A 28-year-old female asked:
i have small white bumps on my lips they feel like sand paper what is this?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Foster Carr answered
32 years experience General Practice
Exam needed to dx: Multiple possible causes such as Fordyce granules, herpes, leukoplakia, fungal infections, contact dermatitis, and allergic reactions . Visit your doctor for a diagnosis. A review of of the causes is located here http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/214836-what-are-the-causes-of-small-white-bumps-on-lips/
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Michael Fisher answered
31 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots appear as slightly raised white or yellowish bumps or spots between 1 to 5 mm in size. You may see just one or groups of 50 to 100. Although they may be present when you're born, they tend to become more prominent after puberty and can seem to appear quickly. No treatment is necessary.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
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