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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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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

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 eyelid margins. ...Read more

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Can castor oil help dry eye?

Can castor oil help dry eye?

Castor oil: Castor oil has been reported as effective for dry eye but it is not a commonly employed therapy since other therapies are typically more than adequate. ...Read more

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Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will also wash the products out eventually, and really this shouldn't take more than few minutes to happen. My guess is that by the time you read this, you'll already feel better. Don't wipe the surface of your eye with any object, or you can do harm. ...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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Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive. I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive.  I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

UsePrescriptionOnly: I will not recommend using Castor Oil or any other drops but use the Prescribed eye drops only. Discuss with your Opthalmologist or prescribing doctor what else you can use for dry eyes ...Read more

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Is castor oil good for eye skin to prevent wrinkles?

Is castor oil good for eye skin to prevent wrinkles?

Prevent eye wrinkles: There are products specifically formulated for use to address wrinkles in the eye area. Top 3 SkinMD favorites are (in no particular order), Regenica Revitalizing Eye Creme, SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair and ResultsRx Eye Doctor ...Read more

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Can u use castor oil in yur eye for dry eyes? Will apple cider vinegar disolve a pterygium, if not what can u do to shrink a pterygium?

Can u use castor oil in yur eye for dry eyes? Will apple cider vinegar disolve a pterygium, if not what can u do to shrink a pterygium?

No & No. DON'T DO: THIS! While castor oil is edible and can be used cautiously on the skin, it should never be put directly in the eyes. Ditto with other edible substances including apple cider vinegar. If the pterygium causes discomfort or interferes with you field of vision, contact an Ophthalmologist. I know that it can take some time to see an eye doctor (MD or DO) but don't be tempted to self treat. ...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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How do I apply castor oil, topically?

Soaks: It's best to soak a piece of cloth with the castor oil, then place it over the area to be treated. The traditional material is flannel. You can also then place a heating pad over the cloth, but place something between them so that the heating pad doesn't come in contact with the castor oil. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

My 4 month old son having eczema on his face n gp gavel us zinc + castor oil cream n after applying that it gets worse?

Eczema treatment: There may be additives within the medicine your doc gave you that your son is sensitive to. Let your doctor know about the worsening of symptoms with the treatment, as many other options are certainly available. Also, make sure chemical free on clothing/bedding/burp rags — anything that could touch his face. No dryer sheets, use scent-free detergents and face washes. Finally, moisturize often. ...Read more

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I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

I ONLY want to use natural organic NO CHEMICALS on my skinWill castor oil break out my clear skin if I apply lightly on my face every night? Coconut?

Can try: As you do not get a rash from using this, I see no reason why you cannot try it. You will only know it you will get acne if you try it. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is daily dose of castor oil harmful?

Yes, very: Daily use of caster oil makes the bowel lazy, and dependent on the laxative to move its content. ...Read more

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Has castor oil ever been related to miscarriages?

No: If someone had been given castor oil and miscarried, I would not associate the miscarriage with the castor oil. Also, this cannot be used to induce a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I took 2 Tbls of castor oil then I googled it. Just wondering if it can harm my baby?

I took 2 Tbls of castor oil then I googled it. Just wondering if it can harm my baby?

How many weeks preg?: Castor Oil should not be taken without first consulting a physician. It could result in harm to your unborn baby. Castor Oil effects are very strong to the mother, it could put stress on the fetus. Under stress, fetal heart-rate increases and the anal sphincter relaxes, resulting in the release of meconium. When the amniotic fluid becomes contaminated with meconium, the baby can inhale this. ...Read more

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Can castor oil treat lipomas?

Can castor oil treat lipomas?

No, where, why ?: Lipoma is a mass of fat cells, usually not related to lymph nodes. Surgery is recommended for many reasons mainly 1- cosmotic reasons 2-on patient's request. Rarely lipoma changes into cancer after they change size, texture or radiology findings. Many patients and doctors do not do surgery, jusr follow and observe, tell us more! Is it really lipoma? ...Read more