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Doctor insights on: Fordyce Condition

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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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I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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What is fordyces disease?

What is fordyces disease?

Fox-Fordyce disease: This is taken from e-medicine: fox-fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found. The etiology of fox-fordyce disease currently is unknown. The eponym is based on the 1902 report by g. Fox and j. Fordyce. More info free online at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1070560-overview. ...Read more

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Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...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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Can hirsuties papillaris genitalis be cured?

Can hirsuties papillaris genitalis be cured?

Yes: If you dislike the little bumps, you can have them lasered off. It is your choice, and depending on how you and your partner feel, they may be considered a "plus". They are a personal variant, and it is your choice. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Pityriasis rubra : Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, and severe flaking of the skin. Dr. W.A.D. Griffiths (england) has classified six forms of prp. At this time, the cause of prp is unknown, and a cure is also unknown. In severe cases, Isotretinoin may be helpful. ...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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What condition causes sandpaper-like scalp?

What condition causes sandpaper-like scalp?

SANDPAPER SCALP: PSORIASIS IS ONE DISORDER THAT CAN CAUSE IT. HOW LONG? DOES IT ITCH? ANY RASHES ON OTHER PARTS OF YOUR BODY? ...Read more

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What is hirsuties coronae glandis like?

What is hirsuties coronae glandis like?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. They are the same. ...Read more

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Pearly penile papulus and hirsuties papillaris genitalis, hirsuties coronae glandis. Are they the same?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. They are the same. ...Read more

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What causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ? Can it be cured?

What  causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ?  Can it be cured?

No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.Html it, like psoriasis, has no cure, but can be treated. Usually, in time, it goes into a remission and patients remain clear. The cause is not fully understood, but there seems to be a genetic basis in some, and some are related to cancer. ...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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How is keratosis pilaris treated?

How is keratosis pilaris treated?

Link to article: http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm.

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Is a lichen planus pigmentation on the face a curable condition?

Is a lichen planus pigmentation on the face a curable condition?

See dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to get the diagnosis and treatment options and limitations. ...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 is keratosis pilaris caused by?

What is keratosis pilaris caused by?

Genetic condition: Keratosis pilaris (follicular keratosis) is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (lower arms can also be affected); also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except the palms or soles of feet. ...Read more

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Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

No: Typical treatments used to treat keratosis pillars include topical retinoids (retin a, tazorac, (tazarotene) and others) and exfoliating products, such as salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Your dermatologist can recommend treatment options after examining your skin. I know of no lasers that are reliably helpful to treat this condition. ...Read more