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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

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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Can I apply benzoyl peroxide to a blocked sebaceous gland on my clitoris to make it go away?

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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What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

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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What are some disorders of the sebaceous gland?

What are some disorders of the sebaceous gland?

See below: Acne and sebaceous cysts are common disorders of sebaceous glands. Carcinomas can arise from sebaceous glands, as these lesion can from any epithelium.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How do you unclog a sebaceous gland or small cyst?

How do you unclog a sebaceous gland or small cyst?

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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Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

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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How can I get rid of a sebaceous gland hyperlasia?

How can I get rid of a sebaceous gland hyperlasia?

Sebaceous: Suspect your asking about sebaceous hyperplasia.
Slow enlarging - years, bump, usually on face. No need to remove, except cosmetically. Burn, freeze, or biopsy. ...Read more

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Sebaceous gland got popped by it self while sleeping. Should I be worried?

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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Is sebaceous gland dangerous for men? Is it contagious? & how can you get rid of it?

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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Chances that my chalazion is sebaceous gland carcinoma? First time I ever had it- dr didn't send for biopsy, im 28

Chances that my chalazion is sebaceous gland carcinoma? First time I ever had it- dr didn't send for biopsy, im 28

Send if it recurs: The consequences of missing a cancer disguised as a chalazion are serious, but you have a window period if it recurs and is then sent for study. This is an okay practice if, and only if, your ophthalmologist was confident enough that it was a classic chalazion to forego histopathology the first time. If a recurrence is sent, you'll be safe. And it's very good you asked. ...Read more

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How common is sebaceous gland carcinoma in a 28 yr/white/Female. I am getting 'cyst' removed on lower lid & Dr said it MUST be sent for pathology

How common is sebaceous gland carcinoma in a 28 yr/white/Female. I am getting 'cyst' removed on lower lid & Dr said it MUST be sent for pathology

Common enough: If I understand correctly, you're upset because your physician wants to send what you think is a simple benign cyst to pathology to know for sure. It's impossible to be certain on the gross, if you want to play a guessing game you are foolish, not sending it would be malpractice, and you'll be extremely sorry if a cancer is missed. Here's how a missed lesion looks before eating into the brain. ...Read more

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Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane? Since I sweat when exercising, won't it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane? Since I sweat when exercising, won't 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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What can I do about a small hard mass on the eyelid (formed from a sebaceous gland enlargement)?

What can I do about a small hard mass on the eyelid (formed from a sebaceous gland enlargement)?

Eyelid hygiene: Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene. Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs ...Read more

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Have a larger lump in middle of chest on sternum not sebaceous gland as too hard and smaller lumps above in centre of sternum?

Have a larger lump in middle of chest on sternum not sebaceous gland as too hard and smaller lumps above in centre of sternum?

Biopsy: Easier for doctor to diagnose with physical exam, both visual and touch. If not able to identify what it is with both, they take a biopsy (small piece of tissue) and sent it to a pathologist to be seen under the microscope to identify what it is. ...Read more

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I have sebaceous gland spots on penis is there tablets I can haven't cure them? Without having to go to the doctors or anything?

I have sebaceous gland spots on penis is there tablets I can haven't cure them? Without having to go to the doctors or anything?

No cure. ..: The occurrence of this nature comes with life - genetic factors - so there has been no known means to get rid of them and you have to adopt & adapt to what you have got in life. So, it's helpful to know and accept: Life is a one-way street of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. More? To www. Formefirst. Com. Best wish ...Read more

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If several sebaceous gland cysts burst over a small window of time, could it create a very severe seborrheic dermatitis, one rivaling cradle cap?

If several sebaceous gland cysts burst over a small window of time, could it create a very severe seborrheic dermatitis, one rivaling cradle cap?

No.: This sounds like one of those internet legends. No, if you have severe seborrheic dermatitis it is not due to sebaceous glands bursting. If it truly is "very severe", you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What should I wash my face with for sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia? I have been diagnosed with sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia, but the doctor (robert kirsner of university of miami school of medicine) told me there's

What should I wash my face with for sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia? I have been diagnosed with sevorrheic keratosis & sebaceous gland hypeplasia, but the doctor (robert kirsner of university of miami school of medicine) told me there's

Neither: Neither seborrheic keratosis or sebaceous hyperplasia will go away on their own. However, they can be destroyed and thus removed. Don't waste your money on a wash, it won't work, and acne creams won't help either. These are both very common, but many times distressing conditions, just know that they can be treated, however they are considered cosmetic and insurance will not pay for them to be removed. See my before and after pics for melting away sebaceous hyperplasia on our facebook page at las vegas dermatology. ...Read more

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The caruncle in my left eye looks red and twice as big as the one in my right eye. Could this be an indication of sebaceous gland carcinoma?

The caruncle in my left eye looks red and twice as big as the one in my right eye. Could this be an indication of sebaceous gland carcinoma?

Rare: Sebaceous cell carcinoma of the periocular tissues of the eye primarily arises from the meibomian glands of the eyelid. It has rarely been reported to arise from the caruncular sebaceous glands. Your caruncle may be irritated and inflamed from allergies, dryness, or infection. If painful, discharge, nodular swelling within the adjacent skin of the nose, you may have a nasolacrimal duct obstruction ...Read more

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My doc say that excessive ejaculation I did for 2yrs 3 times a day cause rise in testosterone level enlarge the sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

My doc say that excessive ejaculation I did for 2yrs 3 times a day cause rise in testosterone level enlarge the sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

Wrong!: Ejaculation doesn't cause baldness, or blindness or acne or callouses or anything of the sort. It's a genetic thing you inherited from your parents -- the baldness, that is -- not the ejaculation -- you "come" by that yourself. ...Read more

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Doc say excessive ejaculation 3 time a day for 2 yr cause rise in testosterone & androgen level cause enlarge of sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

Doc say excessive ejaculation 3 time a day for 2 yr cause rise in testosterone & androgen level cause enlarge of sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

I don't buy it.: That would be considered a myth. Androgens do increase the likelihood of acne, but your frequent habit should not be causing your hormones to change significantly. ...Read more

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What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

Nothing that: I know of. The only product that shrinks sebaceous glands is Accutane other than the topical vitamin A Tazoratene ...Read more

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How can I stop overactive sebaceous glands?

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 of acne, Isotretinoin (accutane) can help.

A laser-like treatment called "photodynamic therapy" can damage the oil glands and decrease oil production.

Botox is now being used to decrease oilyness, but its expensive. ...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