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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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My doc say that excessive ejaculation i did for 2yrs 3 times a day cause rise in testosterone level enlarge the sebaceous gland cause me acne on face ?

My doc say that excessive ejaculation i did for 2yrs 3 times a day cause rise in testosterone level enlarge the sebaceous gland cause me acne on face ?

Wrong!: Ejaculation doesn't cause baldness, or blindness or acne or callouses or anything of the sort. It's a genetic thing you inherited from your parents -- the baldness, that is -- not the ejaculation -- you "come" by that yourself. ...Read more

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Doc say excessive ejaculation 3 time a day for 2 yr cause rise in testosterone & androgen level cause enlarge of sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

Doc say excessive ejaculation 3 time a day for 2 yr cause rise in testosterone & androgen level cause enlarge of sebaceous gland cause me acne on face?

I don't buy it.: That would be considered a myth. Androgens do increase the likelihood of acne, but your frequent habit should not be causing your hormones to change significantly. ...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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What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

FORDYCE SPOTS: Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas. They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove the tiny sebaceous glands or bumps on the penis skin?

Is there a way to remove the tiny sebaceous glands or bumps on the penis skin?

Not really.: They can be removed individually with an electric needle or certain types of lasers, but i don't know of anyone willing to do that. Just about everyone's genitals have sebaceous bumps - they are a normal finding. Unless they are causing symptoms of some sort, there is no reason to remove them. ...Read more

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Do sebaceous glands on penis become a problem, or are they just there for no reason?

Do sebaceous glands on penis become a problem, or are they just there for no reason?

Perhaps?: Sebaceous glands are present to provide oil to the skin. They are there because that is the way we are made. Occasionally we can have the plug up & cause a cyst to form. It is best to leave these alone. An skin/soft tissue infection in the genital area can be very serious. They may be unsightly but they are sterile. If you prefer removal, see a urologist, dermatologist or surgeon & b careful! ...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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more