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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: Blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor. Com ...Read more

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What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

FORDYCE SPOTS: Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas.
They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands?

OIL & SWEAT GLANDS: SEBACEOUS (OIL) GLANDS AND SWEAT GLANDS.
SEBACEOUS GLANDS PRODUCE OIL, WHILE SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE SWEAT!
SIMPLE AND EASY AS THAT. . . ...Read more

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What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

Sweat vrs sebaceous: Sweat glands secrete sweat (h20, ammonia, urea, salt) onto skin surface. Function: cooling+ evaporation and removal of wastes
sebaceous gland (oil glands) secrete oil onto hair and skin. Function: prevents drying and protects against bacteria. ...Read more

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I've Fordyce spots on penis shaft. They are rapidly spreading all over the shaft even on penis head (gland). What could I do to get rid from them?

I've Fordyce spots on penis shaft. They are rapidly spreading all over the shaft even on penis head (gland). What could I do to get rid from them?

Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas of Fordyce appear as deep blue small bumps on the genital skin. They bleed easily as they are dilated blood vessels. They are harmless and usually do not require treatment. They can be frozen, burned or lasered off if need be. Before that occurs, make sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have sebaceous glands on my penis?

Why do I have sebaceous glands on my penis?

You're a man!: All grown men have them. Some guys' are bigger than others. Stop worrying about them. ...Read more

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Does male masturbation affect sebaceous glands?

Does male masturbation affect sebaceous glands?

NO IT DOS NOT: No it does not affect sebaceous glands. ...Read more

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Do sebaceous glands on penis become a problem, or are they just there for no reason?

Do sebaceous glands on penis become a problem, or are they just there for no reason?

Perhaps?: Sebaceous glands are present to provide oil to the skin. They are there because that is the way we are made. Occasionally we can have the plug up & cause a cyst to form. It is best to leave these alone. An skin/soft tissue infection in the genital area can be very serious. They may be unsightly but they are sterile. If you prefer removal, see a urologist, dermatologist or surgeon & b careful! ...Read more

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair.

Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands:
Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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I have been on Accutane for 5 months on 40/80mg, when will my sebaceous glands grow back and will they grow back slowly? Thanks

I have been on Accutane for 5 months on 40/80mg, when will my sebaceous glands grow back and will they grow back slowly? Thanks

Yes, quickly: You must be near the end of your therapy. A week after you stop your lips and skin and nose and eyes will be normal again, but without the acne. ...Read more

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Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove the tiny sebaceous glands or bumps on the penis skin?

Is there a way to remove the tiny sebaceous glands or bumps on the penis skin?

Not really.: They can be removed individually with an electric needle or certain types of lasers, but I don't know of anyone willing to do that. Just about everyone's genitals have sebaceous bumps - they are a normal finding. Unless they are causing symptoms of some sort, there is no reason to remove them. ...Read more

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How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

Sebaceous gland: You may try warm packs or sitz baths but excison is usually the only successful way I have ever treated these. ...Read more

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I have sebaceous glands (?) on my penis. How can I get rid of them?

I have sebaceous glands (?) on my penis. How can I get rid of them?

U don't want 2: This is normal skin and anatomy. Leave it alone. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Why would you want to? You will injury yourself if you do this or persist in attempting to do this. Talk with your pcp or with a urologist or dermatologist and see if there is something going on elsewise. Man, enjoy what you have for the reason you have it and leave the rest alone. It is what it is! ...Read more

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Is there a painless way to remove sebaceous glands and penile papules?

Is there a painless way to remove sebaceous glands and penile papules?

PAINLESS IN REMOVING: No painless way in removing sebaceous glands or pearly penile papules. However, the pain (of the anesthetic) is minimal. Go for it! ...Read more

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Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring I am 43 years old and I am crying I should have asked a doctors when I was younger?

Does it goes ann and get away sebaceous glands under penis ring I am 43 years old and I am crying I should have asked a doctors when I was younger?

Penile lumps: The penis has sebaceous glands along the shaft and corona and sebaceous cysts can develop and cause lumps. These lumps must be differentiated from infections due to herpes or other STDs, penile warts, angiokeratomas, scabies, folliculitis, Tyson glands (modified sebaceous glands around the corona and inner surface of the prepuce of the penis). Cancer must be ruled out. Get examined. ...Read more

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What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

What does fasting do to sebaceous glands?

Nothing that: I know of. The only product that shrinks sebaceous glands is Accutane other than the topical vitamin A Tazoratene ...Read more

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How can I stop overactive sebaceous glands?

Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone.

If there is a lot of acne, Isotretinoin (accutane) can help.

A laser-like treatment called "photodynamic therapy" can damage the oil glands and decrease oil production.

Botox is now being used to decrease oilyness, but its expensive. ...Read more

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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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I have that kind of bumps under the glans sebaceous glands how do I get them away I have never dared and ask a doctor now I'm 43 what can I use?

I have that kind of bumps under the glans sebaceous glands how do I get them away I have never dared and ask a doctor now I'm 43 what can I use?

Hey man!: All guys have these. Some guys' are bigger than others. Some lucky guys even have a row of bumps along the corona ("pearly papules") -- they're a "plus" unless that special lady really doesn't like them. What have the women said? Have you done any comparing with your male friends? Talked to Dad? If you want a bump lasered off, you're the owner, don't be shy, just grin and ask your physician. ...Read more

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Been off BCP for nearly 3 mos & have very oily hair. Research suggests over active sebaceous glands due to hormones. Any advice? Please help

Been off BCP for nearly 3 mos & have very oily hair. Research suggests over active sebaceous glands due to hormones. Any advice? Please help

Natural remedy: Seborrheic glands can be overactive when stimulated by androgenic (male) hormones. One natural approach is to dry them up using baking soda. Make a paste by mixing water and baking soda. Massage the scalp using this paste and leave for a couple of minutes before rinsing. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the amount of sebum that is secreted from the sebaceous glands? I find that the sebum oil smells on my face and a bit on my scalp

How do I reduce the amount of sebum that is secreted from the sebaceous glands? I find that the sebum oil smells on my face and a bit on my scalp

Wash frequently: The secretion from the glands will diminish with age. At this stage you need to wash the affected parts with soap and water frequently, including your scalp. ...Read more

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How do you treat extremely flaky dry skin due to destroyed sebaceous glands from accutane? Moisturizers even hyaluronic acid no good.

How do you treat extremely flaky dry skin due to destroyed sebaceous glands from accutane? Moisturizers even hyaluronic acid no good.

Accutane: Rejoice in the dry skin for a while. The sebaceous glands are not destroyed. They will return after you finish the accutane. Your dermatologist should be able to give you appropriate creams to keep your skin from flaking and scaling too much. If you are on Accutane you should be seeing your dermatologist on a frequent basis so it should be no problem to ask. ...Read more

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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: Blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor. Com ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Is there a way to tell the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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How can I know the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

How can I know the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Here are some. ..: Fordyce spots are ectopic, not-hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands, appears as 1-3-mm papules, and are painless. But herpes are virus-caused skin infection with prodromal skin hypersensitivity followed with a cluster of blisters on an erythematous patch of skin, commonly on foreskin / glans penis, but maybe elsewhere. So, history and physical findings can easily differentiate them. ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, and on the inner surfaceand vermilion border of the lips of the face. Herpes is very different with shallow ulcers. ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and lip cancer for upper lip?

Big difference: Fordyce spots (or granules) are natural findings in the oral cavity. Lip cancer looks vastly different. Your oral surgeon should have a look. ...Read more

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What is the difference of appearance between Fordyce spots on the upper lip and herpes on upper lip.

Pain: The biggest difference would be pain. Herpes in the oral cavity hurts, usually quite severely. Fordyce granules are always there and do not cause a problem. Herpes lesion develop from previous normal lining of the mouth. Frost e granules are always there. ...Read more

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What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

PPP's?: If they form a little row along your corona (the back of your glans), you may be the lucky owner of a set of pearly penile papules. Only one man in 100 or so has them, many consider them a plus, and it's for you and your possible lifetime partner to decide whether to keep them or have them lasered off. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference from fordyce spots or other non contagious skin diseases from an STI. I am quite certain the spots on my penile shaft an?

Easy: just look!: Fordyce spots are normal skin glands. Google it for photos; if yours look similar, that's what you have. There is no STD that looks like them. If in doubt, get professional care. Australia's federal sexual health centres are the world's best network of STD/HIV clinics. You'll never go wrong with care at your local SHC. (If in Sydney or Melbourne, your local clinics are the best of the best.) ...Read more

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Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous (sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more

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What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??

What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??

Cause not known: Fordyce spots on lips are enlarged sebaceous glands. We do not know what causes then but it is certainly not chapstick. They eventually go away on their own. ...Read more