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Blocked Sweat Glands On Face
If Accutane shrinks sebaceous glands and kills sebum, then why does it cause dry lips if lips don't have sebaceous glands or secrete sebum?
Information: It is just a side effectthat has nothing to do with sebaceous glands. ...Read more
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
Here are some ...: All people have never been born equal or same, but all people have an equal opportunity to use whatever come with life by interacting their inside and outside environments. Besides, knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity will help people live a realistic life better. So, your concerned sweat gland bumps will stay with you forever ...Read more
Infection: It appears that you have a substantial infection going on. If the swollen glands are in the neck, they are reacting to the infection on your face, trying to stop it from spreading any further, but you definitely need to see a doctor ASAP to prescribe antibiotics and control this infection. ...Read more
Could TMJ joint pinch the nerves & blood vessels, preventing sweat glands on chin from secreting sweat and prevent nutrients to chin?
Probably not: It is possible to impede nerves and blood flow, but what you are expressing sounds more like a neurologic problem than a TMJ problem. I would recommend you check with your dentist or ENT to have them do a work up and find why you are having the problems you express. It could even be trigeminal neuralgia, but seek competent help to find your answers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are tiny little bumps (skin coloured) clogged pores or acne? They're covering my whole face and I can't wash harshly because of my hypersensitive skin
Milia: Primary or secondary milia in an adult may disappear on their own, but your doctor may treat you with one of the following: Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet or scalpel followed by removal of the cyst, topical vitamin A prep, or derm abrasion. See your dermatologist for an exam and consult. Primary milia will resolve without therapy on their own ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment options: Sebaceous hyperplasia are a common, benign lesion on the face that do not go away on there own. The treatment options include specific lasers and needle epilation. ...Read more
My nose is oily and has clogged pores. What drugstore cleanser will properly clean without drying out other parts of my face?
Soap and water: Try gentle soap and water followed by biore strips. Over time, they will unclog the pores. Lower concentrations of benzoyl peroxide usually won't dry out the other parts of your face. There are many other options as well. You will have to try them and see. If they don't work, please see a dermatologist for best individualized advice. ...Read more
Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?
Excess?: You're a 22 year old male, this is likely normal. However, younger patients need to dry the skin, whereas older patients tend to need to moisturize. Proactiv is a possible treatment, but you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Need exam!: It's hard to know without examining you. The glands you feel are lymph nodes. If they are enlarged and sore, that can mean you have an infection. The glands in your neck and throat drain your sinuses, head, throat & mouth. The glands in your armpits drain your arms/hands or chest/breasts. Enlarged glands are also a sign of cancer, particularly lymphoma, so you really need to see a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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