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Any way to atleast fade Fordyce spots? I don't wanna hear the "they're natural". I just wanna know if you can make them appear less bumpy (tretinoin)?

Any way to atleast fade Fordyce spots? I don't wanna hear the "they're natural". I just wanna know if you can make them appear less bumpy (tretinoin)?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands inunusual places, so yes, they are "natural" however, I'm with you, they need to go! Sometimes ablative lasers like the co2 or erbium laser can help. There is interesting research going on regarding the use of photodynamic therapy to get rid of overgrown sebaceous glands. Tret may shrink em a little but it won't eliminate them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of pearly penis papules and Fordyce spots?

May be normal bumps!: Fordyce spots are considered a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may be interested in trying to remove them. A skin laser treatment center may be needed, so a dermatologist consultation may be helpful. One should realize that removing a spot can leave a scar. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

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

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Is it possible for me to kiss someone with Fordyce spots?

Is it possible for me to kiss someone with Fordyce spots?

Yes, not contagious.: You may kiss someone with Fordyce's spots, which are merely the ectopic sebaceous glands and not contagious. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of Fordyce spots?

How can I get rid of Fordyce spots?

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

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How can you get rid of Fordyce spots?

How can you get rid of Fordyce spots?

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

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Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

No need. ..: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair follicle-related and beneath the epidermis. So using sun screen will not affect Fordyce's spots. ...Read more

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I have Fordyce spots and they are really itchy, is that normal?

I have Fordyce spots and they are really itchy, is that normal?

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

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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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Is it safe to use benza clin for Fordyce spots?

Here's my thought...: Fordyce spots are merely ectopic sebaceous glands and require no active treatment so it's unnecessary to use topical dis-infective agent like BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) because it would not help if DX is correct. ...Read more

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Will Jojoba oils or garlic in the diet get rid of Fordyce spots?

Will Jojoba oils or garlic in the diet get rid of Fordyce spots?

Neither: Fordyce spots or "pearly penile papules" tend to vary in prominence from time to time. Is used as an additive in many cosmetic products & can be used to control mildew. Garlic is a healthy food & improves taste when added to a multitude of dishes & can be eaten raw. Neither will have any effect on Fordyce spots. ...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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What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

FORDYCE SPOTS: Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas. They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...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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What are Fordyce spots, they are on my penis and they are bumpy will they go away help me?

What are Fordyce spots, they are on my penis and they are bumpy will they go away help me?

Ignore them: Since you know the name, you must also know that they are a common, harmless, incidental curiosity. They will never bother you so long as you do not attempt to do anything to them. ...Read more