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 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.
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.