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Will Fordyce Go Away
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
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
Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots do not require any treatment, since it will fade on its own. But people prefer to take treatment because of the area in which it occurs is prominent. Some doctors perform laser therapy using co2 laser for desiccating the spots and reducing their size. Many doctors are against providing any treatment for Fordyce spots. Dye laser is also used for treating prominence of sebaceous gland. ...Read more
Tough question: The disease was described by Drs. Fox and Fordyce in the early 19hundreds. It is a very rare disease and is most common in women aged 13-35 years; it is rare before or after this age. Birth control pills seem to help best. ...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
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
What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??
Cause not known: Fordyce spots on lips are enlarged sebaceous glands. We do not know what causes then but it is certainly not chapstick. They eventually go away on their own. ...Read more
I have Fordyce spots on my penis and they won't go away! I've been to the doctor and he wad no help. What can I do?
May be normal: Fordyce spots are consider 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
Usually requires: Treatment-- see dermatologist for best methods!Get a more detailed answer ›
Irritation, swelling: It is a chronic blockage of sweat glands. It is not lifethreatening condition and typically will not affect a limb, although armpits are frequently affected. Sometimes patients need a surgical excision of affected sweat glands. Women with this disorder frequently have a relief when start taking birth control pills. ...Read more
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
Fordyce spots: Vaporising laser treatments such as co2 laser or electro-desiccation are used with success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern, despite the fact that most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment. ...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 nor 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
They are harmless and other so many it is not worth trying to remove them.
To wikipedia for good discussion. ...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
No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also, a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...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
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