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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I definitely have prominent sebaceous glands all over vulva. Is it likely that I have herpes theres too or are the bumps part of gland problem?
Is it likely that herpes would form a line along the inner labia or could the bumps just be blocked sebaceous glands? No pain unless touched.
Swelling from labia minora has gone down and I'm fine but out of curiosity why are the glands on my labia minora swollen?
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
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
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
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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