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causes of overactive sebaceous glands

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience Dermatology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and profess ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: It is just a side effectthat has nothing to do with sebaceous glands.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Nothing that: I know of. The only product that shrinks sebaceous glands is Accutane other than the topical vitamin A Tazoratene
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) den ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Which gland: Different glands have different stimuli to which they respond. Breast responds to sex hormones, adrenal responds to ACTH, some glands enlarge, though ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shak ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and b ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Acne and sebaceous cysts are common disorders of sebaceous glands. Carcinomas can arise from sebaceous glands, as these lesion can from any epithelium ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This ca ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Since it is a pair of male exocrine glands (also called Cowper's glands) existing inside pelvic floor muscle right near both sides of verumontanu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the sk ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
21 years experience Dentistry
Salivary gland : For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, cau ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Symptoms of salivary gland disease: •abnormal tastes, foul tastes •decreased ability to open the mouth •discomfort when opening the mouth •dry mout ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: stone and inflammation, adenoma being tumor, malignant tumor. See ENT and be evaluated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Prostate problem: The bulbourethral galnds are infront of the prostate and add fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. The glands can get infected and typically cause s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Sorry: What happens when your sebaceous glands get over active?

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