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How to treat fordyce spots at home

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
You don’t: Fordyce spots are swellings of the glands in your skin - secrete oil onto the surface and keep it well-lubricated. In older people, the glands shrink... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No, but...: There is no known topical agent to get rid of Fordyce spots since they are ectopic sebaceous glands, which are too deep for drug to work. So, do not t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Really need shaving?: Fordyce's spots happen to some men and women, and are benign ectopic sebaceous glands. To ease razor-scraping the tiny bumps, soak and soften the hair... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NONE: See a dermatologist. Fordyce spots cannot nor should not be treated. PPP [pustulosis palmaris, plantaris?] will have exacerbations and remissions but ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Sebaceous glands: 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 ski... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fordyce spots: are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may be present on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be normal bumps!: Fordyce spots are considered a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands.
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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