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Are these Fordyce spots or something nasty? I had a nude massage by a call girl 6 mo ago, but not have sexual intercourse. A week after, dr swab tested for (herpes), blood work hiv, std, all negative

Are these Fordyce spots or something nasty? I had a nude massage by a call girl 6 mo ago, but not have sexual intercourse. A week after, dr swab tested for (herpes), blood work hiv, std, all negative

Please clarify: First none of the std tests are valid. They were all done way too soon to gave any accuracy from this simple encounter. Second getting a massage is in no way a risk for stds. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hello. I have Fordyce spots on my lips. I don't know how to ride from them. I really hate them. Please help me?

Hello. I have Fordyce spots on my lips. I don't know how to ride from them. I really hate them. Please help me?

See dermatology.: Fordyce spots are normal, so there is no medical reason to get rid of them. If you feel they look bad, or just "really hate them", then it would be a cosmetic problem, that insurance would be unlikely to pay for. In any case, see a dermatologist who might help reassure you that they are fine, or might help you remove them, using surgery, chemicals, laser, freezing, etc. ...Read more

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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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I have something on my lips that looks exactly like fordyce spots, tiny little, painless white bumps on my lips. But now my fiancé has them too.?

I have something on my lips that looks exactly like fordyce spots, tiny little, painless white bumps on my lips. But now my fiancé has them too.?

Not contagious...: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles. What you observed and reported in your fiance and you could be coincidental, not contagious. Nonetheless, be evaluated and compared with history and physical exam; that is the surest way to reach the best possible conclusion so to answer your question and concern. Best wish... ...Read more

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Will my Fordyce spots on corner of my upper and lower lip that are not visible unless I stretch my lips get bigger if I apply creamex to my lip daily?

Will my Fordyce spots on corner of my upper and lower lip that are not visible unless I stretch my lips get bigger if I apply creamex to my lip daily?

No: Save your money. There is a sucker born every minute but you don't need to be one of them. No treatment is needed and none is available. Rubbing vitamins etc. Will have no effect on these. ...Read more

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Can others see Fordyce spots on lips?

Can others see Fordyce spots on lips?

"See" them?: If you can see them, I suppose it's reasonable to assume that others can as well. Most, however, aren't really going to look that closely. ...Read more

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I got Fordyce spots on the side of my lips, what can I do about this?

I got Fordyce spots on the side of my lips, what can I do about this?

Here are some...: Known to us, Fordyce spots are harmless benign ectopic sebaceous glands-not related with hair follicles; hence, no active care is needed. If having unbearable cosmetic concern, see plastic surgeons for face or dermatologists for considering practical need and professional possibilities before initiating active care, though not necessary for most of the affected. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Do Fordyce spots on lips go away? I'm 18 just got them two days go spreading really fast

Do Fordyce spots on lips go away? I'm 18 just got them two days go spreading really fast

Usually: There is no standard procedure to manage Fordyce spots. There are several retinoic creams or ointments, but best you consult with a urologist or dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of Fordyce spots on lips?

Here are some...: See dermatologist so to decide if it is necessary or worthwhile to take the risks for their removal with procedures, usually nowadays with laser. Note: Fordyce spots are merely ectopic sebaceous glands with no practical need for ridding them. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of Fordyce spots on lips?

Do nothing or...: I would not recommend any rx. But, if mentally obsessed for cosmetic appearance, skilful application of laser or electro-cautery would be the choice of care although topical agents and cryotherapy have been used. For detail, ask the treating doc timely. ...Read more

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What r fordyce spots??? How can they b treated when they r on the lip??? R they harmful?? How common r they????

What r fordyce spots??? How can they b treated when they r on the lip??? R they harmful?? How common r they????

Fordyce spots: Are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may be present on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface of the lips of the face. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous glands, and are present in most indviduals. They are a natural occurrence and are not associated with any disease or illness. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick. By doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

Here are some. ..: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, which are not hair follicle-related and not affected by applying anything on the lips but obscuring their appearance. Of course, these spots will persist forever. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, and on the inner surfaceand vermilion border of the lips of the face. Herpes is very different with shallow ulcers. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots on lip by taking Accutane 40mg and they ae getting worse. I've tried everything but nothing work?

Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots on the lip are a normal anatomic finding. I would advise against treatment. However, if you desire cosmetic removal ablative co2 laser or electrodesiccation would help. ...Read more

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Anyway to easily cure Fordyce spots or stop them from spreading? I only got them for two days and it's spreading fast on upper lip

Fordyce spots: Vaporising laser treatments such as co2 laser or electro desiccation are used with some success in treatinf this condition for cosmetic concerns, despite the fact that most doctors consider this a normal conditionl and advise against treatment. Success varies per patient, but some have found relief from pulsed dye lasers. Recommend just leaving them alone. ...Read more

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Is there anyway of getting rid of white spots on lips (developing fordyce spots), does lotion help?

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 more

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What is the difference of appearance between Fordyce spots on the upper lip and herpes on upper lip.

Pain: The biggest difference would be pain. Herpes in the oral cavity hurts, usually quite severely. Fordyce granules are always there and do not cause a problem. Herpes lesion develop from previous normal lining of the mouth. Frost e granules are always there. ...Read more

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If I hace fordyce spots on my penis and a girl gives me oral sex will she get them on her lips? Or if she lisses me after do I get them on lips too?

If I hace fordyce spots on my penis and a girl gives me oral sex will she get them on her lips? Or if she lisses me after do I get them on lips too?

No, . ..: Fordyce spot is ectopic sebaceous gland; so, it is not contagious. Don't worry. More? Be evaluated and counseled by following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?, have this for 8 years now, also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face, why?

How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?, have this for 8 years now, also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face, why?

See below: Exfoliative cheilitis (EC) is made worse by: lip licking. Try to avoid this. Anxiety and depression both may cause or worsen EC. *Thyroid dysfunction can cause EC>>check thyroid blood test. Do not use petrolatum-based lip balms until an infection with Candida is ruled out>>fungal culture.
Avoid medicated lip preparations and toothpaste with strong flavoring. Go to http://bit. Ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more

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I have a rough patch on my lip. Could it be Fordyce spots? If I rub my lips together it feels super dry. Could it be herpes? The bumps are super small

Lip bumps: Lip bumps have mild to serious causes. Here are some of the most common causes:
Cold sore, cancer, Fordyce’s spots, acne, bacterial infection, contact allergy, sunburn.
Try to apply some lip balm for a few days and see if they get better, if they persist, you need to see a skin doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have white dots on my upper lip. I believe they are Fordyce spots. It appears it's becoming more and more apparent. How to remove reduce or prevent?

You Givin' Me Lip?: Maybe you're right. Or maybe they're something else. But in either case you should be examined by a good dermatologist. If they are Fordyce spots and they bother you for cosmetic reasons, they can be removed by microsurgery or laser. So get yourself to either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and let them have a look. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will mouthwash help Fordyce spots on lips?

Not very likely: If the spots are Fordyce granules, they are sebaceous glands that are a normal part of your anatomy, found in many people on the inner lips and the inside of your cheeks. ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and lip cancer for upper lip?

Difference between Fordyce spots and lip cancer for upper lip?

Big difference: Fordyce spots (or granules) are natural findings in the oral cavity. Lip cancer looks vastly different. Your oral surgeon should have a look. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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