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Will fordyce go away

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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
Dermatology 32 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tough question: The disease was described by Drs. Fox and Fordyce in the early 19hundreds. It is a very rare disease and is most common in women aged 13-35 years; it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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.
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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 the... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
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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