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My 16 yr old son may be suffering from bromhidrosis . We have been treating this for almost a year with little results, any suggestions?
General or Plastic: General and plastic surgeons deal with disorders of the apocrine glands in the skin. This is most commonly known as hidradenitis. Dermatologists often manage hidradenitis in the early stages but surgeons need to remove the affected skin and glands at later stages. Seek a general or plastic surgeon and be patient as the process may involve several surgeries for complete healing. ...Read more
Breast pathology reports tiny cyst lined by apocrine metaplasia no lesion seen. Please explain if this indicates any fybrocystic or hormonal changes. ?
Early transformation: Tiny cysts can appear in the breast as a result of hormone activity on the milk duct lining resulting in duct blockage and the formation of cytst. Apocrine metaplasia suggest that early transformational changes are taking place and if left the area and premalignant cells in the field around the cytic changes can revert to malignancy. The cysts and surrounding area should be resected. ...Read more
Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?
My pits get smelly/musky an hour later even with deodorant & antiperspirant. Is there something wrong with me? Do clothing have a factor on this too?
Underarm odor: Some people believe that underarm odor is a direct result of sweating and perspiration, but this is untrue. The perspiration that is released by the apocrine glands under the arms is actually a combination of water, salt and urea that is completely odorless on its own. It is not until it comes in contact with bacteria on the surface of the skin that unpleasant odors begin to manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches .Please help?
The apocrine sweat: glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree..?? irritant? ...Read more
Here are some ...: The sensitivity and specificity of the sense of smell widely vary among individuals. Also, known to us, the semen has its own unique smell; besides, the body odor of genital regions and arm[its can be offending in some with so-called apocrine bromhidrosis. More? Ask Doc for details... ...Read more
Fox-Fordyce disease: This is taken from e-medicine: fox-fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found. The etiology of fox-fordyce disease currently is unknown. The eponym is based on the 1902 report by g. Fox and j. Fordyce. More info free online at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1070560-overview. ...Read more
Hidrandenitis suppurativa at the last stage untreated for 10+ years having hereditary case leads to what further symptoms, result of this condition?
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