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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

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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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My upper lip is swollen on both sides near the corners. When I look closely there are barely visible tiny white spots. 3 days w. symptoms.

My upper lip is swollen on both sides near the corners. When I look closely there are barely visible tiny white spots. 3 days w. symptoms.

Cheilitis: Cheilitis is the label applied to inflammation of the lips. When it occurs in the corners/angles of the mouth it is called angular cheilitis or angular stomatitis. It is fairly common. Nutritional (iron/B vitamins/folic acid) deficiencies are thought to be causes, as is allergy (contact with something irritating), & infection (yeast, staph, strep). I might suspect infection with the white spots. Read more

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I have 2 spots that look like Fordyce on corner of mouth. Also penis irritation. Protected sex may 2nd. Kissed 2 days ago Is this possible its herepes?

I have 2 spots that look like Fordyce on corner of mouth. Also penis irritation. Protected sex may 2nd. Kissed 2 days ago Is this possible its herepes?

Get Checked: It's really hard to know until it's seen in person or on a virtual consult. Please allow someone to actually look at the lesions. Best of luck! Read more

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How to tell difference between fordyces spots and HPV on lip? Tiny white clusters in corner of mouth, across top lip. Painless. Not blisters/oozing

How to tell difference between fordyces spots and HPV on lip? Tiny white clusters in corner of mouth, across top lip. Painless. Not blisters/oozing

Fordyce granules: You are describing Fordyce granules. Fordyce granules do not usually wax and wane like herpes labialis (aka fever blisters). Herpes labialis has a prodral tingly different sensation on the lips before the blisters form. Herpes labialis forms fluid filled blisters that rupture and takes about 2 weeks to heal. Fordyce granules do no blisterand are not painful. They are simply ectopic sweat glands Read more

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What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

What are the white spots inside my baby’s mouth?

Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. Read more

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White spots in mouth? What are they?

White spots in mouth? What are they?

A few possibilities: Possibly thrush or yeast infection or a viral infection causing ulcers or canker sores/cold sores. Difficult to tell without looking at it directly to be sure if it persists or worsens see your doctor. Read more

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What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

White spots: Leukoplakia is a condition that causes white spots/plaques inside the mouth. Cheek biting will cause white spots too.
Leukoplakia: Clinical term descriptive for a white plaque/patch on the oral mucosa. Cant rub off. Cant specifically dx a disease.
-45-65 yoa
protective rxn vs irritants
80/20% benign/[dysplastic/cancerous]
4-6% progess to SCC Read more

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Why do I have light white spots inside mouth but they don't hurt?

Fordyce spots: May be Fordyce spots which are small sebaceous glands in the mucosa of your mouth. However other causes such as infection are possible. If you smoke, stop! See your physician with concerns for a first hand examination. Read more

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My daughter has white spots in mouth?

My daughter has white spots in mouth?

Could be something: This may be something or not. Kids get white patches on their tongue sometime from drinking milk. They can get a fungal infection on their gums, they can have whit spots from various infections. If the kid is doing fine, playful with normal feeding habits it is probably nothing. If the kid is acting sick, it is worth checking out. Read more

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What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure. Read more

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White spots in my mouth?

White spots in my mouth?

Thrush: Thrush yeast infection mouth. Need to see physician oral anti fungal medication. Read more

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My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

My 3 year old has white spots in mouth?

Candida is possible: If using an inhaled steroid, if he has a fever, may be a viral stomatitis, let your pediatrician take a look, but probably not serious. Read more

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White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

White spots in mouth are cancer, right?

Usually not: There are many causes of white spots in the mouth and most of them are not cancer. It is not possible to say if the spots you have are cancer or not, without examination and if indicated by a biopsy sent to a pathologist for microscopic study. Read more

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Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Do the white spots in my baby’s mouth mean he has thrush?

Maybe...: ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. Read more

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Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Bad breath, occasional white spots in mouth. Wassup?

Oral thrush: Signs of lowered immunity causing fungal infection - need medical rx with magic mouth wash #2 which has nystatin, calamine, benedryl and lidocaine. Read more

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Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Can using hydrogen peroxide in the mouth cause white spots?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Some toothpastes and oral hygiene products contain hydrogen peroxide. These have not been reported to cause white spots in the mouth if used as directed. Are the white spots on the gums, tongue, cheeks, teeth, uvula etc.? See your dentist to be sure what these spots are and what the appropriate treatment for them are. Good luck! Read more

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Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Please tell me what causes white spots in the mouth besides cancer?

Lot of Things: Simply eating white food can cause white spots.

Fungal infections can cause white spots.

Very small white spots can be normal.

One of the more concerning causes of white spots though is "leukoplakia." these white spots can turn into cancer. Read more