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Will castor oil help to encourage growth of eyebrows and lashes?

Will castor oil help to encourage growth of eyebrows and lashes?

No: Castor oil has GI effects but is poorly absorbed if at all and there is no known effect on hair growth on any part of the body. ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

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


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Will castor oil applied to eyebrows and eyelashes cause them to grow or actually cause them To fall out?

The "tale" told: Is that Castor Oil will PROMOTE hair regrowth in the eyebrows. Various preparations are available and this is NOT a recommendation for any of them.

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I used castor oil on my eyebrows and a part on my hair, I put it at night and leave it 2days, now I feel like my hair and eyebrows is falling, why?

Hair loss: Can't tell based on the very limited information you provided but I would start by suggesting you stop putting "castor oil" on your brows and scalp the reason for which remains a mystery. ...Read more

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I was born with a very light eyebrows and I want to grow them, so I tried putting castor oil it worked, but how long does it take the hair to grow?

Castor oil: Has been proven to grow eyebrows. You can use minoxidil, which is over-the-counter (in the U.S.) to grow your eyebrows. Also, Latisse (bimatoprost) will work for this, but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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I've been using cold-pressed, virgin castor oil on my eyebrows and eyelids x3 nights. Now, I'm worried about ricin poisoning. Should I be worried?

I've been using cold-pressed, virgin castor oil on my eyebrows and eyelids x3 nights. Now, I'm worried about ricin poisoning. Should I be worried?

No: There is no need to worry about ricin being in the castor oil, compared to all the other things we have to worry about in life. Castor oil may not be needed nor useful... which means one should investigate to see if castor oil has been truly proven to help in the way one is using it (castor oil has been around a long time and has many myths about it). ...Read more

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Does lavender oil & castor oil truly helps eyebrow hair to grow?? If not, what does then? How to harmlessly make my eyebrows look thicker and healthy?

Thin eyebrows.: Loss of eyebrow hair can occur when you have too much thyroid hormone circulating. First, get checked and make sure you are healthy. Then you can review options with your doc for treatments which may be effective and the ones that are not. ...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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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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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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I am pregnant and over plucked my eyebrows. I heard that castor oil can make them grow back faster, but I am unsure if it is safe to use on my eyebrow?

I am pregnant and over plucked my eyebrows. I heard that castor oil can make them grow back faster, but I am unsure if it is safe to use on my eyebrow?

Castor oil in preg: Castor oil has traditionally been used in pregnancy as a by-mouth supplement to help stimulate labor. There is no good study to show what happens when you apply castor oil topically. It might start contractions, so it should probably be avoided. Eyebrow pencil is safe to use in pregnancy — start there :). ...Read more

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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Has castor oil ever caused a misscarriage?

Ever?: It's really hard to say whether something has 'ever' happened because no one knows. Unless you have thought up something really unusual to do with the castor oil, the answer would be 'no.'. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose drinking castor oil?

Castor oil is: Laxative and will make you have loose stool. It is also possible to have diarrhea. If your intake matches the out put there should not be any weight lose. However, if you are restricting your intake you may lose some not because castor oil is a weight loss medicine because you are restricting. If you believe that you need to restrict your intake and loose weight, please talk to your pcp. ...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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How long must I wait to eat after drinking castor oil?

Castor oil: Are you taking it for laxative use, to induce labor,? Hair growth? Skin? It is a vegetable oil and if used for laxative use, it takes about 6-8 hours. ...Read more