How to treat Fordyce spots

Patient

Q: Is there a way to treat fordyce spots??

Symptoms:  Fordyce spots
Doctor

A:   Fordyce spots are small sebaceous glands found on genitals & inside the mouth. They appear as small (1-3 mm) raised painless red, yellow or white spots. Occurrence of these spot is a natural phenomena , generally not associated with any disease and more common in people having oily skin.

Occasionally group of these spots make a cluster to form a large lesion which may needs to be further examined.

Otherwise, except for cosmetic reasons no active treatment is required. Vaporising Lasers or electro desiccation can be used for their removal.

You can consult your dermatologist for further guidance.

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