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A 27-year-old female asked:

How can u get rid of blocked sweat glands?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
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 be treated surgically with drainage and possibly removal.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of a blocked sweat gland?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Sweat: I would do steam bath as a start. But if all are blocked you may die of heart stroke. Go go your Dr.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of blocked sweat glands on the penis ?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 24 years experience
Blocked sweat gland?: Possibly blocked sebaceous gland, not sweat. But only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention.

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