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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
15M people helped
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Can i apply benzoyl peroxide to a blocked sebaceous gland on my clitoris to make it go away?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Can i apply benzoyl peroxide to a blocked sebaceous gland on my clitoris to make it go away?

Clitoris: Applying benzoyl peroxide to your clitoris is likely to be a rather unpleasant experience. It is a very drying agent and this is one if the last places you want to be dry I would think. It would be in your best interest to see a Gynecologist to evaluate this and prescribe a better if not a less noxious treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Is it likely that herpes would form a line along the inner labia or could the bumps just be blocked sebaceous glands? No pain unless touched.

Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Is it likely that herpes would form a line along the inner labia or could the bumps just be blocked sebaceous glands? No pain unless touched.

Yes: Tender or painful bumps could be herpes. Sebaceous glands aren't usually painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
799K people helped
What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

Sebaceous Gland: 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. When they grow abnormally they can form sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
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Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

No: Secretions from sebaceous glands occurs on a regular basis , not effected by "massaging". ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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How do you unclog a sebaceous gland or small cyst?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
28M people helped

Several ways: Heat and pressure can sometimes open up the clogged duct, but often require excision, as they have a tendency to return. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Sebaceous gland got popped by it self while sleeping. Should i be worried?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Sebaceous gland got popped by it self while sleeping. Should i be worried?

Dermatologist eval: I think you wrote this in a while back? Did a sebaceous cyst pop? Has the area healed? If not, would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
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Is sebaceous gland dangerous for men? Is it contagious ? & how can you get rid of it?

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
25 years in practice
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Is sebaceous gland dangerous for men?  Is it contagious ? & how can you get rid of it?

No, no, can't: Sebaceous glands aren't dangerous for either men or women (yes, you have them, too). They definitely aren't contagious. Everyone has these oil glands everywhere. Therefore you can't get rid of them. Sometimes they'll plug up & enlarge, even get infected. In that case, your doc can lance them to allow stuff (pus) to drain out. Warm compresses sometimes are enough to cause 'em to open & drain on own. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane?Since i sweat when exercising, wont it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane?Since i sweat when exercising, wont it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

Go for it, man!: When you're on accutane, you don't have any sebaceous glands left. You're 19 years old. You're in your physical and sexual prime. Your acne is probably gone and you're looking fantastic. Don't even THINK of depriving yourself and your sports buddies of the joy of physical fitness. Get back into the gym or the playing field and sweat like a man. It won't hurt your looks. Cherish it. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped
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Hon can I recover from ectopic sebaceous gland on lips?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hon can I recover from ectopic sebaceous gland on lips?

By removing : See your doctor for treatment ( removal ). ...Read more

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