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Dr. Sewa Legha
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I have small benign sweat gland tumors. Is there any way to get rid of them or something that i can use on them?

I have small benign sweat gland tumors. Is there any way to get rid of them or something that i can use on them?

Unclear to me: There are no benign tumors of the sweat glands that i know off. You are dealing with something else...May be a heat rash. Only a good dermatologist can help you to sort it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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I have a clogged sweat gland on my foot. It is so painful to walk on sometimes. What can I do to get rid of and how long does it take to get rid of.

I have a clogged sweat gland on my foot. It is so painful to walk on sometimes. What can I do to get rid of and how long does it take to get rid of.

Sweat gland: How do you know it is a clogged sweat gland ? You need to see you podiatrist and get a diagnosis and then they will help you treat it appropriately . Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Morris Westfried
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How can u get rid of blocked sweat glands?

How can u get rid of  blocked sweat glands?

Retinoids, surgery: If it is minor peeling cream coukd work. However if you have condition called hidraadenitissuppuritiva, an inflammation of apocrine glands it needs to be treated surgically with drainage and possibly removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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How to get rid of blocked sweat glands on the penis ?

How to get rid of blocked sweat glands on the penis ?

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

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Dr. Giovanni Marciano
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Dr. Louis Krenn
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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?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have a ruptured blocked sweat gland on my right underarm that is draining blood and mucusy stuff and it has a hole. What should I do?

I have a ruptured blocked sweat gland on my right underarm that is draining blood and mucusy stuff and it has a hole. What should I do?

You didn't describe: The size. This sounds like you could have an infected cyst. I would suggest medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom. Help!

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment and your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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