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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Skin Cholesterol Deposits (Overview)

Deposits in eyelids or elsewhere usually with elevated blood cholesterol


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What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

High cholesterol: Cholesterol skin deposits, called xanthelasma, are associated with very high cholesterol levels in the blood. They can resolve with treatment of the cholesterol abnormality. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
4 Doctors shared insights

Skin Cholesterol Deposits (Overview)

Deposits in eyelids or elsewhere usually with elevated blood cholesterol


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What causes skin cholesterol deposits?

High cholesterol: Cholesterol skin deposits, called xanthelasma, are associated with very high cholesterol levels in the blood. They can resolve with treatment of the cholesterol abnormality. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your medications as prescribed
Once
Avoid or limit all meat and shellfish
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Reduce fatty, fried, and sugary food
Once
Eat mostly fruits and vegetables
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Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Focus on Drivers: Xanthomas can be treated in various ways, but, as with most medicine, Txs about symptoms not health. Best check drivers (because many related issues). Rec: NMR particle test, optimize LDL <400-700 nmol/L & Large-HDL >9 …•mol/l (not just cholesterol (made by every animal cell & only one of the fat molecules carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: https://goo. Gl/vFz1f3 & http://goo. Gl/P4ETNk. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat skin cholesterol deposits? Obviously lowering cholesterol is the key, but its the spot I'm wanting to treat.

Is there a natural way to treat skin cholesterol deposits? Obviously lowering cholesterol is the key, but its the spot I'm wanting to treat.

There is no good way: To have these areas regress. Surgical removal could be an option but that would be a little extreme. You will have to settle for using topical cover up makeup. Obviously good medical control of your hyperlipidemia will avoid progression or development of new lesions. ...Read more

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What causes cholesterol bumps on my skin?

What causes cholesterol bumps on my skin?

?: How do you know they are "cholesterol bumps? " (f they really are, they are associated with very high levels of cholesterol, but they probably aren't...). ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Is chicken ok to eat if roasted with skin on? I'm trying to cut my cholesterol.

Is chicken ok to eat if roasted with skin on? I'm trying to cut my cholesterol.

Cut the skin out: The fat in poultry is in the skin so cooking with it allows all the bad fats to seep into the poultry. Eat the white meat rather than the dark meat since that is also healthier for you. ...Read more

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Does the ingredient "cholesterol" in skin lotions/cremes positively or negatively affect blood cholesterol levels?

No: The cholesterol that counts for disease is the endogenous cholesterol, i.e., the one that our body makes from simpler ingredients like the breakdown products of fatty food ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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I have a cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex, lately I have had the sensation that someone is pushing down on my head. Not painful, just weird.?

I have a cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex, lately I have had the sensation that someone is pushing down on my head. Not painful, just weird.?

Cholesterol Granulom: You were diagnosed with having a cholesterol granuloma? How big is it? Do you have surgery planned? With your new symptoms, you need to see your otologist asap. Cholesterol granulomas tend to expand. Additionally, the body reacts to the cholesterol as a foreign body causing an inflammatory reaction. Expansion and inflammation risk bone destruction & injury to hearing, and vital nerves. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
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See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

I've been having stiff neck problem for almost a week now. I can't turn my head properly. Usually it took only a day or two. I checked my cholesterol.?

Torticolis: Cholesterol shouldn't have anything to do with a stiff neck. It sounds as though you have strained the neck muscles leaving them in spasm. Time and anti-inflammatory medications such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be useful in relaxing the tissue to normal. Failing that, you may want to look into osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation. Daily exercise can help avoid this problem before it occurs. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can you clarify?: Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If your venipuncture site was contaminated with urine, it will not affect your labs. Urine does not ordinarily contain a significant amount of small ldl, cholesterol or triglycerides. If you think you have damaged yourself by getting urine on your skin, you should not be concerned. You may want to talk with a professional about these ; your listed concerns. ...Read more

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I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

Doubtful: At you age, having Skin manifestations of high cholesterol (usually seen in the eye area) would be unlikely, and is probably something else. Pimples of course are a possibility since you called them pimples, but a true diagnosis on any skin condition can not be made over the computer and really would need a clinical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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I have been feeling nausea, pressure in my head ans weak I have high cholesterol and migraines?

I have been feeling nausea, pressure in my head ans weak I have high cholesterol and migraines?

Nausea can be due to: Migraine can be the cause of pressure in the head and nausea. Cholestrol does not cause any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have 4 tiny raised spots on my eyelid. Can't tell if they're white or skin colored. Can this be something other than cholesterol induced?

Yes: See an ophthalmologist for an exam. This could be many different conditions. If suspicious or causing discomfort they most likely can be removed in the office with a simple procedure. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness? .

Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness? .

Xanthomas: Abnormalities of blood lipids can result in deposition of lipid under the skin, called xanthomas. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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Aged 64yrs male, suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown. Why? Treatment?

Aged 64yrs male, suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown. Why? Treatment?

Venous Insufficiency: You could have venous insufficiency/reflux. This is especially true if you have leg swelling at the end of the day & varicose veins. Your red blood cells get into your fat tissue & the cells that clean them up dissolve the red blood cells except the iron in them causing them to turn brown. Unfortunately there is little to do to reverse but you should be worked up for venous reflux specialist. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe to apply to the skin as a moisturizer for those suffering from high cholesterol? Does it enter the blood stream through the skin?

Safe and yes: Any oil applied to skin will make it into the blood stream to some extent. However, the amount getting into your system this way is not likely to alter your fat metabolism materially.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more