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How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

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

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The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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Swelling from labia minora has gone down and I'm fine but out of curiosity why are the glands on my labia minora swollen?

Swelling from labia minora has gone down and I'm fine but out of curiosity why are the glands on my labia minora swollen?

This could be due to: causes such as trauma, infection, irritation. If recurs see gynecologist for answers when swelling present ...Read more

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Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Yes that can be: A normal variant. Look up sebaceous hyperplasia. See if that doesn't describe your body's appearance. For some women that's normal. Sometimes biopsy is done if the diagnosis isn't certain. ...Read more

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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

Nothing that: I know of. The only product that shrinks sebaceous glands is Accutane other than the topical vitamin A Tazoratene ...Read more

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How can I stop overactive sebaceous glands?

Treatment options...: 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

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What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

Sweat vrs sebaceous: Sweat glands secrete sweat (h20, ammonia, urea, salt) onto skin surface. Function: cooling+ evaporation and removal of wastes sebaceous gland (oil glands) secrete oil onto hair and skin. Function: prevents drying and protects against bacteria. ...Read more

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