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Doctor insights on: Anti Sebum Fordyce Spots

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Sebum (Definition)

The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, ...Read more


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Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Partly: It varies. 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 skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more

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Beat way to remove Fordyce spots?

Beat way to remove Fordyce spots?

At least 3 options: Here is a site that lists 3 options for removal: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256918.php?page=2
Often when multiple therapeutic choices exist, none are perfect and sometimes none are very good at all.
On the lips, I'd start with the least invasive or least likely to scar= pulsed laser. On the penis, effectiveness on first treatment may be preferred=micro punch. ...Read more

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I think I have Fordyce spots. Is there a test to see what it is?

I think I have Fordyce spots. Is there a test to see what it is?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are tiny yellowish or white papules on lips and genitals. They are ectopic (out of normal place) but normal in structure oil glands. They are harmless. A dermatologist can usually tell by examining the affected area, however, the only certain test is a skin biopsy. They look pretty different from genital warts, but if there is a concern, please have the area evaluated by dermatology. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots contagious?

Fordyce spots contagious?

No: Fordyce spots look like tiny, painless spots or bumps that appear on the scrotal skin, the shaft of the penis, the female labia, or the inner surface of the lips of the face. They are not due to any disease or illness, nor are they contagious. ...Read more

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Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

Here are some...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands which have no connection with outside like those of hair follicles and Epiduo is for mild to moderate acne with mediocre effect. Therefore, topical agent would not rid Fordyce spots as wished; instead, they stay forever and require no Rx if mentally sound with them. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots appear in pubic area?

Can Fordyce spots appear in pubic area?

Possible, but...: It is possible to appear at pubic area, even other part of body although they commonly occur in oral or vaginal lips. To verify what they may be, see dermatologist or urologist or ... Best wish to health... If you wish to learn more on life reality, welcome to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Yes, it can be ...: Yes, they can be removed with laser vaporization, but it's largely unnecessary. Oftentimes, such procedure for Fordyce is merely to serve political correctness with no practical medical merits. So, talk with doc so to finalize a decision... ...Read more

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Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips can be a cause of cosmetic concern for some patients. Electrodessication or vaporising laser treatment has been used successfully to remove spots. ...Read more

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Can i still have babies if I have Fordyce spots?

Can i still have babies if I have Fordyce spots?

Definitely: Fordyce spots are normal sebaceous glands that occur on mucosal surfaces, including mouth and genitals. They are not infectious or dangerous and will not have any impact on fertility. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to kiss someone with Fordyce spots?

Is it possible for me to kiss someone with Fordyce spots?

Yes, not contagious.: You may kiss someone with Fordyce's spots, which are merely the ectopic sebaceous glands and not contagious. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Fordyce spots appear on your foreskin?

Please tell me can Fordyce spots appear on your foreskin?

Essentially no: They appear in the coronal sulcus (groove under the glans, & can spread onto outer rim of the glans. Would be unusual if they extended to inside of foreskin. Probably not impossible, but I have never seen it. Would be happy to review photograph. ...Read more

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How can I know the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

How can I know the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Here are some ...: Fordyce spots are ectopic, not-hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands, appears as 1-3-mm papules, and are painless. But herpes are virus-caused skin infection with prodromal skin hypersensitivity followed with a cluster of blisters on an erythematous patch of skin, commonly on foreskin / glans penis, but maybe elsewhere. So, history and physical findings can easily differentiate them. ...Read more

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If I apply toothpaste to Fordyce spots for 8 hours will they go away?

If I apply toothpaste to Fordyce spots for 8 hours will they go away?

See a dentist: See a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation of the spots. Tooth paste will not cause these spot to resolve. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Is there a way to tell the difference between Fordyce spots and herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Fordyce spots also appear on the chest? I think I have round about 200 of this deep white but not painfull spots on my chest?

Is it possible that Fordyce spots also appear on the chest? I think I have round about 200 of this deep white but not painfull spots on my chest?

No: F spots mostly occur on lips, scrotum or vulva. Your chest spots appear to be benign cysts of skin. See a dermatologist, since you have so many! ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for Fordyce spots?

Are there any home treatments for Fordyce spots?

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 try any. Known to us, these spots are inborn and harmless so to leave them along. If mentally bothered, seek dermatologist for evaluation and counseling and decide if treatment is needed or not. ...Read more

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How to remove Fordyce spots on scrotum?

How to remove Fordyce spots on scrotum?

Here are some ...: In reality, the best Rx is leave them alone. If insisting on their removal for personal reason, skillful use of either electrocautery or laser may be used, but very unnecessarily costly. Besides, the removal of such by any means will leave subsequent scars. Of course, how these spots may affect your life - usually, mental, should be considered individually. So, seek pro-counseling before Rx... ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Yes: These ectopic sebaceous glands can be found most anywhere in the mouth. Normally they are found elsewhere on the skin. ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

Are Fordyce spots on scrotum contagious?

No: These are sebaceous glands. All grown men have some of them, and they're healthy -- they prevent chapping of the skin. ...Read more

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What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

None: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands (oil glands) and a normal component of the skin. Some people will have the distribution of their oil glands extend onto the lips (fordyce spots) where they are more visible but still normal. "treatment" of these spots would require a surgical approach which has a potential for less than desirable results. ...Read more

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What is Fordyce spots?

What is Fordyce spots?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands. ...Read more

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Do Fordyce spots dry out?

Do Fordyce spots dry out?

Unlikely,...: Fordyce spots represent ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not related with hair-follicles and theoretically they may dysfunction to "dry out", but rare and will still leave a mark. If bothered by their look, seek evaluation for their significance to you. Generally speaking, these lesions require no treatment. ...Read more

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What do female Fordyce spots look like?

What do female Fordyce spots look like?

Superfical oil gland: A quick google search revealed this photo on wikipedia. Fordyce spots/granules are merely sebaceous glands that are superficial--found on many different surfaces. Very common, ectopically, in the mouth. They are normal and benign. ...Read more

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Do?The Fordyce spots go away after time?

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 laser). ...Read more