Xanthoma Natural Remedies

| Modified on Sep 15, 2020
Garlic and Castor Oil
Posted by Holly G. (Portland, Me) on 02/20/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I just finished treating a xanthoma with garlic (followed by castor oil) and I can't believe the results! I have never written an online review for something like this but had to share this with others suffering with xanthelasma. There is hope of improvement!

My history: two yellow spots appeared under my eyes in the corners after I had my children, when I was about 29. I asked a dermatologist friend, and he thought it was related to cholesterol ( I do have a heriditary high LDL). One eventually went away, and one hung around, and through the years became more yellow and more raised. Friends started pointing it out. I hadn't done any research on it- my mistake- and I let a dermatologist cauterize the xanthoma- WHICH WAS A BIG MISTAKE. It went away for a couple weeks, but came back and within two months and it was TWICE AS LARGE and now had an ugly white scar in the middle where she had treated it and it had scarred over- Ugh! It wasn't "huge"- maybe a cm across- but was very yellow and I have an olive complexion so it really stood out. A year later I was referred to a plastic surgeon who specialized in removing things in the eye area. She did NOT RECOMMEND SURGERY as she said it would most likely come back and maybe bigger, there would be scarring, she did not think it would be an improvement. I appreciated her honesty greatly, but left feeling very discouraged.

A few more months went by, and another xanthoma started showing on the other eye! I panicked and started googling: I had kind of gotten zen about the first, but the thought of it spreading made me extremely self conscious and paranoid almost. I worked hard at reminding myself daily that I was in good health and so many people are suffering with illness and in the grand scheme of the Universe this wasn't a big deal, but it was bothering me more and more. So glad I came across this website, and to the others who shared their stories!

I used fresh garlic applied directly to the spot for 5-10 minutes a day. It burned more and more as the days went on (the whole process took about 10-12 days), and the skin around it turned purple. At one point it was open and weeping and I panicked if I was really doing some damage- I WASN'T- PRESS ON if you are at this point! It will look really bad and maybe swollen, etc for a few days, but it will go away! I treated the area with castor oil overnight too at this stage, and am still doing that every night.

The Results: The xanthoma is still there, but it is about half the size, not raised, and it is NOT YELLOW which is the huge thing in terms of how much it stands out. I am thrilled! It had been there for 10 years, and I can't believe it has changed this much! I feel like if I had been more aggressive with treating it a little longer, it could have completely disappeared. I may go for round two, but want to take a break of the scabbing and stuff and just want to enjoy the fact my face looks better for a while. I am going to keep using the castor oil and hope it continues to fade, and that no new growth pops up, fingers crossed.

GOOD LUCK to ALL! THERE IS HOPE!


Castor Oil
Posted by Ruby (Derry, New Hampshire) on 02/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Castor Oil
Posted by Cindi (Canada) on 02/05/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Castor Oil
Posted by Ste (Singapore) on 01/02/2018

I am starting this evening with Castor Oil after reading encouraging results. As a start, using Q-tips to apply and massage the oil into the xanthoma. Lets see how this goes and will share more.

I am sure fellow xantoma suffers would love to know if this simple remedy works. Looking forward...


Garlic
Posted by Jacqueline (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on 01/04/2017

Use Aloe Vera to heal the burn.


Castor Oil
Posted by Michael (Oregon) on 12/27/2016

Did all of them finally disappear?


Castor Oil
Posted by Michael (Or) on 12/20/2016

Did the castor oil get rid of them all together over time? I didn't see your update.


Castor Oil
Posted by Mom Of Three (Nj) on 12/08/2016

Did it really disappear with castor oil? Can't figure out why that would work. I'm trying it but am very skeptical. Thx.


Castor Oil
Posted by Omnivore (Naples, Fl) on 11/04/2016
1 out of 5 stars

Same here. Applied castor oil diligently for three weeks with a Q-tip to the xanthoma, and nothing changed at all.


Garlic
Posted by Rebecca (New Jersey ) on 10/09/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I Started using garlic cloves on mine and it really works the first 10 min. I could feel it workings felt like it was on fire but the next day the scabs came offso I put aloe on for a hour and did the garlic again twice that day its day 2 and like their gone after 4 days of 2 times a day with the garlic and I all so put vitamin e oil after the garlic and at night I put a piece of aloe overnight so it won't scar and hope it's helping take it away to😃 so far I love the results after having them on my eyes for over 5 years and the eye doctor said she's giving me a discount 300$ for each eye and I did it myself for 1dollar use the garlic cloves it really work..


Garlic
Posted by Lilly (California) on 10/09/2016

hi Anna. Thanks for such great directions! Did the crushed garlic cause pain and redness too? I'm afraid of scaring as I make ugly scars.


Castor Oil
Posted by Lilly (California) on 10/08/2016
1 out of 5 stars

Hi. Are you ladies using hexane free castor oil or regular castor oil? I am using the hexane free castor oil for months, massaging it in and no results... Any help appreciated.


Garlic
Posted by Mary (North California ) on 09/12/2016

Hi. Thanks for sharing your story and what you take. I think mine came from rubbing the bridge of my nose too much due to sinus pain. Is MSM like sulphur? Is it for inflammation? I think that's why I got them and too much stress...


Garlic
Posted by Kchaos (Louisana) on 08/25/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Castor Oil
Posted by Maricel (Philippines) on 08/20/2016

The doctor said that the small pimples in my eyes is cholestesterol deposits, before it is only few but later on it all covered my eyes lid and sometimes it so itchy. Can you help me find a natural remedy for this?


Castor Oil
Posted by Bee (Australia) on 08/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Garlic
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/17/2016

Sara, read up on Castor Oil for your eye.


Garlic
Posted by Sara (Bangalore) on 07/16/2016
3 out of 5 stars

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
Posted by Cindy (Hong Kong) on 06/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I read your post and started with the castor oil treatment 7 weeks ago. It took more than 4 weeks to start seeing improvement, yet it is improving every day. Hopefully, this ugly xanthelasma will be gone within next month or two. Thanks.


Castor Oil
Posted by Dawn (Lasalle, Illinois ) on 05/03/2016

Do you just rub (castor oil) on your eyelids (xanthe) like lotion? Or do you put the oil on cotton balls n let it set over nite?


Garlic
Posted by Anna (Pa) on 04/24/2016

Hi what brand of garlic tablet did u use and were your xanthoma on the elbows? If so how did you keep the paste on without it spilled?


Garlic
Posted by Valrose (Southern California) on 04/09/2016

I tried the Castor Oil it didn't work at ALL for me. Emu oil helps me a little. Makes sense because it reduces inflammation and absorbs deeper than most topicals.

I've been seeking desparately for a cure for last year or so. The garlic seems to work for a lot of people, not for others; doesn't sound like a pleasant process of course. I haven't tried it for a couple of reasons. 1) it can cause scarring 2) ANY invasive treatment of xanthalasmas tend to make them spread 3) I'm trying to figure out how to reverse the whole process or at least get them to stop growing before I bother removing any.

I got my first ones above my eyes about 5-7 years ago around age 50. But it wasn't until 2 years ago I got them UNDER my eyes-horrible so ugly and getting worse and lumpy. Obviously I already had the problem-but it wasn't until after I did filler and botox under my eyes that I got em there! My holistic dr was mad at me and said made sense--because cholesterol lays down were there's injury or irritation.

But hope!! I've just started a radical dietary change that's the First thing I'm so hopeful about--I've seen a noticeable reduction in xantha's in just a week!! But I'm doing so much I'm not sure "WHICH" thing is helping!

Here's the possibilities: Allicin/garlic, lecithin, bromelain, MSM, JUICING (with Champion juicer) and generally eating well (cut out sugar and processed foods) trying to "alkalize" my body with fruits and veggies--which cut inflammation. I KNOW I've had a general inflammatory system (from bad diet and also irritating my gut with certain fiber and maybe konjac root). So ALL this is bringing down inflammation in my body. I didn't do it for the xanthas--I did it in desparation for frozen shoulder! But I'm freaking out because I'm seeing my xanthas flattening and reducing in size noticeably!!

Note: I'm doing LARGE amount of MSM, and I think this is possibly the main thing effecting, but I don't really know (I'm taking 10,000 Mg/day).

K that's all I can think to share for the moment...


Garlic
Posted by Ch (Cleveland) on 02/21/2016

How many days did you do the garlic?


Wart Remover, Castor Oil
Posted by Julie (Spokane ) on 02/19/2016

Do u have pics before and after? Thank u


Garlic
Posted by Jk (California) on 02/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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."

Garlic
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/08/2015

Dear Chaku,

I would try castor oil or extra virgin coconut oil. Maybe a mixture of both. Applied several times a day.

If you could find a salve with comfrey in it, that would be ideal.

~Mama to Many~


Garlic
Posted by Chaku (Nh) on 12/08/2015
3 out of 5 stars

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

Wart Remover, Castor Oil
Posted by Carole (Maryland) on 10/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Here goes. I had xanthelasmas on both eyelids and below eyes. They are all gone. First I bought wart remover 19% salicylic acid content and applied to xanthelasmas once a day until a fluid came out. It does sting for a few minutes and it took 3 to 4 days. It will swell up a little. I then pressed gently on the sac until there wasn't any fluid coming out. Scabbed over and then every evening I apply castor oil. I will continue the castor oil forever.

Garlic
Posted by Lina (France) on 10/11/2015

I also have xanthoma on both of my lids, I have fatty liver condition, and my diet is full more protein than carb. So I think it is related. Since few months I had also noticed another growth on my ear inside the fold and I noticed that few days ago it was broken, and since last few days I was taking raw garlic in empty stomach, the bulge on my eyelids are also shrinking and hope it breaks all together like the one on my ear. Fingers crossed.


Garlic
Posted by Lata (Bangalore) on 08/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I also tried garlic method for removing xanthoma under eye, cholesterol deposit. It is excellent. Day by day it is going smaller. But my question is whether that white mark vanishes or still remains.


Castor Oil
Posted by Darla (Dallas, Tx) on 08/16/2015
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Garlic
Posted by Lisa (Massachusetts) on 08/13/2015

I've had this for a few years now. I have one in each inner corner of my eye. I'm def buying the castor oil today. Thanks everyone.


Garlic
Posted by Darla (Dallas, Tx) on 08/08/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

They will return after not using the garlic for a good while. It took me about a month before my eyes were fully healed, without scabs. I could then cover them up with makeup but they were back in about 6 months and I had to do the process again. Today I decided to try the castor oil treatment. Hoping it works better than the garlic.


Garlic
Posted by Lisa (Ny) on 07/21/2015

Xanthoma:

Opthamologists and occu plastic doctors all say to excise it because its under the skin and just returns. I'm so confused. I have it on all four lids. Seems like a big deal to me to cut up all my lids at once and one doctor threw me out of his office because I didnt want him to slice up all four at once but wanted bottom lids then top. Anyway, The lower lids are a bit long.

I have researched as best I can and see there's a bit on vitamin E deficiency possibilities. Has anyone read this? And then the usual lipids, liver stuff but my blood tests were all fine a drop over on the ldl but nothing that should have caused this. No one checked vit E levels.

It's so ugly looking. Seems weird there is so little on it in terms of real creams and removers except that one xantharemover that has no real info on except their own hype. Mine are flat ugly yellow ones, not the lumps. Had them about a solid year.

I can see how the garlic would work but it's only the top layer of the skin so it would return pretty quickly. I'm not sure how the castor oil would work but maybe the vitamins in it help it or its milia and not xanthelesma. Not sure on that but would love real photos and time frame. I have changed my diet to all healthy as an obvious precaution if I get the nerve to cut them out I dont want them back.

I do have gerd and wonder if those meds did something sometimes but no one knows much at all. I don't drink or even eat fried up foods so it must be genetic or some weird deficency malabsorption kinda thing. The flat ones are different then the lumps I think in terms of removal.


Garlic
Posted by Anita (Bundaberg) on 06/24/2015

I have these nasty things on both upper and lower lids. What I've found REALLY interesting reading this post is that some people have noticed them appear after doing high protein diets - I'm another one!

I'm scared to use the garlic - but like some of you have said, it is crippling to your self esteem, so I'm giving it a go regardless! Buying garlic and castor oil tomorrow. Will post back.


Castor Oil
Posted by Julie (Mt) on 06/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Garlic
Posted by Kelly (New Zealand) on 06/01/2015

I have had a cholesterol spot under my left eye for about 5 to 6 years. Over time it has gotten worse. It has gotten swollen and my doctor says there is nothing I can do to prevent this. After reading these comments I'll try the garlic method. It seems to be working for a number of people. Hopefully it will work for me as it is very embarrassing.


Garlic
Posted by Dorothy (New Zealand) on 05/31/2015

Wow thank you so much for the advice. For 3 years, I had 2 yellowish line type bumps on my eyelids which were starting to droop my eyes as they were on the fold. Went to an Eye specialist and was going to cost a small fortune to remove with no guarantee of them returning so, after reading everyone's remedies tried crushed garlic. I used heavy duty plasters and placed the garlic on the pad so it would sit for a longer period .After the first 5 mins of the worst pain it eased I actually felt ill thats how sore it was but it did go away. I massaged the area with the plasters still on and removed after one hour as I had no burning at all on with the castor oil and I found the whole puffiness has gone on the first application I will be repeating tonight Yay!! Feeling so confident after the first application. Highly Recommend doing this as I have Great results already YAY


Garlic
Posted by Kim ( West Memphis Ar.) on 05/15/2015

Did the garlic really help? Did it come back? I have 1 on each eye. 1 is the size of a quarter.


Garlic
Posted by Shane (Ohio) on 05/12/2015

Just a heads up to people trying to get rid of this. The idea is to BURN it off! If you don't want to go through constant pain for days, do it all at once!

Garlic is a proven method BUT it requires numerous applications to get the skin to "scab".

I recommend a bottle of jack and leave the garlic on for a couple hours. If all goes well, most will be gone in a week or two when the scab peels.

I prefer TCA 50%! No dripping and its under $20. Leave it on for the WHOLE DAY! Wash off before bed. You wont have to reapply! Unless its really deep. Then a second app will get rid of the rest.

Castor is a MUST to keep them off! They can and will come back. Change of diet is also a MUST!

This oil opens pores and penetrates the skin to loosen em up "liquify". If you have oily eye lids, use alcohol daily and before any treatments! The oil will prevent any treatments from working properly!

Either way, NEVER put acid on by yourself! My wife uses a q-tip to apply the TCA. Just keep dabbing the spot for 5 minutes then leave on.No one really knows for sure what causes these spots, however, I have done EXTENSIVE research!

Smoking, stress, poor eating habits all contribute! These spots can form anywhere inside your body! The ones around the eyes are the ones anyone ever notices. Look into "detox" drinks/pills. Kidney/liver, ect. Much cheaper then surgery. Good luck! Stick with it!


Garlic
Posted by Cindy (Phoenix) on 05/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

The garlic works if you can stand the burning. I've had my cholesterol spots on my eyes for several years. I tried taking GLA to lower my cholesterol, it was recommended on the Dr. Oz show. After taking it for a while, I noticed my eyelids were turning dark. Quit taking it and the color started to come back to normal, but I was left with a spot on each eyelid. Decided to try the garlic, chopped it up and made a paste, put it on the spots 10 minutes at a time, twice a day. Spots are gone. Thank you guys for the tip, you are my heroes.


Garlic
Posted by Cindy (Phoenix) on 05/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

The garlic works if you can stand the burning. I've had my cholesterol spots on my eyes for several years. I tried taking GLA to lower my cholesterol, it was recommended on the Dr. Oz show. After taking it for a while, I noticed my eyelids were turning dark. Quit taking it and the color started to come back to normal, but I was left with a spot on each eyelid. Decided to try the garlic, chopped it up and made a paste, put it on the spots 10 minutes at a time, twice a day. Spots are gone. Thank you guys for the tip, you are my heroes.


Castor Oil
Posted by Atiya (Jammu and Kashmir) on 04/14/2015
1 out of 5 stars

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.


Castor Oil
Posted by Laura (Europe) on 03/16/2015

I am just wondering: all the people who say have applied castor oil, is this for xanthelasmas? Some of the people talk about spots or bumps. Are you referring to xanthelamas or something else? This is important as it may lead to confusion. It is not the same talking about a spot with some fat than talking about xanthelasmas.

So basically, my question is: those people who say that castor oil worked for them, do you mean castor oil removed the xanthelasmas? Thanks


Garlic
Posted by Allie (Nashville) on 01/19/2015

I'm curious why people are going for the garlic over the castor oil? Is this because you tried castor oil and it didn't work? It seems like the easier of the two methods.


Garlic
Posted by Vida (India) on 11/28/2014
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

hi Garlic does get rid of it, but only to some extent ( how much you are able to bear and for how long you can go through with it) It is in direct proportion to your pain threshold. I could do it for about a week and 3 times a day, my xanthoma however were very large so it diminished by 40%. Had I continued with it, could have gone completely but not for good. As we all are witness to it that the re occurrence is this problems middle name. If you are going to use the castor oil then you need the patience of the Gods because seems very slow, or maybe I thought it was working. Am not going to comment on that because I really did not find any results with its use.

All the best and Yes garlic works, but can you work with it is the real question. I could not bear it for more than a week.


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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 11/15/2014

There are many non abrasive things to use. One it's better to eat garlic raw as it have much more potency and helps take care of whole body. Castor oil is another. Let me know how things work out for you. Good Luck.


Garlic
Posted by Shelli (Silicon Valley, Ca) on 11/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

When this bump appeared on my upper left lid my doctor told me it was called a xanthelasma. She gave me a referral to a dermatologist to have it removed. I did some research on the internet and almost everyone who has had them removed surgically said they reappeared. With this discovery and two kids in college I was unable financially to take a chance on an expensive treatment that would only be a temporary solution. I am usually one to take a more holistic approach to problems such as this, so I continued my search. I found a product on the internet called Naturalis Xanthelasma Treatment. I ordered it and followed the directions to a T, but it did not work for me. As I read the directions for another product that I found online it said that you needed to scratch the xanthelasma before applying their product. I did not want to buy the product so I decided to try the scratching method and then apply the Naturalis. It did not work. I gave up and left it alone for months. Then it started to get bigger so I went back online and found this site. I didn't have castor oil and I was anxious to get started with something so I tried the garlic method.

At first I tried crushing the garlic like I read in a previous post on this site. Because my xan was on my upper lid the garlic oil was running in my eye, so I had to come up with a different method of applying it. Here is what I did and my results - I took an unpeeled clove of garlic and sliced one end off. I made little slices in the exposed end of the garlic to get the juices flowing. Then I held the exposed end of the garlic on my xan for 10 minutes. Yes it burned, but I did not find it intolerable. When I was done I cut the end that was pressed to my skin off of the garlic and put the remaining part of the garlic in a small container and put it in the refrigerator. I used this same clove of garlic for my follow up applications. Again making small slices to get the juices going. I liked this method because I was not getting garlic all over my fingers as I applied it to my xan. You can do several applications a day. I only did one. After my daily application I let the garlic juices sit on my skin for a little while, then I rinsed it off my eye. I did not put anything on it. I wanted it to dry out as quickly as possible. The next morning my xan was extremely swollen. I put some coconut oil on my eye to take away some of the redness. I repeated this process for 3 nights until my skin was really dry and scabbing. Then I stopped applying the garlic and let the scab continue to dry and flake off. I did use coconut oil to moisturize it each night. I think that helped the dry skin to come of quicker. After about a week all the skin had flaked off and the xan was considerably smaller. So I repeated the process. I have repeated this process three times and my xan is so small now. I am going to do it again and I think this should be my last time. Note that when you repeat the process you may not need to do it for 3 nights. After the first time, I only needed to apply the garlic for 1 night.

I do like what I read about the Castor Oil and what it does for your eyelashes. So I am going to start applying it all around my eyes before I go to bed. I hope this will restore my, once lush, eyelashes and maybe it will prevent my xan from coming back. Good luck.

Castor Oil
Posted by Mimi (London, Uk) on 10/14/2014
4 out of 5 stars

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.

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Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 08/23/2014 32 posts

Hi Uma, when I went gluten-free one of the benefits was that my eyelids went from being big puffy things that touched my eyelashes to more normal and I could see the part that's over the eyeball and wear eye shadow again. The gluten was causing bloating in various parts of my body. Perhaps something in your diet is causing you bloating, like gluten or table salt. Just a thought.


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Posted by Uma (India) on 08/23/2014

I too have fat deposit on my eyelids for whatever reason and I have failed to get a cure. In an Indian situation, when you are a daughter in law who is not very liked, life can be very difficult when you start to get scars. Will somebody be kind enough to help me to get rid of them please. Thankyou.


Castor Oil
Posted by Maryann (Florida, US) on 08/02/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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
Posted by Heather (Michigan) on 07/18/2014

Hi Karen, Glad it's working for you! I have the same question: how did u apply it on your eyes and how long do u leave it on? What made you think to use it?


Castor Oil
Posted by Angela (Windsor) on 07/14/2014

Hi Karen .How did you apply this castor oil for xanthomas? How long did you leave it on between applications? ..hope I am as lucky as you..right now it is kind of dripping in my eyes!


Castor Oil
Posted by Karen (Whitehorse, Yukon) on 07/11/2014

Hi Susan,

I'm pretty sure it is all 100% castor oil. I just picked up the Life brand from Shopper's Drugmart.

It is continuing to work for me. People are really noticing it. The thicker areas will obviously take a little longer but I am so happy. I have 3 siblings with the same problem so it will be interesting to see if it works on them as well as it has for me.

Good Luck Susan!


Castor Oil
Posted by Susan (Maryland) on 07/09/2014

Hi Karen! I'm so happy to hear the castor oil is working for you!!! I have tried garlic and thnot did not really help me. I'm starting the castor oil. Any specific type or brand?


Castor Oil
Posted by Karen (Whitehorse, Yukon) on 07/09/2014

THANK YOU SUZY!!!!! 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.

Georgia and Indiana - Try this before surgery for sure. I've had surgery several times and am left with scarring but at least I can cover that with make-up.



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