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Blocked Sweat Gland
I have a ruptured blocked sweat gland on my right underarm that is draining blood and mucusy stuff and it has a hole. What should I do?
You didn't describe: The size. This sounds like you could have an infected cyst. I would suggest medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Plenty of such gland: Not all the sweat glands can block! They number in thousands, so a blocked duct or two would not stop you from sweating! ...Read more
Not sweating: Or boils . The one that is not sweating is a neurological problem i'm not sure can be fixed. The other problem is treated by soaking with warm domeboro soaks and antibiotics and drainage if necessary. Sometimes it can be bad enough to require a daily antibiotic for awhile. If you have this problem you should see your doctor for the treatment that best fits the severity ...Read more
Blocked sweat gland?: Possibly blocked sebaceous gland, not sweat. But only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
Hello, my grandfather has a clogged sweat gland that appears to have hardened and refuses to be popped. What can we do from home to remove fix this?
Warm soaks.: Sometimes moist heat can open it up and it will be OK. Take care of your grandpa. ...Read more
Yes and common...: Hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles do appear wherever hairs exist although the degree and number may widely vary among all people, which seems linked with genetic factors so nothing needs to be done or should be done except occasional superinfection like pimples on face. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
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