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I have sebum plugged in my pores around my t-zone. Is there any way to purge them effectively and without harming my skin?
I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?
Possibly: Try an anti-seb shampoo and if this FAILS see yoour PCP Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a DERMATOLOGIST for a definitive diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Do not hv much flakes but so many sebum plugs are there on scalp. What is d reason? Sebum only increases after 10 mins of washing hair.
Yes: This is a natural response since what your doing is basically exfoliation ...Read more
Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?
Excess?: You're a 22 year old male, this is likely normal. However, younger patients need to dry the skin, whereas older patients tend to need to moisturize. Proactiv is a possible treatment, but you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Scalp is full of sebum plugs/balls which are stuck to the scalp/hairs making them fall I have developed bald patches i also have seborrheic dermatitis?
All over my scalp I have sebum "balls" or "plugs" at the root of my hair. Every time i scratch my scalp there is a hair attached? It's itchy
Myth: Since carrots contain carotene which the body has the ability to make into vitamin A, and very high doses of vitamin A or its relatives (famously isotretinoin) cause loss of the sebaceous glands, there's a "pop" idea that eating carrots suppresses sebum production. You can't make carotene into vitamin A fast enough to get toxic / high levels from doing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers