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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
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