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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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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 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 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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Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane?Since i sweat when exercising, wont it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

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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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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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?

Unfortunately no: Sebaceous glands, if this is indeed what you have, are collections of keratin under the epidermis or top layer of skin and have to be surgically excised to resolve the condition. Seek evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and then appropriate care ...Read more

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