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Causes of overactive sebaceous glands

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
Dermatology 31 years experience
Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone. If there is a lot... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps?: Sebaceous glands are present to provide oil to the skin. They are there because that is the way we are made. Occasionally we can have the plug up & ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
59 years experience
Information: It is just a side effectthat has nothing to do with sebaceous glands.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Nothing that: I know of. The only product that shrinks sebaceous glands is Accutane other than the topical vitamin A Tazoratene
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
OIL & SWEAT GLANDS: SEBACEOUS (OIL) GLANDS AND SWEAT GLANDS. SEBACEOUS GLANDS PRODUCE OIL , WHILE SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE SWEAT! SIMPLE AND EASY AS THAT . . .
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 34 years experience
Sebaceous gland: You may try warm packs or sitz baths but excison is usually the only successful way I have ever treated these.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
PAINLESS IN REMOVING: No painless way in removing sebaceous glands or pearly penile papules. However, the pain (of the anesthetic) is minimal. Go for it!
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Tender or painful bumps could be herpes. Sebaceous glands aren't usually painful.
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