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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

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


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Why is castor oil good for your eyelashes?

Oil: Cod liver oil & other oils high in omega 3s improve the meibomian gland oil to stabilize tear film so does not evaporate quickly: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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I've recently started using castor oil to grow out my eyelashes, and it's been about 4 days and I've noticed my eyelashes fall out, is castor oil bad?

Neutral: This will absolutely not help with eyelash growth (where did you read this?). Poorly purified castor oil may contain toxins that could be dangerous to your lashes and health as well. Try another means to grow out lashes. ...Read more

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Which is best for eyelash growth: castor oil or vaseline?

Neither: are helpful. Latisse (bimatoprost) works well. It is available from many types of physicians by prescription. ...Read more

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Whats better for eyelash growth, coconut oil or castor oil?

Neither: Certain oils or petroleum ointment applied to base of lashes will smother the microscopic mites called demodex which live in the hair follicles. Overgrowth of demodex can cause lashes to fall out prematurely. The only fda approved way to stimulate eyelash growth is to use a prescription medication called bimatoprost (latisse) or similar medications available as eyedrops for glaucoma treatment. ...Read more

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I started castor oil for eyelash growth and now my lashing is itching and they're falling out. How to I remedy this?

Amazing: Why in the world would you think this would do anything about eyelashes? Are you drinking it or putting it on your eyelids? THROW AWAY THE CASTOR OIL. Stop wasting your time on the internet and see a dermatologist immediately. Meanwhile use cool water to gently bathe your eyelids and rinse off the offending oil. ...Read more

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Is it true that using castor oil for my eyelashes to become longer can be harmful for my eyelid causing sag eyelid?

NO: No. I found no information that castor oil causes eyelid sag. For best results, see a facial plastic surgeon for concern about eyelid aging or sagging. ...Read more

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Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Hi  I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes,  some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will also wash the products out eventually, and really this shouldn't take more than few minutes to happen. My guess is that by the time you read this, you'll already feel better. Don't wipe the surface of your eye with any object, or you can do harm. ...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 eye lid margins. ...Read more

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