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Baryta Carbonicum in Xanthelasma August 2, 2012

"Xanthelasma (or xanthelasma palpebrarum) is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of cholesterol underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. Although not harmful or painful, these minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed. They are common in people of Asian origin and those from the Mediterranean region.

Because of the hereditary component, they may or may not indicate high blood levels of cholesterol. Where there is no family history of xanthelasmata, they usually indicate high cholesterol and may correlate with a risk of atheromatous disease."  ~ Wikipedia

Most of patients in Punjab reporting with the same signs and symptoms of this demarcation of skin are found to be either under the influence of high levels of cholestrol or most of them have a strong family history of heart disease. These skins marks most likely found in female patients are asymptomatic, but can be quite distressing and disfiguring growing on the face or eyelids.


At Cardio Life Care, in past few months, so many cases reportedly having these xanthelasma spots recovered well after 30-45 days administration of Baryta carbonica 30c in repeated dosages with a strict restriction to the diet.

Most of the patients reportedly had high levels of cholesterol with a family history of heart disease in some form, either strong or weak background.


Yellow marking in the skin around the eyes can be a sign of heart disease, according to research. The heart disease link was most acute in men aged between 70 and 79. Those with xanthelasmata were 12 per cent more at risk than others without the condition. The corresponding risk for women in this group was eight per cent. However, the raised yellow patches around the eyelids was a more reliable sign of heart disease in women because of their lower overall risk. 'In women, who have a smaller inherent risk of developing heart attack and heart disease, presence of xanthelasmata has a correspondingly larger predictive value.'

Early Detection Saves Lives

Early detection of the spots can be quite helpful in prediction and evaluation of heart disease risk in future; and diet management and administration of correct drug, in time, leads to early recovery of the patient with signs of these yellow cholesterol spots and any other associated complaints, if any.

Written by Bindra MS

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Comment by anoop maheshwari on August 13, 2012 at 5:20am

nice to know that

any suggestion on choleosteotoma

Comment by Dr. Habib Khan. on August 9, 2012 at 8:22am

Very informative case,

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