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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


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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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Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

No: Absolutely not but you should seek medical attention to see why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Potentially: If there is a bacterial infection - it could spread to other tissue. ...Read more

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Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

NO: infection, inflammation. anatomical issues, nursing mothers, poorly fitting bras etc- you must be examined and if needed, imaged. ...Read more

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What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

Slow flow: Although clogged milk ducts can occur anytime during breast feeding, it is more common whenever the flow of the milk slows down and the milk is not emptying as regularly. This happens more frequently during weaning. It may help to warm pack the area that is clogged, and massage of that area can also be very beneficial, albeit sometimes initially painful. As supply drops, it will be less of a prob. ...Read more

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Blocked meibomian glands, should I use damp or dry compress?

Blocked meibomian glands, should I use damp or dry compress?

Warm moist compress: Many patients have developed thick oil in the oil glands inside the margin of all 4 eyelids,near the roots of the eyelashes.This can cause sties..Usually the thicker, dried,blocked oil in the tiny oil glands respond to warm,moist heat.-- the KISS principle applies here.Keep It Super Simple-I think that may be a wet washcloth for 15 seconds in the microwave and apply it to closed eyelids & repeat ...Read more

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I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

Often needs surgery: The tear duct is in the corner of the bottom eyelid near the nose and drains tears into the nose. It can be blocked at birth creating watering eyes with discharge, or occur later from other causes. Sometimes that needs surgery to open. ...Read more

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Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumors can arise in the duct and can cause a block. That is why you need a good ENT surgeon to investigate the cause of your problem and guide you into treatment. ...Read more

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What does a blocked tear duct feel like?

Tearing: Your eye will tear up and sometimes you get goopy discharge. Tears will run down the face. ...Read more

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Can saliva gland stones make your gland explode?

Can saliva gland stones make your gland explode?

Salivary glands: It is rare for this to happen, but if the obstruction is severe enough, it is possible for the salivary gland to rupture. ...Read more

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Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith: a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct ...Read more

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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac.The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

A few things to try: First, a blocked tear system usually leads to tearing with no other significant symptoms. If there is pain or redness at the inside corner of the eye, or discharge, there could be infection, and this should be treated promptly. A blocked tear duct otherwise might respond to using warm compresses to the inside corner of the eye, taking oral decongestants, and using decongestant eye drops (otc). ...Read more

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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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How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

Warm packs: Antibiotics, nsaids. Manual squeezing using sterile technique may help. Consult a dermatologist and/or aesthetician. Hope u feel better ! ...Read more

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What exactly are blocked milk ducts?

Milk ducts: Blocked milk ducts are areas of milk congestion within the milk ducts that cause distention and inflammation of surrounding breast tissue. It can occur from incomplete emptying due to poor feeding techniques. ...Read more