Top
10
Doctor insights on: Swollen Sweat Glands

Share
1

1
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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!

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

4

4
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?

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

5

5
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?

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

7

7
How do you stop sweat glands from getting clogged?

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

8

8
Showering 2-3x a day due to sweat glands. How can I combat?

Showering 2-3x a day due to sweat glands. How can I combat?

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