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Dr. Emily Ridgway
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

Dr. Emily Ridgway
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

I doubt it: I can't imagine how this could help but there are numerous anecdotal reports of it helping sebaceous cysts to drain. Chronic sebaceous cyst frequently drain and resolve temporarily but then what recur. For recurrent sebaceous cyst the only effective treatment I have seen is excision of the entire cyst lining. ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

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


Dr. Barry Press
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
39 years in practice
3M people helped
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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Dr. Barry Press
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
39 years in practice
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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

No: The only way to remove a sebaceous cyst is with surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I've got a hard, big pimple. It's a sebaceous cyst, and i heard castor oil can remove it. Is it true?

Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
24 years in practice
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I've got a hard, big pimple. It's a sebaceous cyst, and i heard castor oil can remove it. Is it true?

No: Sebaceous cysts must be removed surgically. There are some tricks that can be used to minimize scarring but there is no creme, oil or ointment that will eliminate them. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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19 years in practice
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can castor oil really shrink ovarian and liver cysts? How do you use it (external or internal & how much to apply or take)?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can castor oil really shrink ovarian and liver cysts?  How do you use it (external or internal & how much to apply or take)?

No: Castor oil may cause diarrhea and loss of water but is not a treatment for ovarian and liver cysts. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Want wholistic treatment for digital mucus cyst. I neem oil good or castor oil. ?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Want wholistic treatment for digital mucus cyst.  I neem oil good or castor oil.  ?

Including praying: will not help , if it is not bothering levee it alone other wise will need removal by surgical procedure ,They spurt from digital joints , some times may recede or disappear spontaneously ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?

Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?

Cyst: yes that often occurs however it is possible for the cyst to reoccur and re open try and keep it clean and well hydrated ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Probably: Teaspoon, depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I took castor oil will I be ok?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Yes.Warning...: its used as a laxative. ??

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