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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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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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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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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food 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 Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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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 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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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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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