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Castor Oil For Swollen Itchy Eyelids
(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
Not at all: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation created when they react. Castor oil will have no effect. ...Read more
Is it true that using castor oil for my eyelashes to become longer can be harmful for my eyelid causing sag eyelid?
Unlikely : To affect.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if I put citric acid+castor oil on plantar warts(read that it's an effective cure) one's become white,swollen and burns like hell. Why?
It is true that using castor oil for eyelash cause eyelid cyst and make them looking droppy also vasline cause cyst?
The edge of my upper eyelid is a bid swollen. I don't know if it is because of my allergies or a blocked oil gland. My eye Is itchy and sometimes hurt?
Hordeolum: A stye(hordeolum)occurs rather suddenly(MayB from rub). It is a blocked oil gland(s) of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: Your description sounds like a hemorrhoid. A swollen blood vessel in the rectum or anal area. A high fiber diet and laxatives, such as castor oil, can help to prevent straining while defacating which can help. A topical medication such as preparation h can help with symptoms. ...Read more
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