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Swollen Sweat Glands
Underarm swollen sweat glands: what are the best means by which to prevent them & to treat them if they occur? What type of dr treats them?
Start w/ PCP: There are some different considerations here, so i'd get an eval by your primary care doc so s/he can point you in the right direction if more eval/tx needed. Sometimes this is an infectious type process, but if the "swollen sweat glands" are actually lymph nodes you'll need more eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if its a swollen sweat gland or lymp node under arm? Its tender and swollen. How do you tell what it is?
My armpit is sore each morning when i get out of bed. Had swollen sweat gland in the past but never any burning... Which is a new symptom. Help!
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment and your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...Read more
I don't know if its a swollen sweat gland in my breast or what, however I do have a history of breast cancer in my family. I am scared help?
See a doc!: It's probably not this, but inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negative. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. See a medical oncologist immediately if you have these symptoms. ...Read more
Exam: Good question! often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Facial scrub: Warm soapy water. Rinse and repeat. For a natural facial scrub try blending 1 cucumber 1/4 c oats 1/8 c corn meal 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 juice of fresh lemon and 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil. As for other facial complications all part of being a kid. Try not to touch your face. ...Read more
Sweat: If you are sweating a lot during the winter, when it is cold. you should visit your doctor. There are conditions like hyperhydrosis that cause excessive sweating and need a medical evaluation. Otherwise, controlling our temperature and getting into good cardiovascular shape can help. Elevated temperature may also cause this. The best advice is to visit your physician for a physical exam. ...Read more
When using a powerful antiperspirant to temporarily block sweat glands, where does the sweat go instead? Is doing this harmful to the body?
Hello, my grandfather has a clogged sweat gland that appears to have hardened and refuses to be popped. What can we do from home to remove fix this?
Warm soaks.: Sometimes moist heat can open it up and it will be OK. Take care of your grandpa. ...Read more
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