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Doctor insights on: Fordyce Condition

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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