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Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Potentially: If there is a bacterial infection — it could spread to other tissue. ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more


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Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Yes when small: The white-heads acne are typical examples of an infected sweat gland/hair follicle, which is often painless when tiny/small. When coalescedd involving few together or enlarged is called a furuncle(picture here), and even larger (two or more furuncles) is a carbuncle which are commonly known as boils which can be quite painful and needs treatment. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had an infected sweat gland drained 2 weeks ago now I have a cord sticking out from underarm where the sweat gland was. Very painful to lift arm?

Had an infected sweat gland drained 2 weeks ago now I have a cord sticking out from underarm where the sweat gland was. Very painful to lift arm?

Keep follow up: Hi Logan,
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Sounds like you had an abscess drained and possibly your doctors packed the wound to allow it to continue to drain? Some pain is normal after this procedure but is your pain getting worse? Are you doing the dressing changes? Is it still draining pus? If you haven't followed up with your doctor since the drain, I think you should as soon as possible. ...Read more

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On vacation with my kids and I have been put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland we are going to water park will I be ok in sun? This was preplanned

On vacation with my kids and I have been put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland we are going to water park will I be ok in sun? This was preplanned

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) should be ok: I would recommend sunscreens and dun ptotective clothing. Traditionally the tetracyclines and quinolones are more likely to make you sun sensitive Sulfa usually are ok ...Read more

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Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Given bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected sweat gland in arm pit, this ok? Worried about possible side effects. And how long does it take to work?

Bacterial sensitivit: You seem to have an infected lymph node. Statistically the most common organism is staph. Aureus which is killed by a penicillin class antibiotic. If your swelling is going down quickly great; if not then you have to get a new antibiotic and get the lymph node incised and drained if possible by a breast surgeon or gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to treat sweat gland on my inner thigh?

How to treat sweat gland on my inner thigh?

Must see: You must see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove small sweat glands from the penis?

Is it possible to remove small sweat glands from the penis?

Are you sure?: You should find out whether it is from something else. The penis is no known to have a lot of sweat glands. ...Read more

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Do the oil and sweat glands get messed up when doing laser resurfacing?

Do the oil and sweat glands get messed up when doing laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing does not destroy or damage oil and sweat glands. ...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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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 of. 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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I have been to the podiatrist, and he has advised me that II have a clogged sweat gland. He did remove a growth. Within two weeks it was back, and h?

I have been to the podiatrist, and he has advised me that II have a clogged sweat gland.  He did remove a growth.  Within two weeks it was back, and h?

Your Choice.: Without knowing all the detail as to the nature of the growth removed and the method of its excision, it is difficult to comment on it's return. If it is painful the you need to do something. Either go back to your podiatrist and follow his recommendation or ask your family doctor for a referral to another surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes some people like me to have overactive sweat glands and sweat so much?

What causes some people like me to have overactive sweat glands and sweat so much?

Excessive sweat: It is an inherited condition but easy to treat. Excessive sweat can be treated with Botox injections. These are very tiny injections and not usually uncomfortable. The treatment should last at least 6 months and is often covered by insurance. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. ...Read more

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: 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.

Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands:
Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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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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How do you get rid of a blocked sweat gland?

How do you get rid of a blocked sweat gland?

Sweat: I would do steam bath as a start. But if all are blocked you may die of heart stroke. Go your Dr. ...Read more

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Why do sweat glands not become hypersensitive in denervation?

They might;: But being denervated, they do not get stimulated at all, so it does not matter how sensitive they are. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands?

OIL & SWEAT GLANDS: SEBACEOUS (OIL) GLANDS AND SWEAT GLANDS.
SEBACEOUS GLANDS PRODUCE OIL, WHILE SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE SWEAT!
SIMPLE AND EASY AS THAT. . . ...Read more

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How come children develop sweat glands (and body odor) at puberty?

Puberty: The hormones stimulate these glands as well as the cells that develop hair. The different ph of the sweat leads to different bacterial growth, leading to body odor. ...Read more

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Is there a sweat gland that looks like bumps on your testical sac?

Is there a sweat gland that looks like bumps on your testical sac?

Yes and common...: Hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles do appear wherever hairs exist although the degree and number may widely vary among all people, which seems linked with genetic factors so nothing needs to be done or should be done except occasional superinfection like pimples on face. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Can sweat gland bumps on your penis go away?

Here are some ...: All people have never been born equal or same, but all people have an equal opportunity to use whatever come with life by interacting their inside and outside environments. Besides, knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity will help people live a realistic life better. So, your concerned sweat gland bumps will stay with you forever ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blocked sweat glands in armpit and how to treat it?

Not sweating: Or boils. The one that is not sweating is a neurological problem I'm not sure can be fixed. The other problem is treated by soaking with warm domeboro soaks and antibiotics and drainage if necessary. Sometimes it can be bad enough to require a daily antibiotic for a while. If you have this problem you should see your doctor for the treatment that best fits the severity ...Read more

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Is it truly possible for boils to reoccur for 7+ years? (cellulitis, inverted sweat glands, etc)?

Is it truly possible for boils to reoccur for 7+ years? (cellulitis, inverted sweat glands, etc)?

Hidradenitis: This may due to a variety of underlying conditions with hidradenitis suppuritiva being high on my list. This may require medical or surgical treatment. See a dermatologist for an evaluation first. ...Read more

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Underarm swollen sweat glands: what are the best means by which to prevent them & to treat them if they occur? What type of dr treats them?

Start w/ PCP: There are some different considerations here, so I'd get an eval by your primary care doc so s/he can point you in the right direction if more eval/tx needed. Sometimes this is an infectious type process, but if the "swollen sweat glands" are actually lymph nodes you'll need more eval. ...Read more