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Medicine For Sweat Gland Diseases
Dear doctor. I have acinar cells of sweat gland origin on my scalp. My personal doctor said it is normal and did not prescribe any medicine. Is it ok?
Benign neglect: It is a norma condition. If it really bothers you, try some topical benzyl peroxide. ...Read more
Hello, my grandfather has a clogged sweat gland that appears to have hardened and refuses to be popped. What can we do from home to remove fix this?
Warm soaks.: Sometimes moist heat can open it up and it will be OK. Take care of your grandpa. ...Read more
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
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 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 the nature of the growth removed and the method of it's 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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A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?
Exam: Good question! Often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
How can you tell if its a swollen sweat gland or lymp node under arm? Its tender and swollen. How do you tell what it is?
Hard to distinguish: It could be a cyst or a swollen node. May need medical assessment to distinguish the two. ...Read more
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
Had a 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?
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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
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
I had a boil under the left arm I did a surgery on oct last year and the doc remove my sweat gland but present the boil appears again?
Boils: Apparently staphylococcus bacteria are colonizing your armpit making you susceptible to recurrent boils. Sometimes a course of a potent antistaphyloccus antibiotic for 10 to 14 days is needed to eradicate these bacteria colonizing your skin. Discuss this with your physician if further boils occur. ...Read more
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
Yes, & other things: Armpit (axilla) lump under the skin could be a clogged sweat gland; also could be a lymph node enlarged due to infection in area that it drains, such as any part of the upper extremity down to the fingernail; of course those nodes also drain the breast and chest wall in the area, which could be from infection or cancer. Lymphoma would be also very serious. If it's two months, time to see your pcp. ...Read more
After a strenuous workout, etcc...Next day I noticed bump on armpit. It's painful when touched, not red. Sweat gland, boil or lymph node? I did not wear deodorant during workouts.
It could be: Any of the three you mentioned but most likely folliculitis. The gland at the root of the hair is clogged and is not able to express the secretion and swell up and get infected. You may need antibiotics and warm compress. Your doctor should be able to tell you when he sees it. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Clogged sweat gland or lymphoma? Small painful lump in armpit, close to skin, slightly red. Remarkably smaller after a few days. No other symptoms.
Lymphoma unlikely: Lymphomas are usually painless. Painful lump means some infection and you should talk to primary care doctor (pcp) and examined in pcp office. If needed, dermatology referral. Watch for fever, weight loss, night sweats which are usually associated with lymphoma. Fever can be associated with infections also and painful swellings. ...Read more
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
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