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How do you unclog a sebaceous gland or small cyst?

How do you unclog a sebaceous gland or small cyst?

Several ways: Heat and pressure can sometimes open up the clogged duct, but often require excision, as they have a tendency to return. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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If several sebaceous gland cysts burst over a small window of time, could it create a very severe seborrheic dermatitis, one rivaling cradle cap?

If several sebaceous gland cysts burst over a small window of time, could it create a very severe seborrheic dermatitis, one rivaling cradle cap?

No.: This sounds like one of those internet legends. No, if you have severe seborrheic dermatitis it is not due to sebaceous glands bursting. If it truly is "very severe", you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How common is sebaceous gland carcinoma in a 28 yr/white/Female. I am getting 'cyst' removed on lower lid & Dr said it MUST be sent for pathology

How common is sebaceous gland carcinoma in a 28 yr/white/Female. I am getting 'cyst' removed on lower lid & Dr said it MUST be sent for pathology

Common enough: If I understand correctly, you're upset because your physician wants to send what you think is a simple benign cyst to pathology to know for sure. It's impossible to be certain on the gross, if you want to play a guessing game you are foolish, not sending it would be malpractice, and you'll be extremely sorry if a cancer is missed. Here's how a missed lesion looks before eating into the brain. ...Read more

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What can I do about a small hard mass on the eyelid (formed from a sebaceous gland enlargement)?

What can I do about a small hard mass on the eyelid (formed from a sebaceous gland enlargement)?

Eyelid hygiene: Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene. Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs ...Read more

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Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

No: Secretions from sebaceous glands occurs on a regular basis , not effected by "massaging". ...Read more

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What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

Sebaceous Gland: 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. When they grow abnormally they can form sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

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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Sebaceous gland got popped by it self while sleeping. Should i be worried?

Sebaceous gland got popped by it self while sleeping. Should i be worried?

Dermatologist eval: I think you wrote this in a while back? Did a sebaceous cyst pop? Has the area healed? If not, would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is sebaceous gland dangerous for men? Is it contagious ? & how can you get rid of it?

Is sebaceous gland dangerous for men?  Is it contagious ? & how can you get rid of it?

No, no, can't: Sebaceous glands aren't dangerous for either men or women (yes, you have them, too). They definitely aren't contagious. Everyone has these oil glands everywhere. Therefore you can't get rid of them. Sometimes they'll plug up & enlarge, even get infected. In that case, your doc can lance them to allow stuff (pus) to drain out. Warm compresses sometimes are enough to cause 'em to open & drain on own. ...Read more

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