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Difference Between Fordyce Spot And Keukoderma On Lips
What is the difference of appearance between Fordyce spots on the upper lip and herpes on upper lip.
How to tell difference between fordyces spots and HPV on lip? Tiny white clusters in corner of mouth, across top lip. Painless. Not blisters/oozing
Fordyce granules: You are describing Fordyce granules. Fordyce granules do not usually wax and wane like herpes labialis (aka fever blisters). Herpes labialis has a prodral tingly different sensation on the lips before the blisters form. Herpes labialis forms fluid filled blisters that rupture and takes about 2 weeks to heal. Fordyce granules do no blisterand are not painful. They are simply ectopic sweat glands ...Read more
FORDYCE SPOTS: Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas. They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...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
Easy to tell: The familiar blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples of common acne, especially where clothing or a gym machine may rub on the lower back, are easy to distinguish from all the common hiv-related skin lesions including the brown-red, non-tender, non-suppurating lesions of kaposi's. The call should be easy, and it may be neither! ...Read more
What does a diagnosis of papule on the skin mean? How common are they? ( Papule was pink and soft. )
So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are different treatments for each. And...If it's an std, you need to be able to inform your partner(s) down the road. Good luck! ...Read more
See Wikipedia: A mongolian spot is a particular type of birthmark. Like almost all birthmarks, it is completely benign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mongolian_spot. However, if something like this appears later in life it could be a form of melanoma, so don't let anyone tell you you have a mongolian spot unless you were born with it. ...Read more
I have frictional keratosis on inner cheeks both sides is this different from lukoplakia my teeth rub on inside cheeks when eating?
YES: Frictional keratosis is a result of physical trauma to tissue from cheek biting or cheeks rubbing on teeth/fillings/crowns. The skin basically overgrows keratin as a protective measure. Leukoplakia is diagnosed based on it not being able to be identified as any other type of lesion. Causes of leukiplakia remain unknown, but are associated w/ tobacco, alcohol, uv radiation, microbes or trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyway of getting rid of white spots on lips (developing fordyce spots), does lotion help?
There is, but...: These spots are not harmful, so it is okay to leave them alone without any treatment. Unfortunately, lotions and other topical treatments have not been shown to be beneficial in making Fordyce spots go away. They can be treated surgically or with certain laser procedures; however, these carry some risk due to the nature of the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a condition leading to red itchy skin which may or may not be dry. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009 for info on (not so) common causes of dry skin like hot water, harsh soaps, sun exposure, etc. ...Read more
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