What are Fordyce spots?
Fordyce spots look like tiny bumps, often yellow or white. They are enlarged sebaceous glands of the skin.
Where can you have Fordyce spots?
- On your lower or upper lip
- On the mucous membrane on the inside of the cheek
- In women the labia
- In men: on the penis or the ball sacks
- Less common: around the mouth or under the armpit
Can you treat Fordyce spots?
There is no cure for Fordyce spots. You can not do anything against the distribution. You outgrow the Fordyce spots; these are then in the course of the years less. Sometimes irritation of a razor or razor blade as seen cause of Fordyce spots. You could then consider more carefully shave around the area where you have the spots.
If you are really bothered by the spotlights - in appearance, since the spots give further irritation - you can ask for a treatment with a fractionated CO2 laser. However, this is not often done. The laser treatment is, in the first place for the reduction of, for example, scars. Another means for possible treatment is Tretinoïnegel.
An aft is a sore, usually on the lips and / or gums. The nodules vary in size. The difference between Fordyce spots is that canker sores are painful and burning. Canker sores heal itself.
Herpes can cause rashes on the lips and genitals. The difference is that Fordyce spots around the Herpes skin often irritated and red, and the bumps are larger on average. Genital warts can also be a cause of bumps around sex. When in doubt, consult a doctor.