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Causes Of Overactive Sebaceous
Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are collections of sebum that occur within a gland. They can be walled (completely within the gland) or ruptured (when the gland pops). Sometimes they will drain spontaneously, are lanced or are surgically removed. Surgical removal is the best way to prevent recurrence. Some people are prone to these and will form multiple sebaceous cysts. The scalp is a common area for this. ...Read more
Depends: Sebaceous cyst is an old term still used by drs who know little about them. Are they acne cysts? Tricholemmomas? The most common are intradermal inclusion cysts. Can occur almost anywhere, most often scalp, back, buttocks. May be multiple. Strong genetic factor. Not you fault. Easily removed by dermatolopgist or surgeon. ...Read more
Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read more
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
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
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
I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?
I'm 13 and I noticed that there was a pre-auricular pit on the crus of my helix. Could that have caused my sebaceous cyst?
Related to pit: A preauricular pit is part of a range of congenital conditions that are related to embryological development of the first and second branchial clefts. They can range from small "pits" or dimples to longer tracts known as "sinuses" or to abnormal communications called "fistulas" when these longer passages get " pinched off" or occluded, they can form a cyst which looks like a sebaceous cyst ...Read more
Time to see the doc!: Hot compresses can sometimes bring an infected sebaceous cyst to a "head" where it can drain. But if you've tried that and it is getting worse, then you need to go see your doctor who may need to drain it surgically or treat you with medication. If first aid doesn't quickly do the trick, then bite the bullet and see your doc; you can save yourself a lot of grief. ...Read more
Can masturbation cause fluctuations in androgen levels which stimulate the sebaceous gland to produce more oil? I tend to breakout when I masturbate.
Hormones: Just hormones and masturbating can not change your hormones. ...Read more
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
A friend of me has got a cyst under his left armpit since he was 4years. He asked a doctor&told him that its a Sebaceous cyst. Could this cause danger?
Low risk: Sebaceous cysts are low risk for problems. They can become infected. Typically they are removed with a small surgical procedure, sometimes in the office. Be well. ...Read more
Doc sayin that frequent/excessive ejaculation 3 times a day fr 2yrs cause rise in testosterone, androgen level & enlarge sebaceous gland cause acne?
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?
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 have two marble sized lumps in my scalp, been there for yrs causes no pain or discomfort, are they sebacious cysts?
Pilar cysts: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck.[2, 3] pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more
Can sebacious cysts on face be caused by stress or bad things that happen so you become really run down such as trauma in your life
Not likely: Sebaceous cysts form out of your sebaceous gland—which produces the oil called sebum that coats your hair and skin. They form if the gland or its duct from which oil is able to leave, becomes damaged or blocked. This usually occurs due to trauma. It is not known to be associated with anxiety. ...Read more
I've a pea size sabaceous cyst on the edge of my penis, dr. Have suggested me excision, is there any risk in it? Can it cause any problem in future?
Near zero risk:
If done correctly there is virtually no risk. It could be done under local anesthesia.
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. ...Read more
Typically: Typically they are surgically removed and submitted for microscopic diagnosis by a specialist. Depending upon their location and size it may be done under local or general anesthesia. ...Read more
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