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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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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Have this medically : Assessed to determine the proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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Tyson glands a problem?

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Tyson glands a problem?

Okay ...: So-called Tyson glands are merely the pearly penile papules along the corona of glans penis, which are commonly seen in some men, but harmless with no need for Rx. Don't squeeze but leave them alone. ...Read more

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Does Accutane prevent sebacious cysts?

Does Accutane prevent sebacious cysts?

Accutane: Accutane is used to treat cystic acne. Sebaceous cysts are a much less disfiguring and severe problem; Accutane does not prevent them. ...Read more

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Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Not really but..: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu.  Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor.com ...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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How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

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 more

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Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Cyst: People with scrotal cyst are more likely to be prone to acne. The pathology is similar as both conditions are do to pores that are blocked. ...Read more

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Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

No: Applying hair oil will not cause acne or pimples. Check out https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 for more info. ...Read more

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Can cystic acne cause lymph node?

Yes: This can indeed make your cervical lymph nodes swell. You also need to know that all acne is manageable nowadays, and if you have cystic acne that you're not having treated, others will see this as a sign of poor self-care. It's a serious personal and professional liability. Get with a physician who can treat you. ...Read more

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Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

No: This sudsy stuff probably never plugged anything. If you're got bumps on the face from shaving, it may be folliculitis of the beard, easily managed, or real acne, which is very treatable if you're willing to make the effort. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Unusual: Can bleed if the infection ruptures thru skin but you may want to have it seen to make sure it is just a cyst. If so, a surgeon can excise it for you ...Read more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

See dermatologist: There is a wide range of treatments. If it is that severe, oral antibiotic or Accutane might be indicated in addition to topical medications. Sounds like a dermatology consult might me in order. ...Read more

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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