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Doctor insights on: Castor Oil For Sebaceous Cysts

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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

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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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Of course not: This stuff is promoted on websites targeting very gullible people. I trust you saw through it. ...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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Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?

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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How come castor oil doesn't make me poo?

Need another: You may need another product that is stronger. Or you may try wheat husks. ...Read more

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Could castor oil induce period?

Could castor oil induce period?

No: Castor Oil does not induce your period. It causes cramping and is very irritating. I would get a massage instead. More pleasant and in some good hands may bring on your period if you are so keen to have it. ...Read more

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Does castor oil lightens skin tone?

Does castor oil lightens skin tone?

Age Spots:
Age spots or liver spots or you can also call them dark spots, are red or black colored freckles. These spots are very common in elderly people, as a result of natural aging process. Another possible cause of age spots is overexposure of the skin to the sun. You can use various remedies to get rid of these spots and one such remedy is to use castor oil for age spots. ...Read more

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Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

I wouldn't: However we are not allowed to treat Pediatric Patients. Just as a Grandfather of 6 and Father of 3 before them my wife/daughters in law used Baby Oil....why not???


Hope this helps Advice NOT medical ..just Grandparent's advice

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I use zinc and castor oil as a sun cream ?

HUH????: There are many nice sun screens in the stores. Castor oil will not be useful. There are numerous sun screens [blocks] containing various types of zinc. ...Read more

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Are castor oil packs effective on constipation?

Are castor oil packs effective on constipation?

Not really familiar: Taking castor oil used to be recommended for constipation, but it is not healthy to take it orally in large doses. Castor oil packs might be okay, but there are side effects to castor oil, and it is definitely absorbed from the packs.
See this article for more info: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/28/castor-oil-to-treat-health-conditions.Aspx. ...Read more

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Are zinc and castor oil good for revmoing scars?

No: Silicone gel application topically to scars is the only non-invasive treatment that has been proven to improve the appearance of scars. More invasive treatments involve dermarolling and laser treatments. ...Read more

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Can i take 2 oz of castor oil to kick start labor?

Castor Oil: Castor oil will help you empty your bowels. It will not trigger labor unless coincidentally your uterus is ready to start contractions. ...Read more

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What is the drink with castor oil that induces labor?

What is the drink with castor oil that induces labor?

I am not sure there: Iam not sure that you should take caster oil or any thing with it to induce labor. ...Read more

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Castor oil thickens hair....does it thicken beard too?

Unlikely: I don't believe castor thickens hair anywhere on the body. Castor oil adheres to hair strands giving the illusion of increased thickness but there is no change in hair strand diameter. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use castor oil when bleeding between period?

More Info: Why do you wish to use Castor Oil. Castor Oil is best for making pickles and as a massage oil. We should leave it for that. Castor oil is OK once in a while for constipation. ...Read more

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I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

Unlikely: Its effect in pregnancy should not be an issue. Anyhow, avoid all external medical products during pregnancy ...Read more

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Will drinking an oz of castor oil hurt my baby? I'll be 40 weeks tomorrow.

Will drinking an oz of castor oil hurt my baby? I'll be 40 weeks tomorrow.

Unlikely: Probably won't hurt your baby but also unlikely to cause you to go into labor.May cause diarrhea . ...Read more

Dr. Asher Turney
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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