the first time I heard of castor oil or coconut oil being helpful- I thought that I'd have to have surgery. I am going to purchase coconut oil tomorrow and see how it works for me as well. I would love to hear back from you."
08/26/2012: Clear81 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China replies: "Hi Speedteq, How is your eye now? Any update? I just log on again after a few months and saw your post. I will try again tonight using virgin coconut oil and hope I will have improvement. Wish me luck."
10/04/2012: Radhika from New Delhi, India replies: "hi speedteq, I developed pterygium in my left eye 9 years back and another one in my right eye around 2 years back. My doctor has advised me to undergo surgery and I am terrified just by the idea of undergoing surgery.. This is the first time I have ever heard or read about coconut oil and am going to try it tonight itself..... wish me luck and I hope it works the same for me as it did for you."
01/03/2013: Sally from Dalian City, China replies: "hello everyone! I am so glad to find this site. Just like everybody, I've got pterygium too and I've been worried for the past months. I've been hoping for other ways to cure my eyes. I plan to go to the store now to find virgin coconut oil. I am very excited and I hope and pray that it is going to work."


03/09/2011: Hugh from Miami, FL: "Need info. on removing my Pterygium"


07/13/2009: Viny from La Plaine, Dominica: "pterygium eye: I have had repeated eye surgery with auto and amniotic grafts with no success... Can you pleasse suggest a rememdy... thanks in advance"

Replies
08/04/2012: Angelica from Chula Vista, Ca replies: "Which castor oil do I have to buy? Can I just buy it at walmart?"
11/29/2012: Scottish Doctor from Glasgow, Scotland replies: "pterigium is a government created parasite that grows in ones eye, doctors have been trained by the 54& to tell patients that pterigium is harmless and only need to be removed when it enters the pupil, unfortunalty this is not true, pterigium decreases brain function, and this occur proportionate to it's size. One in the right eye decreases left brain function and vice versa. Do no trust fda doctors, treat your pterigium with coconut oil."
04/12/2013: Clear81 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China replies: "Hi All, Any updates on your treatment using Virgin coconut oil or castor oil? I had my ptyregium removed in my right eye recently and I develop a red portion from my inner eye going to the pupil. I am now treatin it with Virgin coconut oil by putting a few drops before bed time. I will update you after a week for any improvement.

Aishwarya from Nagpur, India: How can we get this drops that you are talking about? Any testimonies or proof of its effectiveness?

Scottish Doctor from Glasgow, Scotland,

Can you explain further on your statement about pterigium decreases brain function and pterigium is a government created parasite? Thank you"

05/24/2013: Sakura from Spain, U.k replies: "Hello clear81, I wanted to know how effective that virgin coconut oil is. I also have pterygium in both eyes for years. Been always seeking for answer online, I really wanted to remove it away and to get back in normal appearance. It's really annoying. plaese email me the progress of your. here's my email: anime_neverfade_21[at]yahoo{dot}com. I hope to hear as soon as possible from you dear. Thanks."
05/27/2013: Clear81 from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China replies: "Hi Sakura, I am still using the virgin coconut oil or castor oil alternatively and I can see some improvement. The reason I cannot get some good result was I did not use the Virgin coconut oil diligently every night. The part after the surgery is still there and will get red if I work whole day with my laptop because I am working as a support for a business application. If it gets red I just put an eye drop and the redness is gone. I started taking Bilberry capsules daily bought in a store which is good for the eyes and it makes me feel good and keep thinking that sooner this ptyregium will be gone. I also started wearing protection glasses when I go out to the street everyday to protect my eyes from dust and wind. I will update this board after 2-3 weeks of diligently using it.

As a precaution, when taking a shower and putting some shampoo in your hair and soap in your face make sure it will not get into your eyes as I suspect this might be another cause of eye irritation and may lead to another eye infection. I am also planning to visit some Chinese acupuncture clinic here in my place as another alternative that could probably heal my ptyregium. Did anyone tried the Chinese Acupuncture?"

05/28/2013: Sakura from Spain, U.k replies: "Hello clear! Do you think its effective also even I'm not undergo any surgery? I really wanted to get rid of this annoying pteryguim. its really irritating ang you know I really concious because of this. PLEASE email me. anime_neverfade_21 (at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks."








 



 

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