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Castor Oil (Definition)

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I have been applying castor oil to my eyelashes at night to help them grow is this harmful to my eye area? I have read online that it is not but i want to be sure

Probably : Probably not harmly, but will not help the eyelashes grow. It may stop up the surround oil glands which can lead to cystic formation along the eye lid margins. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between fines lines and wrinkles? If you put castor oil and lines not visible does that mean its fine lines?

How can you tell the difference between fines lines and wrinkles? If you put castor oil and lines not visible does that mean its fine lines?

Matter of degree: If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles in your overall age management best to see a plastic surgeon for potential treatment options for each. Peals and laser resurfacing and Botox may help with the finer lines. Botox, fillers and more aggressive resurfacing or even facelift or blepharoplasty may be required for the deeper wrinkles. Best to consult your local plastic surgeon to discuss. ...Read more

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Can castor oil help dry eye?

Can castor oil help dry eye?

YES IT CAN: Yes it can but it is not prescribed as we have better therapies available. ...Read more

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(3days now) right eye lower lash line near tear duct is swollen a bit.. Idk of it's because of the olive oil or castor oil or Vaseline I've been using?

(3days now) right eye lower lash line near tear duct is swollen a bit.. Idk of it's because of the olive oil or castor oil or Vaseline I've been using?

Maybe: What you are describing sounds like an infected lid margin gland (meibomium). Using an occlusive oil or gel can clog the opening of the gland resulting in it backing up and becoming infected. Stop using these thngs on the eyelid. Only use soap and water, or a water based makeup remover. If you have an infection, warm compresses may help it reolve. If no quick resoution, you may need antibioti ...Read more

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Can castor oil be applied in the eyes to remove pterygium?

Can castor oil be applied in the eyes to remove pterygium?

No: Removal of pterygia usually requires surgery. Castor oil can be allergenic and may be lildly irritating. I would not put it in my eyes. ...Read more

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