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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Fordyce Spots

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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??

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

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Is Fordyce spots caused by masturbation? Any answer appreciated.

Is Fordyce spots caused by masturbation? Any answer appreciated.

No: I'm really sorry that anybody told you this. They're a normal part of many folks' anatomy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: The normal flora in the vagina maintains a relatively acidic environment. Yeast and other bacteria can disrupt that and cause overgrowth of organisms that cause itching, foul odor, discharge and /or pain. See your GYN if symptoms persist for treatment
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

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

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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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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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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?

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

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Explain thoroughly why are Fordyce spots?

Explain thoroughly why are Fordyce spots?

Here are some. ..: Fordyce's spots are the ectopic sebaceous glands but not related with hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can fordyce spots become bigger or get inflamed?

Can fordyce spots become bigger or get inflamed?

Not usually: No, these usually do not get infected. Just as much risk of infection of these as with regular skin infection, hair follicle infection etc. The also do not get larger. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if Fordyce spots crust over at times?

Could you tell me if Fordyce spots crust over at times?

Here are some. ..: Fordyce spots themselves would not crust unless infection or some skin disorders on top of them such as yeast infection set in. So, see Doc to check out what it is your specific concern. Best wish. .. ...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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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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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 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 Fordyce spots or thrush contageous?

Are Fordyce spots or thrush contageous?

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

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How can I get rid of Fordyce spots?

How can I get rid of Fordyce spots?

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

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How can you get rid of Fordyce spots?

How can you get rid of Fordyce spots?

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

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Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

No need. ..: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair follicle-related and beneath the epidermis. So using sun screen will not affect Fordyce's spots. ...Read more

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Should you use cocoa butter on Fordyce spots?

No: Cocoa butter will have no effect on Fordyce spots. Furthermore, cocoa butter can be very occlusive and lead to the development of clogged pores and more bumps developing on the affected skin. ...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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I have Fordyce spots and they are really itchy, is that normal?

I have Fordyce spots and they are really itchy, is that normal?

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

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I have Fordyce spots with white bumps on my shaft. What can I do to trea tthis?

I have Fordyce spots with white bumps on my shaft. What can I do to trea tthis?

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

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What home remodies can be use to remove ppp and fordyce spots? Or over counter creams please?

What home remodies can be use to remove ppp and fordyce spots? Or over counter creams please?

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

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I think I have fordyce spots myself as they match pictures and definitions perfectly, is there anyway of reducing their appearance without surgery?

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