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Doctor insights on: Apocrine Bromhidrosis

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

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 skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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Smelly, musty skin odor?

Smelly, musty skin odor?

Several causes: What is the patient we are talking about, as this can be due to different conditions. In children, phenylketonuria produces a characteristic "mousy, musty body odor". Conditions such as candidiasis, hydradenitis suppurativa, as well as factors such as mensturual cycle can change body odor. ...Read more

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Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa infectious ?

Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa infectious 
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Yes and no: Hidradenitis suppurativa happens only in people that are exposed. It is an infection, but you cannot pass HS on to another person. ...Read more

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What are sweat glands?

What are sweat glands?

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://www.britannica.com/science/sweat-gland For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more

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What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

Hyperhidrosis hands: Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is not contagious. It can be treated with topicals, sometimes oral anticholinergic agents, Botox injection, or micro ETS. Seek a specialist like myself who treats a large number of hyperhidrosis patients and who offers all of these treatment options. ...Read more

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Palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) social disease, what is this?

Palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) social disease, what is this?

Over-active sweating: Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating, typically of the palms, soles of feet, and/or underarms, that occurs when the person is not hot. People who have it avoid shaking hands because they are embarressed by their constantly sweaty palms. Multiple treatments are available. You should go to sweathelp.org for more information. ...Read more

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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What works against sweaty palms/palmar hyperhidrosis?

What works against sweaty palms/palmar hyperhidrosis?

Options: Best care starts first in family physician's office. Surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/voqx5. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurativa disease from shaving?

Hidradenitis suppurativa disease from shaving?

Hydranitis suppurati: It is a skin disease that most commonely affects area bearing apocrine glands or sebacious glands, such as under arms, breasrs, inner thighs, groin and buttocks.It presents with one or more red tender bumps, lesion often enlarge and break and drain pus.After several recurrences scarring may occur.It usually starts after puberty, may persist for years and may get worse over time. ...Read more

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What causes hairy armpits?

What causes hairy armpits?

Normal: All adults grow armpit hair along with pubic hair. The amount of hair is genetically determined, especially for men, and i'd be much more worried if an adult loses it. In the usa, most women and many men shave here. ...Read more

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What is anhidrosis (also called hypohidrosis)?

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What is anhidrosis (also called hypohidrosis)?

Anhidrosis: Is diminished sweating in response to stimuli, leading to hyperthermia. Some causes are Medications such as Anticholinergic drugs, Physical agents such as Tumors, Skin diseases, Neuropathic such as MS or Alcoholism. ...Read more

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Could anti perspiration deodorant cause cancer?

Could anti perspiration deodorant cause cancer?

No: While deodorants/antiperspirants that contain/aluminum have been associated with a number of conditions, cancer has not been one. When applied to the armpit, skin and sweat glands could be effected but cancer from deodorants have never been reported. ...Read more

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Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

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 professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more

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Can body odor in armpit be cured?

Can body odor in armpit be cured?

Control: Can't be cured but controlled: good hygiene, deodorant, antiperspirant... Some foods will also change the odor of your sweat. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

Staph infection: Usually presents with pus while fungal infection generally presents as red, scaly superficial skin patch or lesion. See ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more