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Dr. Austina Cho
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Skin Cholesterol Deposits (Overview)

Skin cholesterol deposits is a symptom in which a person has some small collections of cholesterol fat under the skin surface on some parts of the body. These may be due to high 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. Austina Cho
3 doctors shared insights

Skin Cholesterol Deposits (Overview)

Skin cholesterol deposits is a symptom in which a person has some small collections of cholesterol fat under the skin surface on some parts of the body. These may be due to high 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 meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Skin cholesterol deposits teatment?

Focus on Drivers: While xanthomas can be treated in various physical ways, as with most medicine, txs about symptoms, not health. Best check drivers because of many related issues. Rec: NMR particle test, optimize both LDL & HDL particle concentrations, e.g. Ldl 9 ?mol/l (not just chol, a sterol fat made by every cell & carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: dietdoctor, lchf. ...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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Home remedies for cholesterol deposit on face?

Home remedies for cholesterol deposit on face?

Garlic helps some: I have no experience treating this and there is no formal research, but many patients report that topical garlic is effective, though it may sting and burn. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/xanthoma.Html measures to lower cholesterol usually help to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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

Is chicken ok to eat if roasted with skin on? Im 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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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