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Dr. Emily Ridgway
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Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

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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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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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?

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. Addagada Rao
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Want wholistic treatment for digital mucus cyst. I neem oil good or castor oil. ?

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. Creighton Wright
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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Probably: Teaspoon, depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...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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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more


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Castor Oil (Definition)

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


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