Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Fordyce Spots
What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??
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 their own. ...Read more
No: I'm really sorry that anybody told you this. They're a normal part of many folks' anatomy. ...Read more
Can the acidic nature of the vagina cause it to itch when moist? (In the area of fordyce spots) Or is that normally thrush related?
Fordyce Spots: Medical experts believe that these tiny bumps are caused by sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. This natural oil is trapped in the sebaceous glands that do not have hair. In normal cases, sebaceous glands open up into hair follicles and the natural oil is secreted through the airshaft. However, sometimes there is no hair and thus no way to discharge this natural body oil. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
Yes, not contagious.: You may kiss someone with Fordyce's spots, which are merely the ectopic sebaceous glands and not contagious. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: Fordyce spots are prominent sebaceous glands most commonly occurring on/in the mouth or genitals in both males and females. They are common, benign, and neither contagious or infectious. Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining of the mouth and tongue and is an overgrowth of the Candida Albicans fungus which is naturally found in the mouth in small amounts. It too is not contagious. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles, and painless and harmless, I would recommend to get rid of them as long as being mentally and physically comfortable and being capable to adopt and adapt to what you are. That is the best in my 45-yr study and practice in urology. But if mentally unbearable, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair-follicle-related. No drug can get rid of them and there is no need to rid them because they're harmless and as long as being mentally and physically sound. If indeed you want to rid them, seek pro-counseling first so to balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities before embarking on them... ...Read more
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
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots in men are commonly found on scrotum as red dots. They are usually without symptom. If you are itching a lot, I would recommend you see your doctor. A short trial of topical cortisone could be tried, but it would be best to get it checked, since itching is not common. ...Read more
Do nothing if...: If having experienced their rarely related complication like infection, the best bet of care is do nothing with them since they are merely some harmless ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not associated with hair follicles as long as you understand & accept this life reality without much mental stigma to cope. Most of times, doing something for these may leave with more scaring surface than... ...Read more
NONE: See a dermatologist. Fordyce spots cannot nor should not be treated. PPP [pustulosis palmaris, plantaris? ] will have exacerbations and remissions but will not respond to any "do it yourself" therapy. Prescriptions will help when it is worse. Avoid smoking. Avoid heavy alcohol use. Various treatments will help, but not cure. Most of them are quite safe. ...Read more
I think I have fordyce spots myself as they match pictures and definitions perfectly, is there anyway of reducing their appearance without surgery?
ARollOfTheFordyce...: Quote:"Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern despite the fact that most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment" --I'd leave them alone. They usually don't get bigger or hurt or itch, etc. ...Read more