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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)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...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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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

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Why do I have sebaceous glands on my penis?

Why do I have sebaceous glands on my penis?

You're a man!: All grown men have them. Some guys' are bigger than others. Stop worrying about them. ...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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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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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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I have sebaceous glands (?) on my penis. How can I get rid of them?

I have sebaceous glands (?) on my penis.  How can I get rid of them?

U don't want 2: This is normal skin and anatomy. Leave it alone. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Why would you want to? You will injury yourself if you do this or persist in attempting to do this. Talk with your pcp or with a urologist or dermatologist and see if there is something going on elsewise. Man, enjoy what you have for the reason you have it and leave the rest alone. It is what it is! ...Read more

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Is there a painless way to remove sebaceous glands and penile papules?

Is there a painless way to remove sebaceous glands and penile papules?

PAINLESS IN REMOVING: No painless way in removing sebaceous glands or pearly penile papules. However, the pain (of the anesthetic) is minimal. Go for it! ...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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Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring i am 43 years old and i am crying i should have asked a doctors when i was younger?

Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring i am 43 years old and i am crying i should have asked a doctors when i was younger?

Penile lumps: The penis has sebaceous glands along the shaft and corona and sebaceous cysts can develop and cause lumps. These lumps must be differentiated from infections due to herpes or other STDs, penile warts, angiokeratomas, scabies, folliculitis, Tyson glands (modified sebaceous glands around the corona and inner surface of the prepuce of the penis). Cancer must be ruled out. Get examined. ...Read more

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