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tests for swelling sebaceous glands

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're a man!: All grown men have them. Some guys' are bigger than others. Stop worrying about them.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
30 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
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. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes, quickly: You must be near the end of your therapy. A week after you stop your lips and skin and nose and eyes will be normal again, but without the acne.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Some of them are curious in that they lack associated hairs.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
35 years experience Urology
Shouldn't: Shouldn't affect the glands under your arms or the ones near the scrotum.
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