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Doctor insights on: White Spots On The Corner Of Mouth Fordyce Spots

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I have a white spots on my lips and inside my mouth, how i know if its Fordyce spots or sexually transmitted diseases?.Thanks

I have a white spots on my lips and inside my mouth, how i know if its Fordyce spots or sexually transmitted diseases?.Thanks

Maybe: Fordyce spots/granules are found in the mouth. 82 percent of the population has these spots. However, you need to a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. They are more yellowish in color. ...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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This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

Give details: Are the spots on the vermilion border, the red part of the lip? Do they become visible mostly when you stretch the skin and look very close? Then they are Fordyce spots. ...Read more

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I found white spots on my upper lip and went to doc who said Fordyce spots by just looking at them. Any chance could be lip cancer?

I found white spots on my upper lip and went to doc who said Fordyce spots by just looking at them. Any chance could be lip cancer?

Not at all: The appearance and distribution is characteristic. You are young (18 Y.O.), probably do not have any aggravating factors like tobacco use, so i would not worry and trust the clinician. ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Yes: These ectopic sebaceous glands can be found most anywhere in the mouth. Normally they are found elsewhere on the skin. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Not related.: Fordyce spots and vaginal discharge are not related. Fordyce spots are glands that are visible on the lips. Not related to infection. There are several causes for vaginal discharge which are often infection related. ...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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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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What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

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

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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 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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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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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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I noticed bumps like Fordyce spots close to my penis head and urinary spot and I was wondering what it is. No itch. First noticed 3 days after sex.

I noticed bumps like Fordyce spots close to my penis head and urinary spot and I was wondering what it is. No itch. First noticed 3 days after sex.

Need more info...: Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous gland; for men, common on glans penis, foreskin, penile shaft skin, scrotum, lips, or oral mucosa; for women, vulva (labia), lips, oral mucosa, etc. To verify these, see the doctors preferably a urologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, etc. There are harmless but mentally annoying for few. Besides, perusing article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...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?

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