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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Fordyce's spots are actually small glands in the skin. They may wax and wane but will probably not go away without some form of treatment (such as la ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually : There is no standard procedure to manage Fordyce spots. There are several retinoic creams or ointments, but best you consult with a urologist or derma ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Chances are that they won't go away spontaneously. They can be lasered though.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
They will resolve: Although Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands which are in "the wrong place" (not in hair follicles), they are not associated with any disease or illnes ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots do not require any treatment, since it will fade on its own. But people prefer to take treatment because of the area in which it occurs ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: You will probably cause chemical burn which require a long healing time. These are cosmetic and can be treated safely if they bother you.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Ignore them: Since you know the name, you must also know that they are a common, harmless, incidental curiosity. They will never bother you so long as you do not a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
What: pleAse spell out correctly what type spots you have
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be normal: Fordyce spots are consider a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may b ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Unlikely,...: Fordyce spots represent ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not related with hair-follicles and theoretically they may dysfunction to "dry out", but r ... Read More

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