Milk spots around the eyes

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by Guest Posts on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 am

Milk spots around the eyes

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I have like milk spots around the eye area. I have spoken with various people, unfortunately no one seems to know how to get rid of them. I am very self conscious of them, as I have never had any problems with my skin before. I am 72 years old. I don’t know if this has any bearing on the cause.

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by JustJayne01 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Re: Milk spots around the eyes

Hello, I have lots of them, as far as I know they’re to do with high cholesterol as they’re fatty deposits.

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by Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 pm

Re: Milk spots around the eyes

The likelihood if they are small white dots is that they are milia, small collections of a harmless skin substance keratin. These are very common around the eyes and can be extracted gently with a needle. An aesthetician or dermatologist could do this. Other causes could be Xanthelasma, which are much larger plaques of yellowish-white which predominantly appear on the upper eyelid. These are related to high cholesterol. See your GP to ascertain the cause in the first instance.

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