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Can you have pores on your lips? It seems like I do, my lips are going away leaving me with little white spots on them I notice this when I was around 20, now 39 it worse.

Can you have pores on your lips? It seems like I do, my lips are going away leaving me with little white spots on them I notice this when I was around 20, now 39 it worse.

You: You may be suffering from a type of skin condition called vitiligo. Other autoimmune dosorders can cause this and need to be ruled out as well i.e. Lupus). I recommend you visit your primary care provider or directly visit a dermatologist for an evaluation. In the meantime use a lip protector with sun screen in it.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I recently looked at my lip and there is a couple small white spots on the inner bottom lip. What does it mean

I recently looked at my lip and there is a couple small white spots on the inner bottom lip. What does it mean

Fordyce Spots: Small, white spots on the lips ranging in diameter from 1mm to 3 mm may be due to Fordyce spots or Fordyce granules. These spots are painless and harmless, although they cause concern due to cosmetic reasons. There is no known cause for these spots, although it is believed to occur due to trapped oil in the sebaceous glands on the skin. ...Read more

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Very small white spots in clusters have been on my lip for over a week. They don't hurt and don't pop. What are these? They're on the top and corners

Fordyce spots.: These sound like Fordyce spots, which are slightly enlarged sebaceous glands visible through the thin skin of the vermilion (red part of lip). They are of no concern (other than appearance) and do not indicate disease state or problem. ...Read more

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Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight. What are these, ?

Vitiligo or fungal?: White spots are due to an absence of the skin pigment, melanin which maintains the dark pigment of normal skins. The most common cause of loss of color is atopic dermatitis. The other causes could include fungus eating away the pigments (tinea). The rare cause of white spot is what is called vitiligo in which case our own immune system destroys the pigment producing operations of the skin. ...Read more

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I have tiny pinkish white spots on the right corner of my lower lip. Non itching and not painful. Started with two some months ago, however, they are spreading. I have four now in a small cluster.?

I have tiny pinkish white spots on the right corner of my lower lip. Non itching and not painful. Started with two some months ago, however, they are spreading. I have four now in a small cluster.?

May be trapped...: Spots along the lips may be trapped dead skin cells, which is called a comedone. If it is covered by a thin bit of skin, then it is called a closed comedone. Spots may also be trapped sebum or sebaceous material. These are oil glands that have thick whitish secretions, and sometimes they have trouble getting out of the opening of the gland at the skin's surface. A primary doctor can take a look. ...Read more

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Little white spots like white heads on my lips when I stretch them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Little white spots like white heads on my lips when I stretch them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Normal oil glands: Fordyce spots are normal. No need to treat. Sometimes you may have 1 with an open surface pore appearing as a tiny black head. If you don't mind the pain, you can pinch it out. Relax: everybody has them, nobody sees yours except you. Magnifying mirrors are not the real world. ...Read more

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I have little white spots on my lip line have really chapped lips from this what do I but on it it clear it up?

Chapped lips: You can use olive oil, burt's bees lip balm, aquaphor ointment, vaseline ointment, moisten your lips and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has white spots and also a little red spot on her bottom lip it just popped up this morning, what could it be?

My 1 year old has white spots and also a little red spot on her bottom lip it just popped up this morning, what could it be?

Viral exanthem: This sounds like one if many viruses that can present with blisters or small sores on the surfaces of the inside of the mouth. The most important thing to do is stay calm and keep your child away from other children until the red and white spots go away. Treat fevers with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin, push clear liquids, and have your doctor take a look at this to get a better idea of what it is ...Read more

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My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

Viral infection: When more than two members of a family fall sick one after the other with similar symptoms, it is usually due to a common virus which runs its course in due time. ...Read more

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I have two small painless white spots on my upper lip and little painless whitehead looking bumps on my penis all within the last month, ?

I have two small painless white spots on my upper lip and little painless whitehead looking bumps on my penis all within the last month, ?

More than 1 possible: These spots coukld be small blocked up pores, known as whiteheads or milia, sort of like miniature cysts. However, they could be something contagious like a viral infection known as molluscum contagiosum. These are also small and usually white or pink. ...Read more

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I have little white spots that stick out like 1mm on my rim of the head and also have same kind of spots under the rim but not much, what's wrong?

I have little white spots that stick out like 1mm on my rim of the head and also have same kind of spots under the rim but not much, what's wrong?

PPP: This sounds like pearly penile papules, a benign condition that does not require treatment and is not contagious. (they can be removed if they bother you, though.) let's see if healthtap lets me post this photo. Does this look like what you have? ...Read more

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What are these small white spots/dots around the start of penis head?

What are these small white spots/dots around the start of penis head?

Most likely yeast: First question is are you a diabetic and then are you circumcised,

You should have diabetes checked and have smear done of spots to concur. ...Read more

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I sometimes get white spots inside of my mouth. They are small irregular in shape with a small red ring. No other color or pattern have been noticed?

I sometimes get white spots inside of my mouth. They are small irregular in shape with a small red ring. No other color or pattern have been noticed?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have little white spots on the head of my penis and they show after sex or masturbation, do you know what they could be?

I have little white spots on the head of my penis and they show after sex or masturbation, do you know what they could be?

Spots are common: Spots on the penis are very common and most do not have a serious cause. In fact, spots aren't often a sign of sexual infection, and they are almost never a sign of cancer. However, occasionally spots can indicate a significant health problem. So, it's important to see your doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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I have just noticed swollen roof of my mouth and a few small white spots in the swollen area. Please could you suggest what it may be.?

I have just noticed swollen roof of my mouth and a few small white spots in the swollen area. Please could you suggest what it may be.?

Candida, strep?: Consider strep or viral pharyngitis, but definitely think about candida (yeast), especially if recently on antibiotics or oral steroids. ...Read more

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I've been having sex with my girlfriend and recently my penis has been more itchy than usual and ive noticed small white spots appearing on the head.?

I've been having sex with my girlfriend and recently my penis has been more itchy than usual and ive noticed small white spots appearing on the head.?

Yeast infection?: Your symptoms suggest yeast infection, especially if uncircumcised and the "white spots" are under the foreskin. Vaginal itching or discharge also would fit with yeast. STDs are possible if your relationship is new and/or either of you has had other partners in the past few months. If so, both should see a doctor or clinic. If not, you could both try an OTC yeast cream, but see doc if no response. ...Read more

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I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

Indeed PPP: Not to worry. These are often mistaken for genital warts. You have pearly penile papilla and not hpv warts. If you are sexually active please see your local doctor to discuss your risks of std's. Good luck and be safe. ...Read more

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It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

It's not really my throat, more like the back of my mouth. But, its bright red, and has small white spots in some areas, also there are little bumps.?

See your dentist: The tongue naturally has bumps known as papillae and those on the back of the tongue are larger than those on the front. However, if the bumps on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color and has white spots they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more