Cause and Treatment of Fordyce Spots on Lips
The above pictures depict Fordyce spots on lips as well as on the inside of the mouth and gum line. They can be quite embarrassing and cause a lot of unwanted attention. Fordyce spots are not limited to the lips and mouth area. People have been known to develop Fordyce spots on the penis for men, vagina for women, and both can get them on the eyelids. They can also develop on other areas of the body but most common are the mouth and private regions.
So What Exactly are Fordyce Spots?
Fordyce spots are generally white or yellow in color. They are small bumps that are often associated with hair follicles. Scientists can’t determine what exactly causes them but believe grease and oil that would normally be passed through a hair follicle or gland is the main cause. Fordyce spots effect nearly 60% of people worldwide. They believe they may be hereditary but this has not been proven conclusive. They are more prevalent in people with greasy skin. Some scientists speculate Fordyce spots on lips may be attributed to diet. They are noted for secreting puss like yellow or white fatty discharge.
Many people initially associate Fordyce spots with a sexually transmitted disease, especially as they are common on genital regions. In fact, they are not a sexually transmitted disease and are not contagious. In fact, Fordyce spots pose no harm according to medical professionals.
I tend to disagree with medical professionals on this point. Having Fordyce spots on lips or any other area of the body can cause quite a bit of harm. Psychologically they can affect our self esteem, this can lead to increase levels of anxiety, depression, and result in behavioral changes such as impacting our eating an sleeping habits. This of course can affect our overall physical health.
We are all aware that our emotional well being has a significant impact on our physical health. The two go hand in hand. When we look good we feel good, and when we feel good we take better care of ourselves.
What can be done about Fordyce Spots on Lips?
If you’ve already seen a doctor about your Fordyce spots on lips or any other area of the body, then you know options are limited and expensive. One of the most common treatments include cryosurgery. This is performed by basically freezing the spots. Unfortunately, this can be quite expensive and can cause damage to the skin. Not only that, as Fordyce spots on lips are not “harmful” to our health according to the medical field, insurance companies rarely pay for this as it’s considered cosmetic surgery.
There are also some home remedies that people have tried, though I have no proof they actually work. Some of the common home remedies include:
- Applying vinegar on the affected area daily until resolved
- Castor Oil
- Moisturizers and Lotions
I’m not sure how safe castor oil would be on the lips. Also, these are not my recommendations, I am merely sharing what i have found that other people have used while conducting my research.
Another common problem that is similar to Fordyce spots are pearly penile papules or ppp. I’m bringing ppp up because I have came across a natural method that can eliminate Fordyce spots on lips as well as ppp. You can check it out through the following link.
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I’ve always been a pretty logical guy. If I find I have something going on with my body that I don’t understand, I go see a doctor. I recommend you do the same. But I can almost guarantee you the doctor will tell you something along the lines of, “they aren’t harmful, they should go away on their own”, or, “just get used to them, they aren’t contagious and won’t harm you.”
I know because I’ve talked with hundreds of people on online forums about Fordyce spots on lips treatment options. Some swore up and down that Blistex worked great while other stated it did nothing.
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