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
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."
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.
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...
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 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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 toðŸ˜ƒ 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..
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.
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!
Wart Remover, Castor Oil
Do u have pics before and after? Thank u
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
YEAH!!!! My UGLY deposites are gone! I applied crushed garlic for 3 days 3 times a day. Like I said in my first response, it burned like hell and was reallly ugly. The super cold weather helped the burn, but I looked like I got socked in the kisser for about 8 days. My husband wouldn't let me go out of the house for fear he was going to get thrown in jail for my ugly eye. He couldn't look at me without laughing at me, so I threatened to rub my eye on him. When it was scabby and weaping I cut a wedge of nonstick gauze and applied it at bed time with Neosporin. During the day I washed it with a surgical scrub and let it dry out. Be very safe because an infection could be a trip to the doctor and alot of explaining. I'm very surprised and happy that a $.98 box of garlic saved me about $1500-$2000 at the doctor. I'm a normal person with kids and bills and we don't have that extra ching to spend on something like this! If you go to the doctor I'm sure your eye would look just as bad with an expensive procedure. Mine were under my so with the gals who have them on your eye lid be VERY careful! It is a natural chemical peel so it can do damage so DON'T get it in your eye ball! The more you can crush the garlic up and the mushier you can get it the better it works. I was going to do a 4th day and I'm glad I didn't because 3 is enough. I also use a vitamin E stick to moisturize and heal. So I'm saying goodbye and good luck to all that have this issue and be safe. I hope you get results like I did!
Denise, I started applying castor oil to my eye lashes after reading that it grew them back thick and long. I applied it just along the lashes at first then quit because I wasn't getting any results. I started again after looking at how short and stubby they were. Only this time I smeared the castor oil on my lower lash line and my eyelid on up to, and including, my eyebrows. Doing this, I was covering the lumps without really intending too. I did this every night and after about a month I noticed while applying mascara that my lashes were full and thick. But the added surprise was that the white lumps were gone. I had tried everything at one time or another with no success. From a needle prick to a blackhead remover, nothing would get the lump out and the results would be a big infected looking red lump that eventually returned to an ugly white lump. I still apply the castor oil every night. It really works and is cheap. Just stick with it and don't be stingy with the oil. I sure didn't expect the results I got but am very pleased. I hope this helps.
I started applying castor oil on my eye lids and along the lash line, also on my brows to grow them thicker. At first I didn't think it worked and I quit but started again as I liked the way the oil helped to remove every last bit of make up. My lashes and brows are thicker. It has taken awhile but it really works and to my surprise, it also got rid of the nasty xanthoma. The skin around my eyes is smooth and clear and castor oil is cheap and safe. I hope you try it.
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.
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.
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!
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~
Use Aloe Vera to heal the burn.
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.
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.
Mandy: Good to hear positive results from such toxic pharmaceuticals. The pain you are experiencing is probably due to the fact that statin drugs are notorious for depleting the bodies natural CoQ10 levels. It is very much advised to supplement Selenium/Vit-E (natural tocopherols and/or tocotrienols)/CoQ10 or Ubiquinol.
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.
Suzy, You stated that the Xanthoma disappeared with the use of castor oil. this worked without all of the pain and scarring the garlic seems to do? Please let me know and also how long did it take to get rid of? So tired of these ugly things.
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.