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Do The Oil And Sweat Glands Get Messed Up When Doing Laser Resurfacing
Is a procedure used to smooth the skin and remove pigmentation irregularities. Co2 and erbium lasers are the most common modalities. If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, you should also research chemical peels and dermabrasion. Sometime these alternatives ...Read more
I have overactive sweat glands on my scalp overproduction of oil. I have to wait 3 months to see a dermatologist. What should I do? I shower everyday
Oil glands on chin work fine but not sweat glands for past yr. Work out hard but no sweat. Not dehydrated. Ipl for rosacea 8 mo. Ago. How do you fix?
Does this need...: ...To be fixed? Sweating is meant to keep you from overheating. If you take your temperature after a work-out and it's near normal, this means you sweated enough. ...Read more
I have small benign sweat gland tumors. Is there any way to get rid of them or something that i can use on them?
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
Can you get an enlarged sweat gland in the armpit? Feels like a lump under the surface of the skin. How long should it stay there?
Yes but...: This could be plugged hair follicle, but this usually presents as a painful bump on the surface of the skin, although it can sometimes feel like it is under the skin. This could also be an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor should be able to examine you and explain if this is anything to be concerned about. ...Read more
What is it when you get bumps under your arm in armpit, when they are squeezed black stuff or gray stuff come out. I read about clogged sweat gland?
Cysts: This dsecribes cysts which may become infected if they are squeezed. The best option is to remove the area permanently with a minor procedure in the office with a dermatologist. ...Read more