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Fordyce Spots Women
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
I'm a female and I have Fordyce spots? Will they go away? If I put trentioncream on will it help? If scared to have sex untill I know something!
They will resolve:
Although Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands which are in "the wrong place" (not in hair follicles), they are not associated with any disease or illness. Dermatologists say they are of cosmetic concern only - people who have them might not be happy with how they affect the way they look.
Experts say that Fordyce spots are natural occurrences on the body and are not infectious
Dermatologists and primary care physicians (general practitioners, family doctors) emphasize that Fordyce Spots are normal physiological occurrences and are not dangerous for human health. Many, in fact, advise against treatment ...Read more
What are fordyce spots? I am a female, 24 years old with fordyce spots on my genitals. I would like to know how to treat them. Thank you
Sebaceous glands: Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous (sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more
I have 20-30 white spots just inside my vagina. All info about the condition "fordyce spots" seems to be about men. Do women get this condition? Do I
Get diagnosed first: See a doctor and get diagnosed. Women can get Fordyce spots, but a physician needs to determine if that's the problem. Be well. ...Read more
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
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
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are tiny yellowish or white papules on lips and genitals. They are ectopic (out of normal place) but normal in structure oil glands. They are harmless. A dermatologist can usually tell by examining the affected area, however, the only certain test is a skin biopsy. They look pretty different from genital warts, but if there is a concern, please have the area evaluated by dermatology. ...Read more
See below: Cosmetic only.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?
Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous (sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more
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
Here are some...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands which have no connection with outside like those of hair follicles and Epiduo is for mild to moderate acne with mediocre effect. Therefore, topical agent would not rid Fordyce spots as wished; instead, they stay forever and require no Rx if mentally sound with them. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more
Possible, but...: It is possible to appear at pubic area, even other part of body although they commonly occur in oral or vaginal lips. To verify what they may be, see dermatologist or urologist or. .. Best wish to health... If you wish to learn more on life reality, welcome to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Yes, not contagious.: You may kiss someone with Fordyce's spots, which are merely the ectopic sebaceous glands and not contagious. ...Read more
Essentially no: They appear in the coronal sulcus (groove under the glans, & can spread onto outer rim of the glans. Would be unusual if they extended to inside of foreskin. Probably not impossible, but I have never seen it. Would be happy to review photograph. ...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
See a dentist: See a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation of the spots. Tooth paste will not cause these spot to resolve. ...Read more
Is it possible that Fordyce spots also appear on the chest? I think I have round about 200 of this deep white but not painfull spots on my chest?
No: F spots mostly occur on lips, scrotum or vulva. Your chest spots appear to be benign cysts of skin. See a dermatologist, since you have so many! ...Read more
No, but...: There is no known topical agent to get rid of Fordyce spots since they are ectopic sebaceous glands, which are too deep for drug to work. So, do not try any. Known to us, these spots are inborn and harmless so to leave them along. If mentally bothered, seek dermatologist for evaluation and counseling and decide if treatment is needed or not. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: In reality, the best Rx is leave them alone. If insisting on their removal for personal reason, skillful use of either electrocautery or laser may be used, but very unnecessarily costly. Besides, the removal of such by any means will leave subsequent scars. Of course, how these spots may affect your life - usually, mental, should be considered individually. So, seek pro-counseling before Rx... ...Read more
Yes: These ectopic sebaceous glands can be found most anywhere in the mouth. Normally they are found elsewhere on the skin. ...Read more
None: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands (oil glands) and a normal component of the skin. Some people will have the distribution of their oil glands extend onto the lips (fordyce spots) where they are more visible but still normal. "treatment" of these spots would require a surgical approach which has a potential for less than desirable results. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles, and painless and harmless, I would recommend to get rid of them as long as being mentally and physically comfortable and being capable to adopt and adapt to what you are. That is the best in my 45-yr study and practice in urology. But if mentally unbearable, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair-follicle-related. No drug can get rid of them and there is no need to rid them because they're harmless and as long as being mentally and physically sound. If indeed you want to rid them, seek pro-counseling first so to balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities before embarking on them... ...Read more
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots in men are commonly found on scrotum as red dots. They are usually without symptom. If you are itching a lot, I would recommend you see your doctor. A short trial of topical cortisone could be tried, but it would be best to get it checked, since itching is not common. ...Read more
No: I'm really sorry that anybody told you this. They're a normal part of many folks' anatomy. ...Read more
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