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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Potentially: If there is a bacterial infection - it could spread to other tissue.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience in Urgent Care
Warm soaks.: Sometimes moist heat can open it up and it will be OK. Take care of your grandpa.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Blocked sweat gland.: few seconds to forever. Need more details.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giovanni Marciano
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Blocked pits: Warm soaks, antibiotics.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes but...: This could be plugged hair follicle, but this usually presents as a painful bump on the surface of the skin, although it can sometimes feel like it is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
GERD: Can be caused by auto immune disease ditch as lupus for one example but i'm sure there are more.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https:/ ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in 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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few causes: Radiation to salivary glands, drugs, idiopathic (no cause discernible), other medical conditions like diabetes, sarcoidosis, HIV, some viruses. To ge ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nirmal Nandakumar
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
A lot: There are a lot of diseases and syndromes. You have to differentiate between primary and secondary causes of adrenal diseases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. If yo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main gland ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
See a doc!: It's probably not this, but inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negativ ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salivary glands: It is rare for this to happen, but if the obstruction is severe enough, it is possible for the salivary gland to rupture.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a ' ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
XRT dose &: Whether the sweat producing glands are in the target of the beam could lead to permanent lack of sweating. It does not affect sweat production in any ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Retinoids, surgery: If it is minor peeling cream coukd work. However if you have condition called hidraadenitissuppuritiva, an inflammation of apocrine glands it needs to ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Start w/ PCP: There are some different considerations here, so i'd get an eval by your primary care doc so s/he can point you in the right direction if more eval/tx ... Read More

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