Definition of Sebaceous:

Sebaceous Glands secrete an oily/waxy substance (sebum) into hair follicles to lubricate and waterproof our skin and hair.  Sebaceous Cysts are smooth, movable, soft lumps under the skin that contain sebum.

Also: Sebaceous Cyst, Sebaceous Cysts

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...related topic
“A chronic skin disorder due to inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands (secretion glands in the skin).”

Adult Acne

...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...suspected that the hormones produced naturally in the milk of pregnant cows may break down into androgen when consumed, which stimulates the production of sebum, the waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that clogs pores and creates acne when the pores become infected...”
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Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... sebaceous cysts...”

Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...the condition
“...The skin is divided into two main layers: the exterior epidermis, including the stratum corneum ("horny" outer layer), and the dermis below, which contains capillaries, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and the fibers (collagen and elastin) that give the skin its strength and elasticity...”


...the condition
“...The most common type of cyst is the sebaceous cyst.  Also called epidermoid, pilar, and vulvar cysts, they are harmless, slow-growing bumps under the skin, often appearing on the scalp, face, ears, back of the neck, back, upper chest or...”
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“...These may develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands, developmental abnormalities or around foreign bodies.”
...recommendation Surgery
“...Sebaceous cysts are usually ignored unless they become bothersome or infected...”
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Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...In addition to sweat glands, skin also has oil glands that surround almost every hair root (the sebaceous glands).  Finally, in some areas such as the underarm and the groin, there is found a special sweat gland called the apocrine gland, which secretes a very thick type of sweat that has a large...”

Male Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Excessive sebum often accompanying thinning hair is attributed to an enlargement of the sebaceous gland...”

Sauna Detoxification Program a treatment
“...In addition to an increase in sweat production, increased body temperature results in heightened production of sebum, the material produced by the skin's sebaceous glands...”

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

...the condition
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in middle-aged to older adults...”


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“...A disorder of the sebaceous glands, with changes in the amount and quality of the oils secreted...”
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