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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?
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!
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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 more
No: Sebum, the oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands, is in no way an infectious substance. We all make it. If that is truly what you are describing then I feel comfortable saying not to worry. ...Read more
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Use gentle skin cleansers.
Avoid foods or any other triggers that increase it.
Good luck! ...Read more
Pores: Keratinous debris, degenerating skin cells, sweat, and oil. Soap and water. ...Read more
Over the counter: Anti sebum is available over the counter. A google search reveals several vendors, including Amazon. Com. ...Read more
Won't work.: Studies have shown no correlation between sebum levels and the presence or severity of dry skin. Like any oil, sebum can mask the scaliness of dry skin without producing any actual change in the condition; but increasing sebum levels will not make dry skin go away. Use a good emollient lotion, applied right after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more
Likely normal: Sebum production at your age is normal and indicating good health. As we get older, we tend to produce less sebum. Therefore, do not get upset, but do shampoo your hair daily. ...Read more
Hair sebum increases just after 5mins of washing hair. Hair stick with each other. It's happening since 2013.?
A Sticky Problem!: What are you washing your hair with, lard? Ghee? Axle grease? And what kind of conditioner are you using? Raw eggs? Bacon grease? Mayonnaise? What I mean to say is to check the basics first: what you use, how you wash, what's the environment like (hot and humid?). Also what skin type are you? Oily? After that you probably need a consult with a hair aesthetician (if available) or a dermatologist. ...Read more
How do I know the enlarged pore is caused by aging or oil sebum? And What is the best ingredient to minimize the pore size?
Pore size: Some of this is genetically and hormonally determined. I believe figuring out what in your diet affect this is important. Retinoids (vitamin a derivatives) can help. Benzoyl peroxide is good if there is acne associated with the pores. Avoiding alcohol or minimizing it also helps. ...Read more
No: Cabergoline is a potent dopaminergic drug that inhibits secretion of the hormone prolactin from the pituitary gland. It can be an effective therapy for patients with prolactin secreting pituitary tumors. I am not aware of sebum production as a consequence of use or side effect of this drug. ...Read more
Yes, a little: Yes there are weak antifungal and antibacterial properties in sebum. ...Read more