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Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for Skene's gland cysts?

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What are home remedies for Skene's gland cysts?

I'm afraid of none...: A stable small cyst may leave it alone; the one causing discomfort needs surgical excision. There is no remedy for it. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Need more info: Why do you think you have an overactive pituitary? The pituitary gland makes various hormones that are essential for correct function of adrenals, thyroid, testicles, growth, there are particular rare disorders that can occur because of a tumor in the pituitary making excess hormone, but symptoms will depend on which hormone is being made. You need to see an endocrinologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

Depends: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

No magic here: Any cancer that's not treated with an appropriate scientific modality -- surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy as appropriate, will kill you. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a cynical liar. When I was born, we cured 2 in 6 cancers; now we cure 4 in 6. If you want to take some "pop" remedy, that's your business but there's nothing that'll do much good. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Blepharitis: This is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment for the rest of your life. Start by taking flaxseed oil capsules daily, then clean your eyelids using a product such as ocusoft. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist if this is not doing enough for you. ...Read more

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What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

Surgical problem: This is really a surgical problem and does not usually respond to an herbaltreatment. ...Read more

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Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention: If you are currently in retention and can't pee at all, go to the er. Immediate treatment choices include a bladder catheter that stays in, or passing a catheter in and out a few times a day to empty. Chronic retention needs a urologic work up to determine cause - is it an obstructed bladder, or is the bladder not working? Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. See your urologist! ...Read more

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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Yes: In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid. This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Sebaceous glands: Neither treatment is specific for sebaceous glands. A co2 resurfacing laser (or dermabrasion) can destroy the tops of the glands, but is an aggressive treatment. Individual glands can be shaved flat for cosmetic purposes. Accutane therapy will shrink sebaceous glands but needs to be carefully monitored by your dermatologist with blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

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What are the treatments for nevus sebaceous?

Surgery vs Observe: Most nevus sebaceous do not develop into skin cancers. However, it is estimated that ~10-15% develop a skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (bcc). Because of that risk, many dermatologists recommend prophylactic removal of these surgically around puberty. This is controversial as bcc is not life threatening, some would suggest excision only when skin cancer transformation is observed. ...Read more

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Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in hopefully stimulating salivary flow and alleviating whatever obstruction is causing problems with the gland. Anything more than just a mild irritation, though, should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for miliara rubra? how to unclog blocked sweat pores?

What are common treatments for miliara rubra? 
how to unclog blocked sweat pores?

AKA prickly heat: Temperature Regulation is usually the only intervention needed. Common in newborn in warm climate . Irritation occurs when sweat that is obstructed leaks into the skin. Newborn skin is very delicate and maybe further irritated by unneeded treatment , full development of skin pores will occur in time naturally. Irritation and resolution will often occur within 24 hrs of cooling the skin. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Home remedy: Try warm salt water rinses,or antiseptic rinses like chlorhexedien rinses OTC , it might work for the sublingual gland but if the inside of the cheek ones might get parotid gland infected ,if that persists see a doctor or a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

What treatments are available for an overactive bladder?

Several: Urinary urgency & frequency are common problems. The exact cause is often unknown. Treatment includes avoiding foods known to irritate the bladder, pelvic floor / bladder training, & medication. In some patient neuromodulation of the bladder is necessary to treat the symptoms. More http://www.Drjkm.Com/services-2/female-pelvic-medicine-reconstructive-surgeryurogynecology/#bladder. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Laser/thanaka+kasuma oil treatments destroy hair follicles. Would sabaceous glands be destroyed? Would this affect body temp and waterproofing?

Laser/thanaka+kasuma oil treatments destroy hair follicles.  Would sabaceous glands be destroyed? Would this affect body temp and waterproofing?

I do not know: I will have to learn more about this oil treatment. But I would think it probably removed the Hair from surface. Cannot destroy the hair follicles and definetly not the sebaceous gland ...Read more

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