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Causes Of Overactive Sebaceous Glands
My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?
ComplexManyBehaviors: Blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor. Com ...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
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
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
OIL & SWEAT GLANDS:
SEBACEOUS (OIL) GLANDS AND SWEAT GLANDS.
SEBACEOUS GLANDS PRODUCE OIL, WHILE SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE SWEAT!
SIMPLE AND EASY AS THAT. . . ...Read more
I have been on Accutane for 5 months on 40/80mg, when will my sebaceous glands grow back and will they grow back slowly? Thanks
Hi there I have finished my Accutane course 40/80mg for 5 months and was wondering if my sebaceous glands will grow back to normal size?
Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas.
They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...Read more
Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...Read more
Sebaceous gland: You may try warm packs or sitz baths but excison is usually the only successful way I have ever treated these. ...Read more
U don't want 2: This is normal skin and anatomy. Leave it alone. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Why would you want to? You will injury yourself if you do this or persist in attempting to do this. Talk with your pcp or with a urologist or dermatologist and see if there is something going on elsewise. Man, enjoy what you have for the reason you have it and leave the rest alone. It is what it is! ...Read more
Perhaps?: Sebaceous glands are present to provide oil to the skin. They are there because that is the way we are made. Occasionally we can have the plug up & cause a cyst to form. It is best to leave these alone. An skin/soft tissue infection in the genital area can be very serious. They may be unsightly but they are sterile. If you prefer removal, see a urologist, dermatologist or surgeon & b careful! ...Read more
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