I actually made an appt with a plastic surgeon in March to remove a xanthoma on my left eyelid. However I started using castor oil twice a day with a q tip and massage it in. It has been two weeks and it actually is lighter and smaller. I can hide it with makeup now. So re thinking the plastic surgeon.
I'm using castor oil right now and I have been for the last 3 days and today it has gotten alot better. The yellow colour has changed to pink and the lump is getting smaller. I am really happy because I tried garlic and it did nothing. I've been putting it on with a cotton ball and just leaving it overnight and during the day when I'm not going out. Even if it stops improving it doesn't stand out now and the colour is easy to conceal now at least. Try it!
Thank you all who posted their experiences with castor oil for treating Xanthoma. I had ugly Xanthoma on my left eye lid and the doctor suggested I get it operated upon. Not convinced with that option I started googling for alternative remedies when I came across this website. I applied castor oil (bought at the chemist for $6) on my eyelid every night and noticed a slight change after 3 days...I kept persisting and 3 weeks later it is totally gone! I'm so glad I found this post so thank you very much for sharing this remedy...
I've been putting castor oil on my xanthomas for a week now and there's no change at all. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I've been using Castor oil on mine for about 8 wks and it has really helped! I put it on heavily on the bumps and massage it in.
A few times one of them has really swollen up from it and looks terrible. Ice has helped that.
What happens is the gunk seems to come up to the surface of the skin and I scrap it with my nails and it pops out. It has been scabbing up where it pops out. It looked terrible for weeks but now it is healed up and looking 90% better.
I had a large one, probably and inch long under my left eye and a large one above and then small ones above and under my right eye. They aren't all gone yet, but I am sticking to it until I can get them gone!
So, just massage a generous amount on them 2x a day.
I am using castor oil..but I didn't see any change.. will you please tell me which castor oil r u people using. I am asking u in terms of brand.
Hi, I too have had these yellow spots (one under each eye) for about 8 years. I posted 2 natural tricks under the heading "Xanthelasma".
One is the castor oil that I have been trying for the last 3 weeks. Although slow acting, this has made a difference. First the awful matte white yellowish colour (resembling uncooked chicken fat) started changing and looking more like the colour of my skin. This made the spots less obvious and easier to camouflage with make up (previously this was impossible, in fact, I felt make up made them more obvious). The spots also seem to have regressed slowly in size. Because there is slow but progressive change, I am persisting and will be posting news as time goes by.
Another suggestion I had read about was using lemon rind, and this seems similar but less drastic than the garlic treatment. Soak small pieces of lemon skin in vinegar 3 days and nights. Then put small piece (white side of the lemon on skin) to cover the spot with tape for 3-4 consecutive nights. The outer area of the spot should change to deeper yellow which indicates that it has matured and ready to be pressed out with finger tips.
I have no idea if this works, but thought that if the castor oil did not work and have them completely disappear after a few months, I would try the lemon rind technique.
If anybody tries this, please post your results.
To all with Xanthoma bumps. I was told many years ago when it first started never let anyone cut them out as you will get more in that spot and so I forgot the warning and went to a dermatologist who cut one out under my right eye as he said he must send it out for biopsy. It was benign as all of them are. I have tried everything since then and now 44 years later am trying the castor oil. It is working. I have only been using it in the evening before bed and sometimes after I wash my face in the morning. So far it has been 3 weeks and I do see an improvement. Thank you so much.
CASTOR OIL FOR XANTHOMAS WORKS!!
I have had these ugly yellow things for years (not from high cholesterol) and the only option where I live is to have them surgically removed. I thought I would try the castor oil first and if it didn't work, then I would try the garlic. I am so excited to tell you that the castor oil is working it's magic. I've been generously applying it twice a day for 5 days and at the rate that they are disappearing, I think it will be gone within 10 days.
The best part - there is no burning or any pain involved and it's good for your skin. WIN WIN!!!
I read on EC that applying castor oil on my closed eyes at the lash line would regrow my eyelashes and it did. The unexpected side effect was that those little bumps around my eyes went away. I still put the castor oil on every night. My lashes are long and no ugly bumps.
(Fort Wayne, US)
Better But With Side Effects
I am successfully reversing Xanthoma's over my eye lids. Previously I had them surgically removed. When they returned, with the help of my GP- I started taking Crestor-cholesterol lowering medication--I took 10 tablets per week-5mg-as slow as they grew-they are now shrinking. I am documenting the progress as I go. Due to the medication causing some pain problems as side effects-I found taking them in the morning best.
Garlic for Xanthoma Works!
I am in total shock this actually worked! I HAD a small cholesterol lump in the corner of my eye. I picked up fresh garlic yesterday afternoon and cut a small long piece with a pointed end so it wouldn't get into my actual eye ball. First day I did it twice. 10 minutes each. By the next morning I noticed it was smaller. This stuff really does sting though, so you can't be afraid of pain. Then just now, day 2 I just applied it again for another 10 minutes and I pressed down hard enough that I could stand and it just fell off!! Literally just fell off....I've had this thing for over a year.. I'm on cloud nine.. now I don't have to worry about people constantly thinking I have something in my eye..
It didn't swell or anything for me like it did most people.. just red and tender.. like a sunburn. It's worth it. I promise. Just do it. Don't go to the doctor.
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS
I applied garlic capsules oil and also raw garlic for 4 days. my xan became very small but to remove completely I pressed thin slice of garlic over my eyelid and now there is red burn mark and also my eyelid is swollen. Please help me, what should I do to subside swelling . Thanks
Garlic for Xanthomas:
Here is what I did. I crushed up a garlic tablet (the hard kind) with just a very tiny amount of water, enough to make a paste. Then I put some of this paste on the xanthomas (ugly things that they are) and after the first day they were more than half gone. With two more days, they were completely gone. I left the paste on for about half a day to let it be absorbed as much as possible.
I think this works better than straight garlic because it doesn't burn like the garlic bulb oil does. I was thinking about using soft gel tablet garlic and that might work also. It just so happened that I had the hard garlic tablets so that was my choice.
I'm simply astounded that this has worked so well. I hope it will work for you also. By the way, I had these above my eyes and below my eyes so there were four of them. The ones above my eyes were like multiple bumps strung together and the ones below my eyes were more "wormy."
Better But With Side Effects
I need an Urgent help...I was using crushed garlic on my eyelid due to Xanthoma and it burnt like a hell, I got into a deep sleep for whole night with garlic paste on it. In the morning when I woke up and I saw on the eyelid, the big bump is gone, but the garlic had left burnt mark really bad, like my skin got burned very bad.
What should I do to heal fast? it does not burn anymore but looks so bad. Need help. Is anyone has this problem? I really need help..Please