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How can I treat fox Fordyce disease?

How can I treat fox Fordyce disease?

Fox Fordyce disease: “There is no cure for Fox-Fordyce disease. Medical treatments that have been used with varying degrees of success include: Topical retinoids, Topical steroids, Oral antibiotics, Clindamycin solution” (http://www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/fox-fordyce.html) Ultraviolet radiation can also be used. ...Read more

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What are the issues involving fox-fordyce disease?

What are the issues involving fox-fordyce disease?

Irritation, swelling: It is a chronic blockage of sweat glands. It is not lifethreatening condition and typically will not affect a limb, although armpits are frequently affected.Sometimes patients need a surgical excision of affected sweat glands. Women with this disorder frequently have a relief when start taking birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is fox-fordyce disease dangerous? Any answer appreciated.

Is fox-fordyce disease dangerous? Any answer appreciated.

Cumbersome: Fox-Fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found, in other words, it is cumbersome, but not life-threatening. In women, going on birth control pills seems to be worth a try. ...Read more

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How to cope with fox Fordyce disease and does it ever go away?

How to cope with fox Fordyce disease and does it ever go away?

Tough question: The disease was described by Drs. Fox and Fordyce in the early 19hundreds. It is a very rare disease and is most common in women aged 13-35 years; it is rare before or after this age. Birth control pills seem to help best. ...Read more

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Can fordyce spots in the middle of a vagina be confused with some other disease or problem?

Can fordyce spots in the middle of a vagina be confused with some other disease or problem?

Often yes: Fordyce spots are a variation of normal anatomy. An experienced gynecologist should be able to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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Fordyce on lip how to fix it?

Fordyce on lip how to fix it?

Get checked: See a dermatologist to make sure that's what this is; you don't want to miss an early cancer. ...Read more

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How common are fordyce's spots?

Common: These spots are very common on the genitals, but can be found in other places. No treatment is required. ...Read more

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Can you get fordyce on inner wrists?

Can you get fordyce on inner wrists?

Yes: This is not the typical areas but they can occur. Other etiology needs to be considered as well such as skin colored warts or moles and sun damage or scarring or some things to consider. ...Read more

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What are cures for fordyce's spots would be appreciated. or home remedies perhaps?

What are cures for fordyce's spots would be appreciated. or home remedies perhaps?

Fordyce's spots: They are harmless and other so many it is not worth trying to remove them. To to wikipedia for good discussion. ...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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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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What is the treatment for Fordyce spot.

What is the treatment for Fordyce spot.

None: There is no treatment for fordyce granules or spots of the oral cavity. They are a normal occurrence, of no consequence and do not require treatment. ...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