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Fordyce Spots Symptoms In Women

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What should you do if you have genital warts?
    Signs, symptoms, what causes it, how does it look like, and what if it bleeds

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts pictures
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      Genital warts on the vaginaGenital warts on the penisThese pictures are intended to give information for educational purposes and are not a replacement for medical diagnosis. If you are worried you might have an STD it is essential to seek medical advice, even if your symptoms do not look like these pictures. See more STD pictures
      If symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice pinkish/white small lumps or larger cauliflower-shaped lumps on the genital area. Genital warts can appear on or around the penis, the scrotum, the thighs or the anus. In women genital warts can develop around the vulva or inside the vagina and on the cervix. If a woman has warts on her cervix, this may cause slight bleeding or, very rarely, an unusual coloured vaginal discharge. Warts may occur singly or in groups. The warts may itch, but they are usually painless. Sometimes genital warts can be difficult to spot. In severe cases, it is possible for genital warts to spread from the genitals to the area around the anus, even if anal intercourse has not occurred.

      Occasionally, people can confuse skin problems caused by other STDs (such as genital herpes, syphilis or molluscum) with genital warts. Other people may become very worried because they mistake perfectly normal and non-infectious lumps and bumps for genital warts. Conditions that may be confused with genital warts include:

      Pearly penile papules - small white or skin-coloured bumps that, when numerous, appear in a ring around the edge of the head of the penis. More rarely, similar papules may be found on the vulva.
      Angiokeratomas - bright red or purple spots that look a little like blood blisters.
      Sebaceous glands (also known as 'Fordyce spots') - hard white, yellowish or skin-coloured little bumps that may be found all over the skin of the penis and scrotum in men, and the vulva in women. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which keeps the skin healthy.
      Pimples or spots - caused by blocked sebaceous glands. Pimples and spots can form just as easily around the genital area as they do on the face, and may become sore and inflamed in a similar way.

  2. QUESTION:
    Yeast without discharge and odor ?
    I'm saving my vagina really often also waxing it on the sides and started having sex with my boyfriend some months ago. We were both virgins and using condom every time. I started to feel a terrible itchiness during my period but i haven't experienced any kind of odor or discharge.. I also realized that i have Fordyce spots inside my labia.
    Can it be Yeast or it is something else? if yes what?

    • ANSWER:
      I experienced the same thing! I bought monistat kits to treat it, and they kept coming back monthly. I went to the gyno, and told her that i hav itchiness and some swelling of the labia, but no smelly or abnormal discharge. She said the symptoms of yeast infections vary woman to woman. The spots could be yeast bumps too. Which are normal. Also, the lubricated condom could be a HUGE factor. Although you are probably not allergic to it, it does irritate the vagina a lot. My gyno put me on the pill and also wrote me a prescription for terazol 3 to use the next time i got the yeast infection symptomms. Sure enough a week or two later i had the same symptoms. Used this cream and havent had a problem in months. Just something to consider. Also be sure to wash before and after sex. Especially after

  3. QUESTION:
    Please help!!! I have a weird rash on my vagina?
    Weird rash on vulva? Not itchy or sore, no abnormal discharge. Had it for a few months but not got any better or worse. Small raised whitish bumps on labia minora and majora, smaller and closer together toward the vagina entrance?
    Only mature/qualified answers from doctors or if anybody has had these symptoms before?
    I am 15, not sexually active
    Ie tried Sudocrem, cotton underwear, not touch it please help!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I don't think it is anything to worry about.
      Without seeing it, it is impossible to give a definitive diagnosis. But from your description everything points to fordyce's spots. They are caused by ectopic (which means out of place) sebaceous glands (sweat glands). They are very common about 30% of people get them at some point in life (men and women) and they are nothing to worry about.

      Here is a wikipedia page on fordyce's spots (of which the information seems to be accurate) compare the photo on here (I know it's a penis but they look the same) or google images it.

      If it gets worse or you are at all in doubt go and see your GP they see this stuff all the time and will be able to reassure you further.

      Hope this helps.

  4. QUESTION:
    HIV virus within me, please help me. i can't focus on my studies. and i am in stress for over 5 days now.?
    this happens dec 16, dec 19, and december 23.

    i have protected sex with someone i knew. 3 times. the first one i perform oral sex with her. vice versa. and i used condom when i penetrated her vagina. the 2nd one, it is not really sex. we are both drunk and she wanted to do it. but i forced myself not to, because i don't have a condom at that time. only my tip of my penis only touch the tip of her vagina. and she just rubbed her vagina into the body of my penis. ( she's on top of me. note that i don't have any flesh wound in the body of my penis) then the 3rd time. we both perform oral sex with each other. then we had sex. i used 2 condoms. because the first one broke. we both noticed it right away and changed it immediately with the 2nd condom.

    after 2 -3 weeks of encounter considering all this three encounters. i experienced a very mild sore throat. i immediately drink some medication and it got away. then i noticed that i have 1-4 dots in my body. 1 in my hand. 1 in my arm. 1 in my chest and 1 in my leg. it doesn't itch and became reddish unless you rub them. then i noticed that i have white spots on my upper lip. some says it is normal (Fordyce spots) it doesn't sore or have a painful feeling. it is just there. then lately after doing research..(because i am now paranoid hehehe. because that was my first time having sex. i don't know if its conscience or guilt or really some symptoms.) i found out that the swollen lymph nodes are also a symptom. so i checked my lymph nodes on my neck. both sides of my neck below my jaw, i feel something that is movable. its like oblong in shape i don't know, that ranges from 1.8-2cm or even less. i did again another research and found out it could be a swollen lymph node. but i don't know if it is really. there's also a circle like shaped behind my ear. it is not visible. you have to press it to feel it. again, i don't know if it is a bone or something strange. yet no sore throat or anything painful. just a weird feeling going on my neck. it is really hard to describe. it is not painful and i cannot point exactly where it is, but i am certain it is my neck especially my left part of the neck. AGAIN I AM BEING PARANOID AND ALL THAT I SEE AND FEEL TURNS OUT TO BE A SYMPTOM. hehehe

    later this afternoon. i called the one i had sex with.

    CONSIDERING THE FF: she said she is healthy. the only ones she had sex with is me and her boyfriend only. they're now 2 years. and she has a baby with him. she says the baby is also healthy and now 4 months old. (i was just wondering, in a normal baby check up before the child was born, isn't it there a monthly check up on pregnant woman. do the doctors noticed that the mother has hiv and can transmit it to her child? )she comes from a wealthy family( so i guess she not some prostitute or whatsoever). and i know i should wait 3months and gets tested. but i can't afford to wait that long. can you HELP me clear my mind? this feeling in my neck wont go away so i turn to you all in hopes that someone may have some advice. please? :( thank you and much appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh for crying out loud, you don't have HIV. You're just panicking. If you are truly worried, go get tested.

  5. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection? Help please?
    Okay so I'm pretty sure I have a yeast infection. I'm 17 and this is my first time ever having one. I just started putting apple cider vinegar on my vagina where I saw the clumps of white stuff and it burns..but it's tolerable I guess. So I have a few questions

    1. Just making sure this is really a yeast infection. I'm not getting any cottage cheese discharge in my underwear...BUT it's stuff caked around near my vagina under the labia and it has small white balls in it. I itch a little BUT I also have no odor or anything or burning (besides when I just put the vinegar on) so is this like an early yeast infection am I catching it early? I also have irritated fordyce spots (pronounced bumps on my labia and they're what's causing the itching they itch the most)

    2. I know my mom has a yeast infection right now and we share the same shower/tub. I always leave my towel hanging on the rail in the tub and I know my mom took a bath in there maybe a week or two ago with vinegar mixes in the tub water to help her infection. (No shes not dirty lol she just usually takes showers like i do) Could she have possibly made my wash towel fall in the tub with her and some bacteria from her bath water got on it and caused this infection in the first place?

    Please help thanks so much. I'm not scared or worried I just want the itching to stop and I don't want any odors to start. I personally don't want to tell my mom I probably have a yeast infection just because I don't like talking about things like this with her..idk she may ask to see my vagina or something lol please help meee and thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, here are a few facts I found in regards to Yeast Infections. I hope this helps!

      Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

      •Odorless vaginal discharge having cottage cheese like appearance
      •Vaginal itching
      •Burning sensation in vagina
      •Irritation and pain in vagina
      •Pain during intercourse

      Causes

      Clothing
      Tight and synthetic clothes hold heat, sweat and moisture in the crotch area. This heat and moisture helps yeast to multiply. Dirty underwear is also a yeast infection cause. Hence, it is necessary to wear clean underwear daily. It is also recommended that if a person needs to wear tight clothes, they should be removed once the person reaches home, in order to avoid a yeast infection. Tight clothing is one of the common yeast infection causes in women.

      Immune System
      Believe it or not, a weak immune system can also cause yeast infections. The immune system could be weak due to a number of reasons like illness, malnutrition or too much of stress. The aftermath of a weak immune system is greater multiplication of the candida bacteria causing yeast infections. Stress is said to be one of the common causes. Hence, it is vital to de-stress.

      Diabetes
      People suffering from diabetes have a greater chance of contracting fungal infection due to the high amount of sugar levels in their body. This high sugar level helps yeast to grow faster. Diabetes can be one of the chronic yeast infection causes and a cause of candidiasis in men. Maintaining strict personal hygiene is especially important for diabetic people.

      Medications
      Some people have yeast infections when they are on antibiotics. If a person suffers from an infection, it is better to consult the doctor and get alternative medications, if possible. This is more common in women than men.

      Things you can do to help heal it:

      Plain Yogurt
      Plain yogurt, i.e. unsweetened yogurt is a simple, but excellent home remedy for treating this condition. Yogurt contains the beneficial acidophilus bacteria, that can control the growth of candida albicans. Yogurt can be consumed, as well as applied topically on the affected area.

      Garlic
      Garlic is renowned for its antifungal properties. It can prove immensely helpful in treating candidiasis. Ideally, one should consume two to three cloves of garlic daily to get relief from this condition. This home remedy is also suitable for topical application. Just crush one or two cloves of garlic and apply the paste on the affected area of the skin. For vaginal yeast infection, wrap finely cut garlic cloves in a cheesecloth and insert it into the vagina keeping a part of the cheesecloth outside, so that you can remove it after 15 to 20 minutes.

      Vinegar
      Both white and apple cider vinegar can be used for relief from this condition. Vinegar can inhibit the growth of fungus and effectively cure a fungal infection. Just mix a small amount of vinegar and water, and soak the infected area of the skin in it. Keep it for about 10 to 15 minutes and repeat the process for a few days.

      Supplements
      Along with the above mentioned home remedies, you can also consider supplements to treat this condition. Probiotics or acidophilus supplements can be quite beneficial in treating yeast infections. Probiotic supplements contain numerous beneficial bacteria, which can control the proliferation of candida albicans in the body.

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  6. QUESTION:
    I think I might have diabetes?
    Well, over the past year I have noticed a lot going on with my body. I believe it may have started with anal itching to what i believe may have been caused by a hemmoroid, which never seemed to go away. The itching has however. Later on I noticed that my legs and arms seemed to itch rather excessively, along with my groin area. Now, i have gotten checked for STDS and that doesnt seem to be the case. From the itching of my legs and arms, I have developed unsightly scabs which did go away for a while but keep coming back. I do shower and wash my clothes and sheets regularly. I have also, in the past year developed fordyce spots on my upper lip and penis. Oh and for some reason about a year ago i had 20/20 vision, and now i need to wear corrective lenses. If i rest my leg on my knee, which i have been doing since elementary school, my foot tends to go numb rather quickly. I have know idea what is going on with my and often find myself confused and displaced from the world...please help

    • ANSWER:
      Well, yes, itching can be a symptom of diabetes. It drove me crazy. I kept thinking I was coming in contact with something that was making me itch, but I had no rash. Itching in the groin area can be a sign of a yeast infection in men, which can also be a sign of diabetes. Changes in your vision is also a sign.. I suggest you go have some blood work done by your doctor. Here is a list of the more common symptoms of both types of diabetes. Many people don't have any symptoms, and others only have a few of them..

      Constant thirst
      Frequent urination
      Sweet smelling urine
      Constant hunger
      Itching skin with no rash
      Frequent boils
      Reoccurring yeast infection in women
      Itching penis or genitle area in men (this is a yeast infection)
      Leg cramps
      Unexplained weight loss or gain
      Headaches
      Nausea or vomiting
      Irritability
      Fatigue
      Slow healing wounds
      Burning tingling sensations in hands, arms, feet, or legs.
      Your sypmtoms could also be from things like herpes, scabies just to mention a few. See your doctor asap for blood work. Make an appointment for as early in the morning as possible and fast for about 12 hours before your appointment. This way you can get all your testing done

  7. QUESTION:
    Help w/ white bumps near genitals (female)?
    I have know idea how to ask this but before I go to the doctor (I have NO insurance) I thought I'd ask even though I'm very embarrassed for asking. But consider this a last ditch effort. Ive murdered this topic in the google search engine.
    SO, here it goes.

    When I google this all it tells me is I have herpes or genital warts but NONE of of my symptoms match to that of those disease. I have these small clustered white bumps look almost like pimples Ive had them for awhile now. They DO NOT hurt in any way shape or form. They DO NOT itch, ooze, pop..... anything weird or gross. I have and am sexually active (have had 2 partners) but have never had a pap because im soooo scared of these bump things. Other them visually being there, I would never no they were there.

    Any info on what these could be would be wonderful!
    Thank You so much In advance.
    Just googled that- They dont really look like that either. Not so bubbly. More clustered and closer to the skin.
    I honestly appreciate your help.
    ROSE- Id love to go to the doctor, I dont have insurance and dont have the money to go. Just the way life is right now. I totally understand know onw here is a MD but like I said this is a last ditch effort. Thought maybe someone will point me in the right path.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like fordyce spots, which are not caused by a virus. They're actually really common, but it doesn't seem like there's a lot of information about their existence in women. Google some images to ease your mind, and look into free clinics in your area. Most health departments will offer services on a sliding scale, so your visit is reeeeally cheap or even free. Cervical exams are for any woman who is sexually active or older than 18. They check for cancer and other irregularities.

  8. QUESTION:
    Small bumps around vagina.?
    I have recently noticed a few small bumps on the outside of my vagina.I do shave frequently, so at first I thought these might be ingrown hairs. I have had one bump for almost two weeks now, and about two days ago i noticed a few smaller bumps around it. the one is about the size of a pimple and is red, with a somewhat white tip. the others are much smaller and just look like the skin is raised a little bit. they do not look so much like pimples. the skin is red, and none of the bumps hurt or itch. I have not had any other symptoms, no fever or flu-like symptoms. I have been keeping the area very clean. I have been under complete stress trying to figure out what these are. I really hope its not an STD, and should I give it some time to see if it goes away?
    i dont have any abnormal discharge. and i plan on going to get checked just to be safe but I can;t get in to the doctor for at least three days. and the bumps are on the inside of my labia, only on one side.

    • ANSWER:
      It doesnt sound like any of the common STD symptoms. It could be fordyce spots which are very common (more so in men) but are not transmitted sexually and are totally non-worrying. I can't find a picture of the spots in women, but you can see what they look like in men by typing "Fordyce Spots" into a google image search. Its also likely you have irritated the skin with a razor blade.

      Get them checked by your GP if you are concerned.

  9. QUESTION:
    Herpes Question and Genital warts?
    HELP ME, well about three weeks ago I got an outbreak. It was a pretty bad one compared to past ones. I didn't see bumps or anything but I knew it was an outbreak because I had blisters like always and it was around the same area as always. The blisters healed but now I seem to have a scar left noticeable to me. So I went to the doctor and asked what it was he said it could be warts. Now I'm worried I could have warts as well. Does any have an opinion? I had the blisters about three weeks ago, the scar has been about the same size since. Do warts act as blisters first and stay about the same size when it heals. It also hasn't spread anywhere else other than the normal area of herpes breakout. Could it be possible that I have contracted warts now as well? There are no signs of warts on my girlfriend at least not that I know of. Should I go back to the doctor and have him look at it again. I am a male with one gf but I did get oral from my ex two nights before my breakout nothing more. Life has never been the same since I found out I have herpes. I think my ex gave herpes to me but she never showed any symptoms. Now I am worried about genital warts how would I know they have . How do they start off, do they just grow bumps that's it? Will it be obvious that I have genital warts? Seems like a normal breakout to mewith just healing taking longer. I didn't take any medication this time. Thought it would go away on its own, Its been three weeks and now the doctor said it might be genital warts.

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or penis area. In women they occur on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus), or around the anus. They are approximately as prevalent in men, but the symptoms may be less obvious. When present, they usually are seen on the tip of the penis. They also may be found on the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, or around the anus. Rarely, genital warts also can develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sex with an infected person.

      Genital warts may disappear without treatment, but sometimes eventually develop a fleshy, small raised growth. There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear.

      Genital warts (condylomata) should not be confused with Molluscum contagiosum (MC), which is often transmitted sexually, but does not occur internally as do condylomata. MC looks like small warts that are much smaller than condylomata genital warts, and are usually umbilicated. It does not increase the risk of cervical cancer for women. Genital warts should not be confused with Fordyce's spots, which are considered benign.

      Some men mistake hirsuties papillaris genitalis for genital warts. Hirsuties papillaris genitalis is not contagious and no treatment for it is necessary. Some may deem it unsightly and there are various methods of ridding the penis of the condition, such as carbon dioxide laser treatment.

  10. QUESTION:
    Possible std question?
    Do bumps from stds like herpes/genital warts cause bleeding?
    Does anyone know if the bumps associated with stds like herpes/genital warts would cause bleeding?

    I'm not sure if I have either, because I am going to the doctor tomorrow morning but I am getting impatient and increasingly worried. Please help, if anyone has any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      If symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice pinkish/white small lumps or larger cauliflower-shaped lumps on the genital area. Warts can appear on or around the penis, the scrotum, the thighs or the anus. In women warts can develop around the vulva or inside the vagina and on the cervix. If a woman has warts on her cervix, this may cause slight bleeding or, very rarely, an unusual coloured vaginal discharge.

      Warts may occur singly or in groups. The warts may itch, but they are usually painless. Sometimes the warts can be difficult to spot. In severe cases, it is possible for warts to spread from the genitals to the area around the anus, even if anal intercourse has not occurred.

      Occasionally, people can confuse skin problems caused by other STDs (such as genital herpes, syphilis or molluscum) with genital warts. Others may become very worried because they mistake perfectly normal and non-infectious lumps and bumps for genital warts. Conditions that may be confused with genital warts include:

      Pearly penile papules - small white or skin-coloured bumps that, when numerous, appear in a ring around the edge of the head of the penis. More rarely, similar papules may be found on the vulva.
      Angiokeratomas - bright red or purple spots that look a little like blood blisters.
      Sebaceous glands (also known as 'Fordyce spots') - hard white, yellowish or skin-coloured little bumps that may be found all over the skin of the penis and scrotum in men, and the vulva in women. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which keeps the skin healthy.

      Pimples or spots - caused by blocked sebaceous glands, pimples and spots can form just as easily around the genital area as they do on the face, and may become sore and inflamed in a similar way.

  11. QUESTION:
    Weird symptoms. Are they all related to one thing or various things?
    Right, so I've noticed a faint yellow colour around my mouth, I hardly have an appetite, I don't drink a lot, which results in a large decrease in urination. I've also been very tired suddenly, and don't know why. And I crave salty things.
    I'm not pregnant, I'm only 18. It gets very difficult walking up the stairs so my legs give out once in a while. I get very nauseous but no vomiting. And I get very dizzy.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, whether it be useful or not.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be an iron deficiency, which can easily be solved by taking iron sulphate tablets. Lots of women get a lack of iron which is called anemia. This also results in the being dizzy and tired aspect.
      Or it just be something called Fordyce spots which is secretions of the glands around the mouth which is causing the yellow colour.
      How long have you had this? Does the yellow wash off? Is it a regular occurrence? Most likely to be something hormonal if it happens regularly every month or fortnightly. If you are craving things it also points to hormones.

      I would recommend you start keeping a bottle of fresh cold water with you at all times, try to drink more water and you will start feeling better! And take iron tablets, consult your doctor if you're not sure how many to take.
      Hope you feel better soon!

  12. QUESTION:
    Inflamed penis, red patch help! Yeast infection or balanitis?
    Inflamed penis, swollen foreskin on the top of penis, it almost covers my penis completely shut! I try to retract the skin, it hurts but with pain I am able to do it. Red patch or dots on penis tip. Is it balanitis or a yeast infection. Need to know, not looking for circumcision. I am going to the doctor after, but I am at work and probably wont be able to for several hours until I can get to the ER department since its saturday.

    Penis has a itch sometimes, doesnt really burn, swollen and looks weird. Need treatment or anything to suppress it while Im at work. Any over the counter medicine would help until I go to the doctor!

    Could it be a yeast infection? I do have sex and active, and I do masturbate. Not sure if my partner has yeast infection or if that could be it. Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Usually, men are informed by their significant other that she has a yeast infection, so the chances are he has it too. Most doctors will prescribe an anti-fungal and suggest that the man takes it also, other wise he will give it back to her. This is very true and worse, I am afraid, especially if she has a vaginal infection. During sex, the males urethra is exposed and vulnerable to a male yeast infection from an infected female. The yeast can travel up the urethral canal and settle in the prostate gland. Now you may not have problems for years but prostate cancer and prostate problems are affecting almost every male at some point in their life. Think about it, boys and young girls do not get reproductive yeast infections as near as often as adults, do they? Boys also do not have prostate problems or girls ever need a hysterectomy. This obviously shows me that sex is an additional cause of infections. Male and yeast infection in boys most common causes are antibiotics, alcohol, beer, sex, wheat products, corn products, peanuts, barley, and a weakened immune system. Other than the antibiotics, the rest contribute to candida overgrowth by weakening the immune system by killing good bacteria from the over acidity they produce in the intestine. These common food products are universally contaminated with molds. We all unknowingly eat them thinking they are perfectly safe, but they are not in most cases since they are usually contaminated with molds and fungus.

      Common Male Yeast Infection Symptoms
      Here are some of the more common symptoms you may experience with a male yeast infection. Men and boys most commonly experience digestive problems and all the related problems as the number one symptom. The more common symptoms of male yeast infection are constipation, bad breath, bloating, indigestion, frequent intestinal gas, frequent diarrhea, very loose stools, sexual dysfunction, irratibility and mood swings, fatigue or lack of energy, memory loss, jock itch, dry itchy flaky skin, athletes feet, and prostate problems.You may also develop a craving for sweets, pastas, chips, etc. Any of the foods that feed the male yeast infection since the parasite demands to be fed, and you will more than likely feed it, until you realize you have it, and do something about it.

      *******Most of the time a penis yeast infection is found on the skin on the outside of a man's penis and affects uncircumcised men much more often than men that have been circumcised. Penile yeast infections for circumcised men are actually quite rare because the glans is always exposed to the air. This keeps it dry and at a cooler temperature. Yeast needs heat and moisture to survive on the skin. Sometime the yeast infection can get into the urethra and cause problems. In these cases men get close to the same symptoms as women do when they have a vaginal yeast infection. There can be discharge from the penis and often it itches on the inside and is extremely uncomfortable. There have been cases of the yeast getting into the prostate gland but this is rare. Men can get a penis yeast infection from sex with a woman that has a vaginal yeast infection. From oral sex from a person with thrush, or from anal sex with an infected individual. Nonoxynol-9 is a common spermicide found in contraceptive products that has been found to rapidly increase the growth of naturally occurring yeast’s both in the vagina and on the skin. Once the yeast has infected the skin the infections can be very hard to get rid of. In time the skin will harden as the skin cells macrophage in defense of the infection. This hardened skin will crack when the male gets an erection and is extremely painful. At this point it can become almost impossible to resolve. It is much easier to get rid of a penis yeast infection in the early stages than the later stages.

      Many men just think they have a penis yeast infection when they see little white bumps on the penis known as Fordyce disease. These spots are completely harmless and are actually sebaceous glands that secrete oils for the protection of the skin. Other men have a condition called Hirsuties papillaris genitalis, , also called pearly penile papules, which is also harmless but can be sensitive at times. These are actually sweat glands or sebaceous glands on the penis as well.

      Genital warts are also misdiagnosed as yeast and if you use white vinegar for your penis yeast infection it turns them white. More information on white vinegar for treating a penis yeast infection can be found below.

  13. QUESTION:
    My fiance has this wart like thing on the shaft of his penis?
    For about 6 months now my bofriend has developed this wart like thing on the shaft of his penis. It is flat and flesh colored and has not bothered him at all. At first i thought it was actually a wart... not and STD or anything, just an actual wart but now im kind of wondering if it really is. I don't have anything like that on my vagina and never have and we have been together for going on three years. I have never cheated on him and he has never cheated on me. I know for sure cause we aren't like that at all. But i don't know what it is. I know it most likely isn't anything serious but i just want to be sure it isn't. I just want to know if anyone has any suggestions to what it might be. It looks like two actual warts about 2 cm in diameter that have fused together and have become flat and are flesh colored. There are no more on his penis and never has been. Just that one. Thanks for your help.
    Btw i mean 2 mm not cm. sorry
    It looks like this but on his penis...and just one. http://www.sciencephoto.com/images/download_lo_res.html?id=772900059

    • ANSWER:
      If it looks like a wart it probably IS a wart. He most likely has genital warts (otherwise known as HPV).

      Even if he's been faithful to you, it's quite possible for someone to have HPV for YEARS without ever showing symptoms. He may have picked this up from a previous partner and never known. He can also pass it on to you without you knowing, as you may never develop warts either. HPV is not usually part of a standard STI bloodtest as there are a lot of variants and no reliable method to pick up all of them. It's an incredibly common infection, and most people don't even know they have it.

      He should definitely get it checked out by a doctor, and you should definitely get yourself checked too. HPV is very serious for women, as it's a leading cause of cervical cancer. Even if you do contract HPV from him, this doesn't automatically mean that you're going to develop cancer later in life, but it's a risk that you need to be aware of. Definitely discuss it with your gynecologist and keep getting your Pap smears regularly to look for any changes. :)

      Edit: as other people have suggested, it MAY be a Fordyce Spot. However, Fordyce Spots usually look like the little raised bumps you'd get on the skin of a chicken. Fordyce Spots also usually cover a large area (often the whole skin of the penis). The image you've provided has a defined edge and is clearly a wart.

  14. QUESTION:
    Male Yeast Infection?
    I have notice that i have a bit of a burn from my penis tip, and around the sides around the tip a bit. I also notice when i am erect i have a few whitish bumps on the side of the head, It sometimes burns when i pee, and while just sitting there.

    I have drinking allot of caffeine, sugar and consumed alot of alcohol lately.. I noticed these were signs of causing a yeast infection.

    1. Does this sound like a yeast infection?
    2. If so, is there anything i can do to cure it? like drink a crap load of water?
    3. How much would a cream cost me?
    sexual activity. Not at the moment, Three months ago, with a one time stand, then with my ex.

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly. But if you had an external yeast infection of the penile skin, you would have dry flaky itchy skin that would eventually crack upon erection and hurt like hell (or so I've read, considering as how I am a woman, but cracked penis skin doesn't sound like a walk in the park..) Are you circumsized? This actually plays a significant role in yeast control on men.

      If you had sex with a woman who had a yeast infection, or were recently on antibiotics, or are candida sensitive and prone to yeast overgrowth due to alcohol consumption (as I am), or a poor diet, and/or have a reduced immune system for any other reason, then you could have an internal candida overgrowth. With the case of sleeping with an infected woman, the yeast would have infiltrated your urethra and kind of hung out there. In any event, you would be displaying the same symptoms as a female, in this case. You would have symptoms of jock itch, it would be itchy and burning in and around your urethra, and you would have a thick white discharge, too.

      I follow a diet to treat systemic candidiasis, so I visited it's webpage to find information for you, and one interesting thing to note is that it says the following: "Many men just think they have a penis yeast infection when they see little white bumps on the penis known as Fordyce disease. These spots are completely harmless and are actually sebaceous glands that secrete oils for the protection of the skin. Other men have a condition called Hirsuties papillaris genitalis, (also called pearly penile papules), which is also harmless but can be sensitive at times. These are actually sweat glands or sebaceous glands on the penis as well. Genital warts are also misdiagnosed as yeast and if you use white vinegar for your penis yeast infection it turns them white. More information on white vinegar for treating a penis yeast infection can be found below." *website: http://www.yeastinfectionadvisor.com/penisyeastinfection.html).

      As a female, and having suffered from these infection in the past, it CAN burn to urinate if your skin has been ravaged by the yeast overgrowth. But I haven't read anything about the presence of white bumps before... In any event, YES lots of sugary foods and YES YES YES alcohol consumption can lead to yeast infections, as they feed the overgrowth (or in the case of alcohol, it is fermented by yeast so you are flushing your body with it, and it will destroy the natural balance of good bacteria in your bowels, allow yeast to over grow, enter your blood stream, and spread).

      In any event, go to your doc. A diflucan pill is at Target if you have any kind of insurance. Lotrimin AF is like , used to treat athletes foot (fungal infection) but can be used external to treat discomfort on the skin while oral medications are at work. Avoid alcohol and anything sugary for the next week, take some probiotic supplements ( at Trader Joe's, if you have one around), eat a lot of cultured yogurt, blah blah blah ;)


fordyce spots symptoms in women

Spots On Gums Pictures

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is this white spot on my bottom gums?
    I have a white spot on my bottom gums.
    It doesn't hurt when I put pressure on it but when I poke the spot it hurts.
    There's no liquid coming out of it so it might not be a abscess.
    I started recently using a bunch of Listerine Advanced mouth wash before every time I brush.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it could be a canker sore (or aphthous ulcer). It's hard for anyone to be able to tell you what it is based on the description of your symptoms, however canker sores are an extremely common oral lesion.

      Check out this:
      http://images.google.ca/images?q=apthous%20ulcer&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADBS&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

      If it looks similar to those pictures in appearance it might be a canker sore which usually takes around 7 days to heal. Try warm salt water rinses to help with any discomfort.

      If it doesn't heal within a week go see your dentist. If you don't think it looks like those pictures, then I can't help you much more without being able to see it.

  2. QUESTION:
    is it normal for my cat to have black spots on his gums and nose?
    i have a tabby cat and i have noticed that it has black spots all over its gums and nose. i know he did have them when he was a kitten. is this normal? or should i be worried ?

    • ANSWER:
      It is black pigment (called melanin), which is perfectly normal. Dogs have them too. :) It is comparable to people having freckles.

      Here's a picture of cat with black spots in it's mouth. http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/images/cat-has-black-gums-21345120.jpg

      Hope this helps to put any worries at ease. :)

  3. QUESTION:
    What are these whitish creamy white layers and spots in the mouth?
    My mom is 46 and there has developed in her mouth white spots inside her cheeks,white creamy layers(white patches) on her tongue.There is a whitish pocket like appearance in the place where the lower cheek meets the gum near the lower jaw.
    A doctor diagnosed them as ulcers.and annother doctor diagnosed them as thrush.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like leukoplakia to me.. another word for thrush. check out these pictures to see if they look similar http://www.maricopa.gov/Public_Health/Community/images/oralGums1.jpg
      http://ocw.tufts.edu/data/24/323418/323440_xlarge.jpg

      if that is what your mom has check out this site it tells you all about it and the treatment.
      http://www.evitamins.com/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=1230003

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for only one side of your mouth to swell after wisdom teeth are removed?
    You see, I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed on Thursday. I've been taking the medicine the doctor prescribed and it's been working for the most part, but on the lower right side my gums are swollen and painful no matter what I do. I have also been using the ice packs but to no avail. I've been making sure there is no food or anything. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, definitely. Don't know if I'll be much help since I only had two to remove, not four, but I'll try. Mine got pulled out last Thursday (Aug. 12th). For the first few days my whole jaw hurt, but once Monday came around I realized I had more pain on the right side than the left and then pain in my whole jaw at night.

      1) Massaging gums
      2) Putting the heat pack directly on the gums
      3) Simply resting (not flat on your back/stomach but practically sitting upright/leaning on your side)

      1. Both of my wisdom teeth had been on the bottom so I massaged the gums under my front teeth and around the cuspids/canines and worked my way back, then I massaged the gums on top all the way to the back and both these combined seemed to help. Since you had four removed I'd suggest massaging your gums by starting at the front then working your way as far back as you can without poking the sockets (so probably stop at the first or second molar) on the top and bottom of your mouth for awhile and see if that helps any (I know I realized that even just massaging the gums under my cuspids/canines seemed to make the pain dissolve temporarily, so see if any particular spot getting massaged does the same for your mouth and then focus there).

      2. Dentist told me ice the first 24 hours then heat every day after that, as needed. After two days even heat wouldn't work. The paper he gave with instructions said to try 'a tea bag that has been moistened in warm water' to stop bleeding, but I've read online that it also helps with pain - haven't tried it personally, though, so I dunno if it really works or not (worth a shot).

      ANYWAY, try putting a hot pack directly on your gums. Obviously you shouldn't heat it up so much that it'll burn when you put it in your mouth, but make it hot enough that you'll feel at least SOME heat when you do. For some reason I couldn't get mine hot enough but found that the edges of it were hot and used that. Might sound weird but I figured that I'd share it since it kinda helped me when the massaging stopped working.

      3. I couldn't lay down flat so I constantly had to sleep/rest at an angle. We have a recliner and that helped the first day but then I found that sleeping on the couch was my best option until the pain lessened. I slept in the corner, practically sitting but mainly leaning against my side. Had a pillow behind me against the arm rest (so I could lean back against it) and another pillow resting on my shoulder so I wouldn't have to bend my body forward to rest my head. If my cheek began hurting from being on the pillow I'd put two pillows in the shape of an 'L' in the corner of the couch and rest against them, close my eyes, and focus not on the pain, but on falling asleep.

      (read somewhere about if a person has trouble sleeping they should lay flat, close their eyes, then picture each part of their body falling asleep starting at their feet and work their way to their head, so I would do that over and over until I fell asleep. Again, may sound weird, but it could help).

      EXTRAAAAA
      1) Majority of the pain goes away during the day, hits full force at night
      2) Underside of my tongue hurts when I move it
      3) Upper cuspids/canines hurt when I apply pressure to them

      Went for my follow-up this past Thursday (Aug. 19th) and told my dentist about all of this and he thought it was weird and looked at me as if I had two heads. Then he told me to try taking Ibuprofen/Tylenol during the day (switching back and forth) and then taking Percocet at night and if that didn't help then to just be patient since every person is different and therefore will experience different kinds of pain and for different lengths of time.

      SO if nothing I said has helped then I hope you have better luck finding a cure to the pain than I have.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to rid of Acne and scars?
    Ive had acne since I had been 14. And now I'm 18.
    The pimples are not as usual now. Now they grow inside the skin and become large and puffy type.
    The scars are mild pinkish. And have mild depressions. The acne is mostly below the cheek bones.

    Now my diet is.
    I have 2 prathas daily. And roti sometimes, which is made from flour. Please search on there pictures to help me out further please.
    Along with this, i daily have one glass of milk. And I have a bowl of yoghurt daily. Plus, Im having minimum 2 liters of water.
    At night, I apply aloe vera on my skin till 8 hours of sleep.
    What more can I do, please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you cover your eyebrows with makeup application?
    I am being Columbia from the Rocky Horror Picture Show ... How do I cover my eyebrows? I don't want to shave them, but I still want my costume to be spot on. I also don't want to use spirit gum (long story)! I have heard of using school glue a la drag queen style but not sure how to go about this ... help, anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a tutorial on you tube by a girl with the screen name pixiwoo who did a drag look I will try to find it and post it in it she uses a clear bar of soap, it has to be a transparent soap and she covers her eyebrows in that and then uses concealer over it
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7cE39_R9mo
      Pixiwoo also has two rocky horror looks, they did magenta and dr. frankfurter

      Also look for a lady by the screen name kandeejohnson, her recent makeup looks show how to cover eyebrows.

  7. QUESTION:
    What can I take to make my gums tougher?
    I went to the dentist and they poked my gums around my mouth with one of those pickers. It felt like they were giving me a series of needles. They were poking the spots between my teeth on my gums. What was this process?

    Also I feel like my gums are not strong enough so what besides not having sweets and drinking milk can I do? What other foods can I eat to make my teeth and bones healthier?

    • ANSWER:
      They were measuring the pocket depths between your teeth and gums.

      There are usually 6 measurements recorded for each tooth - 3 mms and under is considered normal. You must go to a pretty good dentist, as a lot of them these days don't bother measuring pockets routinely. They used an istrument called a perio probe, which is marked off in millimeters - it's basically a ruler. See the link below for a picture of a perio probe.

      Vitamin C is very good for the gums - you should be taking a multivitamin daily anyway, but an extra 500 mgs of C a day is a good idea. Always take your vitamins with a meal, never on an empty stomach.

      To keep your gums in good shape, you need to be brushing and flossing effectively. I am enclosing 2 links that demonstrate the proper ways to do this.

      ***Good luck - hope this helps!

  8. QUESTION:
    hello I need to have some ideas on what kind of curtains or themes are men liking for interior decorating?
    I have been asked to obtain ideas on how to decorate my boyfriends townhouse- what colors and themes do the men like and go for now? Men and women may answer this one? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I have had the same problem. We moved into a new house and my husband really let me choose what I wanted for decorating. However, I always ran it by him and found what he liked - since he had to live there too!
      Here was his choices and what he liked that we did:
      1. wooden floors (we had real polished Australian spotted gum hardwood floors put in).
      2. big art (I bought canvases and looked in books and on the internet with him - found pictures we both liked - Australian gum blossoms in modern style - gum leaves etc. and I painted them simply and bold and huge).
      3. dark furniture and rich blues (we bought cheap pine furniture and stained it a beautiful dark wood color. Our sofa is slate blue and has cream and darker blue pillows and a home made patchwork throw rug in blues and chocolates and lemons).
      4. african style (my husband has good friends in Sth Africa and loves their style of art etc. I bought modern style african statues of mothers nursing their children and families - wall hangings and a tall black lamp with real owl feathers around it)
      5. owls (he loves them - he has a shelf in his study - a floating shelf - with heaps of little owls on it and a painting I did of a funny owl behind in a dark wooden frame).
      6. Dark stuff - he loves black and chocolate colors - so I used black curtain rods and rich chocolate curtains. I have dark wooden venetian blinds on my windows. I compensate for his love of "dark" colors with accents of light cream colored walls and cushions and paintings. We have dark chocolate curtains that look rich and delicious (they were only at a bargain store!!!)

      So, he seems to like the natural woods, the blues and earthy tones - I have lots of wooden bowls with big river pebbles and chunky candles. He loves having friends over and they always comment on how beautiful our home is. I refuse to have non-original art work. Even my bathroom has a painting made by my little boy on a cheap canvas. Of little ducks splashing in a pond.

      None of this cost much (except the wooden flooring of course - ,000 !!!)

      hope you get some ideas you really like.

  9. QUESTION:
    whats someting good to do a science fair project on?
    you have to compare atleast 2 things ex: bazooka or bubblicious gum? like that. plz help! thanks all! and mostly food ideas preffered!

    • ANSWER:
      when i was in grade school back in the day i remember doing a project about plants. i had 3 of the same plants and i gave one water (the control) the other one i gave sugar water or something like that and then 3rd i gave lemon juice. i fed them all the same amount like 2 times a week for an extended period of time, and then took pictures and recorded the appearace and the height, leaf appearnce and ect of each plant. then i conluded and ect. actually the lemon juice one had mold and the leaves were wilty and had yellow spots, the other two were mostly normal except the sugar water one wasnt as tall. so the lemon juice contents are not good for plants and ect. maybe try other things besides lemon juice and sugar water, you could do apple juice or something like that. good luck

  10. QUESTION:
    What peircing do you think would suit me?
    http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6678/mooxc7.png - that's me (i always look stupid in posed pictures O.o)

    i really want a peircing, but i have no idea which one. some of my friends have said monroe, but i'm not sure cause there are so many veins and things up there... and it must be kind uncomfy?

    i was thinking eyebrow. but not sure, haha. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      The great thing about piercings is that if you decide your don't like them you can simply removed them and let them heal and its not a big deal most leave none or very minimal scars so its not like a tattoo you can change your mind. I personally think your face shape would be suited to any kind of piercing you would like.

      Monroes, marilyns, labret and lip piercings can be very attractive but will rub against your gums and require more care than other piercings as you will have to your mouth very clean during the healing process (brushing teeth after every meal, using lots of mouthwash etc.). If you bite your bottom lip a lip piercing will be somewhat bothersome at first and take longer to heal. If you sing such as chorus any of the above mentioned piercings will be uncomfortable while they are swollen and healing. Personally I have a vertical labret which eliminated the gum rubbing problem.

      Nose piercings are great first facial piercings, the stud in the side of the nose is very discreet, with minimal pain and looks good on everyone. Septum piercings (middle of the nose, "bullring") are also fun piercings and can be hidden during the healing process (when you are not allowed to remove it) by flipping the prongs up inside your nostrils. This is very nice if you have a job you can't have piercings at but still need time to let it heal before removing it.

      Eyebrow piercings like nose studs are also not very painful and can be very cute. However if you get your hairs waxed or tweezed it might become a problem also Eyebrow piercing are notorious for leaving "bald" spots in the eyebrow where they rested because they rub the hair out and it does not grow back.

      If your looking for a less "traditional" piercing you can get facial surface piercings such as an "anti-eyebrow" http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/04-eyebrow/A80310/high/npcw-anti-eyebrow.jpg these piercings can be placed *almost* anywhere and are less common however I've heard they have a higher rejection rate.

      *Rejection is when your body rejects the piercing and literally pushes it out of your skin.

      You should just really look at pictures and just find one you like...its all about personal preference. Here is a great place to look at different kinds of piercings http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/bme-pirc.html

  11. QUESTION:
    is it possible for a baby to cut teeth with holes in them immediately?
    my daughter is 16months. she has a fair few teeth, all in good condition. she is cutting her back ones, up the top, but it looks like one that is coming down has a dark spot. like a hole, or rotten or something. she wont keep her mouth open long enough for me to fully inspect it.
    the tooth isnt even the whole way out the gum, so its still only new.

    im really worried. only just noticed.

    • ANSWER:
      I would take her to the dentist as soon as possible if you can. Whether the tooth is damaged or not is largely dependent upon your dental habits when it comes to your daughter's teeth? How often did you put your daughter to sleep with a bottle in her mouth? Do you and have you cleaned her developing teeth and gums daily? Do you let her snack on sweets throughout the day (this doesn't have to be junk foods, but can be juice and fruits among other things)? Does it bother her? All of these things can be an indication or can encourage tooth decay. It's hard to tell what it is without a picture, but I hope you find out soon! Good luck :)

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the prettiest place in the world and why?
    what country, state, province, town, city, or continent is the nicest, cleanest and all in all prettiest
    1. cleanest
    2.friendliest
    3. all in all prettiest

    So do it like that number them 1, 2and three have fun!

    • ANSWER:
      Singapore is the cleanest that we`ve been to,chewing gum is banned no white marks on pavements,on the spot fines for dropping litter they even supply ash trays every few yards to discourage smokers from dropping stubs.

      The people there are multi lingual & everyone speaks to everyone
      Sentosa is really picture postcard stuff,reachable by either cable car or by road via a bridge then there`s Raffles Hotel it has to be the most well known hotel in the world beware! of the prices of food & drinks in here really a rip off

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to advertise my new residential pressure washing service?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a place like Fast Signs, a vinyl sign company store (normally in strip malls). have them professional letter up your vehicle with pictures, etc, not just some cheesey letters from Lowe's on the tailgate.

      Either design yourself or have like Kinko's or a small printing place design some business cards to match. I would even go with uniform shirts. Most uniform company's offer a wide range of items from polo shirts to full decked out items. They can embroider and silk screen the company name on them as well.

      key #1 - Image is everything and speaks volumes for you

      advertising....local small papers, you can run ad's for pennies in the Trade's section. post a pre-made listing (even in HTML w/ images) into sites like CraigsList.org for your area and any near by towns. post flyers in all the grocery stores on the coupon and announcement boards. same goes for all the gas stations, and mini marts.

      look into 5 and 10 second ad's on radio stations. just market it towards your clients age and time they would most likely be listening. look into local coupon papers, books and envelope packages.

      offer a coupon, discount or even a rebate for any customer that brings you another customer. so say you charge 0 for the job, if they bring you another customer, you will rebate them . word of mouth is one of the best advertisers.

      approach condo and apartment complexes. offer to do 1 deck for free to show them the service then sell them on doing all the decks in the community. same can go for some housing communities that have an organization that controls them. sometimes you can find in their by laws that they must keep fences clean or sidewalks clean, etc. great point for you to push, its a "must". (I do this with cars and certified used is my hook, for I do touch up paint work and certified cars have to be "perfect", so you have to use my service).

      Don't leave out commerical for many gas stations, restaurants, strip malls, etc all like to have their sidewalks washed, parking lots washed, buildings, etc. When I was a store mgr for McDonalds many yrs ago, I had a company come in once a month at night and power wash all the sidewalks, drive thru lane and all the parking spots next to the building. remove all the gum, spilled coffee, pop, food, etc. same goes for gas stations, etc, they need to clean up spilled oil and messes around the pumps.

      PS - don't forget about a basic web site as well. doesn't have to be fancy but just info on what you do, what you offer, about the company, contact information, address, phone numbers, etc.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a string of small red spots which have appeared on the underside of my penis, what are they?
    The obvious solution would be to go to the doctors or a GUM clinic, however due to work commitments and the difficulties in getting an appointment to see my GP I was hoping I might find a solution here. I have a picture that I can send to someone if someone could provide a diagnosis.

    • ANSWER:
      hi your red spots sound like the ring of death if they join up your winkle will shrivel and fall off hope this helps

  15. QUESTION:
    Any tips on how to smile and pose when you're being photographed?
    Im a teengirl of 15 years old, and Im not photogenic at all. I really want to improve my pose and smile in photos, any tips on this? Dont just tell me, be yourself, i already do that and i look awful.

    • ANSWER:
      picture yourself at your favorite place, like a vacation spot. take yourself out of the photo spot, put yourself at this place, now try to do your favorite thing at this place, IE: beating your best friend at what they do best. and most of all LAUGH. don't forget that the best pics are taken when you're having fun, but you may not always have the time to relax, so take it as mind over matter. sunbathe at the beach with the water hitting your toes. winning a race or bicycling donw a hill with legs out to the side, wind in your hair.

      as for your pose. watch yourself in a mirror, and see what you see that you don't like, fix it & try to do it when it's time for a picture. i slouch too much, so i try to sit/stand up straight, or lean against a pillow/wall, so i look like i'm supposed to be. my smile is a fairly natural frown, but too big & it shows my gums too much, so i try to make sure i giggle when the picture is snapped. practice in a mirror & take LOTS of pics of yourself that can be deleted as you choose. realx (mind over matter) & have fun (laugh & giggle).

      oh yeah. . .don't smile til they are ready for you. the harder you try the worse it is. usually the 1st/2nd is the best. they just go downhill from there.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you get a stubborn horse to get the bit in his mouth?
    I am an English Rider. And short for my 17h Thoroughbred horse Bangs. I love him but he is bit shy and when i try to put the bit in his mouth he would shake his head. I ask my instructor to help me but i would like to get it in myself.

    I have smacked him on the side to tell him we aren't going to play Bangs.

    And tried soothing him to make him calm.

    What sould i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my god, I'm not going to point fingers but some of that advice is atrocious!
      Im just going to say, don't use a mounting block, because that is escaping the problem instead of fixing it. He is only going to try and swing his head higher, and you will soon have a rearer on your hands.
      Don't use a treat either, unless you want to have fingers missing. Also using a treat will fool the horse into trying to chew it, and he will smash down on the bit with his teeth. That would hurt.

      Most horses have a reason for being bit shy. Its rare that a horse is just 'stubborn' and trying to be an @sshole. They usually have a reason, whether it be pain, or fear, etc.

      Are you gentle when bridling? Imagine if it were you. Would you like someone jamming something metal into your mouth, and clanking it around on your teeth? Think if someone grinded your teeth with a spoon. Is that pleasant?

      It could also be a tooth problem. Has he had his teeth floated lately?

      Check his bars, lips, and gums. Any sores?

      Does the bit fit? Does it pinch him, or have a sharp spot on it?

      If it is simply a behavioral matter, stand at the shoulder and get ready to put the bridle on like normal. ( http://www.rockinhorsestables.com/images/bridling.gif )

      If you hold the bridle like that in the picture, and keep your arms firm, he shouldn't be able to shake his head around very easily.

      Stick your fingers in the upper corners of his mouth, and move them under his tongue. Be careful to stay back on the bars, away from his teeth. The tickling of your fingers should cause him to want to open his mouth. Slip the bridle in when he does, and praise.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to make money for an Ipod Touch ?
    I really want to buy an Ipod Touch. I have no way to earn money. Is there anyway I can earn money besides doing chores and delivering newspapers?

    P.S. I am not old enough to get a job.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Im 13 Years old, And about two weeks ago i needed fast money as well! I had to formulate a plan.
      So i did, In a Weeks time i made about .55.
      it wasnt extremly fast but it was my only option

      What i did:

      First of all, There are not any Legit money makers that will make you 0 or quick, thats for 13 year olds.! i

      Next i found a Spot to store all of my money, I ended up putting it in a light at the top of my closet.
      Then i developed strategy of Getting money:

      1.Nickle & Dimming: This is saving small change like, Pennies, Nickles & Dimes, Why? Because they add up!
      There are more lost pennies then any other coin piece.

      2.Find it, People are alway going to lose change, You find it, you keep it, You save it!

      3.When mom & dad go to the store, Go with them, after they buy, Ask them for the left over change, they may not give you the dollar bills, But thats Ok.

      4.Take advantage of what people want! We alll know 1 thing kids want & Love, Is Candy!
      This is what i used to do: Go to a Gas Station, Most gas stations have thinks like airheads & gum for 5 to 10 cents, Buy a couple of them, Then go sell them for 25 cents! if you sell 4, thats a dollar right there!

      5.What i like to do, just to give myself confidence in my abillity to make money is when ever i get a dollar in quaters, I ask someone for a dollar bill. Because me personally i would rather have the paper then the metal, It makes me feel good!

      6.You need somthing to store your money in while your on the go! but you want something you can slip in your pocket, Get a wallet, so that you are ready for any money that might come your way.
      I have a normal black wallet nothing fancy.

      7. Sometimes i find Currency from other countrys, I found 1 cent from Canada the other day, And 10 Cents from Barbados, I was thinking of just asking my dad to give me 1 Penny for the 1 Canadian penny, But i changed my mind & said ill keep it.
      Its good to keep currency from other countrys!

      8.Do anything you can to make a buck

      9.Go to the dollar Store, or some place like it, and buy a money lip its picture here ----> http://www.linksoflondon.com/dynamic/esh...

      if you cant find one not a problem

      10. buy changeHolders. they are little packets that hold money, i have 5 full packets of penies. they hold about 50 cents worth of penies, they ahve them for all pecies of change, they are cheap, about a dollar

      11. Use these stratagys and save up, Be serius about your money, sometimes its neccesary to spend to make more money, If you want more tips hints and tricks just ask me at: entrykowens@yahoo.com

      12. i just start latly, writing down in a jornal every cent i get, if some one give you a dime, write it down, if someone give you a dollar, write it down, just so you will know all the money thats coming in.
      write down expences two. this is the way i do it:

      Income: April 7th-14th

      Goal for this week: :00 Dollars

      2 Cents

      37 Cents

      5 Cents

      3 Cents

      Expences: April 7th-14

      First Class letter To My Uncle:

      2.28

      oh yea 1 more thing, heres 1 important 1, every dollar you get, Track it!, Go to: http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ sign up, then you will be able to enter in your dollars. then you can know where ever they go, this is important to know!

      And another thing:

      Save cans! get a trash can, and save cans in them, i saved 2 trash can fulls, and got maybe 7-10 bucks, that do not seem that good, but its money right, just go to Google.com, And type (What ever your city name) Recycleing plant
      some only pay maybe 10 cents a can.
      dont think they pay for plastic

      And sooner or later you are going to have to work, so just do what you have to do to make a dollar

  18. QUESTION:
    What kind of bump is this, on my gum?
    Today, I noticed a sore spot on my gums. I looked in the mirror, and on the top row, in the front, there's a little bump on my gum. I have to lift my top lip to see it, because its not right above a tooth. What is it? It doesn't look like the pictures of ulcers that I've seen, so I doubt that's it. It's just a little red, and kind of painful.

    • ANSWER:
      probably a mouth ulcer, just dont touch it or do anything, itll get larger and more painful. use baking soda, that workss

  19. QUESTION:
    I have this white spot right on top of my tooth on my gum?

    I want to know what it is exactly,and how to treat it.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) You aren't very specific - is there pain? etc.
      2.) Since you aren't specific, you didn't even post a picture...
      3.) Don't take medical advice from yahoo answers. Go see a doctor/dentist.
      4.) It's probably a canker sore. Look it up and see if that looks like what you have/similar symptoms. If it is a canker sore, it will go away on its own.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is an easy way to make cash, when im 13?
    Im 13 and I currently owe A LOT of money to different people, I cant get a real job besides baby sitting, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Im 13 Years old aswell, And about two weeks ago i needed fast money as well! I had to formulate a plan.
      So i did, In a Weeks time i made about .55.
      it wasnt extremly fast but it was my only option

      What i did:

      First of all, There are not any Legit money makers that will make you 0 or quick, thats for 13 year olds.! i

      Next i found a Spot to store all of my money, I ended up putting it in a light at the top of my closet.
      Then i developed strategy of Getting money:

      1.Nickle & Dimming: This is saving small change like, Pennies, Nickles & Dimes, Why? Because they add up!
      There are more lost pennies then any other coin piece.

      2.Find it, People are alway going to lose change, You find it, you keep it, You save it!

      3.When mom & dad go to the store, Go with them, after they buy, Ask them for the left over change, they may not give you the dollar bills, But thats Ok.

      4.Take advantage of what people want! We alll know 1 thing kids want & Love, Is Candy!
      This is what i used to do: Go to a Gas Station, Most gas stations have thinks like airheads & gum for 5 to 10 cents, Buy a couple of them, Then go sell them for 25 cents! if you sell 4, thats a dollar right there!

      5.What i like to do, just to give myself confidence in my abillity to make money is when ever i get a dollar in quaters, I ask someone for a dollar bill. Because me personally i would rather have the paper then the metal, It makes me feel good!

      6.You need somthing to store your money in while your on the go! but you want something you can slip in your pocket, Get a wallet, so that you are ready for any money that might come your way.
      I have a normal black wallet nothing fancy.

      7. Sometimes i find Currency from other countrys, I found 1 cent from Canada the other day, And 10 Cents from Barbados, I was thinking of just asking my dad to give me 1 Penny for the 1 Canadian penny, But i changed my mind & said ill keep it.
      Its good to keep currency from other countrys!

      8.Do anything you can to make a buck

      9.Go to the dollar Store, or some place like it, and buy a money lip its picture here ----> http://www.linksoflondon.com/dynamic/esh...

      if you cant find one not a problem

      10. buy changeHolders. they are little packets that hold money, i have 5 full packets of penies. they hold about 50 cents worth of penies, they ahve them for all pecies of change, they are cheap, about a dollar

      11. Use these stratagys and save up, Be serius about your money, sometimes its neccesary to spend to make more money, If you want more tips hints and tricks just ask me at: entrykowens@yahoo.com

      12. i just start latly, writing down in a jornal every cent i get, if some one give you a dime, write it down, if someone give you a dollar, write it down, just so you will know all the money thats coming in.
      write down expences two. this is the way i do it:

      Income: April 7th-14th

      Goal for this week: :00 Dollars

      2 Cents

      37 Cents

      5 Cents

      3 Cents

      Expences: April 7th-14

      First Class letter To My Uncle:

      2.28

      oh yea 1 more thing, heres 1 important 1, every dollar you get, Track it!, Go to: http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ sign up, then you will be able to enter in your dollars. then you can know where ever they go, this is important to know!

      And another thing:

      Save cans! get a trash can, and save cans in them, i saved 2 trash can fulls, and got maybe 7-10 bucks, that do not seem that good, but its money right, just go to Google.com, And type (What ever your city name) Recycleing plant
      some only pay maybe 10 cents a can.
      dont think they pay for plastic

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of me having Oral Cancer?
    Hi, So my question is pretty much what the title says. What are the chances that I have oral cancer?.

    I'm a 20 (21 in July) year old female, don't smoke and drink rarely and only in moderation (few small drinks a couple of months apart). I dont not have the HPV virus either. I didn't take proper care of my teeth when I was younger, which has led to poor dental hygiene (I take much better care of them now) and I have a lot of fillings because of it, no missing teeth nor do I have bleeding gums. Though I was diagnosed with gingivitis 4 years ago (does it go away, or just hide in the background?).

    I have had problems with my lower left molar (second from back) for about 7-8 months. I went to the dentist back when it first started to hurt, he took out my filling and said he couldn't see any problems but put me on a 5 day course of antibiotics and told me to come back in a week. I did and he looked in my tooth again and said he could see nothing and put another filling in.

    Around March I was getting pains from my tooth again, I (stupidly) decided to leave it until I was due to see the dentist again (May 2nd). Around the end of April, about a week before I was due to have my appointment, I developed a bump on my Jaw bone where the infected tooth was, and minor swelling in my cheek. I went straight to the dentist and he said that I probably had an infection from the filling as it was a pretty big one, so he was going to do a root canal so as to save the tooth. He extracted the filling and put some medication in my tooth and fitted and temp filling. I was put on another course of antibiotics and told to come back on the appointment I had lined up the following week.

    The swelling went down and the inflammation of my gum, which was pretty severe did to, but I was left with a bump on my gum that is not visable but can be felt if I run my finger of the gum, it does not hurt unless I press down near where the gum meets my cheek. I went back for the root canal and it all went fine. He took 2 x-rays, one before and one after the procedure, in the corner of my mouth where he done the root canal.

    I still had the bump on my gum but figured it would go down (it may have shrunk a bit, I'm not sure) in a few days. It is still there. I also have very small sore behind it on the soft tissue which I think is going as it doesn't hurt when I touch it anymore and I can't feel it quite as much as I could before, I think that may be where he injected me with the anaesthetic.

    the whole of my left cheek feels thicker than my right, and I swear its gotten a bit thicker in past few days. If I put my finger in my mouth and my thumb on the outside, I can definitely feel a difference. Also the left side of my face went tingly and a little bit numb (I could still fell when I touched it/itched it, and the difference between hot and clold, it just felt different to when u fine it to my right. Kind of like the very early stages of pins and needles). I still get a slight tingling sensation on and off, and my tounge is sometimes a bit tingly too.

    I've had a mild sore throat for a week and a half and have the feeling of something being stuck in my throat (mildly, on and off fit over a year. Feel kind of like a small tablet being stuck). I can breath fine and swallow fine. It does not hurt when I swallow either.

    I have got some pale lines (slightly lighter than colour of cheek lining) on both sides of my mouth that are slightly raised and do not hurt in anyway. I'm pretty sure it's something called linea alba (or something like that), as it looks like some of the pictures of that as I have been chewing my cheeks and have been sucking them in between my upper and lower teeth. I do not have any white or red patches or lesions in my mouth as far as I can see, and one checked every part of my mouth I can.

    Seeing as I have some symptoms of it.

    •Cheek thickness (does that mean the whole cheek of part of it?. Both maybe?), I cannot feel any lumps in my cheek, the tissues just feels thicker than it does in the right, bu the texture's the same in both.
    •Bump on gum that will not go
    •Sore throat (mild, week and half)
    •Feeling of something stuck in throat (mild, on and off over a year, been more often past 2 weeks)
    •Tingling sensation in cheek and tongue.

    Now could this be Oral cancer? Or is it more likely to be something to do with the infection as I believe it may (and this is pure speculation) still be in my mouth as I'm getting mild shooting pains on and off from the tooth behind. Though I've not had any pain in past couple of days). Maybe something else?.

    I have booked an appointment to see my dentist on Tuesday and doctor in Friday as I'm really worried, I was just wondering if you believe there is a high possibility of it being cancer more likely to be something far less sinister.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

    • ANSWER:
      All I can say is, I hope you don't have oral cancer. You definitely have something going on but until you have been examined by a specialist nobody could say,although I do feel that if you did have oral cancer then your dentist would have spotted it...............

  22. QUESTION:
    How to treat infection in between two teeth?
    A while ago(year ago) I noticed broken teeth(small break offs) in between two of my teeth... It didn't bother me, nor did it have any pain so I didn't go into the dentist to get them checked. Well today I was brushing my teeth after getting hit in the mouth and biting my tongue so I could get the blood taste out of my mouth. I noticed that I had a black mark or spot, where the broken teeth pieces were at. I picked at it a little bit and can tell the broken pieces are still there that is why I am assuming it is an infection, but it does not hurt as I eat on that side and have never noticed it until today.

    I was worried that it might be cancerous, but I am pretty positive it just an infection from the mistreated gums. I know I need to get it checked, but is there any way I can treat it until I do?

    Pictures:
    http://i.imgur.com/0TKiPzx.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/2X4UoDe.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but your oral hygiene needs looking into -- from the pictures you posted. Again, the most dangerous oral lesions are painless-- you seem to be waiting for pain all the time. Please see a dentist immediately. Some salt in warm water could provide some palliation while you arrange your dental visit.

      Cheers!

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I make money quick thats NOT online?
    I need 230 bucks fast but I cant use anything online. i put up babysitting flyers but no one has called yet :( help !

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Im 13 Years old, And about two weeks ago i needed fast money as well! I had to formulate a plan.
      So i did, In a Weeks time i made .

      What i did:

      First of all, There are not any Legit money makers that will make you 0 quick, You where smart for making flyers! I did the same thing & i posted them on light poles. But it doesn't seem to work, Well looks like im going to have to work for it.

      Next i found a Spot to store all of my money, I ended up putting it in a light at the top of my closet.
      Then i developed strategy of Getting money:

      1.Nickle & Dimming: This is saving small change like, Pennies, Nickles & Dimes, Why? Because they add up!
      There are more lost pennies then any other coin piece.

      2.Find it, People are alway going to lose change, You find it, you keep it, You save it!

      3.When mom & dad go to the store, Go with them, after they buy, Ask them for the left over change, they may not give you the dollar bills, But thats Ok.

      4.Take advantage of what people want! We alll know 1 thing kids want & Love, Is Candy!
      This is what i used to do: Go to a Gas Station, Most gas stations have thinks like airheads & gum for 5 to 10 cents, Buy a couple of them, Then go sell them for 25 cents! if you sell 4, thats a dollar right there!

      5.What i like to do, just to give myself confidence in my abillity to make money is when ever i get a dollar in quaters, I ask someone for a dollar bill. Because me personally i would rather have the paper then the metal, It makes me feel good!

      6.You need somthing to store your money in while your on the go! a Purse is Ok but you want something you can slip in your pocket, Get a wallet, so that you are ready for any money that might come your way.
      I have a normal black wallet nothing fancy.

      7. Sometimes i find Currency from other countrys, I found 1 cent from Canada the other day, And 10 Cents from Barbados, I was thinking of just asking my dad to give me 1 Penny for the 1 Canadian penny, But i changed my mind & said ill keep it.
      Its good to keep currency from other countrys!

      8.Do anything you can to make a buck

      9.Go to the dollar Store, or some place like it, and buy a money lip its picture here ----> http://www.linksoflondon.com/dynamic/eshop/product_images/thumbnail_cache/360x360/24-classic-money-clip-image-1.jpg

      if you cant find one not a problem

      10. buy changeHolders. they are little packets that hold money, i have 5 full packets of penies. they hold about 50 cents worth of penies, they ahve them for all pecies of change, they are cheap, about a dollar

      11. Use these stratagys and save up, Be serius about your money, sometimes its neccesary to spend to make more money, If you want more tips hints and tricks just ask me at: Kingowens90@yahoo.com

      oh yea 1 more thing, heres 1 important 1, every dollar you get, Track it!, Go to: http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ sign up, then you will be able to enter in your dollars. then you can know where ever they go, this is important to know!

      And another thing:

      Save cans! get a trash can, and save cans in them, i saved 2 trash can fulls, and got maybe 7-10 bucks, that do not seem that good, but its money right, just go to Google.com, And type (What ever your city name) Recycleing plant
      some only pay maybe 10 cents a can.
      dont think they pay for plastic

  24. QUESTION:
    Why is a girls handbag such a mystery?
    How on earth do you fit all that stuff in there?

    • ANSWER:
      its not that much of a mystery. basically we carry around things we need or to help us look good.
      In my hand bag i have

      my iPod
      Gum
      sunnies
      3 pens
      my day planner,
      the bus time table
      lip gloss
      mascara
      a water bottle
      hand cream
      impulse deodorant,
      butterscotch candy,
      eye shadow,
      eye liner
      a sos spot pen,
      a notepad,
      um spare earrings,
      breath mints,
      nail file +buffer
      keys
      my iPhone when im out,
      hair ties,
      and something that starts with "C" but its still in its wrapper :P
      bobbie pins
      a book.
      and a pink turtle.
      and a keyring with my bfs picture in it :)
      and ear phones

      wow how do i fit all those things in my bag??

  25. QUESTION:
    Why is it that teachers presume to dictate a students actions in areas other than their studies?
    When I was in school chewing gum in class was never a distraction to me or anyone else in class. This was recently discussed at a class reunion and all agreed that not a single one of us was ever aware of the person next to them chewing gum until the teacher decided to disrupt the classroom by pointing it out.
    During highschool I was behind the movement that put a stop to the ridiculous dress code our school had decided to institute by wearing swastica armbands and sieg-heils to the teachers during roll call. After we finally staged a walkout and refused to return it was finally thrown out yet years later the school appears to have forgotten the incident and has instituted a dress code anyway. We were never preoccupied in class with what our fellow students were wearing. Now too, schools are removing candybars from vending machines in the cafeteria. It was our understanding that a teacher's primary concern was a students education, not their diet or their clothing.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, teachers have the job to prepare you for life in the "real world" since many parents forget that it is part of their job. As a teacher I can say that I am tired of cleaning gum off of the bottom of desks. Before you comment - my school allows gum in class. Students just seem too lazy to put the gum into the trash can. The dress code issue is another sore spot. I have seen the effects of improper dress on the rest of the class. You may not be aware of it, but a teacher can see others looking around and talking to their friends about how another student is dressed. I love school picture days. When students dress up more for their pictures they also behave in a more mature manner. We actually act differently when we are dressed differently. Teachers are trying to instill a work ethic and pride in appearance that goes with it.

  26. QUESTION:
    i have an '82 volvo 245 and it runs very poorly, its hard to start and it runs really rough. whats wrong?
    i have an '82 volvo 245 GL wagon and it has been running very poorly for a while now, when i start it up in the morning it turns over and then will run for a couple seconds and then die, i have to start it up between 3-7 times for it to stay running, it starts off idling at 500RPM and then finally warms up to idle at 1000RPM, it should be idling at 700, sometimes when i rev it while its warming up it backfires and sometimes kills the engine. i tried changing the spark plugs and the spark plug wires and the distributor cap and distributor rotor. once i get the car moving it usually does fine. i also changed the battery and the alternator.

    anybody have any ideas on what the problem might be and how to go about fixing it?

    • ANSWER:
      quite possibly your car has more than one problem the symptoms you describe are common volvo 2 series problems and are generally fairly easy to fault trace to the causal component.
      step 1. visual check. examine the wiring harness for the fuel injection especially at the ground points on top of the intake manifold and the coolant temp. sensor under the intake manifold. next check the harness that runs under the front of the engine [containing alternator oil pressure and ignition primary wires going from distributor to ignition module] if bare spots are found the harness must be replaced [this is not a horrible or extremely expensive job. i have done many over the years, if you are a novice take many pictures with your cell phone then blow them up and print them with your computer.new harness has been available from i.p.d. u.s.a. and is absolutely perfect.
      2. your car depending on build date may have a separate system for idle control [carried over from the previous K-jet system to early L.H. this consisted of a separate coolant temp sensor a module and the constant idle motor. [later L.H. used only one temp sensor and integrated the idle control into the F.I. control unit] [this overlap of systems concerns only a few hundreds cars world wide]
      basically there is a separate coolant temp sensor to test [the modules rarely failed] and the constant idle motor itself [THESE DO NOT CLEAN WELL AT ALL AND IF GUMMED UP ARE BEST REPLACED] the motor windings are insulated with shellac and anything that will clean the carbon and accumulated gummy deposits will destroy the motor windings and burn out either the module or the fuel injection computer depending on which system you actually have.
      NOTE: on coolant temp sensors stone cold[approx 45 degrees F.] engine 35,000 ohms. fully warm engine 270 ohms. [also note that all throttle body passages must be clean and all vacume hoses must be in good shape and fit tightly.
      3. if all of the above checks out or proper repairs are completed as necessary and you still have trouble disconnect the mass air flow sensor and road test the car [IT WILL NOT RUN PROPERLY SO DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PULL OUT INTO TRAFFIC] however if there is an overall improvement in drive-ability with this sensor disconnected [you are in "limp" mode with "fixed pre-programmed" fuel, air, and spark parameters] replace it ..

  27. QUESTION:
    How to do a scale drawing?
    My teacher gave us a project to make a scale drawing of something, like a capri-sun or cheetos bag. I picked a gum pack, and she was trying to explain it to us, but I didn't have my pack so I couldn't start it in class, so how do you start one? We have to do a bigger version of our thing on a big piece of paper. Answers would be GREATLY appreciated!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      DON'T WORRY! I GOT THIS.
      The whole measure all of the sides of one picture and then calculate the length of the new side length, can be very boring and difficult because if you get one angle wrong then everything is messed up! So here's how I would do it: Tape the piece of paper with the enlarged version to the paper where you are making the scale drawing and for the purpose of explaining do it big on the left and small on the right. then on the far right draw a little dot in pencil and light enough to erase. Then get a ruler (don't worry!) and connect all of the corners or sharp turns of the enlarged drawing and connect them to the dot (again in pencil and light enough to erase). It should look like a perspective drawing where the dot is a vanishing point. These lines are the boundaries of the drawing! Pick a spot on the paper where you want to put the scale drawing, noting that the farther to the right, the smaller it will be and the closer to the englarged drawing, the larger it will be. Since you are doing a gum pack, I'm assuming that is a rectangular prism. Pick an edge to do 1st, which is the connection of 2 corners and follow those lines down the paper to where you want your new picture to be. Draw the edge, connecting the two lines, making it the same angle as the enlargement. From there, you should be able to finish the rest of the edges and corners! Just try to stay inside the lines and keep the same angles and you should be good :)

  28. QUESTION:
    how to fix a short hair spot caused from cutting gum out?
    Well i got gum stuck right on the left side of my bangs. And my bangs were nice n long, when brushed all the way in my face they reached my nose, and i loved them, but didn't have any peanut butter and didn't have a computer to get andswers, so i had to cut it out, so now there's a reeally short spot of hair which is unmanageble and looks like crap! HELP? i can send pictures if neeedded

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    My cat has a red spot on her gums?
    She's been sticking her tongue out a little lately, so I checked to see if she'd lost any teeth. All her teeth are there, but in the back of her mouth above her tooth, there's a small red spot. What could this be? Should I take her to the vet?

    • ANSWER:
      This MIGHT be a "cat cavity:, properly called a resorptive lesion, FORL, or cervical lesion. This is a dental problem that's very common in cats. Check out the picture in the link in the credits section to see if that's similar to what you're seeing. In any case, your cat needs to be seen by a vet for a dental exam. Cats can also get oral cancers-- in fact, we just had 2 cats in within the past 3 weeks with oral cancer. They've been referred to a cancer specialist in the area.

      FORLs appear as erosions of the surface of the tooth at the gum line. They are often covered with tartar or gum tissue. It is a progressive disease, usually starting with loss of the hard surfaces of the tooth under the gum and leading to penetration of the soft pulp. Resorption continues up the dentinal tubules into the tooth crown. The enamel is also resorbed or undermined to the point where the tooth breaks. No one really knows why cats get FORL's, but there are several theories which are beyond the scope of this discussion.

      FORL's can't be treated with a filling like human cavities (or "caries") since the tooth crown will continue to erode away. The tooth will become more painful as the FORL works into the soft inner portion of the tooth... ouch!

      The only way to solve the problem is to extract (pull) the tooth. The extraction will heal in a few days, and your cat wlll feel much better. Many cats lose a lot of their teeth to FORL's, but they keep right on eating once the bad teeth are gone. No pain and no infection means that they feel better.

      I recommend that you make an appointment to see your vet ASAP. Meanwhile, watch your kitty as she eats. Note whether she prefers to chew on one side over the other, and if she avoids chewing on the side where you saw the spot. If so, then that tooth/spot is probably sore. Let the vet know what you see. It would help.

  30. QUESTION:
    If this a good way to start my wizarding novel?
    It is a beautiful Tuesday morning the sky is blue without a cloud to be seen where in a mason just outside of Wolfgate a wizarding village in the United States nine year old Belinda ‘ Billie’ Brennan is sleeping in her bedroom on the 3rd floor.
    Her bedroom walls have flags that have bright red with bright blue straps, pictures of nine men and three women zooming around the posters all are wearing bright red shirts with bright blue jumpers, and dark blue tracksuit pants on with United States Wizarding Soccer Team written in golden letters below the players and all the players’ autographs.
    Just then Billie brown eyes shot up as a scream fill the before quiet and peaceful house great thinks Billie brushing her thick black hair away from her eyes and she get out of bed she was having an amazing dream that she was playing for the US Wizarding Soccer Team.
    Billie walk over to her wardrobe grabbing out a bright blue jumper with a dark blue shirt and black jeans she put them on with a pair of white socks and black sneakers.
    She walk out her bedroom door and start walking along the long black hallway that has pictures of Billie and the yet of the Brennan family she reaches the end of the hallway and start climbing down the two staircases of stairs.
    She is near the second floor landing when a small male house elf wearing a white t-shirt with blue jeans spot her ‘good morning mistress Brennan’ said the house elf blowing to Billie.
    ‘Eric one it not mistress Brennan, two you do not have to blow and three good morning said Billie making the house elf smile a little as he keep sweeping.
    Billie walks pass Eric as he start heading up the stairs with the broom Eric has been the Brennan house elf seen Billie was one month old and he loved it he used to work for a terrible family but Billie dad has saved him during a raid one night.
    You see Billie father Cody Brennan is a detective with the Magical Police currently he works for the President Protection Unit or PPU a special unit that provides twenty-four hour protection to Magical President Kynan Eggments
    ‘Rory Brennan what did you bloody give her’ Billie hear her mother Rebecca call as Billie step onto the first floor to see her five year old sister Chrissy floating in mid air she has bright blue hair and brown eyes she is wearing a green vest with a pink shirt and black jeans.
    Rebecca is trying to catch Chrissy she has thick red hair and brown eye she is wearing a white t-shirt with blue jeans she currently has her wand in her left hand.
    Billie eleven year old brother Rory is leaning against the wall trying to hide the smile from his face he has busy brown hair with brown eyes he is wearing a blue track jacket with a white shirt under it and black jeans.
    ‘What did you do’ ask Billie leaning against the wall next to Rory he turn his head still smiling.
    ‘She eat one of my inventions I call them bubble blues there meant to just change her hair blue do you want one’ said Rory holding up a bright red packet that has bright blue chewing gum straps in it.
    ‘No thanks I can see you have a major issue with them’ said Billie pointing at Chrissy who is floating in mid air like a balloon of sorts.
    ‘Rory if you do not get your sister down your grounded for two years’ said Rebecca as Rory final finishes having his fun he step forwards and aim his black wand at Chrissy feet.
    ‘Lowerer’ he mumbles as his breath as Chrissy feet touch the ground ‘undo’ he said as Chrissy bright blue hair turn back to thick blond hair. ‘Next time don’t eat stuff you find lying around’ said Rory.
    ‘Rory she five years old for god sacks how was she meant to know that it would turn her into a balloon and make her hair go blue’ said Rebecca.
    ‘And it was not lying around I found it in my dolly house thank you very much’ said Chrissy Billie smiles Chrissy look so very funny when she is trying to stand up to Rory.
    ‘Will I plead guilty I need someone to test it on and you lot are all too old to fall for it so Chrissy was my only opinion’ said Rory.
    ‘Only opinion for what bro’ came Billie twin brother Connor voice as he walk over and stand next to Billie who is still leaning against the wall he has thick black hair with brown eyes he is wearing a Dark Blue and Black strapped dress shirt with black jeans and white sneakers.
    ‘You should have been here five minutes ago little brother Chrissy had blue hair and was floating in mid air but as usual you were asleep right through it’ said Rory as Connor blowed his head whenever Rory set of a major prank Connor was either not around or was sleeping at the time.
    ‘Come on you lot breakfast’ said Rebecca as Rory grins with one of his I got away with it laugh. Rebecca turn around ‘don thick your got away with it your father can deal with it when he get home’ said Rebecca as Rory lowers his head if mum was a tough judge dad was the guy who gave you death for stealing a packed of biscuits.

    • ANSWER:
      i like it. you could indent your paragraphs.

      Don't forget to vote for best answer!

  31. QUESTION:
    What should I do with this annoying guy on the train?
    So im on a long train ride and the guy infront of me decides he has to lean his seat all the way back. Im a big guy and its already a tight fit so im really squished now. What should I do to him? Ill appreciate both funny and practical answers and ill probably do what I think is the best response. thanks in advance

    also if this helps here is some of the stuff i can use:
    old socks
    folder with papers (maybe papercuts)
    hankercheif
    gum
    keys
    camera
    fork
    tuna sandwich

    • ANSWER:
      Take the tuna out of the tuna sandwich and put it in the sock. Then chew up all your gum and put that aside for now. Set up the camera in a spot where you can take a picture of the man (you will have to put it on a timer because your hands will be full). Put the keys on the fork and dangle them in front of him. When you get his attention and he turns around, take that piece of gum from earlier and shove it in his face (the camera should be taking pictures at this point). The man should be angry and at this point you may proceed in hitting the man in the face with your tuna-filled socks.
      Your Welcome

  32. QUESTION:
    Do you know any websites where I could find what kind of dog I have?
    My dog is a mixed breed. I can't take her to PetSmart to get evaluated because she isn't very friendly around people she doesn't know...I'm looking for websites that could help me determine what breed she is. You know, a website with a quiz or a "how-to" article. But you could help also. I don't have any digital pictures of my dog so you'll have to go on what I tell you. She is a blonde/tan colored dog. Medium height and weight (about 60 lbs.) She has chestnut brown eyes and floppy ears, (not as long as a bloodhound...maybe half that length). Her fur isn't short but it isn't long. Her fur is also course-not really soft. She has black gums and a pink tongue with a bunch of black spots on it. Her snout's black and it is the exact snout of a German Shepherd. Her tail curves slightly and is very thick.

    A picture of her snout:
    http://www.dogcastradio.com/images/GermanShepherdDog.jpg

    A picture of her ears:
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/afghanretriever.htm

    A picture of her tail:
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/afollie.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely sounds like a chow mix. Probably mixed with a short hair dog since her fur isn't long like a chow's.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some fun thing to do in the car with 5 young kids?!?
    I have 5 kids...5, 4, 2, 1, and an infant. I already do fun things in the car but we are going on a long car ride from California to Michigan. (call me crazy) But it's way better than flying in my opinion. I just need some more fun things to do with them! we play games like ispy and other finding games. Any ideas.?!

    • ANSWER:
      Let your children have a map
      Give your kids an opportunity to have their own copy of a map of where you are going. Show them how far you have come, how much further there is to go and let them mark it with a crayon. Every time they ask "How much further?” have them take out their map and see for themselves. You might also like to get a compass and show them how it works along with the map. You can buy wall maps, travel maps and travel guides , or for more fun, you can also print driving directions with a map when you click "get directions" at any mapping website such as mapquest. You can also try a Kids Road Atlas if you are going to be traveling across several states!

      Also kids who are old enough to read can help navigate with Travmatix. You can use this site to print driving directions along with a list of all the food, fuel and hotel options at every exit along your route. When they start getting hungry or need a break, have them check the list of what is available at upcoming exits!

      MAKE a "map" of where you are going.
      Draw your own that has the major stops and cities, and a nice happy drawing for your final destination. Throw in a few simple drawings of landmarks you'll see along the way, such as a big bridge you'll or a mountain tunnel. A home made map is easy for kids to follow and gives them a clearer picture of how much further there is to go. If your kids are old enough and it's a trip that you take frequently, have the kids make their own map!

      Mystery Writing
      One child holds out his hand and closes his eyes while the other child "writes" on his hand with her finger. The first child has to guess what the second person is writing. Start with just letters, andd if it gets too easy, play with 2 or 3 letter words, pausing between letters. There's no winner or loser with this game. It can just go on continuously! (Submitted by reader Betsy C. --Thanks!)

      Have bubble gum blowing contests
      The weirder the gum the better. Get it at the rest areas and try all the different flavors.

      The License Plate Game
      Print a U.S. map off the computer and color in the states as you see license plates from each one. See if you can get all 50 states between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You might even record the time and date and the state where you saw it. This can be a family project as you build your "collection" of license plates together. Here's a collection of printable maps you can use for this game, or a simple List of the States to check off. Check out my article on the License Plate Game

      ANOTHER LICENSE PLATE GAME
      Spot a license plate and call out the letters on it. Then everyone tries to come up with a different phrase using the letters in the order they appear on the license plate as the first letter of each word. For instance KEW could be "kittens eating watermelon" or "kiss every warthog." When you can't think of any more look for another license plate.

      String Figures
      You just need a string or a piece of yarn for this one. See if you can make "Jacob's Ladder", "Kitty Whiskers", "Cup and Saucer", or play Cats Cradle! Here's a list of websites that have instructions and illustrations of all the old favorite string figures.

      Play Cards
      Teach your kids to play "Old Maid" or "Go Fish" or Crazy 8s. Click here to Print the Rules for just about every card game you can think of, and bring them with you to learn some new games.

      Tell Jokes
      Take turns telling silly jokes like Knock-knock jokes or riddles.
      This is especially fun when the kids use their creativity to make up their own jokes. Even a two-year-old can tell jokes! They may not make sense, but they sure are hiliarious.

      Car Travel Bingo
      Travel Bingo boards that you flip the red area when you see the picture on the board. Look for them at dollar stores or Cracker Barrel. OR, try creating your own by writing words or simple pictures of roadside items or roadsigns. I have some readymade printable car bingo game posted at the Moms Minivan Printables page. OR, I finally found a place that sells the family classic Auto/Car Bingo online.

      Or, try playing regular old Classic Bingo made For Travel.
      Bigger kids love this one. The windows also slide shut so there are no loose pieces. Hold their interest with this one by offering a prize (lollipop!) to the winner, and play several games. Even the driver can "play" if someone else watches their card "for" them.

      Virtual Hide and Seek
      Pick a place inside your house to hide, and imagine you are there. You can be any size, so you can hide in the silverware drawer, inside the toilet, in the dryer, wherever you can imagine! The others ask yes/no questions only, ie "are you in the kitchen" until they narrow it down to the room, area and then....find you! Kids love this game because it's so fun to hide in places you'd not really fit into. You may have to clarify no hiding between walls and in plumbing!

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the red spot on my babies tongue?
    looks like she bit her tongue but no teeth yet. only 8 months old

    • ANSWER:
      She could have bit it with her gums - or sucked too hard - or maybe it's "geographic tongue"? Try googling that for pictures. See if it's less noticeable tomorrow...

  35. QUESTION:
    15 year old girl birthday party ideas?
    I am turning 15 soon and I need some help with some ideas that will make for a great party. I do have a pool but I don't want to have the standard pool party everyone with a pool has. Thanks for any ideas, they are much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I answered another question a while ago with this answer, but the question was asking for sweet 16 themes but I though one of these might give you a fun idea for your particular party. I put a star next to the ones that would probably work best for your situation. Hope you have a great time at your party and Happy Birthday!

      - Red Carpet Theme
      *- Hawaiian Theme
      - Winter Wonder Land Theme
      *- School Mascot Theme
      - Disney Land Theme
      - Sports Theme
      - Costume Party
      *- Underwater Theme
      - Olympic Theme
      - City Theme
      *- "Green" Theme (eco friendly)
      *- Water Park Theme
      - Casino Theme
      *- Holiday Theme (Valentines Day, Christmas, etc.)
      *- Animal/Pet Theme (everyone brings their pet)
      - Technology Theme (computers, cell phones, etc.)
      *- Candy Theme
      - Smiley Face Theme
      - Balloon Theme
      - Color Theme (everyone wears orange and pink etc.)
      - Spots Theme (and yes I mean SPOTS not sports I already said sports)
      - Fancy Dinner Theme
      - Royal Theme (king and queen etc.)
      *- Bubble Bath Theme
      - PJ Theme
      *- Food Theme (only eat a certain food or color of food?)
      *- Funny Glasses Theme (eye glasses)
      - Medieval Theme
      *- Movie Theme
      - Bubble Gum Theme
      - Bowling Theme
      *- Picture Theme (everyone has a camera and you all constantly take pictures?)
      - Car Theme (it's the year you get to drive so what the heck!)
      - Game Theme

  36. QUESTION:
    I need help getting rid of acne?
    Hi I am a 17 year old male. I am going to be a senior next year and I want to have at least one good year in high school free of acne. I am willing to change and do whatever it takes to get rid of this. Are there foods that fight/help prevent acne? What is the best way to get rid of white head pimples without popping them? How can I get red spots from old acne to go away. I have had spots from old acne for months that just wont heal.

    I want to know if there is anything I can do at all feel free to tell me diets, routines, or anything you can think of I'll try.

    Here are some pictures any help is appreciated. (If needed better or more pictures I can take I just took these with my older phone today.)
    http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/revd2/library/?sort=3&page=1
    In reply to Sanisha's answer which brand of pads would you or anyone recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin and have eczema myself. Genetic, Stress and Bacteria can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together. You want to make sure you exfoliate your face every other day. Before putting any application on face for acne rinse with cool water then pad dry.

      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema, psoriasis
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Mederma good for stretch marks and scars
      10) Nadinola fades dark spots for a more even skin tone
      11) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      12) Zinc really works on acne
      13) 2% Erythromycin
      14) Benzoin Peroxide
      15) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      16) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      17) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      18) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.
      19) Coconut oil good for acne and scars.
      21) Turmeric powder is also good for acne.
      22) Neutrogena products
      23) Brown Listerine also sucks the life of your acne wash after about 15 minutes.
      24) Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol both are good for acne
      25) Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or gel apply on the infected area.
      26) Neem oil-good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally in capsule or externally in oil)

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this. Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at http://www.amazon.com/ref=ap_frn_logo or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  37. QUESTION:
    Awkward white spots in my mouth and the back of my throat...?
    I have these white spots that originally started in the back of the throat and now have spread around my mouth to the side of my gums and to the side of my teeth too. The bumps really don't hurt, and I only have a minor sore throat. I also developed two very small kanker sores on the tip of my tongue if it is of any relevance. Also I have noticed the bumps for a little over a week. What could this be? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been on antibiotics? If yes, then it could be thrush. The following website has links to a picture to help you figure it out:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oral-thrush/DS00408

  38. QUESTION:
    i need 100 creative ways to wreck a journal?
    well not exactly wreck it but make it creative and have it as a memory!!
    here are some of my ideas!:

    1. a page with basic info and a spot that says:
    if found turn to a random page follow instructions then return to owner.
    2. a page for four letter words
    3. a page for circles
    4. a page for a coffee stains
    5. a page that says: tie string around this book and swing it around and even hit it against walls.
    ETC.

    • ANSWER:
      1.a page full of good pick up lines
      2.a page for the genius ideas you get in the growler
      3.a page to write with invisible ink
      4.a page to have your friends autograph
      5.a page to keep your pressed flowers in
      6.a page full of pictures you made of one of your exes
      7.a page full of words only written in a the color pink.
      8.a page made into a ransom note
      9.a page to write upside down on
      10.a page you can put your lip print on
      11.a page you can spray perfume/cologne on
      12.a page you can trace your handprint on
      13.a page for melted chocolate
      14.a page you can put out for everyone to see
      15.a page full of tongue twisters
      16.a page of random thoughts of kindness
      17.a page of insults you wish you'd have thought of at the time for arsenal
      18.a page of dreams or aspirations
      19.a page of polka dot bikinis
      20.a page of bad pictures of your sister/brother
      21.a page of embarrassing moments
      22.a page of all things pure and holy
      23.a page of something a little naughty
      24.a page of your thoughts on Santa Claus
      25.a page of relatives you have scandalous stories about
      26.a page of someone else's journal
      27.a page of your fingerprints made into farm animals with a pen
      28.a page of movie popcorn butter grease and ticket stubs
      29.a page of things you think about when you are bored
      30.a page of goals for the future
      31.a page of flowers (they're just pretty)
      32.a page of how many ways you think Michael Jackson is wrong
      33.a page where you draw a self potrait
      34.a page to thump
      35.a page to fold into an origami bird
      36.a page to use to make spitwads
      37.a page to glue a piece of your hair onto
      38.a page to gossip about your neighbors on
      39.a page of the speech you would make if you could say anything on national tv
      40.a page of the birthday presents you wish you could send yourself
      41.a page to put your gum into
      42.a page to write in braille with in fabric paint
      43.a page to list the things in these lists that made you giggle like a schoolgirl
      44.a page to scratch and sniff
      45.a page to lick
      46.a page to cry your tears on
      47.a page that explains your passions
      48.a page that has all the e's omitted
      49.a page that is glued to another page
      50.a page that is written in a different language
      51.a page of knock knock jokes
      52.a page of stupid things people say about yo mama
      53.a page of things you didn't think were that funny, but other laughed
      54.a page of apologies you should send but won't
      55.a page of things you were too embarrassed to tell your doctor but should have
      56.a page your best friend would like, but you made it just for you. Ha Ha!
      57.a page of what you really think about Elmo
      58.a page of what you think might be in your mom's journal
      59.a page of butterflies -from the cocoon stage on
      60.a page of a language you made up on your own
      61.a page of things grandma used to say
      62.a page of MAJOR HOTTIES!
      63.a page of smelling salts as a cruel prank
      64.a page of stamps you collected
      65.a page of your name written in how ever many ways you can think of
      66.a page of random stick figures
      67.a page that says to do 10 push ups
      68.a page of feathers
      69.a page of candy wrappers
      70.a page of makeup
      71.a page of glitter
      72.a page completely blacked out
      73.a page for a collage
      74.a page where you wrote a scary story
      75.a page where you drew with nail polish
      76.a page that has the information you were referring to
      77.a page that lists everyone you can think of
      78.a page that has the names of all the pets you've ever had
      79.a page sprayed with hairspray
      80.a page of food stains of any sort
      81.a page with a gigantic squid on it
      82.a page of funny memories
      83.a page of blonde jokes
      84.a page with diary keys glued to it
      85.a page of smileys
      86.a page of doodles
      87.a page where you write the alphabet and numbers with your bad hand
      88.a page of crayola markings
      89.a page of clay creations
      90.a page where you hole punched the page
      91.a page that is folded
      92.a page of puzzle pieces
      93.a page of baby names you like
      94.a page with bananas covering it
      95.a page of the alphabet
      96.a page of scuba divers (:
      97.a page of your nicknames
      98.a page of phone numbers
      99.a page of bumper stickers (or any stickers)
      100.a page where you go super crazy and put the weirdest sentence you can think of on it!

      have fun!

  39. QUESTION:
    What a woman wants in a man as her life partner?
    I'm trying my best to discover a man's ins & outs what a girl really needs to get attracted & continue a long term relationship with a guy. It's not to seduce a girl to pick her up for a night. Its about inner most matters of a girl's heart when she thinks about a serious relationship. Anyway, girls help me out

    • ANSWER:
      What do we want? Assuming basic compatibility and sexual chemistry are there, we want to have good reason to be proud of our man. We also want to feel inspired, beautiful, unique, desirable, provided for and protected. Let me break it down:

      Intelligence: We women want a man who is as smart as us, or smarter. Wise and rational, knowledgeable about current affairs, able to stimulate and challenge our mind.

      Bold/Confident: We want a man who is ambitious, who knows himself, is sure of his abilities, learns from his mistakes, goes after what he wants and is successful at it.

      Decisive: We want you to think about where you’ll take us on a date. Glean information about what we like through casual conversation. Asking us what we’d like to do is fine once in a while, but not too often, or you appear uncreative or lazy.

      Respect/Chivalry: Be a gentleman. Hold the door for us, help us with our coat, open the car door, and when walking on the sidewalk, walk on the side closest to the street.

      Integrity: Be honest and sincere, but tactful. Be loyal to your conscience. Lying is seen as weak. Everyone has flaws, but don’t let this be one of them.

      Humor: Everyone loves a partner with charm and a sense of humor, and the ability to laugh at themselves and not take themselves so seriously.

      Strength: We want a man who is somewhat athletic, who can protect us and make us feel safe when we’re with him. We may be confident in our own ability, but we want to know that if we ever fail, you will ‘rescue’ us.

      Appearance: Try and stay fit, take care of your teeth, hair and complexion. Have fresh breath; carry gum or mints. Have a sense of style, dress neat and stay clean, and don’t forget ‘down there.’ If you wear cologne, don’t use too much.

      Money: Security is our #1 need. So a man who is smart and responsible with his finances is a real catch. As the man, you should pay most of the time; this tells us that you’re not dependent on us, and that you think our relationship is worth the investment.

      Romantic: Think of romance being to women what sex is to men. Do you want sex to stop? Okay then. Be romantic with cards, poems, songs, flowers, and keep wooing us after the ‘honeymoon’ period, or else our desire will fade.

      Dominance: Women want a man to chase them, hunt them down, and melt their resistance… and not just once. Most of us have the fantasy to be ravished with the primal lust of a tribal hunter! Be Tarzan, and we’ll be your tigress!

      Independent: It’s a paradox; we want a man who needs us desperately, (and only us) but we also want a man who’s not needy for sex! It’s reverse psychology. If you act like you can wait, and paint a picture of what sex will be like 'when you get back,' you just might get attacked on the spot!

      Supportive/Patient: We know we have emotional ups and downs and change our minds. Our hormones don’t stay level like yours. You can empathize by pampering us, listening to us, asking questions, and be willing to wait – we’ll be in the mood again soon enough!

      This may sound crazy, but have a hobby/skill/interest that we must compete with for your attention. We like to know our man has other interests besides us; it gives you substance, mystique, and gives us a chance to ‘tear you away from that book’ and seduce you!

  40. QUESTION:
    Teens: Do you know any weird and/or pointless facts?
    I got this idea from Claire:]

    I know a few.
    Did you know that nobody is actually double jointed?
    How about that babies are born without knee caps?
    Chickens can't swallow upside down.
    The average person has 6-8 lbs of skin.
    And grossest one I know- your stomach produces a new lining of mucus every two weeks, and if it didn't, your stomach would digest itself!!!

    • ANSWER:
      i know a trillion, my brain just soaks them up like a sponge
      ive already committed yours to memory
      but mostly, they come at random moments for me to tell people

      but here are some:

      The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day
      During sex, endorphins are released, which are painkillers, so a headache is an excuse to have sex
      an olive tree can live up to 1500 years
      fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails
      in hongkong, a woman can legally kill her cheating husband, as long as its with her bare hands
      it is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
      india has never invaded a country in all its history
      someones height is determined by their father, and their weight by their mother (in most cases)
      Canada is indian for 'Big Village'
      A shrimps heart is in its head
      dalmatians are born without spots
      if you chew gum while peeling onions, you wont cry as much
      the skin of the average woman weighs 3kgm, while that of the average man weighs 5kg
      a snakes eyelids are transparent
      humans and one kind of monkey are the only species who have face to face sex
      a man lives a longer lifespan if he marries, a woman lives a shorter lifespan if she marries
      married men tip better than unmarried men
      coffee beans are a fruit
      jedi is an official religion in australia with over 70,000 followers
      everyday is 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it
      horses cant vomit
      111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
      80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked woman
      real pearls melt in vinegar
      buttermilk does not contain butter
      there are no cemetries in san francisco

      thats all i can think of at the moment sorry

      hope you like them :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Vaginal spots, not warts or herpes. What are they?
    I have small spots on the hairline of my vaginal lips, i noticed them while shaving about a week ago. They are painless and have no discharge. Im 19 and have two sexual partners in the last 6 months. My Boyfriend hasn't shown any symptoms of an STI. Ive looked at pictures on the internet of genital warts and herpes and have they have no similarity to what i have. Im unsure what this may be please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You should definately go see your GP or visit local GUM clinic if you have not had any STD checks. Just because you're boyfriend isn't showing signs doesn't mean he doesn't have anything either so ask him to get checked out as well.

      However, in all likliness this is something minor. If the spots are in the areas that you usually shave in they could be ingrown hairs or related to the shaving. I would still recommend getting them seen to by the GP though.

  42. QUESTION:
    What do you think about my acne?
    Hi,

    Here is my bacne picture.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13873847/body%20acne.jpg

    What do you think about this?

    Is it curable? Most my back is filled with acne and red marks. Please suggest some tips.

    • ANSWER:
      It is curable. Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is this white spot on my upper gum?
    Recently, a small, white spot has appeared on my upper gum, above my right canine. It's not swollen, and it doesn't hurt unless I push on it, or rub my tongue over it. Some people were calling it an "acid bump," since I have been eating a lot of spicy/acidy foods lately.

    I've drawn a picture of it, and I'm not a great artist. And yes, I know it looks like a vampire, but it illustrates what I'm talking about.

    http://i15.tinypic.com/4l3j7u8.png

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have a fistula.The fistula is the result of an abscessed tooth .The abscess is an infection that first forms around the apex or tip of the root. If left untreated the infection will begin to erode the bone around the tooth. You are going to need root canal in order to save the tooth.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to remove severe acne scarring? (pic included)?
    I've had terrible acne for years since I was 13. I'm almost 21 now and I'm stuck with the marks as a result of years of having acne. I don't get too much acne now like I did back then thankfully. Which methods and products work best to remove dark acne scars?

    The picture isnt as good as it could be, but basically my complexion around my cheeks, chin and forehead are blotchy. I'm black so I would appreciate an answer from another ethnic person that has dealt with and removed the dark marks.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/WhiteFang/scars_zpsc8a1a759.png

    • ANSWER:
      The scarring is really not bad, you will have lots of options.

      Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  45. QUESTION:
    I got accepted to the Peace Corps and am leaving to North Africa soon, what do I bring with?
    How many bags of luggage and at this point what are the essentials I should bring with me?

    • ANSWER:
      The Peace Corps should give you a list of clothing, personal items, etc.

      Soft-bristled toothbrushes may be hard to find there, so take some of them. I ruined a spot on my gum by using a hard-bristled brush for a year. I second the lady who said Swiss army knife. The model named "Sportsman" has a fingernail file instead of a small cutting blade.

      One thing I wish I had taken - a roll of slides of ordinary things in my town: A supermarket (outside, meat counter, produce section), hardware store, the clothing section at a Wal*Mart. Ask the manager first and explain why you want to take the pictures.

      Get your house, room, family, the street your house is on, view of your town from the tallest building in town, a farm nearby (unless you live in Chicago). If you are working until you leave, have someone take a picture of yourself "in action".

      Your hosts will be interested, and it will show them that we don't all live on a beach, like the actors in "Bay Watch".

      These days you might make it a powerpoint presentation, but in my day 35 mm slides were the medium of choice. You might ask your training group leader which media would be easiest.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I do snakebites myself?
    I obviously don't have experience in the piercing area... but I don't want to have to spend mucho grande of my money on getting snakebites. How can I do it myself without causing infection or stabbing my gums?
    (And here's a picture, if you don't think I'll look good with s.b. say so)

    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t98/bamf-lizzie/SANY1605-1.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      1.Before anything else, you should have the appropriate equipment. Mainly the proper needle, and jewelry, which is at least a 16gauge lip ring. This does not need to be a ring, I have found a bar comfortable until it finished healing when i pierced my lip. Though, if you can't get your hands on a professional piercing needle, then get it done professionally, or, if you have to, sewing needle. Safety pins are harder to clean than the regular or other professional needles.

      2.Cleaning. This is a very important part. You don't know where any of these needles have been. If you have a packaged pro needle, then it has probably already been safely cleaned with an autoclave, so no worries. (Boiling the needle in diluted water for no less than 10 minutes can work as a cleaning method, if you're using a sewing needle.)


      ■Be sure to clean your jewelery properly, too. Though more caution was taken into manufacturing it, you can never be too careful!
      3.Now, time to pierce. Make sure the area you're in is clean; Not sitting in some grungy bathroom sink. Also be sure to get your hands squeaky clean, and use gloves. Have your supplies ready, laid out on a clean tissue or cloth. Don't get any unnecessary germs on them!

      ■If you have clamps, this step should be a breeze. But most people don't. Make sure you've picked out a good spot you're certain of, clear of anything you may hit that could cause damage. Check in your lip for veins. Because if you hit a vein there could be a lot of bleeding and you could paralyze your face for life! Think about it! (You could use your fingers as clamps.)

      ■It's best to start from the INSIDE, outwards. Getting through the muscley-gummy layer on the inside of your mouth is a lot easier than getting through the skin first and then going through the muscle layer. If you pierce it from the outside, it'll hurt more, as your epidermis will feel it, and it doesn't hurt quite as much from the inside, but is a bit more difficult, to be honest. Hold the area you're ready to pierce, and push through the first layer of muscle with your needle, and make sure you get halfway through your lip on the first push, that way you should be through the muscle layer on the inside and only have to do the skin on the outside, which is easier.. Again, be SURE this is where you want to pierce, and have it ready at a good angle. Instead of forcing the needle through, push your lip into the needle. This will reduce the pain, and will make the whole process go smoother. Another way is to put your finger behind your lip, where the needle will come out, and push, while pushing in the needle at the same time. The pressure will keep you from feeling as much pain, and will 'squish' your lip, which makes it thinner and easier to pierce through. Also a good reason to have a clamp not only for good grip is to reduce pain and make it easier for you to pierce.

      4.Follow-through. For pro hollow needles, simply slip your jewellery into the end, and pull the needle out until the jewellery is in the hole, instead. Voilà! If you aren't using that spiffy gadget, here is how you do it; The only effective way to get it in can be annoying because the hole is still fresh, and tends to close up and become difficult to find once the needle is pulled out. Have your jewellery ready, and pull out the needle. Make sure you keep your eye on where the hole is, on the inside of your lip. Quickly slip the jewellery through and there you have it! Though this may take you multiple tries. Be careful, it will tend to close up quickly if you don't get it through within the first ten minutes of taking out the needle. Leaving the needle in longer will allow you to make a space, or a carving hole for the jewellery to heal in.

      5.Hooray! Now go show off your new kick ass lip piercing to all your friends! But don't stop there! Be sure to clean it well, and don't take the jewellery out early unless you absolutely need to (i.e. your parents force you, your job makes you, school makes you. Don't take it out just because it's cool to touch your friends with it.) AND DON'T TOUCH IT. That's the easiest way to get an infection. A good, effective and easy way to keep your piercing healing properly is saline solution. This is simply 8 oz. distilled water with about 1/4 tsp. of non-iodized sea salt. Use the LITHA (leave it the hell alone) method during the day - do not touch the piercing unless you are cleaning it. Avoiding mouthwash and eating spicy foods will help the healing. Let it totally heal on its own time. Some take longer than others.

      6.For about three weeks there will be a whitish discharge from your new piercing. That's good, and shows your body is healing properly. Stay clear away from yellow or greenish discharge. That's usually is a sign of infection, in this case DO NOT take out the jewellery because it will trap the infection inside the skin. You should take it to a shop and get professional help. You may see this discharge.

      Tips:

      •Safety should always come first. It is stupid to pierce yourself, UNLESS you are training to be a piercer. In this case you will know that if you are to pierce yourself, then use PROPER tools. Never use a needle or safety pin or a gun. These are NOT sterilized and will be covered in bacteria and disease, making it extremely likely that the piercing will get infected. Also you MUST have an intimate knowledge of the human anatomy, as the face and parts of the body have important veins and nerves which can easily be damaged. If you want a good piercing that will keep and heal quickly then always go to a piercer. It may be a bit costly, but you cant put a price on your safety. - When using a safety pin, as long as it is sterilized, it should be fine.
      •Though most old, traditional piercings (Nose, lip, ear, etc.) are pretty safe to do, you can't ever be too careful! Lip piercings are less prone to infection, since the enzymes in your mouth are helpful, but it still has a minimal risk of infection. You can use a strong light against your skin to see if there is anything you could possibly hit that can cause bleeding, or simply look on the inside of your mouth, to see your veins. :D
      •Mouth wash can be harsh on your piercing, so if you want to use it, dilute it with water.
      •Cleaning your piercing after eating is a good way to help prevent any infection.
      •You should use titanium, niobium or surgical steel as your initial piercing jewellery. Plastic is porous and allows room for infection to grow. Make certain your jewellery is a large enough diameter to allow for swelling.
      •Do not change your jewellery until after it is well healed. Attempting to do so before will irritate the wound and beg for infection.
      •If you use an earring stud, and not a real labret stud, at first, then you should change it, but only if you are in immense pain. Leave it in for a few days, before changing it to the labret, if you don't initially pierce it with a stud.

  47. QUESTION:
    NYC Teen Birthday; cool restaurants and what to do ideas?
    im turning 15, and i want to go to the city for my birthday. im going to bring a couple of friends along with my family. i love the whole times square rush and Manhattan area. Any cool upbeat restaurants, ideas, etc. HELP! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There's so much to do - this is what I did the last time I went to NYC. I went on the Gossip Girl tour that lasted 3 hours.. it took us to the MET which is so cool.. and gives you a great spot to take an awesome photo.

      But what I really enjoyed was going to Dylans Candy Bar on 3rd Ave and 60th street. They have candy everywhere.. on the floor.. in the stairs.. its amazing.. they even have a bath tub full of gum balls and all the candy imaginable. They have awesome cupcakes, icecream and fondue on the 3rd floor!

      After that we walked down 60th street towards 2nd Ave and went to Serendipity.. they have this frozen hot chocolate. It is to die for! It is so yummy!! Its a very big cup and it costs and they also have many deserts to choose from as well.

      I took a cab from the MET whcih is on 82nd and 5th Ave to Dylans Candy Bar. The cab ride cost me a little over .

      After Serendipity we walked the 3 big blocks to Central Park where we went Ice Skating- it costs to get in and rent skates. And this ice rink is 3 times the size of Rockefeller and its not crowded at all. It was so nice to take pictures with Central Park in the background. Its a great experience.

      After Ice-Skating we walked down 5th Ave and hit up the Apple Store and FAO Schwartz-then we walked down further and went into the Disney Store on 57th and 5th ave. WOW is that store amazing-I came out of there with 2 big bags of stuff =)

      Across the street they have the biggest Abercrombie & Fitch store- you have to wait in line outside but the line moves fast. They also have Tiffanys and Louibuton and Coach and all those other high end stores as well on 5th Ave.

      After 5th Ave we cut down 49th street to 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas) and saw Radio City Music Hall and they have tons of cool fountains to take pics infront of on 6th Ave and Rockefeller is right next to and behind Radio City Music Hall. Theres a small ice skating rink there as well.

      We continued down 49th street - 1 block and we were in the heart of Times Square! Yes it is mobbed with people but its worth it. The M&M store is really cool and you can take pics with huge M&M's. Its really cool.

      Food in Times Square is expensive and not so good. But the best places I have eaten at is the Olive Garden across the street from the M&M store and the ESPN Zone across from the new American Eagle store.. this store is my favorite by far. It is gigantic! lol

      We ended our trip where it began at Penn Station.. we went up on the Empire State Building which costs and we saw the whole city. The pictures and the experience was breath-taking! The huge Macy's is across the street and the windows always have great displays!

      Thats pretty much what I did in a full day. It was so much fun and you will have a great time!!
      Oh and broadwaybox.com has great deals and discounts on broadway shows

  48. QUESTION:
    What is this on the inside of my mouth [picture incuded]?
    the white spot that is around the middle of the picture........this is the third one of these i have had. ...the first two were on the gum below my teeth...

    almost forgot the picture lol

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=186262&l=c3c12a9d6f&id=1794430750

    • ANSWER:
      THIS IS BAD PIC, TOO BLURRY IT MAY BE AN APTHOUS ULCER, AKA CANCRE SORE

  49. QUESTION:
    I think my gums are receding?
    Hi, I'm about 16 years old, and I think my gums might be receding from brushing too hard. Now, I only think this based on pictures I have seen on the internet of receded gums, my dentist has never mentioned it to me.

    So, I was just wondering if a dentist would be able to spot receding gums at a normal check up. I last went to the dentist in July, and my dentist didn't mention anything about gum recession. If there was any, would the average dentist mention it?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe not, because gum recession is a pretty common thing...Next time you're at the dentist, mention it. I have pretty bad gum recession myself, due to having a hand tremor and brushing too hard...So, I switched to an automatic Sonicare toothbrush...Makes all the difference in the world....

  50. QUESTION:
    How should I deal with my acne?
    http://m1340.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/OtakuNumber9000/20130413_162500_zps1b60c031.jpg.html?o=3&newest=1

    Please dont a suggest anything to exotic or a something I would have to ask my mom to buy, because she thinks I dont have bad acne, so she doesnt buy me any makeup, so I dont wear it. Heres my skin on a bad day, the picture was taken today:

    http://m1340.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/OtakuNumber9000/20130427_172841_zps042de211.jpg.html?o=0&newest=1

    Heres my skin on a good day:

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin myself.
      Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.


spots on gums pictures

What Are Fordyce Spots Caused By

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes Fordyce spots and how do I get rid of them?
    First things first I'm 14 years old and I hit puberty when I was around 10 or 11. I've had these spots on the underside of my penis for as long as I can remember. At first I thought they were some sort of disease, but recently found that they are Fordyce spots. So my question is, what causes them and is there anyway I can get rid of them? Also how common are they?

    • ANSWER:
      They are part of your body, you don't get rid of them. Groin area skin is so thin, it is almost transparent, so you can see the underlying layer of skin and the hair follicles, oil glands and such, plus veins too. The fordyce spots are simply sebaceous glands, associated usually with hair follicles but can be found separately in the groin areas. You can see them because the skin is so thin. Were you to strip off a couple of layers elsewhere, where skin is thicker, you'd see the same little bumps. Nothing causes them, they are natural glands and common since everyone has them.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between sebaceous glands and fordyce spots?
    Ive got these bumps down south and im a fifteen year old male virgin. From what i can tell from the internet is that its either sebaceous glands or fordyce spots. I think one website said one causes the other? If anyone could help me out and explain the difference it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      sebaceous glands is medical for sweat glands. google it!

  3. QUESTION:
    Will proactive help get rid of fordyce spots on the base of my penis?
    I just recently purchased Proactive for my face and I've been struggling with fordyce spots on the base of my penis. Does anyone think that if I apply it around the fordyce spots they will disappear or atleast show not as much appearance?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so, and proactive contains benzoyl peroxide which will be very drying and irritating and probably cause peeling and redness and irritation, it is not meant to be used there.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are these white "dots" on my foreskin?
    Im a 21 year old guy, and I have got fordyce spots on the foreskin of the shaft of my penis. But I noticed the other day when I pulled my foreskin back, that on the underside of my pen is, there were 2 little groups of tiny white dots, on at each side of my "banjo string" I dontthink there fordyce spots cause there alot smaller in size. Anybody have any idea?

    • ANSWER:
      You should see your doctor to rule out HPV (warts) or the Herpes virus.

  5. QUESTION:
    Over the counter medicine to treat Fordyce Spots?
    IS there an over the counter medicine that can treat fordyce spots on the underside of my penis?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are sure they are Fordyce Spots, there is no OTC medicine or other product to treat them.

      Treatments for these spots include:
      a) carbon dioxide laser treatment - removes the top-most layers of the skin.
      b) electrodesiccation - uses an electric current to dry and destroy tissue.
      c) laser vaporization - vaporizes the solid cell components and by process
      turns them into steam/smoke, allowing them to evaporate.
      d) liquid nitrogen freezing - freezes the cells, destroying them.
      e) diathermy - uses heat to destroy cells.
      f) chemical peels - a temporary fix so the spots will return.
      g) tretinoin cream - a prescription cream that peels off the top layers of skin.
      Side effects of this medicine would be very painful to the penis, causing
      irritation, peeling, burning, stinging, erythema. NOT advised!

      **A side effect of some of the treatments is permanent scars. Also, some of the treatments can only diminish the appearance of the spots instead of forcing them to completely disappear.

      **Doctors advise AGAINST USE OF ANY of these treatments for Fordyce Spots because they are only a cosmetic/appearance concern. They are not bacterial, viral, sexually transmitted, or harmful. A person is born with the condition and it only becomes prevalent sometime after puberty.

      You may be surprised to know that medical studies show up to 85% to 90% of men have this condition. They are a common, natural occurrence and are harmless.

      I hope this has helped. Good luck on any decision you make.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots, methods you've "witnessed" work with your own 2 eyes?
    Women will pretend sometimes they don't care about little bumps on the shaft of a mans penis where if they are squeezed some sexy white pussy stuff comes out, but they really do care, they really do think it's nasty, let's be honest.

    No woman says "Oh baby, lets strip and get the squeeze on those sexy puss bubbles you got."

    So that being said, what are the different methods you guys have used to removed these, and actually witnessed them disappear, i should add, without scarring?

    Many methods are provided, but less methods actually have worked and even less methods have actually worked with no scarring whatsoever.

    One of the last things a man wants is scar tissue on a body organ that relies on expanding tissue because scar tissue is the last tissue you'll ever see expand.

    Here's a few examples of a few methods of removal that people have claimed to actually witness Good results:

    micropunch surgery
    creams

    that's about all i can find that i've seen people support without any negative side effects. The creams, whatever creams they used, dried the skin out and caused it to be red and painful, but said later that the red dried out painful skin was only temporary and the real results was the size of the fordyce spots being smaller. --

    "I got jock itch recently and was treating it with an antifungal. It actually removed all of the ones on my scrotum after a week of use. The shaft still has a ring of them but everywhere else they are gone (not to say they wont return with the end of the treatment). Attempting to apply the same treatment higher up has been difficult due to it rubbing off while working (I stand all day)."

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots, methods you've "witnessed" work with your own 2 eyes?
    Women will pretend sometimes they don't care about little bumps on the shaft of a mans penis where if they are squeezed some sexy white pussy stuff comes out, but they really do care, they really do think it's nasty, let's be honest.

    No woman says "Oh baby, lets strip and get the squeeze on those sexy puss bubbles you got."

    So that being said, what are the different methods you guys have used to removed these, and actually witnessed them disappear, i should add, without scarring?

    Many methods are provided, but less methods actually have worked and even less methods have actually worked with no scarring whatsoever.

    One of the last things a man wants is scar tissue on a body organ that relies on expanding tissue because scar tissue is the last tissue you'll ever see expand.

    Here's a few examples of a few methods of removal that people have claimed to actually witness Good results:

    micropunch surgery
    creams

    that's about all i can find that i've seen people support without any negative side effects. The creams, whatever creams they used, dried the skin out and caused it to be red and painful, but said later that the red dried out painful skin was only temporary and the real results was the size of the fordyce spots being smaller. --

    "I got jock itch recently and was treating it with an antifungal. It actually removed all of the ones on my scrotum after a week of use. The shaft still has a ring of them but everywhere else they are gone (not to say they wont return with the end of the treatment). Attempting to apply the same treatment higher up has been difficult due to it rubbing off while working (I stand all day)."

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots, methods you've "witnessed" work with your own 2 eyes?
    Women will pretend sometimes they don't care about little bumps on the shaft of a mans penis where if they are squeezed some sexy white pussy stuff comes out, but they really do care, they really do think it's nasty, let's be honest.

    No woman says "Oh baby, lets strip and get the squeeze on those sexy puss bubbles you got."

    So that being said, what are the different methods you guys have used to removed these, and actually witnessed them disappear, i should add, without scarring?

    Many methods are provided, but less methods actually have worked and even less methods have actually worked with no scarring whatsoever.

    One of the last things a man wants is scar tissue on a body organ that relies on expanding tissue because scar tissue is the last tissue you'll ever see expand.

    Here's a few examples of a few methods of removal that people have claimed to actually witness Good results:

    micropunch surgery
    creams

    that's about all i can find that i've seen people support without any negative side effects. The creams, whatever creams they used, dried the skin out and caused it to be red and painful, but said later that the red dried out painful skin was only temporary and the real results was the size of the fordyce spots being smaller. --

    "I got jock itch recently and was treating it with an antifungal. It actually removed all of the ones on my scrotum after a week of use. The shaft still has a ring of them but everywhere else they are gone (not to say they wont return with the end of the treatment). Attempting to apply the same treatment higher up has been difficult due to it rubbing off while working (I stand all day)."

    • ANSWER:
      what odd type of women you must have been with!

  9. QUESTION:
    If I get circumsized will it take away my Fordyce Spots?
    I don't want to get circumsized anymore, but if it'll take away my Fordyce Spots then I will...I guess you can say I'm self-conscious about having them, which makes me nervous to do anything sexual.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment recommendations for the appearance of the yellow papules
      There is no treatment needed, but you can apply Tretinoin gel or cream daily to the affected areas. It will reverse the effects over time and prevent it from getting worse. Tretinoin is works best when it is used in combination with alpha hydroxyacid agents. It is normally used to treat acne.
      If the condition persists you can use Accutane. It will reappear when you stop the treatment unless you keep on using Tretinoin gel or cream afterwards. Accutane has several side-effects such as chapped lips, joint and muscle pains, temporary hair thinning, dry skin, itching, intestinal problems, nosebleed, irritation of the eyes, rash, urinary problems, poor night vision, depression, and headaches. Pregnant woman should avoid it. It may also cause damage to the liver. Consult your doctor before you use it.
      TCA chemical peels are sometimes prescribed, but Fordyce’s Condition return as soon as treatment is stopped.
      You can remove it with laser vaporization.
      It is sometimes removed with diathermy or liquid nitrogen freezing.
      Don’t pick or scratch the spots.
      Since Fordyce’s Condition is harmless and appears in most adults, there is no reason to panic. You only need to get treatment for the lesions when they are ugly and cause real embarrassment. It should not interfere with lovemaking because they are painless. Young boys sometimes panic and think they have done something wrong, but a visit to the doctor sets them at ease. It seems that once we know the exact cause for these strange yellow spots, treatment will be in order. It is sometimes confused with other skin diseases. Since the cause is unknown, we cannot recommend a specific diet or vitamin supplements. It is however always good to keep oral hygiene and to eat a balanced diet that includes folic acid, Vitamins C, A, D, E, K and B complex. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to build the immune system. Garlic helps to kill any bacteria in the bloodstream and the mouth, and folic acid is needed for normal metabolism. Proper skin care around the genital areas is important but is not related to the appearance of the spots. Treatment is only needed in severe cases, but the condition normally clears up on its own.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is fordyce spots caused by masturbation?
    i've had them for sometime now and i do masturbate often. I see a lot pf people say its not. If so does masturbating spread them because i am starting to get a lot.... and do you know any good home remedies that may reduce them?

    • ANSWER:
      Normal. Don't worry about it.

      Fordyce's spots[1] are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retromolar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce.[2] On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson's glands,[3] not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.[4]

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They aren't infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case

  11. QUESTION:
    White spots on my penis next to the frenulum ?
    When I pull my foreskin back when I look near the frenulum there are about 6 white dots on each side. They don't cause any problem, they just look ugly.

    I've had them for ages.

    I have never had sex before

    I know they are not Fordyce Spots.

    What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like pearly papules to me, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsuties_papillaris_genitalis (pics on the page).

      wmayers... there are actually multiple frenulums in the body, and more then 1 in the mouth (3 or 4 I believe). You would only not have one on the penis if it was removed surgically, ie during circumcision... which would suck.

  12. QUESTION:
    Spots on my penis, should i go to doctors and how do I tell my mum?
    I'm 17 and have never had sex before. I have heaps of small spots on my penis which are skin coloured and pretty sure that they are fordyce's spots. Should I get them checked out at the doctors cause i don't tink they are bad for my health but I want something to make them go away cause they are pretty obvious. Also how can I ask my mum cause its pretty embarrasing.

    • ANSWER:
      probably are fordyces spots since most guys have them

  13. QUESTION:
    How many of you have fordyce spots? Does it cause problems?
    I was just wondering how common it really is. I have them and I know it isn't anything to be worried/ashamed of. I just can't help but wonder what people may think if they see them.

    • ANSWER:
      I even don't know what you're talking from. Never heard of fordyce spots. Are these like pimples or what, maybe you should ask an dermatologist about it, he might know what you can do against it..

  14. QUESTION:
    Spots on my penis, should I go to the doctors?
    I'm 17 and have never had sex before. I have heaps of small spots on my penis which are skin coloured and pretty sure that they are fordyce's spots. Should I get them checked out at the doctors cause i don't tink they are bad for my health but I want something to make them go away cause they are pretty obvious. Also how can I ask my mum cause its pretty embarrasing.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure they are just fordyce's spots. They are normal and almost all guys have them. If you are really worried and can't sleep at night then go get it checked out. If not, just don't worry about it. They are fine.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of Fordyce Spots?
    I know that they cause multiple small bumps on the shaft but do they also cause red blisters that scab? What are ALL the effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots[1] are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retromolar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce.[2] On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson's glands,[3] not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.[4]

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They aren't infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case.[5] They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.[6]
      Although treatment is not necessary, those with the condition can choose to apply tretinoin gel or cream to the affected areas each day. This can reverse the effects of the condition over time and prevent it from getting any worse. To get the best results from Tretinoin one should use it along with alpha hydroxy acid agents which are normally used to treat acne. Jojoba oil, Tocopherol and Argania extract have also been linked to the successful treatment of Fordyce's spots[citation needed].

      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser[7] or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment. Laser treatment can often leave significant scarring.[8]

      Sometimes a doctor will prescribe TCA chemical peels, although as soon as treatment is stopped Fordyce’s Condition will return[citation needed]. Diathermy or liquid nitrogen freezing can also sometimes be used to remove the condition[citation needed].

      Success varies per patient, but some have found relief through Pulse Dye Lasers,[9] a laser normally used to treat sebaceous gland hyperplasia,[10] which is similar to Fordyce spots. Treatment through Pulse Dye Lasers is usually expensive and doesn't scar.[10]

  16. QUESTION:
    Do girls care bout fordyce spots when giving head?
    I'm 14 and have fordyce spots and was wondering cause my gf wants to give me head

    • ANSWER:
      not that I'm condoning it at your age (mother of 4 kids) but no hun girls don't notice that kind of stuff and if she does and its a problem then she's not good enough for you

  17. QUESTION:
    Will Olive Oil or Vitamin E cream help to remove Fordyce Spots?
    Will Olive Oil or Vitamin E cream help to remove Fordyce Spots on my penis - or can you give me an alternative method? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce spots are not a disease. They are just ectopic sebaceous glands. They cause no problems, do not hinder your love life in any way, and it's best just to leave them alone. Most guys have them.

      No creams, oils or lotions are going to remove them. Just forget that they're there.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is this very small bump on my penis?
    I'm 15, never have even come close to having sex, and this morning I noticed that in with my normal fordyce's spots about halfway up the shaft there's a spot that is more prominent, a little bigger that I can feel. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      yes sometimes the pore can get clogged and cause a small zit under the skin it should go away in a few days

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do I have white spots on my penis?
    I've never engaged in sexual activities, I'm a virgin. I just had my first kiss, actually, I'm a teenager, I've had these white spots for like a year. They're on the skin, near my pubic hairs. I know this is probably gonna end up on the internet, but still, I'm kind of worried. Perhaps I need too clean it more? Like I really don't know.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry Joshua, they sound like you have fordyce spots on your penis. They are quite common so don't worry. Most guys get them in their teens, they will go away on their own as you get older. They shouldn't cause you any pain or itching or anything. They are NOT contagious or dangerous.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/71__320x240_photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg
      Wash normally and rinse well with plain water. Don't try to pop them or they can get infected and that can make things worse. They will go away on their own so don't worry. They can't be an STD if you are a virgin.

      Hope this helps put your mind at ease a bit man. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
      Good Luck!!

  20. QUESTION:
    Should i tell my marine recruter about my fordyce spots?
    Im about to swear in and I don't know if its a big deal or not cause I read that 50% of guys have it and its a natrual thing should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      No - this is not a concern of the military because there are no medical or physical consequences to having these spots. If you bring this up, they are likely to think you are either a kook or a hypochondriac.

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I see my Doctor about my Fordyce spots?
    Iv'e had these little spots on my penis for 5years now and haven't been sexually active yet since im just 16. Sould I visit my Doctor about these spots?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry Colm, fordyce spots a quite common and will usually go away on their own. They just need time. Most guys get them in their early teens and by early 20's they are gone. There isn't a cure for them and most doctors will tell you that you just need to forget about them. The only medical treatment for removing them is with laser treatments, but that is very expensive and can be very painful.
      There are some home remedies that are suppose to reduce the number of them or the size of the bumps, but unless you have a very severe case, I wouldn't recommend trying them. Make sure you don't try to squeeze them or pop them ,that can cause an infection and make things much worse.

      Hope this helps you out a bit man. feel free to ask any questions you may have...
      Good Luck!!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there something wrong with my penis?
    There's this dark spot at the base of my penis like i got tanned right there, doesn't itch or anything. Then i have this thing that looks like the rest of my fordyce spots, but its a little red at the bottom of the bump (Its at the base too) And it hurts when i itch.

    I don't want to ask my mom/dad, so could do you guys have any idea of what those two things would be?

    • ANSWER:
      well it could be your pigmentation changing..and dont scratch ur penis...and maye its itching cause something u masturbate with or ur not keeping it clean...good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get an STD if you're a virgin?
    I'm only 15, I haven't had sex or oral sex or anything of the sort. I do masturbate however but I'm pretty sure you can't get an STD from that. I think I may have fordyces spots though, I ruled out any other form of STD's because I haven't had any sexual contact with anyone whatsover. Their just bumbs on my penis, they don't hurt at all and I do have pubic hair so I guess thats why then?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have never had oral sex or intercourse before then it's probably not an std. Stds are rarely passed on out side of having oral sex or intercourse.
      Bumps can be caused by a number of thing like irritation, in grown hairs, bacterial infections or cysts.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can Fordyce spots appear from Shaving and Sweating?
    So a month ago i shaved my genitals and hooked up with this girl who was on birthcontrol. I understand how Stds work and no i need to get checked but my friend said not to worry cause they could just be fortyce spots from sweating and or shaving. Is this a possibility ? Please let me no any advice or help much appreciated. Theres no pain but they just started showing up alot more (tired of stressing)

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce spots appear from being past puberty. They are a natural variation and occur at random.

      Any time you "hook up" with someone and have unprotected sex, you should get checked for STDs. A person who is willing to have casual sex with you is likely to have done it with someone else. She will not tell you she's had sex with someone else and ruin her chance of getting in bed with you. Use a condom every time you put your penis inside someone else and you will reduce your chances of contracting an STD.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these white lumps on my scrotum?
    I have several white lumps on my scrotum. I've only ever seen tiny ones on other men. Mine are quite large compared to that, I'd say 5 times as big at least, with maybe 12 in total of abnormal size. Also, what are these things anyway? Do all men have them? What causes the strange size. Note that they haven't always been this size, they seemed to grow during my early teen years.

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots

      google them

      M

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to scratch the bumps on my scrotum?
    Just curious. I dont even know what the bumps are at the base of my shaft. Idk if their fordyce spots, PPP, or if these will even go away! HELP? Will using hydrocortizone(spelling) work?
    P.S. Im a virgin, so it not the herps

    • ANSWER:
      No bro dont scratch them they can get infected that way
      They are likely simple skin erruptions caused by sweat heat and bacteria
      when you shower be certain you are washing that area well gently scrub it
      and be certain that you are drying well there afterwards ..left over moisture will cause bacteria to grow and that is a good place for it grow .
      Actually Hydro cortisone is a good choice i suggest you rub it on twice a day if it does not get rid of the bumps and it likely will but if it does not it will help prevent rashes ..actually Brian Hydro cortisone is the best cream u can use in that area period for any bumps rashes or any irritation in fact the only thing that it likely will not clear up is jock itch which you do not have .

      if you have any more questions feel free to email me

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some small white dots in lips and penis?
    I have since some 2 years some little white dots in the upper lip. It is loated between the wet and dry area of the upper lips. I also found some beneath the head of my penis. I doesn't go or dissapear. It does not grow. Neither cause pain nor itching. I would like to have an idea of what I may have. I am 17 and still virgin.
    The are white and small beneath the head of teh penis glans... they are like agrouped. It is not around the head. On my lips it looks the same.

    • ANSWER:
      do they look like this?
      http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=pearly+penile+papules&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB453GB453&biw=1228&bih=570&tbm=isch&tbnid=SBQY0wcjZGUygM:&imgrefurl=http://pearlypenilepapules.com/pearly-penile-papules-pictures&docid=f1z4B9OMSlQfgM&imgurl=http://pearlypenilepapules.com/images/pearly-penile-papules-treatment.jpg&w=661&h=677&ei=xQX5Tv6VDcif8gPa9sSmAQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=356&vpy=196&dur=1028&hovh=226&hovw=222&tx=125&ty=115&sig=118096929350765545841&page=2&tbnh=162&tbnw=157&start=10&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:10

      If so they are called pearly penile papules they are not dangerous or contagious they are merely not very attractive (but some may not even notice) they can be removed but it costs about £500 so it may just be best to learn to live with them

      if they are in your mouth too its more likely to be this
      http://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB453GB453&q=pearly+penile+papules&um=1&hl=en&biw=1228&bih=570&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Bwb5TpaAD4S38gORr6T6Bw#um=1&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB453GB453&tbm=isch&q=fordyce+spots&revid=2072468098&sa=X&ei=wQb5TqjRKMrE8QO_yK3NAQ&ved=0CDwQ1QIoAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=e171e4cd03d75655&biw=1228&bih=570

      its called fordyce spots follow the link for more info
      http://www.fordycespots.com/

  28. QUESTION:
    Okay so my penis does something weird when I have an erection?
    I get all these little bumps on my penis all over and I know its not a STD cause I never had sex yet. They are all over the shaft but its only when I'm hard and they aren't near my circumsion. What's going on here?

    • ANSWER:
      they sound like fordyce spots
      a common but harmless condition some boys have

      go here to see what they look like
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce_spots

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on penis?
    Is there anything I can do to get rid of these little pimples on my penis? I know they aren't an STD- sometimes they are caused by hair follicles, but sometimes they are on the shaft where there is no hair. Usually they come and go but it takes months for certain ones to go away. Are there any methods to prevent and get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      If they are Fordyces Spots (look it up in Wikipedia, there are some photos, and loads of information), then there isn't much you can do.
      Since they are completely harmless, there's no real need to do anything about them.

  30. QUESTION:
    What should you do if you have genital warts?
    Signs, symptoms, what causes it, how does it look like, and what if it bleeds

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts pictures
      Please click on the image you would like to view

      Genital warts on the vaginaGenital warts on the penisThese pictures are intended to give information for educational purposes and are not a replacement for medical diagnosis. If you are worried you might have an STD it is essential to seek medical advice, even if your symptoms do not look like these pictures. See more STD pictures
      If symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice pinkish/white small lumps or larger cauliflower-shaped lumps on the genital area. Genital warts can appear on or around the penis, the scrotum, the thighs or the anus. In women genital warts can develop around the vulva or inside the vagina and on the cervix. If a woman has warts on her cervix, this may cause slight bleeding or, very rarely, an unusual coloured vaginal discharge. Warts may occur singly or in groups. The warts may itch, but they are usually painless. Sometimes genital warts can be difficult to spot. In severe cases, it is possible for genital warts to spread from the genitals to the area around the anus, even if anal intercourse has not occurred.

      Occasionally, people can confuse skin problems caused by other STDs (such as genital herpes, syphilis or molluscum) with genital warts. Other people may become very worried because they mistake perfectly normal and non-infectious lumps and bumps for genital warts. Conditions that may be confused with genital warts include:

      Pearly penile papules - small white or skin-coloured bumps that, when numerous, appear in a ring around the edge of the head of the penis. More rarely, similar papules may be found on the vulva.
      Angiokeratomas - bright red or purple spots that look a little like blood blisters.
      Sebaceous glands (also known as 'Fordyce spots') - hard white, yellowish or skin-coloured little bumps that may be found all over the skin of the penis and scrotum in men, and the vulva in women. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which keeps the skin healthy.
      Pimples or spots - caused by blocked sebaceous glands. Pimples and spots can form just as easily around the genital area as they do on the face, and may become sore and inflamed in a similar way.

  31. QUESTION:
    What should I do about fordyce spots?
    I have them around the base of my penis and on my testicles what should I do about them?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't really need to do anything, lots of guys have them, and they don't cause any problems.

      There are methods of removing them, but very few guys bother. I've attached a link to some information about them.

  32. QUESTION:
    Hey, are fordyce spots a bad thing on your penis?
    I probably am asking things in too short time but I guess I noticed that I have fordyce spots (Males and females can get them in their private area or penis) and will this make sex more enjoyable for a girl? They are just little hard bumps all over the shaft and I'm scared it might feel weird and hurt.
    For anyone who calls it nasty, grow up a little more thanks.
    And mine aren't that ugly like in the wikipedia, thank god....

    • ANSWER:
      they cause no harm and don't effect any sex
      lots of boys have them
      mine went away on their own
      yes girls can also have them

  33. QUESTION:
    Can fordyce's spots on penis and scrotum be itchy?
    I know I have fordyce's spots but do they cause itchiness or is it just normal to be itchy down there occasionally

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes. they shouldnt always be though

  34. QUESTION:
    What are these spots on my penis?
    I'm a 13 year old male who is not sexully active but do masturbate.
    These spots are very small and do not itch or anything they show up on my shaft and balls but notthe head what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Well your question isn't helpful
      but they might be Fordyce's spots

      Most men have them
      you are growing up.

      Not caused by masturbation, they are grease glands
      Click this link

      http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spots

      +

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps inside my lower lip and around the inside of my mouth?
    They don't hurt and are just there in large numbers. The larger ones are a little white and there are more tirades the corners of my mouth. What are they?
    I've had them for a long time so they arent herpes

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Fordyce spots but I am NOT a doctor so I can't be sure. They can be caused by oily skin. So, basically what they tell you do is just scrub your face and use alcohol wipes to dry out your skin. Best bet is to go to your dermatologist and see what they can prescribe for you. If it is what I say it is, it's not big deal, nothing to worry about, just extremely annoying.

      By the way, don't listen to idiots that tell you it's herpes, I'm sure you'd know of you had herpes around your mouth, I mean that's quite noticeable, is it not?

      Hope I helped you, hun :)

  36. QUESTION:
    When you start pubic hair does it look like pimple then starts hair?
    Yeah I started puberty and my penis has like pimples but they have like little hairs (cleary white) growing out? Is it pubic hair?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need to go to the doctor. Some us do have hair that goes a little up the shaft, but not too far. Yes, hair follicles are more noticeable in the genital region because the skin is thinner. It is likely that what you're seeing is just pubic hair starting to grow.

      However, if it's not pubic hairs, it is probably Fordyce spots. They can sometimes look like hair follicles. This condition is completely normal and a lot of us have it. It doesn't hurt you or cause you problems in any way. Check out this link and I think it'll make you more comfortable with this.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce_spots

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you tell your first girlfriend you are inexperienced?
    I am 20 year old male that has never ever had a girlfriend till now. Just a month ago I started liking this girl, and when I told her yesterday she said she liked me back.

    So I plan to have our date soon, and I obviously hope to give the girl a kiss on the cheek or lips, but let's imagine on the second or third date that I need to do one of those "french" kisses, I'll be like "I don't know how" cause I don't.
    How do I tell her I've never had any girlfriends before(should I?) and that I can't kiss.

    And let's fast forward 1-2 months, if the relationship is healthy and someone brings up sex(usually it's the guy), how do you tell the girl you can't do it because:
    1)You have Phimosis, and at this age it's treatable only with surgery, where the recuperation period is roughly 4 or more full of pain weeks.
    2)You have Fordyce Spots, which although are not dangerous,contagious or some kind of STD, it's tough to explain what it is without the partner freaking out.
    3)Size, I am pretty conscious about the size of my penis, it being(since age 14;now I am 20) only 12-13CM which is 4.72/5.11 inches

    Nothing's happened yet with this girl, but I rather be prepared.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a ton of Bumps on the tip of my penis head what are they?
    On the skin that goes over top of my penis head there are about 50 bumps that are like fordyce spots but more condensed they cause no pain but im somewhat embarrassed to have sexual relations because of this is it something i should worry about?

    (Un circumcised)

    • ANSWER:
      pearly penile papules maybe

  39. QUESTION:
    what is the pimple like spot on the skin of my penis?
    i have looked a little into it and i know its not herpes or genital warts as its been there for a few months now and causes no irritation. its one singular zit like spot with a red base and is pearly white on top.its on the skin of my penis.

    • ANSWER:
      It's nothing, can't remember the name for it. If I think of the name later I will add it. Google Fordyce spots and molluscum contagoisum, probabbly one or the other.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the natural TREATMENT for Fordyce Spots?
    or any medicine or pills to cure this...

    i have Fordyce Spots on my upper lip...its not really noticeable but
    it really makes me feel down or depress...i feel so unattractive...

    please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce Spots on Lips Treatment

      Fordyce spot or Fordyce granule can appear on various parts of the body including the lips. Fordyce spots are small and painless white bump. Fordyce spot on lips is neither contagious nor harmful skin condition, but it is a common dermatological problem. Here are some tips and treatment options for Fordyce spots on lips.

      As mentioned earlier, these types of spots are harmless therefore; you can leave them untreated, as they may disappear on their own. But, if you want to remove these spots then follow some commonly used treatments for Fordyce spots on lips.

      Tretinoin Cream or Gel

      Tretinoin Cream is one of the most commonly used treatments for Fordyce spots.
      Apply it on a daily basis to get rid of Fordyce spots.

      Chemical Peels

      Chemical peel such as TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) can be used to treat this condition.
      This treatment is used to peel off the skin.
      You are advised to use a good quality moisturizer on a regular basis, as peeling makes the skin of the lips extremely sensitive.

      Cryosurgery

      Under this treatment option, extreme cold temperature is used to destroy the bumps. It does not cause much pain and scarring.

      Some Other Treatment Options

      Vaporizing laser treatments

      Pulse dye lasers treatment

      Natural Treatment for Fordyce Spots on Lips

      You can also use different natural methods for Fordyce's spots treatment. Here are some tips on how to treatment Fordyce spots naturally.

      Try to make a healthy diet menu that consists of good amount of folic acid, Vitamins B Complex, A, C, D, E and K.
      Try to follow a good oral hygiene habits.
      Garlic is also beneficial in the treatment of Fordyce spots. It helps to kill any bacteria in the bloodstream and the mouth.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can masturbation cause white spots on penis or Fordyce spots or over active sebacious glands?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The only side effects are stress relief, a larger penis, and better performance in bed. It is totally normal and healthy as long as it is not your sole sexual outlet unless your a teenager. Once your ready to have sex with someone consentually, use acondom and remember, if you nut in her there is a good chance you can get her pregnant. Do yourself a favor and nut on her, not in her.

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of fordyce spots on lips?
    OK, its not as bad as people describe them on the internet and i hardly get'em. Therese not many of them and they are only on my top lip on the left. i just wanted to know HOW TO GET RID OF THEM AND WHAT CAUSES THEM TO APPEAR. thanks for your help :)

    • ANSWER:
      vaseline

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it good to masturbate if u might have Fordyce spots? And if u masturbate too much would it afect the growof?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots have nothing to do
      with masturbation
      they are caused by testosterone and
      fat deposits in the hair lube glands
      80% of men have them
      and they may serve a purpose
      in giving the penis more grip in the vagina.

      Masturbation is healthy
      it does not cause spots, pimples
      or affect your growth in any negative way.

      M

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Fordyce Spots ?
    Hello, My names Noah im 14 going into grade 9 and i am positive that i have fordcye spots on my penis iv had them since grade 7 any ideas on how to get rid of em thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Were pritty much fucked i had da same shit at your age best bet is a razer or lazer creams and shit like that dont and wont work as i got older i got ummm on my upper Lipe to im 24 now and they still havent went away cause they dont and they wont lol

  45. QUESTION:
    I have weird pimple like bumps on my penis that wont go away. what might be the cause?
    I have had no sexual contact. (Vaginal or Oral)

    I have not kissed anyone as well.

    • ANSWER:
      What color are they and how big. You really need more detail but here’s a shot:
      If they are white then in many cases white small bumps are nothing to worry about. There are several different types of small white bumps that will naturally appear such as fordyce’s spots and sebaceous prominences that are quite harmless and very common. If they are bright white and appear to be ON the skin and not UNDER it then it could be an issue related to yeast or other skin problem and you need to wash it more.
      If they are whitish with a darker spot at one end they would likely be blackheads similar to what people get on their face.
      If it’s red bumps and they are itchy then it is likely jock itch.
      There’s a ton of possibilities but those are the most common. As always it’s not a bad idea to ask your doctor.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have Fordyces spots on my penis - but will they go away?
    I am going through puberty and researched them, but can't seem to find if they will go away or if there is a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Not to worry James, fordyce spots are fairly common. Most guys (myself included) get them in their early teens and most will go away on their own by the time you reach about 20. Some guys do have them for life tho.
      They are NOT contagious and don't cause and harm. They shouldn't cause you any discomfort or pain or itching. The only way to get rid of them medically is thru a laser treatment that is very expensive and painful. Insurance will not cover it because it is concidered a cosmetic procedure.

      I know this probably wasn't the answer you were looking for, but hang in there. Even if you are sexually active, most partners (female or male) would never even notice them.

      Good luck!! Hope this helps you a bit man. Feel free to ask any questions you may have...

  47. QUESTION:
    Why do i have little white spots on my peanus >?
    ok i'm fourteen and i am a virgin ..
    and have not had any contact in that area..
    but i have these little white spots on my peanus that kinda
    look like little white heads..(similar to acne .)
    it does not itch or cause any problems but i think its weird that i have this ..
    why do i have this
    and what can i do to stop it ??

    • ANSWER:
      They are almost certainly Fordyce Spots - see the attached link.
      They are harmless, and loads of guys have them, so don't worry.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the small white pimples at the base of my penis?
    I have ALOT of small white pimples on the underside of my penis at the base but they are slowly making there way up and when they are "itched" the become extremely itchy even more, im only 14, HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      They are almost certainly Fordyce's Spots, loads of guys have them.

      They are not dangerous, they don't cause any problems, and almost everyone who has then gets along just fine with them.

      See the attached link for more information about them.

      PS, I have them, and they've never caused me any problems in my 58 years.

  49. QUESTION:
    I have these kind of bumpy spots on my penis, can anyone help with what they are?
    I have little spots over my penis, like bump spots and more like goosebumps but are alway there. Are they supposed to be there? How do i get rid of them? what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Fordyce spots. Check out this link:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce_spots

      They're pretty common, lots of guys have them, and they don't cause any problems.

  50. QUESTION:
    I have noticed spots starting to grow on my penis (I'm 15) I wish to see a doctor but without my parents?
    I am a fifth teen year old boy i have noticed whilst in the shower spots growing on my penis i wash daily and am worried because i am getting more and more! i wish to contact a doctor but do not want my parents to know any help?

    • ANSWER:
      They may be fordyce spots, but if the are on your head, around the ridge, they may also be pearly penile papules. Both are not contagious and are very normal, most guys get them, especially during puberty. Look at these pictures, the first is PPP, the second is fordyce spots.
      http://www.removepearlypenilepapules.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Pearly-Penile-Papules-Picture.jpg
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/examples-of-fordyce-spots/image-of-fordyce-spots.jpg
      Hopefully one of these is what you have. Don't worry, they are both normal and do not cause any problems. They will both go away on their own and are very common for guys to get when they are going thru or starting puberty. They shouldn't itch or be sore. If they are then, go get checked out.
      Most partners won't notice them and if they have been with a guy before (guy or girl) they will know about them.
      Relax and enjoy yourself.

      I hope this helps you some bro. Ask if you have more questions, Good luck!


what are fordyce spots caused by

What Are Fordyce Granules

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Small lump under the skin of upper lip(mouth)surrounded by what looks like the faint edge of a popped blister.
    I am a 17 year old, relatively healthy female.
    I have had it for atleast six months and it has not changed, if I play around with it (suck my lip etc) it becomes enflamed but apart from that isn't painful.
    Any ideas?
    I have fordyce granules in lower and upper lips, it like a slightly bigger one of them. I also such my thumb, so maybe its aggrevated it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a coldsore, but seems to have lasted too long for that. It could be some sort of wart, does this look familiar? http://www.visualdxhealth.com/images/dx/webTeen/commonWart_29485_lg.jpg
      If it's a wart you can get that removed at the doctor's. It might just be a permanent sore from sucking your thumb. I would go to the doctor's because whatever it is I'm sure they can give you a cream, antibiotics, or freeze it off. Good luck :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Small lump under the skin of upper lip(mouth)surrounded by what looks like the faint edge of a popped blister.
    I am a 17 year old, relatively healthy female.
    I have had it for atleast six months and it has not changed, if I play around with it (suck my lip etc) it becomes enflamed but apart from that isn't painful.
    Any ideas?
    I have fordyce granules in lower and upper lips, it like a slightly bigger one of them. I also such my thumb, so maybe its aggrevated it?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds kind of like a kankar sore (however that is spelled!). I get those every 7 months or so, especially becuase of my braces. I know that there are products that you can buy without a prescription at like target or something. You might want to get it confirmed that it actually is one first though. Kankar sores are caused by lycopene; tomatoes, strawberries etc.

      JB LUV FOREVER!! <333

  3. QUESTION:
    How can i tell the difference?
    From herpes to Fordyce Granules?

    • ANSWER:
      you can go here to look but herpes look like little craters.
      http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/opath/Cards/FordycesGranules.html or here to see what Fordyce Granules looks like
      http://dentistry.ouhsc.edu/intranet-Web/ContEd/caseofthemonth/99Aug.html

  4. QUESTION:
    how do you remove Fordyce cysts from your lips?
    A small cluster of white/yellow cysts that are common on the lips and mouth. They are completly harmless but annoying none the less! How can they be removed?

    • ANSWER:
      Fox-Fordyce disease is a chronic blockage of the sweat gland ducts with a secondary, non bacterial inflammatory response to the secretions and cellular debris in the cysts. Hidradenitis is very similar but tends to have a secondary bacterial infection so that pus draining sinuses are formed. It is a very devastating skin disease that does not have universally curative treatments.
      The mainstay treatment is surgical removal of the skin tissue containing affected sweat glands. Irradiation therapy may also be used and antibiotics are used to reduce the inflammatory response.
      No treatment is required for Fordyce granules, except for cosmetic removal of labial lesions. Inflamed glands can be treated topically with clindamycin. When surgically excised, recurrence does not occur. Neoplastic transformation is very rare but has been reported.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps in your inner lips called?
    Hey I was just biting the inside of my mouth right under my bottom lip and there's like circles , they're in the top part too. What are these?

    • ANSWER:
      You may be talking about Fordyce Spots or Granules. I pulled this off the net;

      small, elevated, yellowish areas on the oral mucosa and lips that occur in more than 80% of the population. They are the result of ectopic sebaceous glands and are not considered abnormal.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They aren't infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I have pimples inside my mouth?
    A few weeks ago, I had something that seemed like a pimple inside my mouth, on the side. It popped very easily, and a tiny bit of blood came out. Another one formed on the same side of my mouth, and when I popped it, a tiny bit of white stuff came out. I haven't gotten any since then...

    Is this something I should worry about?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you describing the inside of the cheek? These could be Fordyce granules, but I would definitely have them checked. If they are on the gums they can indicate more serious problems. Good Luck

  7. QUESTION:
    The bumps on the inside of my lower lip?
    I have had these bumps all over the inside of my lower lip, for years now. How do I remove all of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you're talking about Fordyce granules. These are under the surface (not raised up like pimples), and are white & pretty small. There might be so many running together it can look like 1 large whitish area. If you spread your lips part a little, you can see them more clearly.

      If this is what you have, there's no treatment indicated. They form from the same tissue that you have in your skin that lubricates it, except these are non-functional.

      I've enclosed a link that shows them in a little detail, so you can see if it matches what you have. (They can prevalent on the lip, inside the lip, and even occasionally on the gums). In any case, bring them to your dentist's attention at your next checkup and he can accurately diagnose them.

      ***Hope this helps!

  8. QUESTION:
    where is the sebaceous gland located and what is their function?
    also what fluid do they produce?

    • ANSWER:
      (1) Most sebaceous glands are associated with hair, wherever it is present on the body, and secrete SEBUM, an oily fluid.

      (2) Some sebaceous glands are present in non-hairy (glabrous) skin, and secrete sebum into sweat (see below for locations).

      (3) Sebaceous glands called Fordyce's granules, present in 80% of the population adjacent to the lips and cheeks, do not produce any secretory fluid.

      (4) Meimobian glands, a specialized sebaceous gland located at the rim of eyelids, secrete sebum into tears.

      A branched type of acinar gland, sebaceous glands exist in humans throughout the skin except in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

      Sebaceous glands can usually be found in hair-covered areas, where they are connected to hair follicles. The glands deposit sebum on the hairs, and bring it to the skin surface along the hair shaft. The structure consisting of hair, hair follicle, arrector pili muscle, and sebaceous gland is known as a pilosebaceous unit.

      Sebaceous glands are also found in non-haired areas (glabrous skin) of eyelids, penis, labia minora, and nipples. Here, the sebum traverses ducts which terminate in sweat pores on the surface of the skin. Pores range in size from 50 to 80 μm on average.

      The inner surface of the lip and the buccal surface of the cheek can potentially contain ectopic sebaceous glands commonly known as Fordyce's spots or Fordyce granules. These occur as yellowish circular dots that form clusters. 80 percent of the population have Fordyce granules and these sebaceous glands are asymptomatic.

      At the rim of the eyelids, meibomian glands are a specialized form of sebaceous gland. They secrete sebum into the tears coating the eye, to slow evaporation.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have bumps on your lips?
    On my upper lips, when I stretch my mouth or the lips out there are visible bumps underneath the skin, they're kid of white but my lips are pale-ish anyway, they are under the skin for sure. They are not blisters or anything, just tiny bumps, only on my upper lips.
    I have a lip peeling habit, I peel them a lot and I get sores obviously, but I haven't touched my lips in two days as I am trying to get out of the habit, also its been dry aswell.

    Is it normal to have bumps like that underneath the skin or not?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal, and quite common.

      "Fordyce granules are small, whitish or yellow papules that can develop on the genital areas, but also tend to appear commonly on the border of the lips. These granules, which can form as small group cluster, are sebaceous glands that contain no hair follicles. Believed to be present at birth, these bumps begin to grow and become more visible after puberty. Found in approximately 80 to 95 percent of the adult population, fordyce spots are benign, non-contagious and require no treatment, according to DermNet NZ."

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/214836-what-are-the-causes-of-small-white-bumps-on-lips/#ixzz20p5wlFsj

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the natural TREATMENT for Fordyce Spots?
    or any medicine or pills to cure this...

    i have Fordyce Spots on my upper lip...its not really noticeable but
    it really makes me feel down or depress...i feel so unattractive...

    please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce Spots on Lips Treatment

      Fordyce spot or Fordyce granule can appear on various parts of the body including the lips. Fordyce spots are small and painless white bump. Fordyce spot on lips is neither contagious nor harmful skin condition, but it is a common dermatological problem. Here are some tips and treatment options for Fordyce spots on lips.

      As mentioned earlier, these types of spots are harmless therefore; you can leave them untreated, as they may disappear on their own. But, if you want to remove these spots then follow some commonly used treatments for Fordyce spots on lips.

      Tretinoin Cream or Gel

      Tretinoin Cream is one of the most commonly used treatments for Fordyce spots.
      Apply it on a daily basis to get rid of Fordyce spots.

      Chemical Peels

      Chemical peel such as TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) can be used to treat this condition.
      This treatment is used to peel off the skin.
      You are advised to use a good quality moisturizer on a regular basis, as peeling makes the skin of the lips extremely sensitive.

      Cryosurgery

      Under this treatment option, extreme cold temperature is used to destroy the bumps. It does not cause much pain and scarring.

      Some Other Treatment Options

      Vaporizing laser treatments

      Pulse dye lasers treatment

      Natural Treatment for Fordyce Spots on Lips

      You can also use different natural methods for Fordyce's spots treatment. Here are some tips on how to treatment Fordyce spots naturally.

      Try to make a healthy diet menu that consists of good amount of folic acid, Vitamins B Complex, A, C, D, E and K.
      Try to follow a good oral hygiene habits.
      Garlic is also beneficial in the treatment of Fordyce spots. It helps to kill any bacteria in the bloodstream and the mouth.

  11. QUESTION:
    I have little white bumps in my mouth?
    There little painless white bumps (about two or three) and they scare me. There only on my bottom lip in front of my gums. I can feel them with my tongue too. People have told me that there cold sores or canker sores, but they don't hurt at all. What could they be?

    • ANSWER:
      If they were cold sores they would be painful, I think they must be Fordyce Granules. They are not dangerous but you should get them checked out with a dentist.............

  12. QUESTION:
    I feel these tiny little things inside of my lip, what are they?
    I am feeling these little "balls" in my lip, on the side inside my mouth. When I bite them too much my lip gets swollen form that side. When I try squeezing it with my fingers to pop it, it doesn't work, it seems very solid. This has been occurring with my for 5 years, since I was 9 years old. I am really curious as to know what this is and why this occurs. How can I get rid of these things? With what nutrients?

    • ANSWER:
      Google images of "Fordyces Granules" and see if that is what they look like. If it is, then no worries-they are just little extra sebaceous/oil glands that are somewhere they are not supposed to be! People have them all the time and they do not need to be treated. They don't pop, so don't try. Just leave them be! If that isn't is, then see your dentist and they can tell you by looking at them. They are usually a little bit yellowish in color and can be present in very large numbers. They are usually most common on the inside of the mouth at the corners of the lips/cheeks and on the lips where the lip starts to become on the inside.
      Hope that helps!

      Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me what the white patches on my gums are?
    About a month or two ago i noticed I have some white patches on my upper gums. They are painless and feel a little rough. They also go away when I brush my teeth, but return later on. I'm a 17 y/o male
    I do dip on occasion, have been known to smoke, and i drink often. It seems like leukoplakia, but some of the symptoms don't fit
    also i always dip on the bottom part of my mouth, but these patches are on the top

    • ANSWER:
      Probably you have Fordyce's Granules.

      Look on page 4 here: http://books.google.com/books?id=Rak4OnrcMwoC&pg=PA178&lpg=PA178&dq=oral+herpetiform+aphtous+ulceration&source=bl&ots=PG9mDlo4Kc&sig=FbsPnS2_ljiD4g5kQw6DioexD2Y&hl=en&ei=O3FuSsDXNomoMf6IweQC&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7

  14. QUESTION:
    I've got small hard yellowish lumps under the skin on my penis, what are they?
    There's some around the start of the head and some deeper inside near the base. I had hypospadias repairs as a child if that helps.
    They can't be warts cos I've had them all my life.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same as does approximately 1/10 of the population. they are called Fordyce's Spots or Fordyce's Granules... if they are of cosmetic concern then see your doctor but otherwise its probably completely fine!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spot

  15. QUESTION:
    I really need someones answers plz?
    I have this tiny bump on my lower to inner lip. I know all about Fordyce Granules n all and i think this is all it probably is, but this particular one seems to be a bit more noticeable. Just a tiny bit. i cant really see it so much but i do notice it bcuz i can feel it with my tongue and it feels a bit harder than what my other Fordyce granules bumps have been.

    What is this? Truthful answers only plz

    • ANSWER:
      if its in your mouth see a dentist outside your mouth dermatologist

  16. QUESTION:
    What do you think this can be?
    I have little white bumps on my lips, noticed them when applying lipstick, they seem to be under the surface of the skin.
    Thanks Claire, that makes sense unlike some of the answers I have recieved from so called intelligent people.
    No it's not cold sores.

    • ANSWER:
      The Bumps on your lips are called Fordyce's condition. They are small sebaceous (oil) glands which are visible against the pink background of the lip
      especially if you press on them.

      Fordyce's Condition is a rare skin condition not the disease that are due to an overgrowth of the sebaceous glands. The condition is found in almost 90 percent of adult men. They may emerge as single lesions or as symmetrical groups of 50. The spots are 2 to 5 mm in diameter. Surrounding tissue is not influenced by the growth of the lesions. These spots can also appear on women. Fordyce granules arise as rice-like, white or yellow-white, asymptomatic papules of 1-3 mm.

      No treatment is necessary. The spots are a type of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be interrelated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic care only. They are non-infectious and a fully natural presence on the body.

      Although See your doctor as I could be wrong. (without seeing them)

      No Worries Annie, Try to google the condition... it might be more helpful. Any additional help I can give you please let me know!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this normal?
    So if anyone knows about what Fordyce Granules is, tell me: Is it normal for one of those small white bumps to be a little red/inflammed?
    I just turned 19. yet i look 15 or 16 so everybody says
    Im also thinking its not this at all tho, kuz at work i was lifting a heavy box above me and it fell and the corner of it hit my mouth almost knocking my tooth out, i think this could have something to do with it.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is not normal for Fordyce's spots to be red or inflamed. If you have not been irritating them, please see your urologist to make sure that you haven't developed an infection or suffered some trauma of which you are unaware. In the meantime, keep the area clean and you can try applying some neosporin ointment or cream to relieve the inflammation.

  18. QUESTION:
    is it normal to have something like this..?
    on my foreskin. im 13 and i have these on my foreskin. the very tip of the foreskin that covers the glands, it only shows when i stretch it and it looks :(
    http://www.doctorspiller.com/fordyce_granules.htm

    • ANSWER:
      most guys have them

  19. QUESTION:
    Can Fordyce Granules Occur on the inner lip?

    • ANSWER:
      It is usually found the penis or vagina,but can occur on the lips.It is not contagious though.People usually seek treatment b/cc they think it is a sexually transmitted disease which it is not.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are fordyce granules seen on lips?

    • ANSWER:
      Small little white bumps on the lips, not caused by anything, it's just you. Chronic problem and no real cure, will not harm you. Most people will never even notice them on you. If you worry about them, get one biopsied to make sure that is actually a fordyce granule. The normally do not grow larger than a speck although I have seen them larger and then you can get them excised.

  21. QUESTION:
    My gums hurt the past 2 days, red, white spot?
    They hurt now even more than they did the past couple days. I have a dentist appointment for monday. But they hurt a ton right now, very red mainly on the bottom lower gum, and there is now a white spot on the right side

    • ANSWER:
      Salivary gland inflammation can sometimes cause white spots on gums. The gums may also appear reddish and inflamed. Another cause is the development of bony growths in the jaw. The gums are not actually white, but they appear to be because of the protrusion of bone. Fordyce granules, small whitish spots known to appear on mucus membranes in some people, also tobaco use and allergic reactions can cause white spots.

  22. QUESTION:
    Question about FORDYCE'S GRANULES? 10 Points!!?
    I'm a Dental Hygiene student who's doing a project on Fordyce's Granules. For one of my questions I have to decide if they are symmetrical or asymmetrical and I'm having a very hard time finding information on this. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this?

    Also, I need to know if they are well demarcated, regular, or irregular?

    Thanks for your help! 10 points to the best answer!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting that you are doing a project on FGs. I'm a dentist and would say that they are pretty symmetrical shaped, have an asymmetrical distribution (say from right/left sides of the mouth), have well demarcated borders, and have an irregular pattern or distribution (if that's what you meant by regular or irregular).

      On the other hand, I will admit I don't pay much attention to them since they are in general asymptomatic and aren't considered a precursor to any more serious conditions.

      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    What do you think it could be?
    okay so recently i've had a lil irritation in the vaginal area. i'm pretty sure it all started last week when i spent the night at my boyfriends house and we had sex, and i didn't shower until i came home at like 1 pm the next day. it's not seriously irritating, ive just notice a little irritation. today i noticed clusters of little bumps around the opening of my vagina, i kno you can get fordyce granules bumps down there cause ihave the on my labia but i can't remember if the ones by the opening of my vagina have always been there. i kno it's not an std because both me and my partner got checked a couple months ago and we were both clean and we haven't been with anyone but each other, and we got tested for every possible std imaginable so i'm not worried about it being an std. do you think it's maybe like arash or something from now washing after i had sex or what? i'm making an appointment for my doctors next week. it doesn't itch, its just slightly irritating but nothing serious. oh and the week before that, i wore had bathing suit that had chlorine on it all day long.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Small, hard bumps on lips?
    A few days ago I woke up and noticed that I had some small bumps on my lips. At first I thought they might be acne, since some were located on the edge of my lips, but apparently that's not the case. I now have about 15-20 small, hard bumps. Most are located on my upper lip, and some are on the bottom. Sometimes they itch, but it's bearable. They aren't really noticeable to other people since they are the same color as my lips, they're not yellow or white or anything, but they are really annoying me, and I can't kiss my boyfriend. I tried researching this, and the closest thing I could find was Fordyce Granules, but I'm not sure if that is correct, since articles online said that Fordyce Granules are yellowish in color. I also use chapstick a lot, if that helps at all. If anybody knows what this could be, and any cure to it, it would be greatly appreciated, I feel like I am about to claw my lips off.

    Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Is pigmentation common in dentistry?
    I had my mouth checked, and the dentist said I had some pigmentation or white speckles inside. Is that common?

    • ANSWER:
      He may be talking about Fordyce granules found on the inside of your cheeks. It is not harmful even though it is not common. Other pigmentation can be in your gums from melanin.

  26. QUESTION:
    I get bumps inside my mouth ?
    I can't explain it fully but I'll try. It's these little round bumps I get in my mouth in certain areas like the skin on my cheeks, they are the same color as the inside of my mouth, but they pop like zits? But clear fluid comes out. (It's not some weird crap like an std or anything) They don't hurt, they just come and go occasionally.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like Fordyce's spots/granules. Basically it's just one of the possible manifestations of the sebaceous (oil) glands in the mouth (and sometimes on the genitals!). If you've ever had "whiteheads" on your face, then this is a similar thing, except in the oral mucosa. Don't worry, it's completely benign. You can read about them here:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spot

      Hope this helps :)

  27. QUESTION:
    hey i have a question on mens health?
    hey i have a question about my private part...... i looked down there this morning and i saw white dots is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      i think you hav FORDYCE's SPOTS (or granules)

      this often appears to the different parts of the body and may also appear in the genital parts..

      it is actually normal and is nothing to be worried about since its just caused by ectopic sebaceous glands..

  28. QUESTION:
    Very small fine bumps on gums?
    I have very small fine bumps on my gums in the front top row they don't hurt or itch and they are not puss heads or sores just bumps. What's is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce granules.

      They are produced by ectopic sebaceous glands that exist on the lips and in the mouth. Fordyce spots are small white bumps that appear on different areas of the body where sebaceous glands exist. Basically the granules are the same type of condition but exist in the mouth region. These areas can go untreated and should not cause any strong concerns. It is considered normal and is believed that as many as 80% of adults have these granules.

  29. QUESTION:
    White headed zits on my wang?
    Alright, I get white-headed zits on either my balls or near the ball area of my shaft. they don't hurt, what do I got doc?
    Will they stop appearing eventually?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots, or Fordyce granules are small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands, not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case. They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.

      These are purely cosmetic in appearance. They can be removed with laser surgery, but this can be dangerous.

  30. QUESTION:
    fordyce spots or cold sores?
    Okay, so i was playing basketball the other day and i busted my lip open. I have to pretty large cuts on my lips and now i look in the mirror and i have tiny white dots every where but they arn't raised or anything. I'm 100% sure they weren't there before the cut. I also do get cold sores and my lip have been chapped due to the cuts on my lips. Do you think they are fordyce spots or cold sores? also there is no irritation or pain

    • ANSWER:
      give it 2 weeks. if they go away, they are most likely ulcers. if they don't, most likely fordyce granules.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it normal?
    For Fordyce's Granules to sometimes cause a tiny bit of pain here n there?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh sure, that's normal.

  32. QUESTION:
    can fordyce spots grow on mouth gums?
    is there any way to get rid of them??
    or can they be ulcers??

    • ANSWER:
      in the first stage they are like Small wight granules and u can get rid of them and if thy get ulcered so treat them like other ulcers ,, but they may disappear to reappear again or they may not return

  33. QUESTION:
    Fordyce Spots, Help Please!?
    I have fordyce spots on my foreskin and a few on the underside of my penis and they really dont look that good, so i was wondering how can i either get rid of them or make them less noticeable besides make-up and laser treatmeant. any help will be much appreciated.

    And please don't say "you cant get rid of them" or "they are totally normal, don't worry" because i have heard all this before but i have heard there are ways to make them look better and some people say you can get rid of them.

    Thank you for your help. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spot

      Fordyce's spots, or Fordyce granules are small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands, not to be confused with pearly penile papules.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a totally natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case. They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.

      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment.~

  34. QUESTION:
    Fordyce spots on my penis?
    Ladies,I am extremely worried as I am getting close to the stage where I am doing things with my girlfriend and I have fordyce spots on the underside of my penis.They are very small and maybe I notice them more than anyone else will?I like her so much and am really worried she will go off me when she sees.Would it bother you if a guy had a couple of white dots,every penis is different right?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      fordce granules are nothing to be concerned about. they are very very very common. they are also in the mouth and near the lips and truth be told, girls have them too. Who knows how different we all are. Don't worry for nothing. She will probably never even no the difference. if she does mention it, just say yeah, they are for extra sensation. lol!

  35. QUESTION:
    White Unraised Spots on Lips?
    Hello everybody,

    I have several small white spots in the top center of my upper lip. These spots are not raised, they are not due to any STD, and I can't even feel that they are there. I think I've had them for several months. Below is a link to a picture.

    http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w527/Dillon112244/12c7b1dd-3e55-469a-afbf-f82b0aba162f_zps5e6c5599.jpg

    Does anyone know what these spots are and if there is a way to get rid of them. I do not believe they are Fordyce spots, but am unsure. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Causes

      Fordyce spots, or Fordyce granules, are one possible cause of white bumps on the lips. These are visible sebaceous, or skin oil, glands without hair follicles that may appear on the lips or the genitals. Up to 95 percent of adults have these spots, according to DermNet NZ, a website from the New Zealand Dermatological Society. Another cause is herpes labialis, an infection of the herpes simplex virus on the lips, which causes cold sores. In the United States, most people over age 20 have contracted this virus, notes MedlinePlus, the website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

  36. QUESTION:
    Did I get mouth cancer?
    Just this night, I used 5 things of snus(chewing tabocco) within the past 12 hours. I put them all in my upper lip and now in my upper lip I can feel little bumps. You can see the bumps, they are very small like the size of a pencil tip. Also, you can sort of see a line where the snus was put at. When I used them I also pressed it down on my gum, and it burned badly, but I noticed the effects came quicker. Ive used about 2 cans of chewing tobocco in the past, but somehow never got addicted. Also, on my lower lip that I used in the past, the same exact thing is there exept you can see veins, and it is thick. Im not sure how long this has been there on the lower lip. The rest of my mouth looks fine. I think this may just be fordyce's granules, but i just want to be sure.

    • ANSWER:
      You irritated your mouth, that's all, it's a warning sign to stop, it would be a good idea.

  37. QUESTION:
    Weird things going on with my lips?
    Okay, so more changes to my situation!

    My lips have a tiny blister looking bump on the bottom lip but up on the moist part more. In the corners (but only when i open my mouth) i can see a cluster of white dots.

    The weird thing is--none of these are painful or anything! and i wouldn't even notice them if i hadn't been looking close.

    As well to the lips i have a painful bump thats been on my gum but only hurts when pressure is put on it.

    help, what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Your cluster of white-ish dots could be something as simple as ectopic sebaceous glands called Fordyce granules. They are common
      Take a picture of the gum bump and post it

  38. QUESTION:
    can you get rid of fordyce's spots?

    • ANSWER:
      Not really---actually, you may be referring to Fordyce spots that are on the scrotum ...these can be surgically removed.
      If you're referring to Fordyce granules, which are on the inside of the cheek, these are minor salivary glands and cannot be removed.

  39. QUESTION:
    why is it yellow around my upper lip ?

    is it normal for a teenage girl 13

    • ANSWER:
      It depends what your talking about. Some people have misplaced sebaceous (sweat) glands. These are called fordyce granules and are very common. Best thing to do is ask your dentist but if you google fordyce granules in images it will give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

  40. QUESTION:
    swollen fordyce spot?
    so yeah i woke up this morning and realized that one of my fordyce spots on my penis were swollen. it hurts to the touch and the skin around it is very irritated. it might be an ingrown hair in the region, but the granule itself is a lot bigger than it should be.

    is this something that will just go away?
    btw im a virgin so its not an std

    • ANSWER:
      ya it should go away. but you might also want to talk with a doctor if it doesn't within the next few days or a week.

  41. QUESTION:
    White bumps on the labia?
    I'm 17, and I've had little white bumps on my labia for years and years (since before I became sexually active). They are all over it, and kind of look like pimples to me. There is a small amount of pus if they are squeezed, but otherwise don't cause me any pain or discomfort (only embarrassment). I'm just wondering what they are and if there is any way to make them go away.

    • ANSWER:
      The could very well be just pimples. You can get pimples anywhere on your body. Next time you go to the doctor please bring this up to him/her so that it could be diagnosed and will help explain whatever it is, and any treatment to help.

      They can also be Fordyce granules or spots. The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not associated with any disease so are only of cosmetic concern. The condition is not contagious.

      So, please ask your doctor about it, and don't be embarrassed. They heard and seen it all. A doctor has to actually "see" the bumps to give an accurate diagnosis.

      Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    i don't have acne but my sebaceous gland are very sore and inflamed,why?
    what caused painful sebaceous gland on lips?

    • ANSWER:
      IT IS NOT TRUE THAT SEBACEOUS GLANDS ARE NOT PRESENT AS SAID BY PERSON ABOVE ME PL. NOTE............ Fordyce granules are sebaceous glands that are located in the vermilion zone of the lips and the oral mucosa. Historically, these sebaceous glands have been considered ectopic[MEANING: they don't belong there]; however, because they are such a common clinical finding in the oral cavity, Fordyce granules should be regarded as a variation of normal anatomy.

  43. QUESTION:
    swollen fordyce spot?
    so yeah i woke up this morning and realized that one of my fordyce spots on my penis were swollen.

    it hurts to the touch and the skin around it is very irritated. it might be an ingrown hair in the region, but the granule itself is a lot bigger than it should be and goes pretty deep into the skin.

    its def not an std since i am a virgin.

    its pretty red, i duno if its an ingrown hair or what, because i did nothing to irritate it (pop it ect) unless it got infected while i slept.

    i rubbed some neosporin cream on it, is this anything to be concerned over?

    is this something that will just go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure its nothing to be worried about. If it gets serious I would consult a doctor, leave it alone for a few days and it will go down.

  44. QUESTION:
    small bumps inside of mouth?
    I have been sick for about 2 weeks and have developed small red bumps behind my lip they dont hurt at all they are just annoying. any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      THey could be inflamed salivary or mucous glands. Oral mucosa has hundreds to thousands of glands that secrete fluid to keep the mucosa moist. If they get inflamed they can swell and look like little bumps on the mouth tissue . It should resolve as you heal.
      I just remember what they are called. Fordyce Granules
      http://www.zhub.com/pathology/listings/31.html
      and other sites.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are fordyce's spots?
    My boyfriend has this. I know they're not stds, but then what are they? Can they be removed? Since they're on the skin, do they make susceptibility to std higher? How common are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots, or Fordyce granules are small, painless, raised, white or pale spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands, not to be confused with pearly penile papules.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a totally natural occurrence on the body. They are not caused by sexual activity nor can they be transmitted. They do not increase your risk for an STD.

      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser, or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment.

      Hope this puts your mind at ease

  46. QUESTION:
    red spots near bottom of penis?
    Hey i was just wondering i have lots of white spots called forcdl spots or something and theyre fine but near the bottom of my penis like just by my ballsack their is like these little kinda red things they almost look like holes where pubes come through, they dont look like spots they look more like a red pen has been dotted their but they are only small and they are only at the very bottom not anywhere in the middle or top.

    i'm 14 too and a virgin i havent done anything with girls.

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots, or Fordyce granules are small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce.[1] On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands,[2] not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.[3]

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case.[4] They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it

  47. QUESTION:
    little white spots on my penis?
    hi on my penis i have little white spots all alond the shaft etc

    what are they and can i get rid of them?

    please help thanks!
    i havnt started pubity yet????

    • ANSWER:
      Does sound a lot like fordyce's granules, Nothing to worry about, lots of guys have them, apparently. Myself included, Go to the wikipedia page and check with the pictures on there.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce%27s_spot

      Fordyce's spots (also known as "Angiokeratoma of the scrotum","Fordyce's spot" and "Fordyce granules") are small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands, not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case. They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.

      Hope this helps

  48. QUESTION:
    Around my lips there are blemmishes/white spots I can't get rid of..?
    I have these blemishes and spots that I can't get rid of around my lips - people tell me hair grows out of them but when I squeeze them they are like pimples.. and they spread across my lips too. Sorry if this doesn't sound too eloquent! It's a problem I've had for so long and I'd just like to be rid of this once and for all.

    • ANSWER:
      because I have not seen a picture of it... and am going to make an educated guess....

      fordyce granules?

      Look up the pictures on Google or something and let me know if that is what it is. If it is, it's a sebaceous gland thing and pretty normal.

  49. QUESTION:
    weird bumps on my penis?
    I have many weird bumps all over my penis on the outside skin on the "sac" and "shaft". they are white colour and can almost pop like some sort of large zit thing. not all pop only a random few which i have no idea why these are here. what is wrong with my penis. there is no soreness or itchiness or any discomfort at all. im just a little insecure about these bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots, or Fordyce granules are small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson glands, not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland, and are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are non-infectious and a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case. They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.

      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment.

      There are anecdotal reports that the spots can be reduced in size by following a low-carb dairy-free diet. Sebaceous glands are sensitive to diet-induced insulin spikes, and ensuing hormonal cascades, thus a diet that limits insulin production may allow the spots to shrink in size. There are studies showing carbohydrate-restriction can reduce acne, another disorder involving enlarged and over-active sebum glands. Inclusion of cod liver oil in the diet is another approach that's been suggested, however this has not been clinically tested. Cod liver oil contains retinol, vitamin D, and omega 3 fatty acids, substances that may help regulate sebocyte differentiation and reduce inflammation.

      Dark brown or purple spots on the scrotum, shaft, and head characterized by a rough texture can be treated with salicylic acid, benzol peroxide, green tea masks, and other acne lotions. It is believed that the drying out effect of these topical creams reduces the appearance of the spots. Though the fordyce will remain, using treatments such as these can eliminate the dark brown appearance of the spots.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fordyce.jpg

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fordyces_spot_closeup.jpg

      good luck dude!

  50. QUESTION:
    weird ulcers inside mouth...help?
    so, i have this breakout of little white bumps (like small whiteheads) on the inside of my mouth on my cheek. I am a little worried about oral cancer but i am 20 years old and rarely smoke, nor chew tobacco. It might be allergic reaction but i do not know if you can get an allergic reaction in your mouth. The white spots are like in a circular shape like the size of a penny. any ideas what this rash or little whitespots could be?

    • ANSWER:
      They sound like fordyce granules. They are sebaceous glands (produce oil) that generally show up on the cheeks and lips (inside the mouth not outside). They are completely harmless, and you probably have had them for a while, but never noticed.

      HOWEVER, go to a dentist to check them out. It is impossible to diagnose something like this without seeing them. I would also recommend a google or yahoo image search for fordyce granules.

      PS I am a dentist


what are fordyce granules

Pictures Of Vulvar

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do i know if it's a yeast infection?
    All the websites i look at say yeast infections have vaginal discharge. But i don't. I have all the other symptoms, is it possible that it is still a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vulvar pruritus is the dominant feature of vulvovaginal candidiasis. Women may also complain of dysuria (typically perceived to be external or vulvar rather than urethral), soreness, irritation, and dyspareunia. There is often little or no discharge; that which is present is typically white and clumpy (curd-like).

      Physical examination often reveals erythema of the vulva and vaginal mucosa and vulvar edema. The discharge is classically described as thick, adherent, and "cottage cheese-like." However, it may also be thin and loose, indistinguishable from the discharge of other types of vaginitis. Some patients, primarily those with C. glabrata infection, have little discharge and often only erythema on vaginal examination [20] . Evidence of excoriation and fissures may be present.

      DIAGNOSIS — The general diagnostic approach to women with vaginal complaints is reviewed separately. (See "Diagnostic approach to women with vaginal discharge or vulvovaginal symptoms").

      Office diagnosis — The vaginal pH is typically 4 to 4.5, which distinguishes candidiasis from trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis (show table 1). The clinical diagnosis should be confirmed by finding the organism on a wet mount of the discharge; adding 10 percent potassium hydroxide destroys the cellular elements and facilitates recognition of budding yeast and hyphae (show picture 1) [21] .

      Microscopy is negative in up to 50 percent of patients with confirmed vulvovaginal candidiasis [10] . Although empiric therapy is often considered in women with typical clinical features, a normal vaginal pH, and no other pathogens visible on microscopy, a culture should be obtained to confirm the diagnosis and avoid empiric therapy. In addition, culture will reveal the species of organism, which will help in choosing the correct antifungal agent. Culture should also be performed in patients with persistent or recurrent symptoms because many of these women have non-albicans infection that is resistant to azoles (see "Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis" below). Sabouraud agar, Nickerson's medium, and Microstix-candida medium perform equally well [22] .

      We do not recommend routine culture as the initial diagnostic test or for all patients because it is costly, delays the time to diagnosis, and may be positive due to asymptomatic colonization (10 to 20 percent of women are colonized with Candida species and other yeasts).

      Substantial efforts have been directed at the development of non-culture based methods for the diagnosis of candidiasis. At this time, none of the antigen rapid detection methods are sufficiently sensitive and specific for clinical use. PCR tests are now available commercially, but offer no proven benefit over culture in symptomatic women [23] .

      Pap smear is positive in 25 percent of patients with culture positive, symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis [22] .

      Self diagnosis — Self-diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis is frequently inaccurate [24,25] . This was illustrated in a study that administered a questionnaire to 600 women to assess their knowledge of the symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, acute cystitis, vaginal trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis after reading classic case scenarios [24] . Only 11 percent of women without a previous diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis made an accurate diagnosis of this infection; women who had had a prior episode were slightly more accurate (35 percent correct), but were likely to use over-the-counter preparations inappropriately to treat other gynecologic conditions that were potentially more serious.

      In another report, the actual diagnoses in 95 women who self-diagnosed vulvovaginal candidiasis were: vulvovaginal candidiasis (34 percent), bacterial vaginosis (19 percent), mixed vaginitis (21 percent), normal flora (14 percent), trichomonas vaginitis (2 percent), and other (11 percent) [25] . Women with a previous episode of vulvovaginal candidiasis and those who read the package insert for their over-the-counter medication were not more accurate in making a diagnosis than other women.

      Some consequences of misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy include a delay in correct diagnosis and treatment, wasted monetary expenditure, and precipitation of vulvar dermatitis

  2. QUESTION:
    my dog has a protrusion coming from her vagina. it is pink with no blood evident. any ideas?
    My 9 year old poodle has a protrusion coming from her vagina. It is pink, a little smaller than a grape and there is no blood evident. She does not seem to be in any distress and she is able to urinate normally. Does anyone know what this could be? I am wondering if it could be a prolapsed uterus but I saw a picture on the internet of a cats prolapsed uterus and it loks nothing like this. Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Prolapsed uterus or vagina. Usually occurs in older dogs. Uterine prolapse is the protrusion of the uterus, which is the hollow muscular organ that supports the development of the fetus, through the cervix, the part of the uterus closest to the outside of the body. It is a rare condition in small animal veterinary medicine and is more common in the female cat (queen) than in the female dog (bitch).

      Uterine prolapse can be seen in all breeds and ages of dogs. It usually occurs during or immediately after giving birth, most often after the delivery of the last newborn, but can also be seen following spontaneous abortion.

      General Causes

      # Dystocia (difficult birth)

      # Excessive pulling on retained fetal membranes or the tissue left behind following the passing of a newborn

      # Forced fetal extraction, which is manually removing the newborn from the uterus

      # Excessive straining by the bitch or queen due to inflammation of the uterus (metritis) or a retained placental tissue that is not expelled

      # Idiopathic (unknown cause)

      What to Watch For

      # Protrusion of a tissue mass from the vulva
      # Licking of the vulvar area
      # Abdominal pain
      # Restlessness
      # Vaginal discharge
      # Straining
      # Self mutilation of the hind end
      # Severe bleeding

      Diagnosis

      Baseline tests, to include a complete blood count (CBC), biochemical profile, and urinalysis, are usually within normal limits. Occasionally, in advanced cases or in patients who have infection throughout the body (sepsis), there can be multiple abnormalities that need to be addressed immediately. Your veterinarian may also recommend additional tests:

      # Careful inspection and examination of the area. This will generally reveal a fairly classic appearance of an obvious mass protruding from the vagina.

      # Digital (finger) examination. Your veterinarian may need to diagnose partial prolapse.

      # Vaginoscopy (visual evaluation of the vagina internally with the aid of a scope)

      # Uterine prolapse must be differentiated from vaginal prolapse.

      # A biopsy may be recommended in an older dog in order to rule out the possibility of cancer.

      Treatment

      The objectives in treating uterine prolapse are to return the uterus to its normal position and to prevent or eliminate uterine infection. Whether or not these can be accomplished, depends on the condition of the patient and the integrity of the prolapsed tissue. Immediate hospitalization and intervention is often necessary, either to prevent death (devitalization) of tissue or to treat the problem.

      # Intravenous fluid and electrolyte therapy may be necessary in these patients.

      # Antibiotic therapy should be instituted at once.

      # If the individual is a valuable breeding animal, and the prolapsed tissue appears to be healthy and not devitalized, an attempt can be made to save and replace the uterus, thoroughly cleansing the tissue, and manually replacing it.

      # If the damage is extensive, or this animal will not be bred in the future, there is no doubt that an ovariohysterectomy (spay) is recommended.

      # Occasionally, a partial uterine amputation can be performed, leaving the viable portion of uterus intact, allowing for breeding in the future. This is not recommended in most cases.

      Home Care and Prevention

      Follow all instructions given to you by your veterinarian. Continue antibiotic therapy for the entire recommended time period. If the uterus was replaced and there is full recovery, it may be possible to breed the bitch in the future. The queen has a higher rate of having a litter following a successful uterine prolapse repair than a bitch.

      Ovariohysterectomy is clearly the best preventative. Care should be taken when assisting animals during the birthing process not to be too forceful in removing fetuses or associated fetal tissue.

  3. QUESTION:
    My fiances ex wife informed him that she has HPV. If he was her only sex partner, how did she get it?
    She was his only sex partner until I came in the picture. Does this mean I have HPV and then he had sex with her since we have been together?

    • ANSWER:
      Lyn43,
      The variables in your question are many, and I am sure that you are able to imagine many of them – I regret that there is no direct answer. I am going to suppose that you are referring to genital HPV which is typically transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact. The virus may also spread by touching something that has been contaminated with the virus and then touching the skin, although how often this occurs, if at all, is not known. Human papillomavirus (or HPV for short) is a group of over 100 different types of viruses. They can cause several different diseases, depending on the specific type of HPV, as well as where the infection occurs. Some diseases that HPV can cause include warts (including genital warts), precancerous changes, and cancer. Transmission most often occurs from another person. It is possible for a person to infect themselves, although this is thought to be a rare method of transmission. Genital HPV is not always spread through penetrating sex. Some studies have shown that in female virgins, HPV may be spread through nonpenetrating sexual contact. Almost all cases of genital HPV are spread through vaginal or anal intercourse. In rare cases, it may be spread through oral sex. Between 30 and 40 different types of HPV can be spread through genital contact. Most HPV infections, however, have no signs or symptoms, so most infected people have no idea. Even if the infected person has no symptoms, he or she can transmit HPV to a sexual partner. Transmission of genital HPV appears to be high with a new sex partner. This risk is even higher if the partner has been known for less than eight months and if the partner has been sexually active. All that having been said, as mentioned above there have been many different HPV types described. Some are more often associated with cervical cancer or vulvar cancer while other types are more common with benign epithelial lesions such as condyloma accuminata or venereal warts. Having been exposed to one virus type does not prevent getting infection from another virus type. Exposure to human papilloma virus (HPV) can be measured by testing the blood (serum) for antibodies to the viral capsule or by testing actual tissue such as cells from a Pap smear or tissue from a biopsy for viral DNA fragments. This latter test is known as Viratype. It is more commercially available than the blood antibody testing, but this is a rapidly changing field so you must check as to which tests are locally available.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  4. QUESTION:
    Really random question about this site?
    http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/Military_OBGYN/Textbook/Vulva/VulvaGeneral.htm

    THe page is labeled vulvar disease, but does that mean that those pictures along the right side of the page are pictures of vulvar disease or are they pictures of a healthy one?

    Really random I know. I'm just paranoid about my own health. lol.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Please help gynos i need serious answers vulvar cancer
    I'm crying my eyes out there is a bump on the lip of my vagina about the size of a pea it is not painful but has been there for 3 weeks I haven't told anyone and I'm very afraid im only 13 and ive never ever had sex do I have vulvar cancer please help!!!(it's not my clit and it is whiteish)

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, I looked it up on yahoo images.. although i wish i hadn't. But, from what you described, I think it may be an ingrown hair or a pimple. The pictures I saw, it seemed to be more of a growth than an actual white bump. You might want to look up the pictures and see if any of them resemble what you have. If you are really that worried, tell your mom. Keeping it to yourself isn't going to help this go away. I would see if the white is pus looking to come out, or if it is a growth. No one on yahoo answers is going to be able to diagnose cancer. If it doesn't appear to be a pimple/ingrown hair (might want to look up pictures of those as well), tell your mom so she can set up an appointment for you and have a professional look at it and properly diagnose. Don't be worried just yet. Feel free to email me at peacenlove008@yahoo.com if you have any other questions.

  6. QUESTION:
    do any of you have link to a detailed picture of the vaginal and anal cavities(tunnels)?
    i was just wondering if any of you do cause i need to know about it

    • ANSWER:
      i dont have a detailed pictures of vaginal and anal cavities but i could picture it to you by telling the anatomy so . the vaginal canal is where the baby comes out during the delivery , there are bartholins gland beside the canal which functions to normally lubricate and moisten the vaginal area .above the canal there is the clitoris which protects the urethra , which is the orifice for the urinary tract , these 2 orifices (vagina and urethra) are bieng protected and surrounded by labia minor and labia majora . so the most visible part is the mons veneris which serves as protection for the whole vulvar region .

  7. QUESTION:
    Is the blue waffle thing true?
    Well my guy friends told me what it is and even showed me it (it was gross, I really didn't want to see that DX<). If so what are the chances of a just a normal girl like me to get one?

    • ANSWER:
      If that picture is in fact real, it is probably of someone who suffered from severe vaginal/vulvar trauma (blue is bruising) and infection that was left untreated. It is not even documented as an actual condition, and is usually used as a gross-out/shock picture. Be worried about chlamydia, gonorrhea, pregnancy, and other STDs: they ARE real, and have similarly gross and harmful physical effects. Use condoms.
      But don't concern yourself with "blue waffle" whatever. You would notice something wrong with you way before any infection were to produce an effect like that.

  8. QUESTION:
    Question about Dragonfly anatomy?
    My dragonfly anatomy is not up to par. Do dragonflies have any organs in their tails or are they just used for balance?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they do have many organs in their tails such as anal appendages , ovipositor (Female), vulvar scale (Female), basal plate, stylus , carina ( transverse carina and lateral carina)...etc

      Here are some pictures of anatomy :
      http://goo.gl/obXTu
      http://goo.gl/Ts351

  9. QUESTION:
    Please help me urgent!!! Can't get to the vet until Monday. Pictures Attached!?
    I just bought an 8 month old german shepherd from a breeder. When I got her home I noticed she had a bubble/lump between her back toes. Well its gotten worse it bleeds constantly with puddles of blood and puss all over our floor. Now it is smelling of rotting flesh.... anyone have a clue what this is? She has an appt. with our vet on Monday... it was the fastest he could get her in... should I take her to the hospital. I'm so worried.... also she has this gray discharge coming out of her private area... it doesn't look like she is going into heat. Can anyone help?
    Here are some pictures of it.
    http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn371/ross4545/Picture140.jpg
    http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn371/ross4545/Picture139.jpg
    PLEASE HELP....
    Her water intake has not changed. I've only had her for three days. She eats just as much but again for not having her that long I am not sure what her normal eating and drinking habits are. She is licking the thing on her foot a lot and my other dogs are also trying to lick it...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I'd be more worried about the vulva discharge than the foot. The mass- like thing looks like an "inter-digital cyst" which most likely will have to be removed. ( assuming that's what it is; it looks like it to me though.)
      Sometimes these things will go "down" with soaking, compressing, and antibiotics alone.
      But other times they need to be removed surgically.

      It still would be ideal to get her in to the vet before Monday, IMO.
      Does she have a fever? Eating well? Diarrhea? Water consumption normal or increased?
      I would think that if you told the receptionist that you had an unspayed female with vulvar discharge and she wasn't in heat; and had a big infected foot ( slight exaggeration but whatever gets you in!); they'd find a way to get you in!
      Esp. if she has any of the above signs that I mentioned.

      Good luck!
      M.C.

      ( P.S.)
      You can help her foot "for NOW" by soaking it in a lukewarm bath of diluted betadine solution . Dilute it to a "weak tea" color and have her stand in it for 15 minutes a few times a day. But do get her in , asap.

  10. QUESTION:
    Have you heard of/had cytolitic vaginosis?
    It's sort of the opposite of an yeast infection - when your vaginal Ph is too acidic. I think it's an overgrowth of lactobacilli. How would you prevent it?

    • ANSWER:
      This disease is caused by an increase in the number of lactobacilli in women. Patients usually complain of unpleasant sensations such as itching, burning, and also register dyspareunia and external dysuria. In fact, the signs are similar to the clinical picture during vulvovaginal candidiasis. Cytolitic vaginosis can be treated with Beta.Make a solution of 1 cup of water with 1 level teaspoon of bicarb of soda, soak a tampon in it and insert into the vagina& leave inserted overnight and my experience is that the relief is very noticeable by morning.

      The second thing is a low oxalate diet. The Vulvar Pain Foundation in the United States are expert on this and have a web site and a cookbook etc. There is also a website called Rowan's Resources that has the diet details.

  11. QUESTION:
    hpv and fordyce spots...?
    i have hpv. i was diagnosed with it sept. 2006 due to my pap results. i just started noticeing these white dots next to my labia. i looked at the pictures of fordyce spots and that is what it looks like. on here ive been telling ppl that my hpv looked like white caviar. lol but its gotta be fordyce spots. when i went to my gyno to get it checked out, she looked at it and said "yea you have a couple of bumps" and perscribed my aldara. but if she was talking about the fordyce things, she would have said "yea, you have A LOT of bumps" the spots are not raised, but there are some other bumps that are fleshed colored and raised. could she have been talking about them? i also have a couple of the white dots on my upper lip on my mouth. i cant see them unless i stretch my lip.
    Could it be hpv or fordyce?
    I know you cant diagnose me but you could ease my mind untill i talk to doc.

    • ANSWER:
      As you stated there is no way anyone can diagnosis you over the internet....and I don't think anything anyone can say will ease your mind. Your doctor needs to provide you with better information... If this doctor can't see another

      If you are in doubt of your doctor’s diagnosis then ask for one or more of the spots to be biopsies and sent to the lab for identification. One of the main problems in this method is one spot could be fordyce and another be genital HPV.

      It is very common for us to carry more than one HPV type and it is common for genital HPV to include all genital tissue.

      Re the oral or the mouth spots ask your dentist or dermatologist to biopsy the spots. There is also a test your dentist can use to find pre-cancers changes of the mouth.

      Most doctors can recognize genital warts...but some may not know for sure if your bumps are indeed HPV...they are many disorders that can affect the vulva...and cause bumps.
      http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3295.htm

      Molluscum contagiosum is another STI., that causes a pearl like bump.
      MCV may be diagnosed by collecting a specimen from the lesion, placing it onto a slide and staining with a Gram stain which shows changes in infected cells. Diagnosis may be made by collecting a specimen from the lesion and viewing it under an electron microscope. Molluscum contagiosum is often misdiagnosed as genital warts. As you stated there is no way anyone can diagnosis you over the internet....and I don't think anything anyone can say will ease your mind. Your doctor needs to provide you with better information...

      If you are in doubt of your doctor’s diagnosis then ask for one or more of the spots to be biopsies and sent to the lab for identification. One of the main problems in this method is one spot could be fordyce and another be genital HPV.

      It is very common for us to carry more than one HPV type and it is common for genital HPV to include all genital tissue.

      Re the oral or the mouth spots ask your dentist or dermatologist to biopsy the spots. There is also a test your dentist can use to find pre-cancers changes of the mouth.

      Most doctors can recognize genital warts...but some can't...they are many disorders that can affect the vulva...and cause bumps.
      http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3295.htm

      Molluscum contagiosum is another STI., that causes a pearl like bump.
      MCV may be diagnosed by collecting a specimen from the lesion, placing it onto a slide and staining with a Gram stain which shows changes in infected cells. Diagnosis may be made by collecting a specimen from the lesion and viewing it under an electron microscope. Molluscum contagiosum is often misdiagnosed as genital warts. Aldara could be used to treat Molluscum contagiosum.

      http://www.ashastd.org/learn/learn_mc.cfm

      I have cut a from an article that may interest you.

      NORMAL VARIANTS
      Vestibular papillae and Fordyce’s
      spots are normal
      anatomic structures that are
      often mistaken for warts.
      Unlike warts, vestibular papillae
      (vulvar papillomatosis)
      occur near the vaginal vestibule in symmetric clusters
      or in a linear pattern. They often appear as
      monotonous, small, smooth projections that resemble
      cobblestones.
      Fordyce’s spots are actually prominent sebaceous
      glands. They occur on the medial labia minora in most
      premenopausal women.

      (Fordyce’s
      spots), are frequently mistaken
      for—and treated as—
      warts by overzealous clinicians
      misled by a high index
      of suspicion for human papillomavirus.

      http://www.womenshealthpc.com/12_00/pdf/830DermRounds.pdf

      Good luck in finding your answers.

  12. QUESTION:
    Growth on Vagina since birth?
    Ive never knew what it was. I'm 14 and its been there since birth. Its sort of brownish and it KIND OF looks like this: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.after50health.com/images/image120.jpg&imgrefurl=http://organizedwisdom.com/Vulvar_Cancer_Pictures&usg=__GVTTenqhE7xEPiy394o77DnHnPI=&h=188&w=230&sz=9&hl=en&start=85&zoom=1&tbnid=x69Yexp3gR4FvM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=184&ei=JsBqTabTEsiltwen8cDmAg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgrowth%2Bon%2Bvagina%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7ADSA_en%26biw%3D1345%26bih%3D493%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2298&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=623&vpy=195&dur=562&hovh=150&hovw=184&tx=169&ty=112&oei=3b9qTdvFN4ujtgeDl4noAw&page=7&ndsp=14&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:85&biw=1345&bih=493

    Its in the same spot....its not as quite as big as that though.

    what is it? how can i remove it?

    Its just been concerning me now since you know im getting older now and when i meet the the right guy in a few years...

    • ANSWER:
      The right guy won't care about this at all - I'd hope you have enough self-respect not to let anyone down there who would be disrespectful of your genitals.

      If it's been there since birth I would imagine it is a birth mark - did your parents never discuss this with you? Someone would have informed your parents of what this is and what could be done about it. In most cases birth marks like this will be left because as you grow the birth mark will grow so it's best to wait until you're done growing so they have a better idea of what can be done. If something can be done it would be cosmetic and may be tricky as removing a mass like that would require them finding a way to fill the gap so-to-speak, and it would also be quite a big wound open to infection down there.

      Talk to your mom, see what she says about it, and if it really is a major concern for you then talk to your doctor about it too so you can see what your options are if you want it removed - notice I say 'if' there's nothing to say you have to get this removed, as long as it's not a health risk it's no big deal.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is It Valvar Cancer? Or....?
    Is It Possible That I Have Cancer? Im 14 Nd I Have A Lump In My Lower Reigion. I Dont Shave. i Searched Vulvar Cancer Nd That Seems Like A Choice, But It Says That It's Rare Nd Happends To People 45 Or Older. I Also Looked At Pictures Of It On Google And It Seems To Match It Well. The Animated Pictures Tho. I Also Told My Mom About This 2 Years Ago, She Said It Was Normal! Im Just Really Tired Of It Being There! If It Is The Cancer How Do I Askl My Mom To Take Me?! Im Really Scared!!

    • ANSWER:
      Please don't capitalize every word.

      No, you don't have vulvar cancer.

  14. QUESTION:
    What does it mean to have a swelled labia minoris?
    Look, im younger than my account reads. I'm really scared about it. I know vulvar cancer is common in elderly years, but i dont know what to do! im too young to take myself to a doctor, but as gross as it sounds ive gone to medical, PROFESSIONAL, sites that have pictures of "hoo-hoo's" and mine doesnt look the same. many places i've gone to say it can be caused by sex, and i havent everEVER had sex, a virgin, you know. So please, someone help me! In the photos ive seen the labia minoris looks like a lip, but if i stand up, it sticks out of me. Im sorry for all the details, but please, please help me. My right one, HUGE. my left one, not as much. I dont remember when it started, but i know my left one was not swelled in january, 09, but the right one was. someone, please help. I talked to my mother and she said hers sticks out too, but she couldnt remember when it started. between my anus and vaginal opening it bleeds, i think that it caused from wiping to hard? idk. it hurts. please, please, help if i havent said it enough, i cant get help ANYWHERE.
    -marina

    • ANSWER:
      You absolutely MUST get to a doctor. Tell your mother about the pain and the bleeding, not just the size (as size is different in every women and it's normal to have two different sized labias). If you are not getting help from your mom, then please please look up a Planned Parenthood office in your area. Planned Parenthood is run by women (only!) who have seen it all. I am not sure how young you are, but I went to Planned parenthood for the first time at 16 years old. I didn't have to have my parents permission, and they did not contact my parents. They will ask you to fill out an questionnaire, then do a physical exam, and talk to you about your fears, your body and what they think the next step for you will be. If they feel you need tests, they will run what they can or have you see your family doctor if they feel it's necessary and they can't perform the tests.
      It's not choose for your labia to be painful, and it's most definitely not normal to bleed. Please stop surfing the net, and get help for yourself. You only have one life to live and you need to get yourself taken care of immediately!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Someone Please Help Me...?
    I'm not feeling like myself, especially down in my vulva. I'm worried because it looks kind of pale whitish around my hymen and I'm scared because I keep seeing all these pictures of things that can make the skin whitish and it's scaring me.

    I'm going to see my gynocologist on the 30th of this month but I'm breaking down because it's Christmas Eve and then Christmas and then the weekend and there's nowhere I can go and no one to call.

    Can anyone please help me. I'm so scared and feeling like giving up on living because this had been going on for like a month and the last time I saw my gyno for this she said she saw no signs of anything.

    The only thing she ever recommended (because I told it my vulvar skin felt sensitive) was a biopsy but I'm scared to do it. Should I do it? Please someone help. I can't stop crying and it's worrying my boyfriend and my family. Lastly, I don't think it's trichomoniasis cause I was tested for that in October.
    I know I only have 6 more days till I see her. I'm just really scared. Can anyone tell me about vulval skin biopsies?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Please answer!!! Im wonderin cause i dont know!!!!?
    Does all women have a clit on the outside of the vagina or can someone have one on the inside?

    • ANSWER:
      Part of the clitoris is on the inside of the body, the rest is outside.

      A really good book that shows some of the anatomy of the vulvar area is The V Book by Dr. Elizabeth Stewart. The pictures in there are real simple to understand.

      If you are looking for something more technical check out the Atlas to Human Anatomy by Dr. Frank Netter. Your local library may have it, if not check to see if a Medical school library has accessibility available to the public so you can take a look at it in more detail.

      Also check out this site: http://www.the-clitoris.com for more info.

  17. QUESTION:
    I have a Black spot on my Vaginal. is it a Mole or WHat!?
    Okay, so i have this Black Spot on the opening of my vagina. And im a little Worried because ive just gotten over my first yeast infection. So i dont know if thats Normal? or What. Im sexually active, But I have Never had this before, and my partner is STD Free as Well as myself. ive researched it but havnt found much info.. So If anyone can help me out or give me Any information Id REALLY appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      not yeast infection. they dont cause black spots. they cause itchying and burning, and very thick and goes discahrge and what not.

      ur best bet is see a gynichalolosit.

      it may be a wart: Genital warts appear as flesh-toned or gray growths that are raised or flat on, in and around the genitals. They can grow in clusters that resemble cauliflower, or they can appear singularly. http://cervicalcancer.about.com/od/screening/f/genital_warts.htm the pictures dont work tho.

      Vulvar Problems
      http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp088.cfm

  18. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me understand if this is a yeast infection or an std?
    So about a month ago i had sex (with protection) with my boyfriend. I decide to shower and use his soap.. Next day after that i had an uncontrolable itch in my vagina..but it shortly went away so i paid no mind to it.. a month passes by and now it comes back..but now i had a rash on the top opening of my vagina.. and it burns and itches when i pee. I decided to use monistat 1 day treatment..and it clearly says on the directions (insert ovule as far as it will comfortably go) i did just that. and when i inserted it i started leaking small spots of blood.. is it normal?

    • ANSWER:
      What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis?

      Vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis cause symptoms that are nonspecific, which means that aside from the yeast infection, other conditions can cause the identical symptoms. The most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching in the vaginal and/or vulvar area. Other symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and vulvitis include:

      * burning,

      * soreness,

      * pain during intercourse and/or urination, and

      * vaginal discharge. (Vaginal discharge is not always present, but when it occurs, the discharge is odorless and typically has a whitish, thick appearance and texture, like cottage cheese.)
      What is vulvitis?

      Vulvitis is inflammation of the external genital organs of the female (the vulva). The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina (the vestibule of the vagina). An inflammation of the vulva is referred to as vulvitis. Vulvitis, like vaginitis, may be caused by a number of different infections. Because the vulva is also often inflamed when there is inflammation of the vagina, vaginitis is sometimes referred to as vulvovaginitis.

      This is what I found, but I think you need to see a doctor. I say, look at pictures online and see what you can find.


pictures of vulvar

Fox Fordyce Spots

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can you get fordyce spots on your scrotum?
    i have had these little bumps on my penis and on my scrotum. i dont know what they are. they look like fordyce spots but have have these things on my nuts too. can you get fordyce spots on your scrotum?

    • ANSWER:
      FOX-FORDYCE DISEASE

      Fox Fordyce disease is a rare disease. It is characterized by the development of intense itching .

      Clinical Features

      Intense pruritic, small, flesh colored papules occur mainly on the axilla, mamma, umbilicus, perineum, labia and in males on the scrotum.

      The papules may increase in size forming nodules with an empty follicular center.

      Histopathology

      The histopathological feature is characteristic:

      Obstruction of the apocrine duct at the entrance into the follicular wall.

      Inflammatory infiltrate.

      Dilated glands in the dermis.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do Fordyce Spots go away?
    I have fordyces spots on the bottom of my dick. I heard they can be removed with creams but I also heard they can come back worse if you use creams. I also heard with age they go away (i'm 15) how many guys have them...how many girls know what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      They can be treated.

      I found this info on webmd.com:

      Fox Fordyce is an itchy type of skin lesion which can range in size from small papules to cyst sized bumps. They may also be found on the lower abdomen and thighs. Keratin or skin debris clogs the apocrine/sweat glands, thus it is not a bacterial infection which requires antibiotics. It may be treated with a steroid cream or phototherapy.

      I found it under Women's health, not men's.

  3. QUESTION:
    HELP: I have a marble size lump 4 inches deep inside my vagina?
    It just happened recently. I didn't get my period yet (it's a week late) and I've been having sex with my bf without a condom recently. (But I know I'm not pregnant bc I got negative on the test) It's to the side of my vagina but I know it's not a cyst because it doesn't hurt.

    What could it be? >_>

    • ANSWER:
      A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.

      Here's what you need to know:

      Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:

      1. Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.

      2. Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the vagina. They can become very large, like the side of a walnut and are usually noticed because of rapid growth in size and pain. Treatment includes warm sitz baths and incision and drainage if needed.

      Blocked hair follicles, or folliculitis is probably the most common "bump" seen in the genitalia of men and women. The bumps are often irritated and tender. They are infected and may require antibiotics and a large incision and drainage to treat.

      Clogged sweat glands can occur anywhere, including the genitalia. These sweat glands can be infected. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition causes painful clogged sweat glands anywhere on the body that are infected. They leave hard scars. Usually antibiotics and other medications are needed to treat. Fox Fordyce is a condition that causes nontender clogged sweat glands. Treatment includes steroid creams and other more specialized modalities.

      Genital herpes is an STD. It usually causes itchy, burning and painful lesions that often start as a sore spot resembling a bug bite, but progresses over a few days to a blister or group of blisters and then an open ulcer. Treatment includes antiviral medications and pain meds.

      Infection with subtypes 6 or 11 of the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause genital warts. It too is a sexually transmitted disease. These "bumps" have a cauliflower like appearance. They are rough to the touch and can spread. Treatment includes applications of medications to freeze off the lesions or improve the immune system to fight the virus.

      Molluscum contagiosum. This viral infection causes small, fleshy bumps on the vulva with a central indentation. They have a pearly color to them. They usually go away without treatment.

      Skin tags are fleshy irregular shaped growths of normal skin that can occur on the vulva or elsewhere on the body.

      And, there are a multitude of other causes of female genital bumps. While most are minor and require little or limited treatment, others are STDs. Therefore, if you discover a "bump", be sure to get it checked out by your doctor!

  4. QUESTION:
    really scared because of bump on vagina .. what could this be?
    today i was in the shower and i was washing myself , and i noticed this bump on the lip of my vagina . its not very big . maybe the size of my pinky fingernail , or smaller . my fingers are small because i am a 14 year old girl . i am not sexually active , but i do shave my vagina and on my lips . it itches occasionally and i am really worried . what could this be ? please help .

    • ANSWER:
      A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.
      Here's what "YOU" need to know:

      Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:

      1.Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.

      2.Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the vagina. They can become very large, like the side of a walnut and are usually noticed because of rapid growth in size and pain. Treatment includes warm sitz baths and incision and drainage if needed.

      Blocked hair follicles, or folliculitis is probably the most common "bump" seen in the genitalia of men and women. The bumps are often irritated and tender. They are infected and may require antibiotics and a large incision and drainage to treat.

      Clogged sweat glands can occur anywhere, including the genitalia. These sweat glands can be infected. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition causes painful clogged sweat glands anywhere on the body that are infected. They leave hard scars. Usually antibiotics and other medications are needed to treat. Fox Fordyce is a condition that causes nontender clogged sweat glands. Treatment includes steroid creams and other more specialized modalities.

      Genital herpes is an STD. It usually causes itchy, burning and painful lesions that often start as a sore spot resembling a bug bite, but progresses over a few days to a blister or group of blisters and then an open ulcer. Treatment includes antiviral medications and pain meds.

      Infection with subtypes 6 or 11 of the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause genital warts. It too is a sexually transmitted disease. These "bumps" have a cauliflower like appearance. They are rough to the touch and can spread. Treatment includes applications of medications to freeze off the lesions or improve the immune system to fight the virus.

      Molluscum contagiosum. This viral infection causes small, fleshy bumps on the vulva with a central indentation. They have a pearly color to them. They usually go away without treatment.

      Skin tags are fleshy irregular shaped growths of normal skin that can occur on the vulva or elsewhere on the body.

      And, there are a multitude of other causes of female genital bumps. While most are minor and require little or limited treatment, others are STDs. Therefore, if you discover a "bump", be sure to get it checked out by your doctor!


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Fordyce Spots Are They Normal

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it reasonable to apply Retin-A gel on my penis and genital area to treat fordyce spots?
    I have fordyce spots on my penis and my genital area. I recently purchased retin-a gel as I heard this can reduce the size. I saw on the internet someone said they wouldn't use it on their penis so I'm not sure if I should use it.

    • ANSWER:
      Ouch!! That is a pretty irritating chemical, even when used in the correct facial areas, so I'd imagine that you'll have a very irritated penis. In addition, since the fordyce spots are merely normal, but visible oil glands, the retinA won't get rid of them, any way. If they are of major concern to you, you can perhaps convince your dermatologist to use the CO2 laser on them (but I bet he won't do it, because of the risk of scarring.)

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for Sebaceous Prominence and Fordyce spots to disappear?
    I've had both since I was like 14. Always been to embarassed to have sex with any of my girlfriends because I was worried that they might think I have an STD. Went to the doctor a couple months after I noticed it and he told me that it was just Sebaceous Prominence and a lot of people get it. Another doctor said it was Fordyce spots but apparently they are both very similar things. Anyways, I'm 17 now and around about december time I noticed it wasn't as bad. Before, my whole 'package' was covered in it but it seemed to have diminished. I kept checking it regularly and each time I checked the less I could see. About 3 weeks ago I checked and it had gone completely. 3 weeks have passed and there has been no sign of it returning it seems to have just dissapeared. Is this normal? Does it normally dissapear? I'm quite happy it's gone but I'm also worried that it was something worse as my doctor said that Sebaceous Prominence and Fordyce Spots usually stay with people there whole life. Any info on the subject would be of benefit. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You have the luxury to see a doctor about the condition, why didn't you ask him this question?

      Anyway, those spots can go away on its own. Some are more stubborn and may require prescription topical such as tretinoin.

      So yours happen to go away - that's a good thing. although, it doesn't mean it will not come back. You'll have to wait and see. It's gone. Be happy.

  3. QUESTION:
    can i use nose strips to get rid of Fordyce spots?
    i have alot of fordyce spots on my penis and scrotum... is it possible to use nose strips( they rips out blackheads etc) to clear away the spots ? please serious answers.
    they are really bad.. if i cant get rid of them with that solution is there any other way except surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Those strips are only partly helpful for blackheads. Fordyce spots are small bumps on the skin, not in the skin. They are normal and do not need to be removed. Think of them as natural ridges. An improved model.

  4. QUESTION:
    i have what i think is Fordyce spots beside my labia?
    when i masturbate it becomes more noticeable. i am 16 years old.

    do you no of anything i can do to get rid of these fordyce spots? is it normal to have them and at this age??

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce spots, are REALLY Normal at any age its In, 70%- 80% of the worlds Population
      And they aren't Contagious

      http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/uncategorized/how-to-get-rid-of-fordyce-spots/

      Try this site , it has many things that you can use to get rid of this problem

      But me When i get them i just wait for them to go away , but in the process of them going away i apply lip balm or lip gloss on them (i get them on my mouth)

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Fordyce spots?
    Ive asked about the spots and fount out it was Fordyce spots,which they is normal,so how do i get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:
      u cant get rid of them no matter what u do and dont try to pop them

  6. QUESTION:
    do all peaople have fordyce spots on theyre penises, an should there be any on the fore skin?
    ??If not all people have fordyce spots on they're penises how many percent of them have it? and is it normal yo have these on the foreskin?

    • ANSWER:
      not every boys has them not sure of the % but it is normal and you can have them on your foreskin

  7. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of fordyce spots and do girls unlike them?
    so my gf wants to have sex for the first time but we didn't do it allready cuz i didn't want because i have fordyce spots is it normal or? and how can i get rid of them pleaseee

    • ANSWER:
      They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are probably present at birth but become bigger and more visible from about puberty onwards.
      Harmless, usually no treatment required. Women can get them as well.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots on Lips?
    My lips appear light-colored spots, I know there are Fordyce spots on lips, a few of my friends told me that: "a lot of people put their faith in modern medicine, it is pills prepared through chemical route, but they forgot one thing, experience and traditional therapies are also extremely effective and rich.You can learn more about getting rid of Fordyce spots on lips in blog fordycespotsonlips.blogspot.com, I was successful, did you? "

    So the modern methods used to How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots on Lips, What is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots

      (not to be confused with Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (also known as "Angiokeratoma of the scrotum and vulva") are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retro molar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face.
      They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce. On the foreskin they are called Tyson's glands] not to be confused with hirsuties coronae glandis.The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They are not infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body. Men with this condition sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer
      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation have been used with some 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.
      Success varies per patient, but some have found relief from pulsed dye Lasers, a laser normally used to treat sebaceous gland hyperplasia which is similar to Fordyce spots. Treatment with pulsed dye lasers is expensive, but may be less likely to scar than other methods.
      Recently a Professor of plastic surgery in Germany, Professor Norbert Pallua, based in Aachen has pioneered a new method of Fordyce Spot treatment using micro-punch excision. Good cosmetic results were achieved and no recurrence of the Fordyce spots has been reported in 23 patients treated.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to treat Fordyces spot on your penis?
    I wondering an easy way to treat fordyces spot on a penis?

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I know of.

      Most guys have them... they are normal.

      If they are really bad... like... abnormally bad... try a doctor for advice.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can Fordyce spots happen on side of penis?
    It's about 10 of small bumps (colour is the same as my skin). Anyway can Fordyce spots happen on the side of the penis ? Not the head.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, fordyce spots occur all over the penis. they are normal, harmless and will go away. do a wiki search for more info

  11. QUESTION:
    If I get circumsized will it take away my Fordyce Spots?
    I don't want to get circumsized anymore, but if it'll take away my Fordyce Spots then I will...I guess you can say I'm self-conscious about having them, which makes me nervous to do anything sexual.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment recommendations for the appearance of the yellow papules
      There is no treatment needed, but you can apply Tretinoin gel or cream daily to the affected areas. It will reverse the effects over time and prevent it from getting worse. Tretinoin is works best when it is used in combination with alpha hydroxyacid agents. It is normally used to treat acne.
      If the condition persists you can use Accutane. It will reappear when you stop the treatment unless you keep on using Tretinoin gel or cream afterwards. Accutane has several side-effects such as chapped lips, joint and muscle pains, temporary hair thinning, dry skin, itching, intestinal problems, nosebleed, irritation of the eyes, rash, urinary problems, poor night vision, depression, and headaches. Pregnant woman should avoid it. It may also cause damage to the liver. Consult your doctor before you use it.
      TCA chemical peels are sometimes prescribed, but Fordyce’s Condition return as soon as treatment is stopped.
      You can remove it with laser vaporization.
      It is sometimes removed with diathermy or liquid nitrogen freezing.
      Don’t pick or scratch the spots.
      Since Fordyce’s Condition is harmless and appears in most adults, there is no reason to panic. You only need to get treatment for the lesions when they are ugly and cause real embarrassment. It should not interfere with lovemaking because they are painless. Young boys sometimes panic and think they have done something wrong, but a visit to the doctor sets them at ease. It seems that once we know the exact cause for these strange yellow spots, treatment will be in order. It is sometimes confused with other skin diseases. Since the cause is unknown, we cannot recommend a specific diet or vitamin supplements. It is however always good to keep oral hygiene and to eat a balanced diet that includes folic acid, Vitamins C, A, D, E, K and B complex. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to build the immune system. Garlic helps to kill any bacteria in the bloodstream and the mouth, and folic acid is needed for normal metabolism. Proper skin care around the genital areas is important but is not related to the appearance of the spots. Treatment is only needed in severe cases, but the condition normally clears up on its own.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I tell my parents?
    I have this condition on the shaft of my penis called fordyce spots there not infectious or nothing, just hair follicles that have no hair growing out of them. There is a procedure you can take to get them removed but im to scared to tell them about this. I dont usually talk to them about my problems at all but i need to get this procedure to feel better about myself. How do I tell them?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing wrong with you. It is a normal skin condition, and it is common too. Do not get any procedure done to alter yourself, it could do a lot more harm than good. Any woman worth having will take you as you are.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I live with an ugly penis?
    So ever since I was a kid I have been embarrassed of how my penis looks. I recently have become more upset about it, even sort of depressed as pathetic as that sounds.

    First of all I am uncircumcised, which I wouldn't care about except it seems as though my fellow Americans seem to think it is a weird, gross thing to have an intact penis. Plenty of my friends have cracked jokes about uncircumcised penis' being unusual and gross. Same goes for women, they seem to think it is odd, even though no girls I have hooked up with have said anything.

    Secondly, my dick and balls are darker than the rest of my body. When I'm hard it isn't as weird looking but it is definitely noticeable.

    I also have fordyce spots which are like little whitish bumps that are all over my scrotum, the bottom of my shaft, and on the underside of my dick. They look absolutely terrible and there is a lot of them. Doctor says they are normal, and that plenty of people have them, but I have a bad case of them and they contrast with my dark colored penis which looks really fucked up.

    I also have a few very small brown spots that almost look like scars.

    So anyway, with all of these things mixed together, my penis is terrible looking. I am always awfully self conscious in a locker room, or anywhere that anyone could see my tool.

    I have been with plenty of girls and none of them have said anything, but most of the time it was either in a dimly lit room or we were both drunk. I'm sure that if a girl saw it in the light and while sober she would be like "what the fuck is wrong with it??" Lately I am too self conscious to even get close to any girls, and I feel like I will never have a solid relationship and end up alone. It affects me in other aspects of life as well since I am always depressed about it.

    Anyway, I have never told anybody about my fear of my ugly penis, as it is an embarrassing problem to have. I figured it would feel good to write it all down and get others input.

    So, how in the fuck am I supposed to live with this ugly penis of mine??
    I am only 19 and have a long way to go....

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of fordyce's spots?
    I have fordyce's spots (quite many) and i was wondering if there is some way to get rid of em?

    • ANSWER:
      Well where are they? Lips? Exfoliate the lips with a facial scrub using some kind of exfoliater. You can buy one at Walmart. Looks like a mini loofah. Apply jojoba oil throughout the day. A couple times a week, dip a q-tip in apple cider vinegar and roll across the lips. Let dry and repeat several times. The next morning when you exfoliate the lips, you will begin to see the difference. it will take time but they will be greatly diminished. They never go away because they are oil glands but you will make them almost unnoticeable. Just make it a part of your normal routine. If they are on the penis, I don't see why the same procedure wouldn't work but I only have experience with fordyce spots on the lips. Hope this helps.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are those little white spots on the shaft a male penis?
    Since I was about 14 years old I started to notice these white spot on the bottom of the shaft of penis. The spots started to appear almost all the way up to the head. When I get a closer look at it, it looks like tiny strains of hair but over the years nothing grows. Do any other guys out their have this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      they are just fordyce spots
      pretty normal and harmless
      i had them when i was 13-14
      they will go away

      check them out here
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce%27s_spot

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of fordyce spots?
    I have lots of spots on my shaft and up to my foreskin I really neeed to get rid of these and quick!! How do I get rid of them please help!
    Don't care if there harmless I just want to get rid of them. Preferably with out the cure doing further damage

    • ANSWER:
      Since what you have is a normal variant, you'd end up with a shaft full of scars, instead of the spots, were you to attempt to treat these. The best way to get rid of them, however, is with the use of the CO2 laser, but I"d be surprised if you could convince a laser surgeon to do the procedure.

  17. QUESTION:
    i have what i think is Fordyce spots beside my labia?
    its more noticeable when i masturbate.
    is it normal for a 16 year old?
    does anyone know how to fix this problem?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    What does a European person have to be or look like if he/she is to be considered very 'normal'?
    i.e. Caucasian, brown or possibly blond hair (red hair=too rare), brown or blue eyes (green and hazel are too rare), between 5 foot 9 and 5 foot 11 (male) or 5 foot 4 and 5 foot 6 (female), no physical or mental disabilities, an IQ of 100 (average), have fordyce spots on their genitalia (80% of men have them, slightly less for women)

    • ANSWER:
      They have to look like Stephen Fry. A truly European person he is.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is this very small bump on my penis?
    I'm 15, never have even come close to having sex, and this morning I noticed that in with my normal fordyce's spots about halfway up the shaft there's a spot that is more prominent, a little bigger that I can feel. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      yes sometimes the pore can get clogged and cause a small zit under the skin it should go away in a few days

  20. QUESTION:
    Would you hook up with a guy who has fordyce spots?
    Alright, ladies be honest would u ever hook up with a guy who has fordyce's spots? there little bumps on the penis, its not an std and it is not contagus. if u look on wiki pedia i dont have it near as extreme as thoughs pictures but i have it.

    • ANSWER:
      No, its a non issue, are they those little tiny bumps along the edge of the head? That is totally normal and heaps of guys have it, and any girl who has an issue with something that is not an std nor a problem really has got issues and isn't worth your time.

  21. QUESTION:
    Spots on my penis, should I go to the doctors?
    I'm 17 and have never had sex before. I have heaps of small spots on my penis which are skin coloured and pretty sure that they are fordyce's spots. Should I get them checked out at the doctors cause i don't tink they are bad for my health but I want something to make them go away cause they are pretty obvious. Also how can I ask my mum cause its pretty embarrasing.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure they are just fordyce's spots. They are normal and almost all guys have them. If you are really worried and can't sleep at night then go get it checked out. If not, just don't worry about it. They are fine.

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there treatment or home remedies for fordyce spots?
    Hi i'm seventeen and after finding out my 5 year genital wart scare turned out to be fordyce, I was so relieved. But there ugly things arent they I was just wondering if anyone has any tips to make these things go away or become less noticable please someone reply, I wanna get rid of this in a fast and easy, painless way so I can start daiting and the such. And do women really care?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have barely noticeable spots on your penis?
    I am 13 and i have noticed i have spots all over my penis, it is almost the same color of the skin and is more noticeable if i have an erection. It doesn't look that bad but i was just wondering if it was bad, any help would be appreciated thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Fordyce's spots. These are perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. Google it and see if they look similar.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there anything to make fordyce spots go away?
    And one more question, is it normal to be born without foreskin?

    • ANSWER:
      they dont go away but they become less visible with time
      either way, they are normal and no one really notivces them anyway

      and you have a 1 in a billion chances of being born without the foreskin, it'd be like being born w/o eyelids...not likely

  25. QUESTION:
    Are red spots on the penis normal?
    I am 15 years old, I'm a virgin and I unfortunately have Fordyce spots. But I now have a red spot on the lower of my penis. Is this normal for someone my age?

    • ANSWER:
      If you got a red spot on your elbow would you care? The base of your penis is skin just like your face is skin - you are going to get a few spots from time to time.

  26. QUESTION:
    does any1 have small white things under there foreskin?
    hi im 19 and i have small white dot under my foreskin is it normal?how du get rid of them? i read on the web that there fordyce spots?and is women put off buy this?

    • ANSWER:
      It will go away. Keep the area nice and clean and dry since moisture tends to call in the germs. Women are less put off than you think. If they bother you go to a doctor and get some cream. Make sure to keep the area under your foreskin clean as well. A clean johnson is a palatable one.

  27. QUESTION:
    why do i have tiny skin coloured spots on my scrotum and penis?
    i know it can;t be herpes because im a virgin but it looks as if there used to be hairs there are they have been pulled out.. any idea what it is? is it normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Here check this out, it will help you.

      http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/fordyce+spots

  28. QUESTION:
    Is fordyce spots caused by masturbation?
    i've had them for sometime now and i do masturbate often. I see a lot pf people say its not. If so does masturbating spread them because i am starting to get a lot.... and do you know any good home remedies that may reduce them?

    • ANSWER:
      Normal. Don't worry about it.

      Fordyce's spots[1] are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retromolar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce.[2] On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson's glands,[3] not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.[4]

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They aren't infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have small white bumps on the underside/base of my penis?
    I am still a virgin so I know that it is not an STD. They are closely grouped around where all my hair is coming in.

    Also, recently I have started getting a swollen and kind of tender left nipple. Are both of these normal?

    • ANSWER:
      1. fordyces spots, they are normal

      2. yeh, i've had that before and it went away after a week

  30. QUESTION:
    Why does under my foreskin always feel sticky?
    I will have a shower and dry off then 5 minutes later it feels sticky again. It's the same on the underside of my penis. I have sebacous prominence and some weird spots at the bottom of my "helmet" that won't go away and are getting worse. Please help! I will give as many points as I can.

    • ANSWER:
      Stop worrying everything about your penis is perfectly normal. Foreskins stay moist because the inner forsekin is a mucous membrane. Sounds like you might have pearly penile papules of fordyce spots, both of which are normal things to find on a guy's penis.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my Fordyce spots/ Sebaceous prominence?
    I don't wanna hear "it's completely normal" or "it's common" not to be selfish but IDC! I want these damn things gone....FOREVER. So please, besides surgery somebody tell me some cream or gel that will work.

    THANKS ALOT =D

    • ANSWER:
      There are no creams that will help the problem. And,since you don't want surgery (yes, electrosurgery would destroy them), I suppose you're stuck with them.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is It normal to get spots on your penis during pubity?
    I'm 15 and i know i'm going though pubity, but whenever i stretch the skin on my penis, these white spots apear, well i say spots, but i cant pop them? there just like small lumps sort of thing, is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      That's totally normal! They are called Fordyce Spots, which are harmless and naturally-occurring in almost all guys.

  33. QUESTION:
    If I have fordyce spots, should I avoid oral sex?
    I haven't read anything about the nature of oral sex on a penis with fordyce spots. Mine aren't very noticeable. If someone was to give me oral sex, should have have anything to be concerned with?

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't know what they were until you just asked about them and I Googled them.
      I've got them also. And I always assumed they were normal.
      And they are completely normal I was right, they are very common in men and women.

      And I've had hundreds of blowjobs without any complaint.

      So go get your Johnson wet!

  34. QUESTION:
    Ppl is there a way to remove Sebaceous glands and penile papules?
    Ppl is there a way to remove Sebaceous glands and penile papules?
    ok i had them since i was 11 and i want to know if there a way to remove them..
    can i removed them by laser?
    or can doctoer give a cream to remove Sebaceous glands?
    idk so can u plz help me out ...
    also one of them pop is it normal and it didnt hurt at all.

    • ANSWER:
      not really any need to, they usually go away on their own, mine did
      do a wiki search, fordyce spots and pearly penile papules

  35. QUESTION:
    White spots on inside of labia majora?
    I am 18 and for as long as I can remember I have had little tiny white spots under the skin on the inside of the labia majora. I just heard of a thing called fordyce spots and heard that they are completely normal but I don't know if this is what they are. I only read that fordyce spots were on the labia minora. Any help please?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Little bumps on bottom of penis shaft like Fordyce spots?
    I have three little bumps like the normal fordyce spots on the base of my penis except they are a little bigger and have a small black dot in the center of them. They are more visible when erect. They do not itch and they do not hurt they are only there. I have never had sex and no one in my family has an std. Please help? I'm scared

    • ANSWER:
      that's normal, if you've never had sex before I'm pretty sure it's not std. Do you clean yourself down there regularly. All guys have to keep their tools clean.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can you get your normaly average spot on your forskin?
    I get spots sometimes on the skin of my penis is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, small red spots or bumps on your penis is normal, they are fordyces spots

      google

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have spots on my penis ?
    I have just recently noticed that I have little white spots just on the bottom of my penis,
    Is this normal ?

    • ANSWER:
      is it this?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fordyces_spot_closeup.jpg

      if so it is fordyce spots, around 80% of men have them

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of Fordyce Spots?
    I know that they cause multiple small bumps on the shaft but do they also cause red blisters that scab? What are ALL the effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots[1] are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface (retromolar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face. They are common in men and women of all ages. They are named after an American dermatologist, John Addison Fordyce.[2] On the head of the penis, they are called Tyson's glands,[3] not to be confused with Hirsuties papillaris genitalis.[4]

      The spots are a form of ectopic sebaceous gland: normally, sebaceous glands are only found in association with a hair follicle. They are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. They aren't infectious and are a natural occurrence on the body. Men sometimes consult with a dermatologist because they are worried they may have a sexually transmitted disease (especially genital warts) or some form of cancer, but this is not the case.[5] They may equally be worried about the appearance of their penis and what their sexual partner might think of it.[6]
      Although treatment is not necessary, those with the condition can choose to apply tretinoin gel or cream to the affected areas each day. This can reverse the effects of the condition over time and prevent it from getting any worse. To get the best results from Tretinoin one should use it along with alpha hydroxy acid agents which are normally used to treat acne. Jojoba oil, Tocopherol and Argania extract have also been linked to the successful treatment of Fordyce's spots[citation needed].

      Vaporising laser treatments such as CO2 laser[7] or electro desiccation have been used with some success in diminishing the appearance of this condition if they are of cosmetic concern. However, most doctors consider this a normal physiological phenomenon and advise against treatment. Laser treatment can often leave significant scarring.[8]

      Sometimes a doctor will prescribe TCA chemical peels, although as soon as treatment is stopped Fordyce’s Condition will return[citation needed]. Diathermy or liquid nitrogen freezing can also sometimes be used to remove the condition[citation needed].

      Success varies per patient, but some have found relief through Pulse Dye Lasers,[9] a laser normally used to treat sebaceous gland hyperplasia,[10] which is similar to Fordyce spots. Treatment through Pulse Dye Lasers is usually expensive and doesn't scar.[10]

  40. QUESTION:
    what do bumps on your penis and scrotum mean?
    i have little tiny bumps all over my skin on my penis and scrotum, ii had never had sex or anything yet but what could they be pimples or what? i've had a few pimples in my patch area though and i wash every day so what can these bumps be? and if they are pimples is that normal? what should i do?
    also they are tiny not big could they be excess oil in my skin?
    also they are tiny not big could they be excess oil in my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      they could be ingrown hairs or more likely Fordyce Spots, a common thing check wiki for more info

  41. QUESTION:
    Could a Syphilis or Herpes sore feel like hard bumps?
    I had given head to someone (I am female) and it did not feel normal I felt bumps from under the head down. A lot of them. Please no lectures. Now thinking I am a little more worried I had just been treated for Chlamydia which I know rises my chances for STDs especially HIV and Syphilis. I will get checked but I want answers not lectures, I know it is unsafe.

    Blunt answers to the question would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Not like you're describing.

      I can't see what this has to do with Chlamydia
      or your chances for syphilis..

      I would guess they're Fordyce's spots
      you can
      most men have them
      and they are harmless
      not contagious.

      No more unsafe than kissing.

      +

  42. QUESTION:
    I have Fordyce spots on my penis and testicles how to tell my gf?
    Loads of them, can't really see them only noticable when hard! Any treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you need to tell your girlfriend? She will see them for herself and not even give them a second thought. If she asks about them, show her the wikipedia page about Fordyce's spots and tell her that they are normal and not contagious.

  43. QUESTION:
    What percentage of men have Fordyces spots?
    I have em". I hate em'. Would girls care about them? Im nervous, help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Most girls wouldn't know the difference. Mine have never been mentioned. I actually it was normal for a long time.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone out there with sebaceous hyperplasia aka foryce spots?
    Jw how common it is the treatments and how to tell girls.

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce spots on a penis are tremendously common. I doubt a girl would even ask about them. If she does, just say that they are normal and are meant to be there! Just make sure you have verified that they are indeed Fordyce spots and not something more serious (which I doubt).

  45. QUESTION:
    Not sure about this should I see a doctor?
    On my scrotum I have lots of white fordyce spots but I also have one bigger red one.

    • ANSWER:
      No those are pretty normal. The red one...i dont know

  46. QUESTION:
    Are tiny pink or flesh colored bumps under the frenulum of the penis normal?
    I noticed i have a few tiny bumps under the frenulum of my penis. Im also circumsized and noticed them just recently. I also have some tiny pink/flesh colored bumps on the rim of the tip of my penis. I dont have any pain or discomfort of any kind. Can it be pearly penile papules or genital warts?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably just pearly penile papules or fordyce spots. Don't worry. They're harmless.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Fordyce's spots?
    How to get rid of Fordyce's spots without buying any cures and going to doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      these are some home remedies :

      1. Liquid nitrogen freezing is a form of treatment for Fordyce's Condition.
      2. Good oral hygiene and a balanced diet
      of folic acid
      , Vitamins C, A, D, E, K and B Complex is always important.
      3. Over the counter creams with alpha hydroxy agents to help sooth the pain and control lesions of Fordyce's Condition.
      4. Garlic helps to kill any bacteria in the bloodstream and the mouth, and folic acid is needed for normal metabolism.
      5. Jojoba oil, Tocopherol and Argania extract have also been linked to the successful treatment of Fordyce's spots.
      6. Skin care around the genital areas is important it isn't related to the appearance of the condition.

  48. QUESTION:
    I it natural to have small bumps on my penis?
    I have these small skin colored bumps that go up to about the middle of my penis. They don't bother me but they are very noticeable. Im still a virgin so I doubt it's an STD. Also, I've had them for as long as I can remember (I'm 16 now). Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      fordyces spots

      normal

  49. QUESTION:
    What are these little white bumps on the underside of my penis?
    I have these bumps on the underside of my penis that are white and they pop. They are funny shaped, not always circular, and they never go away. I've had them for years. Sometimes they seem more visible. They look like a place where a hair would grow through but no hair has ever grown through and they are closer toward the tip on the sensitive more loose part of the penis. Can anyone help me with what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      probably fordyces spots

      all men have them, normal

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have bumps on your lips?
    On my upper lips, when I stretch my mouth or the lips out there are visible bumps underneath the skin, they're kid of white but my lips are pale-ish anyway, they are under the skin for sure. They are not blisters or anything, just tiny bumps, only on my upper lips.
    I have a lip peeling habit, I peel them a lot and I get sores obviously, but I haven't touched my lips in two days as I am trying to get out of the habit, also its been dry aswell.

    Is it normal to have bumps like that underneath the skin or not?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal, and quite common.

      "Fordyce granules are small, whitish or yellow papules that can develop on the genital areas, but also tend to appear commonly on the border of the lips. These granules, which can form as small group cluster, are sebaceous glands that contain no hair follicles. Believed to be present at birth, these bumps begin to grow and become more visible after puberty. Found in approximately 80 to 95 percent of the adult population, fordyce spots are benign, non-contagious and require no treatment, according to DermNet NZ."

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/214836-what-are-the-causes-of-small-white-bumps-on-lips/#ixzz20p5wlFsj


fordyce spots are they normal

Pics Of Hpv Warts On Men

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What exactly do gential warts look like?
    I'd like to see a picture of what genital warts look like on a man and on a woman.

    • ANSWER:
      The pictures that you usually see on the internet are of extreme cases. Most often genital warts (HPV) look like the head of a pin (and they are about the same size.) They tend to be very small and smooth.

      If someone has something going on with their immune system, like HIV, or other diseases or conditions, the warts may become large.

      Only a doctor can tell if you have genital warts. It's very common to have small bumps or pimples in the genital area & people may mistakenly think they have HPV.

      Women diagnosed with HPV need to find out if the have the high-risk or low-risk variety. High risk HPV can cause cervical cancer. High-risk tends not to develop warts, whereas low-risk tends to produce warts.

      If you really want to see pictures of extreme cases, go to Yahoo's home page, type in genital warts and click on the "images" button, then hit search. Some pics should show up.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do genital warts feel like on Women?
    Having a genital wart on the inside of the vagina or between the opening and anus, how does it feel (does it hurt, burn...what)? For men, I know they are relatively painless, but women have a lot of things going on inside and around the vagina so the HPV strain affects women differently. Thanks, and go ahead, be specific and gross. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it doesn't hurt if they are external. But if you've got them on the inside of the vagina, intercourse might be somewhat uncomfortable, and you might bleed after having sex.

      P.S. Look up my answer to your other question about genital warts. You'll find plenty of details in there. Or e-mail me at dorisrvalentin@yahoo.com; I can show you pics of my wart, both before and during treatment.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does the same HPV that causes cervical cancer cause warts? ?
    And does anyone know of a good site that has pics of early genital warts?

    • ANSWER:
      No..there are actually I think about 80 different strands of HPV and i think about 13 of them cause cervical cancer..I was told by my doctor that having warts is kind of a good and bad thing..bad because obviously you have to worry about having outbreaks and making sure to treat them and take care of yourself so you dont spread them to your partner..but good because it means that you do not have one of the strands that carries cervical cancer...

      p.s when men tell you that theyve gotten "checked"...this is a fact that men CANNOT get checked for HPV and that the only way to know that they have it is if they have anyways..and just an fyi...most men dont show ANY symptoms...so they could have it all their life and never kno..and pass it to every girl they have sex with..also..you can get HPV even if you use a condom..because it is contracted with SKIN to skin contact....eeekk i kno..scaryy...so thats why..DO NOT believe a man who says..."but ive been tested.." pshhh :)

      Amber :)

  4. QUESTION:
    Can some one please tell me about HPV?
    if my husband and I both have HPV, can we still have sex unprotected??

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can! Theres no cause for alarm. I remember when I was diagnosed with this. I freaked out!! It was four years ago. I thought my life was over. Then I spoke to another doctor and he told me that he saw this disappear. Then I researched on the web and confirmed what he said. I got my paps regularly. A couple abnormal. The rest have been normal. HPV has not been detected since. There are many types of HPV. Some cause cervical cancer some cause genital warts! There is no way for a man to be diagnosed with hpv unless he has warts on his penis. Honestly since its your husband and you guys have been having unprotected sex before, why should you guys stop now? I only say this because you two are having sex with other. however, if for some reason you or him had sex with someone else you could give it to the other person. Dont let thisget you down. Another things that all of the doctors told me is that HPV is sooooo common! A lot of ppl dont even know they have it!

      Oh yeah dont let the graphic pics of genital warts get you!! ( They freaked me out!!!) They are usually the exetreme untreated cases. Not everyone gets genital warts when they are diagnosed with HPV!!

  5. QUESTION:
    Will there ever be a cure?
    Cure for hpv or other objects or im i just wasring my time looking for research

    • ANSWER:
      HPV can actually go away by itself over time, it can take a few years but it can definitely go away, your body basically fights it off. Some people it stays with them forever though.

      Are you sure it is HPV? You can't really know for sure unless you had a test at the doctors. There is something that looks very similar to HPV in men, it's these white bumps around the head area of the penis, these are called pearly penile papules and are natural, look them up for pics, they often get mistaken for warts. Or you could have enlarged hair follicles they look like bumps where your pubic hair grows out.

  6. QUESTION:
    white spots on the shaft of my penis?
    i have these little white spots underneath my penis and they go nearly to the top of the head,they dont hurt or anything,but im really conscouis around women because of it

    • ANSWER:
      If the spots look like cauliflower it could be an STD such as HPV.

      If that's not the case then they are called ectopic sebaceous glands and require no treatment, actually they are quit common in men.

      EDIT: I actually googled this after I answered but I foung pictures which may help you, go to the fifth set down which is sebaceous glands and papules, there's also pics of warts as well.

      http://www.avert.org/std-pictures.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    Could i have genital warts?
    THIS POST IS GOING TO BE TMI JUST A WARNING
    basically a couple weeks ago i found a strange hard(ish) lump/spot near my vaginal entrance (at the very bottom where things end). i thought this was a bit weird but didn't think much of if and though it would go away.
    Now last week i found little things that look like a bigger version of those papillae(taste buds) things you get on your tongue between my labia minora, there all different sizes and some seem flattish looking. (i may be wrong but, i thought warts spred all over and very quickly but what ever this is seems to just be in one place)
    i have a boyfriend of many years whom iv been faithful to and he dosent seem to have anything strange looking down there so i dont no wth is going on with me.
    (hopefully ill be going doctors this week so ill no for certain)
    another thing i dont if this has anything to do with it but iv had all 3 HPV jabs.

    • ANSWER:
      You will need to see your doctor to have the bumps diagnosed. Genital warts are diagnosed by a visual only.

      Genital warts can stay in one area or they can spread to other area. Genital warts pics are usually of extreme cases. Genital warts can be flat, they can only be one wart the can be pink, white, brown or flesh colored, they can be more clustered or the cauliflower appearance.

      Warts usually show several months after exposure but sometimes if a person's immune system weakens then a virus that was in a latent state can show as a wart of the external genital area. Many men and women have the HPV but never develop a genital wart or abnormal cell changes.

      In the UK the vaccine most commonly used is Cervarix (I think Gardasil has not been approved). Cervarix prevents two HPV types 16 and 18. Most visible warts are due to low risk HPV types 6 and 11 sometimes other HPV types can cause genital warts. They are 40 genital HPV types so neither vaccine prevents all genital HPV types.
      http://public.gsk.co.uk/products/cervarix.html

  8. QUESTION:
    Odd Questions about HPV, and Warts for my friend.....She was also in the process of TTC?
    Im asking this for a friend and am curious about the answers myself.....

    She found out that her BF has warts, they were obvious to see, but she didnt think they were warts as they didnt look like ones you would get other places. Also he has only slept or done absolutly anything with her. She has been with multiple people, and thinks this was something she got long ago but has no way of knowing it as she never had an outbreak. (They are trying to concieve) She said he had one bump like these about 3 years ago after a couple months of intercourse. Never noticed wether it was there origionally. He claims it was not there before but cant be 100% sure himself. They know it is not curable but can be reduced and almost elliminated at least to the point of not breaking out in warts again. Is this correct? Also some websites are claiming men only transfer the virus (and do not catch it or develop warts), that is clearly not truthful so dont believe that! She was trying to find this answer online but could not so I told her I would try to find the answer.....

    CAN someone who has HPV but never had a wart outbreak in over 3 years, catch the warts from their partner who they gave them to? Or are the warts something you just get or dont get?

    It also says on some websites that symptoms develop at different times in each person based on their immune systems streagth? I dont think she can catch the warts from him personally. She has been having sex with him for 3 years without condoms and with the warts slowly accumulating over the years, and if caught it from her, then she would have had to have a break out at some point if she were to ever break out. Her doctor said its possible to get a break out but not all that likely since one has not happened in all this time. How is it that doctors missed HPV in her system all this time also??? Wierd if you ask me and I know she did not cheat and I know this is something she has to have gotten a long time ago or he would not have accumulated bumps that early in the relathionship. IDK Help her out and lets figure out what is going on and any advice you can give them would be helpful. He is going to get tratment in 2 weeks to get them removed. Also he has not seen a doctor about this yet, so is it possible its not warts just fordyce? She showed me a picture of him so I looked at pics online and it doesnt look more like one then the other it almost looks like a cross between them. They are not coli-flower like and they do not appear to have any fluid in them they look identical to skin tag....but skin tag does not grow like that, so I have no idea.....Let me know : ) Thank you : )

    PS to anyone who responded to my 2 questions a few weeks ago, I am not pregnant as of yet, but still no period, it was due today but we will see. Thanks for all your advice : )

    • ANSWER:
      Someone can show a genital wart years after acquiring the virus. Most genital warts show in a few months but some people do show them years after the initial infection was acquire.
      Both men and women acquire the virus in the same numbers and both men and women transmit the virus probably equally. There is no standard screening for the male and most males.
      There is no cure for the virus in most the body builds immunity to the shared HPV type in a year or two. Studies have shown that the virus does not ping pong back and forth. Immunity doesn’t mean that a person will never show a sign of the wart it just means that the virus is in low levels. In a latent state but the latent stage can reactive.
      Genital warts don't usually look like the pictures on the internet. Genital warts often look like skin tags. Genital warts do not have fluid in them. Molluscum Contagiosum also look like warts but do have fluid more of curd like substance.

      A Pap test looks for abnormal cell changes of the cervix. An HPV test immediately follows a Pap to confirm high risk HPV types of the cervix. The HPV test is a test screening the cervix only for 13 high risk HPV types. The HPV test is a DNA test of cells of the cervix. The HPV test does not screen for low risk HPV types. The HPV does not screen for all 40 genital HPV types. The HPV test is not an overall screening method for the virus. Many people with HPV do not show abnormal cell changes and do not show a wart. Some women with negative Pap test carry the virus of the cervix.

      Transmission from mother to child is rare. Having the virus doesn't affect fertility.

      The most common time interval from exposure to HPV to development of genital warts is 4 weeks to 8 months. However, HPV can remain latent in some people for years or decades before developing warts or cervical disease, so it is usually not possible to determine exactly when, or from whom, an individual contracted the virus.

      When one partner has HPV lesions caused by a particular virus type, it is most likely that the other partner shares the same virus type, although this is often impossible to prove. Several studies indicate that "shared HPV" does not "ping-pong" back and forth. There is evidence that using condoms may decrease the viral exposure and speed the clearance of HPV related disease. The decreased viral load may allow the individual's own immune system a better chance of eliminating the virus.
      HPV infects the skin when cells from a partner's HPV lesions gain access to tiny breaks in the skin that often occur during skin to skin contact or intercourse. HPV does not infect tissue that lies underneath the skin, nor does it infect blood or other body fluids.

      After an average of 1 to 8 months (but up to years or decades) the HPV infected cells may start to grow abnormally as the virus begins to reproduce itself in large numbers. Whether this occurs at all, and if so, how it is manifest clinically, is largely the result of a complex interplay between the virus and individual immunity.

      http://www.asccp.org/hpv_history.shtml

      HPV DNA has been shown to be
      present in approximately 10% of women with normal cervical epithelium

      http://www.thehpvtest.com/~/media/5C4BD0982BED4E3788F65B36AF829AAD.ashx

  9. QUESTION:
    How can u help me with my very big problem?
    I have a problem. BIG TIME!!! Ok so it goes like this. There is this girl at my school who I met in the laundry room (we live in a dorm so figure it out). We exchange eye contact. Then I find I have her some of my classes. We talk and exchange numbers and start to get along pretty well. We text every nite. Then she tells me she has a boyfriend. I'm not devistated but I am a little bummed that this happened. But I'm glad she told me. So i think about it and respect her for telling me then we make ammends and decide to be friends. As time goes on we start to have an attraction for one another. A big sexual attraction. First of all let me tell u a big secret of mine. I have an STD (hpv Aka genital warts) and I know how much it hurt me when I got it so I will never infect a girl. My dream is to wait till I'm in love and tell the girl and hopes she doesn't reject me. They made a vaccine called gardisil that will prevent women from getting it. I would pay for it for her. If she does reject me I still knowni did the rite thing. Back to my story. So we start talkin dirty to each other and sending pics back and forth. And the idea is very awesome so it's givin me some confidence. We start kissing and petting and that's it. Nothing else. Then we stop and become friends out of nowhere. But I'm still around her. At class everyday and during lunch. So I'm getting to know her and I am finding out what a great girl she is. And how much potential she has in a relationship. She feels the same and tells me but she still has a man. Then out of nowhere I ask her out and she say yes. So me knowing she has a boyfriend I still don't care cause I want a piece of her not just physically but mentally and she feels it too. As of now she is my gf and I am her second boyfriend. I don't care. We havnt told anybody. It's sort of an affair. Her friends don't know and my friends don't know. They just know were friends. So I can't hold her hand or hug her or kiss her in public. We do when were outside and nowhere near our friends or school. I am falling for her and i told her and she said
    the same thing. She actually told me first. she said it was puppy love. I know were in love. Our eye-contact tells me because its not sexual. Then on monday of this week a girl from my past hits me up. And tells me she found out I used to have a crush on her. I'm just like WTF u know. What bad timing. She ask me if I want another shot at her. I agree because I have no chance to have a normal relationship with the girl that I'm falling for. It would be very logical and healthy to be with the girl from my past. So we talk and I can't get the girl from my school out of my head. She's all I think about even when I'm not trying. That's love I think. Not sure. Then i sat next to my affaired gf yesterday and I wanted to hug her so bad. I wanted to wrap my arms around her kiss her and I couldn't. This girl from my past is getting very honest and open with me. She reminds me the of the girl I'm in love with. This girl from my past is coming to see me on tommarow. Idk what to do. I'm so torn. Do I try and win the girl I love over and or deal with bein her second bf. Which I have cause I'm very open minded. Or do i try and build something with the girl from my past. I still like her but im stuck cause im in love with someone else. Can someone please help. I have thought about keepin both of them but im not like that and they both want love and idk wtf to do. PLEASE HELP. just some suggestions. 

    • ANSWER:
      Wow...I really think you have to go after who you truly love...but, you're prob. still young, so it may just be like young love...you know what i mean? you like someone for no apparent reason?
      that is your choice, but i don't like how the girl from school has two bf's!!
      go with the girl from your past!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Genital warts......?pls answer!?
    I was diagnosed with high risk HPV and I never had a wart. I don't know how to accept this as part of my life! I'm having nightmares and my sleep pattern is shot. I'm not a whore I only been with one guy ever and started having sex @ 22 and I'm 23 now. We were both tested and we used a condom but he took it off(I didn't know) until after he pulled out! I was angry and he sold me on a story that he was clean. I never had a wart like pics on gOogle but I did have two lumps om my out lip that itched an went away in a couple weeks. Could they have been warts? Do warts go away on there own? I'm afraid I have an appointment for a herpes blood test today. I feel like my life is over. Can warts grow on the inside of my vagina like in my birth canal/ovarieS? Apart of me wants to pretend its not happening. I'm aware that many men carry hpv without knowing cause they don't test men? Do they mean I should inform my new friend on my std since he may have it already? My ocd have now become a mirror and feeling my vagina for abnormalities. I want my iNnocents back so bad. All I do is think about how I can make him pay for what he's done to me. If you have hpv or are very knowledgeable on hpv your wisdom is greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi below as some facts that will help u understand more about this virus, hope this information and links helps answer your question. Ciao ♥
      HPV FACTS
      HPV is passed from person to person, often indirectly. HPV on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the wart. It may take several months for HPV to appear if transmission occurs.
      Warts are contagious, excreting large loads of HPV viral particles. If a person with a wart on a finger were to touch a genital area in a manner vigorous enough to slightly break the skin, this might transmit the virus to that area

      Sadly, most areas of skin that possess HPV infection have no outward signs. Thus, the infection may be transmitted to the uninfected area of a partner without any knowledge of this fact by either partner. This is the manner in which almost all HPV infections are apparently transmitted. So, practically, if partners choose to have direct skin-to-skin contact between genitalia, then it may be impossible to know if HPV virus is being transmitted or not

      Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). They are very contagious and can spread to other parts of the body (such as groins, inner thighs and pubis) or to other person through skin-to-skin contact normally during genital sex, oral or anus. It can also spread through secondary contact for instance through a towel, sharing underwear or like especially if not washed thoroughly..

      Since you have genital warts, there is a high possibility that you got it from your sex partner(s). If you only have sex with your partner, then most likely they are infected too. It would be advisable to get them to go for check up. To prevent spreading to others, practice sex safe.

      TREATMENT
      Aldara is quite a new kind of drug that use to remove genital warts. Responses to the cream vary from person to person. It is common to experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking or scabbing at or around the application area during the treatment. Treatment with Aldara cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. Itching and/ burning is included.
      You normally need to apply the cream until the genital warts disappear or up to 16 weeks. New warts may develop during the Aldara treatment. It cannot cure hpv though and so far there is no cure for hpv. Your genital warts may be removed but hpv stays in your body. When you body immune system is not able to fight off the hpv, new warts will recur.

      Aldara cream may not remove all genital warts, if it does not work, you need to seek other treatment.
      http://www.aldara.com
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.forces-of-nature.net/topics/warts/hpv.htm
      http://health.yahoo.com/sexualhealth-treatment/genital-warts-human-papillomavirus-treatment-overview/healthwise--hw105568.html

  11. QUESTION:
    Sunken "warts" on palm of hand?
    I've been looking at pictures of warts - which is what the dermatologist I consulted yesterday says I have. But I haven't found any that resemble what I see on my hands. They are circular but sunken, most no bigger than a pinhead although one or two are as large as the clickable part of a ballpoint pen. They begin as tiny indentations and then enlarge. A few have then become raised and look as though they are filled with pus - although they are actually quite solid. Some look like little bulls-eyes. On my pointing finger there were a lot of the tiny indentations, but then the entire outer part of the finger became hard and scaly - and now some of it is splitting.

    The doctor froze off three that he said were warts. One is blistering as it should. Another already burst and scabbed - also expected. The third briefly puffed in the doctor's office, but by the time I got home it had collapsed and simply looks bigger and more bulls eye like than ever.

    Are these really warts?

    • ANSWER:
      This was a recent news story and it might be helpful to you.

      HPV (Human papilloma virus - warts) leading to Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV) or Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia (genetic predisposition to warts)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidermodysplasia_verruciformis (wikipedia…general info)
      http://www.whonamedit.com/synd.cfm/1422.html (who named it..general info)
      http://www.markallencam.com/?p=155 (picture of Romanian guy’s hands who was first diagnosed with genetic disorder…he trims them with a dremel tool)
      http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/missionary_enco.html (another picture of the poor guy)
      http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22768474-2,00.html (Indonesian guy with a worse case..the “tree” man…a synthetic form of vitamin A might help)
      http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/doctor-offers-tree-man-hope-of-a-new-life-warts-and-all/2007/11/16/1194766965593.html (another pic of the Indonesian guy)
      http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22768474-2,00.html (more pics of Indonesian guy..white blood cell count low, he was at first suspected of having AIDs, but it was ruled out..scroll down for a close up of hands)
      http://www.revolutionhealth.com/blogs/valjonesmd/rare-skin-disorder-ma-2928 (rabbits may have a similar disorder)
      http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~hollidac/jacksforreal.html (rabbits with “dreadlocks” pic)
      http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/14287/image.htm (pic of early start of it..pink nodules)
      http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/perspectives/Perspectives7.pdf (discoverer of the gene defect)
      http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/Kprones/epiderm_ver.html (general info on disease)
      http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/14286/diagnose.htm (general info on disease)
      http://dna.uta.fi/xml/idr/FF114.xml (general info on disease)
      http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic123.htm (general info on disease)
      http://www.thedoctorsdoctor.com/diseases/epidermodysplasia_verruciformis.htm (general info on the disease)

  12. QUESTION:
    Women personal health question?
    Alright, so I'm 16 and sexually active, (yes I know this is young, that's not what this is about though) I have only had two sexual partners and have looked up every single std symptom and can't figure out what is causing this predicament. I have bumps on my genitals, just one or two at a time, they don't itch, hurt, burn when I urinate, or anything like that, they don't split open ooze fluids either, just bumps that are skin colored and there, then gone within the next 24 hours. The only thing so far I've been able to link it to has been HPV , however, I was vaccinated for that already. I am currently on the implant form of birth control and have been since December 27th, could this by a symptom of the birth control based on hormonal changes? I just really would like to know, in case it is something serious. Thank you for your time and knowledge.
    Thank you all for your input, but I'm seriously 99% sure it's not HPV, and I know if it is I got it from the second boy because the first was a virgin, we lost it to each other. It says HPV is cauliflower shaped and soft to the touch, but can crack open and bleed.... Mine are just tiny circles that go away literally within the day I get them, and even if it was HPV, the time frame just doesn't check out for the accumulation process, I made this post and there were two, they're gone now though, I really have no idea what's going on, maybe some sort of allergic reaction, I don't know though since I've never been allergic to anything

    • ANSWER:
      The HPV vaccine Gardasil prevents 4 genital HPV types 6,11,16 and 18. Cervarix prevents HPV types 16 and 18. HPV types 6 and 11 cause most genital warts and HPV types 16 and 18 are seen in 70% of all cervical cancers. If you received the vaccine before any sex then you probably are prevented from these vaccine HPV types. No vaccine is 100% but both of these vaccine have a very high rate of prevention, sorry can't remember but over 90% receive full benefits from the vaccine HPV types. They are 40 HPV types so the vaccine does not prevent all genital HPV types, nor does it prevent all HPV types that cause genital warts. The time frame of an HPV infection is an estimate of when most show signs of the virus, most men and women with the virus do not show any signs. Genital warts usually not look like the pictures on the internet. Most of the pics are extreme cases. You can have one little genital wart,or they can cluster, the warts can also space out, the wart can be brownish, flesh colored, white or pink.

      All that said, if the bumps go away in a day they probably are not genital warts. It could be an allergic reaction to anything, laundry detergents, any soap produce used on the vulva even some toilet paper can irritate the sensitive vuvla skin. You can use one product for years do and then develop a reaction to it. A dermatologist is usually your best type of doctor to diagnose any skin problems. A dermatologist is a skin specialist.

      You can check out this web site for many skin disorder pics...but sometimes these pics are the extreme. I wish you luck in finding your answers...I know the frustration.
      http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/

  13. QUESTION:
    I do not have an std or hpv what could this be?
    I have gotten tested recently and also had a papsmear. They tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hiv and I don't have anything. I also don't have hpv. So I am wondering what this can be. I have one itchy bump that is white in color on the lip of my vagina. It is itchy but does not hurt. I also had one bump on my butt crack that itched but I think it went away after 3 days because I no longer feel itching. I could not see the color. Is it a possibility of being an STD I did not get tested for? If so which one? There was only one bump on my butt and one on my vagina not patches or anything. If not std what can it be? I know you guys aren't doctors but if anyone has had a similar experience, or just a possibility of what you think it might be! I have a doctors appointment on the 10th unfortunately they were booked until then. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many things that cause bumps and stuff on our skin. Genital warts can sometimes be itchy.

      Your Pap test looked for abnormal cell changes of the cervix. No abnormal cell changes were found so no HPV testing was done. A Pap test is not an HPV test. The HPV test is standard of care for women 30 plus. There is no overall HPV test. The external vulva/genital areas can't be diagnosed unless a visible sign of a wart is seen. A Pap test and an HPV test is screening test for the cervix only. No external cell tissue is collected for screening.

      Many men and women carry the virus with no abnormal cell changes and no visible external warts.

      HPV is not included in any screening.

      A dermatologist is usually your best bet for anything of the skin. Most pics on the net do not look like a normal genital wart infection. Genital warts can be one bump skin color or so small that the wart can't be seen with the eye.

      Good luck in finding your answers.

      Most people who get HPV never know they have it, as they do not develop genital warts, an abnormal Pap test, or other manifestations of HPV that they can identify.
      Occasionally newly forming warts and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia will be slightly itchy, but most HPV lesions do not cause soreness, itching, burning or any other symptoms. When those symptoms occur, look for other causes such as yeast or irritation from soaps or spermicides that may cause these symptoms whether or not warts are present.
      http://www.asccp.org/PracticeManagement/HPV/NaturalHistoryofHPV/tabid/5962/Default.aspx
      http://www.vaginapagina.com/index.php?title=Vulvar_Bumps/Cysts
      Vulvar Neoplasia Always Needs to Be Treated, ACOG Says
      http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/OtherCancers/29165

  14. QUESTION:
    HPV, coloposy, biopsy..?
    I had an abnormal pap smear January 2006, along with a removal of a vaginal cyst that was caused by an overactive gland. I never went back to the gyno, but I went to a local health department in August 2007 and they said everything was normal. Which I find weird, since I had the cyst again but they didn't notice it. It was HUGE.

    Well, I went to a new gyno just a few weeks ago and got an exam. He removed my cyst, then called me back yesterday with my pap smear results. I went in and he said I have HPV, but he doesn't know which type. I go in tomorrow for a coloposy and a biopsy.

    What should I expect?
    Also, tell me something about HPV, if you have it.
    How long does it take to show up on pap smears?
    I'm trying to figure out where and when I got it.
    I didn't have sex from August 2007 - August 2008. My boyfriend and I waited 2 months to have sex. So, 2 months ago was when we first had sex... now I have HPV. He has only been with two people.

    If we continue to have unprotected sex, would this cause the HPV to never go away??

    • ANSWER:
      There is no approved HPV test that tells us what high risk HPV type we carry. We know we tested positive for one or more of these HPV types. Low risk HPV screening is not done. If the virus needs to be treated…it is due to the involvement of tissue mile…moderate or severe.

      Low-risk" types of HPV

      There are about 12 types of HPV that are called "low risk" because they cannot cause cervical cancer. They can, however, cause genital warts or very minor cell changes on the cervix. These low-risk types of HPV are known by the numbers 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 53, 54, 61, 72, 73 and 81. Types 6 and 11 – which are linked to about 90 percent of genital warts – are the most common.
      "
      High-risk" types of HPV
      There are more than a dozen types of "high-risk" HPV that can cause abnormal cells to form on the cervix. These abnormal cell changes may gradually develop into cervical cancer if not removed. The 13 types of high-risk HPV that are of most concern are known by the numbers 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59 and 68. Types 16 and 18 are the most dangerous, since they cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers. In one study, the National Cancer Institute found that about 10 percent of women with HPV type 16 or 18 developed advanced, pre-cancerous cervical disease (CIN 3) within three years (compared to just 4 percent of women with any type of HPV), and 20 percent did so in 10 years (compared to 7 percent).
      http://www.thehpvtest.com/HPV-facts-HPV-types.html
      Is there an HPV test for men?
      Should you stop having sex with your partner if she finds out
      she has HPV?

      There is no need to stop having sexual contact with your partner if she is tested for the virus and finds out she has HPV. The virus is commonly exchanged between sexual partners, and by the time HPV is detected, it most likely already has been shared between the two of you. And, once a particular type of the virus has been exchanged, there is little risk of a "ping-pong" effect – in which you and your partner keep re-infecting each other with the same type. (In other words, you don't need to worry about passing the same type of HPV back and forth.) However, if you become sexually involved with a different partner, you may pass any types of HPV that are "active" in your body to her, and vice versa.

      http://www.thehpvtest.com/HPV-for-men-FAQ.html#top

      I don’t think the cyst are connected to the HPV.

      I hope your doctor will give you more information on this tomorrow

      The colposcopy is sorta a longer Pap smear…the use a light to a the cervix better…he will slpach some vinegar down there…no he is not making a salad…when the doc sees anything unusually he will take a punch biopsy….sometime they ask us to cough…it doesn’t seem to hurt when I do this…this punch biopsy will be sent to the lab….this will tell you more about your HPV,

      It can take years for the abnormal cell changes to be seen in your Pap…and a past Pap could have missed them. It is almost impossible to know where we acquire our HPV type. Some tell us the estimate time for abnormal cell to be seen is a year…could be more than that or less…we just don’t have good answers. A study was done and it said we most often acquired our first HPV type with our first sexual experience. If you and your partner share your HPV type you will not ping pong it back and forth. In most causes you will build immunity to your shared HPV types. Condoms have lots of skin contact…vulva with base of penis….so you can transmit HPV even when you wear a condoms. Condom do help in the prevention of the virus…but can’t guarantee that the virus won’t be transmitted,

      This is complete information on the colposcopy even has some pics so you will understand more of what your cervix looks like. I hope you can read it before tomorrow.

      http://www.asccp.org/edu/practice/cervix.shtml

      This will help with the colposcopy tomorrow and will tell you want treatment may be done…also remember the virus could be mild and the doctor will just want to watch it …..mild HPV can regress…needing no treatment.

      Understanding cervical cell changes

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcervicalchanges

      Pap Factsheet

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/Pap-test

      HPV Fact Sheet

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV

      Polyps/cysts

      http://women.webmd.com/tc/cervical-polyps-topic-overview

      Cysts are different than polyps. Cysts form on the cervix for no clear reasons. There can be one or many cysts. They are filled with mucous from the glands of the cervix. On occasion, they can get big enough to be felt as a soft round lump on the cervix with self exam. There is no need for treatment unless the cysts are large in size. Then a laser or freezing probe may be used for treatment. Often cysts go away without any treatment.

      http://www.baptistonline.org/health/library/wome3254.asp

      The hc2 High-Risk HPV DNA Test™ (DNAwithPap™)* using Hybrid

  15. QUESTION:
    Give me one reason why anyone should wait until after marriage...?
    ... for sex!
    Is there are real reason, one that doesn't require a belief in God?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I used to be promiscuous, and I got the HPV virus that causes genital warts. I always used condoms, but they don't protect you from HPV or herpes, and the virus can be passed even if there are no symptoms. And a person can go a long time having the virus and passing it on and never even know that they have it - don't you find that scary?

      I started dating a guy that I really liked (I had liked him for a year and half already) and things were going really great... until I got pregnant. Even with the pregnancy, he was supportive (if a little scared). But when the pregnancy suppressed my immune system that had been keeping me from getting symptoms of the HPV virus, I started getting the warts and of course, I had to tell him that. He acted understanding, but then, after I flew home (he lived in my country of birth) to get better health care, he never joined me like he said he would. He wouldn't call me or answer my calls, and he wouldn't answer my letters. I was all alone and pregnant and scared and feeling like garbage because I had this disease and I didn't want to tell anyone because I was ashamed. I somehow made it through everything, even though it was hell, and 3.5 weeks after the baby was born, he showed up at my door. Apparently, he had finally had symptoms of the disease and believed that he had it too. Until then, he thought he didn't have it and he didn't want to get it from me, despite the facts I gave him about the disease. Because of that, he wasn't there for the birth of his son, our first-born child. Now, 2.5 years later, we are married and trying for another baby, but man has it ever been a hard road. Before I got pregnant, he only had eyes for me. When we were apart and he was in denial about his disease, he cheated on me. I had a really hard time forgiving him for that, even though he swears that there was no actual sex, just heavy petting. We also never once argued before I got pregnant. We had known each other for a year and a half already and only ever had great fun in each other's company. Since he showed up at my door, we've had many fights. I've almost killed myself twice, and he almost left me again once. Things are getting better little by little, but I keep thinking about all the hurt that could have been avoided, if only we had waited.

      The fact of the matter is, no matter who you're dating, things may not work out with that person, and you have to think about the repurcussions your actions could have. You can usually prevent pregnancy (though I have a friend who had her first 2 kids using 2 methods of birth control!) and you can usually avoid most diseases (though condoms do break), but there are still HPV and herpes that there is NO protection from, and there is NO cure for them. There is a vaccination for HPV now (wish they would have had that when I was younger) but no vaccination for herpes yet. Do yourself a favor and search for pics of those diseases. You may be doing yourself a huge favor.

  16. QUESTION:
    HPV Genotyping test .... does that my my gyno is sure that I have HPV?
    I went to the gyno thinking it was a yeast infection, but she took a look at my vagina and within 0.5 second she told me i have genital warts.

    She then gave me a pap smear and a vaginal ultrasound. She gave me some Wartec to apply to my GW as well.

    I"m on day 3, and I"ve been looking into the mirror A LOT.... I can sort of see that 'cauliflower-like' tissues outside of my vagina opening inside my labia minora, but if she hadn't told me I have GW, I would NEVER have suspected anything just by looking at it. The whole area just looks like a normal vagina, same colour, a tiny tiny bumps just like the texture of a vagina.....

    If she ordered a HPV genotyping test, does it mean she's 100% sure I have HPV and is just merely checking for which strain I have? Or is the HPV genotyping test testing for whether I have HPV and if so, which strain?

    ---------------------
    extra notes:

    Maybe I'm still in denial.... but maybe I'm a little lost, because the gyno stuck sooo many different tools into me, she was very very quick and rough, almost violent.... When she took out the vaginal ultrasound rod, i saw blood at the tip of the rod........ the horror...... From the feeling I got, she spent somewhere between 5-10 mins on me... I didn't have a chance to ask any questions, she was really in a rush... and I spent like US0... within 5-10mins!............

    I just want to know what that test implies?.... Is it a "yes/no you have/don't have HPV" kind of test? Or is it a "now that you have HPV, lets see what strain you have" kind of test?

    • ANSWER:
      HPV is the #1 STD, 70% of ALL sexually active people will get it, or have it presently.
      In men, there's no lesions, so impossible to test for. If they get it, they give it to EVERY woman they bed, for life.
      In women you get above-skin hard bumps or "cauliflower" lesions.
      While it's said that 90% of people with HPV clear it from their bodies within 2-3 years without treatment, there IS NO treatment for HPV.
      There are 100 different types of HPV, but only a few that affect humans.
      Of those, some cause cervical cancer and some do not.
      That's why your gyno did the genotyping.
      To make sure you won't get cervical cancer.
      The Testing was the "now that you have HPV, lets see what strain you have" kind of test, there is NO QUESTION that you have HPV.
      You saw the cauliflower.
      You need to accept the truth.
      Here's some other pics of HPV... You can have it without having ANY lesions.
      http://www.removewartsmoles.com/types-of-warts/warts-caused-by-hpv-virus/
      http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/14272/image.htm
      http://www.vgrd.org/archive/cases/2005/CME%20hpv/hpv.htm
      http://cervicalcancer-info.blogspot.com/2007/10/hpv-human-pappiloma-virus.html
      http://www.hpvsupport.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11497&start=30
      http://www.pathguy.com/fem/f321.htm
      http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=HPV&view=detail&id=4C14CFE256166D67B76DAB444CCEC8C183B742BA&first=211&FORM=IDFRIR

  17. QUESTION:
    when will i stop feeling suicidal?
    Guys.. I need help.. I am severly depressed and I think I have an STD, which I am not sure.. I was with a girl 2 years, we had sex, but broke up almost 2 years ago so I had no problems with my penis after that, Then about 7-8 months ago I met this girl and she had given me head, and again after that maybe 6-7 months ago. Now I originally thought it was Genital Warts/HPV. But once I studied pictures online they really dont look much alike at all. These spots dont "pop" (like a pimple) they dont leak any fluid like Herpes, they are just "there". The one spot on my Glans (tip of Penis) sometimes flakes a little bit, almost scab-like. I HAVE gone to my family doctor, which had said it was NOT an STD and not to be concerned, but he didnt take too much time to inspect. I have made an appointment with a dermatologist to check them out, as hell know more than my family doctor. My scrotum has been a little itchy, but mostly only when I start scratching it first. The spot on the Glans doesnt bother me a bit, its just there. Can anyone please help me figure out what this is? Because ive been thinking of hanging myself over this, I want to be free and clean of any STD and just go celibate. I havent slept in 3 days because I cant about this. the doctor prescribed me a tube of Triamcinolone but it had not cleared up the spots.. I have made the appt with the dermatologist but its going to be weeks til he sees me, can someone PLEASE look at my pictures of what i have (no genitals showing, just the affected spots) bcause im afraid im going to hang myself because I dont wanna live with an STD.. thanks...
    some of the pics have a "first started" and a "current pic"

    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Glans1.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Glans2.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum1.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum2.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum3.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever it is, it will be cured eventually, wait to see your doctor and talk to him/her about your thoughts. You made wrong decisions in your life now you'll have to live with the consequences, so don't look at the past because whatever happened happened. Now, as a man I now the most precious thing in a man's body is his member, so I the way your feeling is totally understandable, but it's no excuse to be a whiny little pussy, so toughen up and get this thing treated. And trust me you'll get plenty of girls after you're treated properly, just remember to use condoms all the time even for oral sex and be more careful. Good luck! call a friend and spend sometime with them.

  18. QUESTION:
    can you give me some info on a disease called hpvblood disease.?

    • ANSWER:
      Last I knew HPV was a virus, not a disease.

      NIAID - Health Matters

      July 2004
      Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts
      WHAT IS HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS?

      Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. More than 100 different types of HPV exist, most of which are harmless. About 30 types are spread through sexual contact. Some types of HPV cause genital warts—single or multiple bumps that appear in the genital areas of men and women including the vagina, cervix, vulva (area outside of the vagina), penis, and rectum. Many people infected with HPV have no symptoms.
      Below are links to pics of warts that come of the virus. SOme are gruesome, so don't see the links if it bothers you to see warts on body parts.
      Some types of HPV cause common skin warts, such as those found on the hands and soles of the feet. These types of HPV do not cause genital warts.
      e http://www.kcom.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/lectures/lecture/std3.htm

      http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/sfcityclinic/stdbasics/stdimages.asp?std=HPV
      www.dermnetnz.info/viral/viral-warts.html

      www.hpvsupport.com my favorite

  19. QUESTION:
    Major skin problem HELP! (PICS) not for the faint-hearted?
    I havent washed in afew years now,

    (I believe it washes away natural beauty)

    Now in recent months ive had sking problems and gradually over the last week or so ive grown this nasty blistering, Lumpy mould. Im unsure on what to do. P.S im to embarased to go to the local doctor.

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/MartinP_2009/Mybadskin.jpg My leg now!
    Im to embarased! I got bullied for years physically becasue of not showering it my religion It stings to. I personally am unsure what to do! Dont give me more abuse
    Why would I make this up about myself ?! Thats just wrong Can someone possibly give me real answers anyone from past experience?
    I wasn't sure if it was just thought it may be a factor, Thankyou for the site no cure found yet worries me. Thankyou for your help

    • ANSWER:
      there are some articles about a fisherman who is called "the tree man" he has growths on his body that look similar to what you have. his were caused by the virus HPV which can cause wart growth like this in severe cases.you can do some research in to this...im no doctor but you really need to see one. put your embarrassment aside for now and put your health first. i would also suggest re adjusting your opinions on general hygiene, im not making any judgements...i just think your taking this philosophy to a level that just doesn't make sense..

  20. QUESTION:
    Not sure but wanting to get advice on Genitial Herpes. Please Read?
    So... I have been with my husband for two years. Never has he had any break outs and I haven't either. But here recently, I have been having these tiny little white things, almost like a ingrown hair or something. They are toward the back, on the outside of the lips toward the back of my vaginal area. I do shave my vaginal area at least four or five times a week so I am thinking that is what it could be but wasn't quite sure. I have switched back and forth from shaving cream adn soap and i use the cheaper brand of razors so i didn't kno if that had something to do with it.

    I have been doing research, and they say that they are painful beause rthey end up busting and this has never happened in my case... and also, they say you have a break out with in 2 weeks of getting them, and well... I ahve been with my husband for two years and we have a child together and everything. Just wanting to clear this up... Knowledge would be appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Evidently, neither of you had a herpes test to find out whether you are infected.

      The "tiny little white things" sound more like genital warts than herpes. Google HPV/genital warts and see whether the pics are similar to what you are experiencing. Many men are infected and show few symptoms but spread it to their partners.

      It is NOT true that you have a herpes outbreak within 2 weeks of getting herpes. Many people become infected and never have an outbreak at all--called "asymptomatic." Others are able to link an outbreak to a recent sexual encounter. When an OBVIOUS outbreak happens, it is usually 2-30 days from the time of exposure to the virus.

      Hope this helps.


pics of hpv warts on men

White Spot In Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have little white spots under my skin on my hand what are these ?
    Not worried at all but just wondering I have little white spots under my skin (about 3) on my hand there is no bump ,completely flat just a bright white spot/circle,do you know what this might be ?

    • ANSWER:
      You should better go and consult with your doctor.I think you should be quick on this before it gets late.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do i get these whites spots on my shoulder blades completely tanned?
    I always seem to get these two white spots where my skin isnt tanning on the back of my shoulder blades. How do i get these spots to tan completely and not have these emberassing white marks where it didnt tan completey to tan?

    • ANSWER:
      These small white spots might be a sign of skin damage, especially if they won't tan. Sun damage is a lot like scar tissue so it will never tan. You could see a doctor or dermotoligist to double check.

      Check out my blog for more beauty and health tips!
      http://lipstuck-xo.blogspot.ca

  3. QUESTION:
    how to rid of white spots on skin?
    i have white spots in my skin, on my arms and on my face and some on my neck, it seems like they appeared after i was out in the sun, because well i work outdoors. what i want to know is how do i get rid of the spot. at first they would itch but now they are just like white blotches of dry skin, is there any cream or oitment i could by to rid of this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sandra is obviously wrong. I've looked up on her answers and she thinks every little white spot is vitiligo. It could be many things such as tinea veriscolor or some other disease that causes skin to go white on certain spots. Check a doctor to see.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do you get white spot on your skin?
    white spots on my skin, it started with 4 in my teen years and now it is increasing in numbers.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have Vitiligo.
      It can be genetic (does anyone in your family have it?) or it can be experienced later in life. It is generally considered to be an auto-immune disorder. It affects about 1% of the US population but is more common in darker people (India and Mexico have he most cases) You should certainly see a rheumatologist or dematologist to determine it's cause and why it's spreading. You may find you have a related auto-immune disorder such as diabetes.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have white spots after a severe sunburn? How can I get rid of them?
    After a severe sunburn from which I'm still peeling, I have some white spots in my skin. I don't know if they are going to go because is been just about one week since my sunburn or if they are going to give me any trouble in getting rid of them. What can I do to start to vanish them or are they going to disappear on their own?

    • ANSWER:
      cold water is the best first aid when you burn yourself - 20 minutes under the tap is ideal. NEVER ice or vinegar or milk or butter or green tea or mustard or toothpaste or sunscreen or semen or vaseline or tomatoes or vanilla extract or yogurt or sour cream or egg white or lavender oil or cocoa butter or salt or tea bags or potato or shaving cream or olive oil or baking soda or banana peel or petroleum jelly or whipped cream or avocado or bacon grease or corn starch or tumeric or lemon juice or curd or pickle juice - not until the skin is fully healed!

      alcohol might help with the pain but it is a serious risk as it will dehydrate you - so don't drink any. ibuprofen or aspirin will help but larger burns are often accompanied by stomach ulcers, so tylenol/panadol is best for pain if you are gonna tough it out. drink plenty of water or energy drinks that don't have caffeine (gatorade)

      i would advise that you cover the burnt area with white soft paraffin (white petroleum) or aqueous cream bp. (check the links below and see if you can find a local equivalent). wash the burn and reapply every 4-6 hours - cover with cling wrap if you wish to cover with clothes - this will stop your clothes getting covered with paraffin and maintains the burn.

      cling wrap alone is ok if you can't get hold of any paraffin. it also acts as a protective artificial skin - helping retain moisture and protect from further damage and pain. cling wrap is cheap and clean off the roll. in Australia ambulances often use this when someone has been burnt. - please note that cling wrap isn't always practical, like on your face.

      the paraffin imitates the natural oils, creating a seal stopping water leaving the body and reduces pain by protecting sensitised nerves. both of these factors improve healing - good stuff stays in, bad stays out - that is one job of healthy skin. aloe is good coz it remoisturises but that moisture can be quickly lost as the skin can't contain fluids. so put aloe on, and then the paraffin on over the top. if there is broken skin leave out the aloe - just paraffin.

      http://www.doorone.com.au/xGS-Aqueous_Cream~NS-1~linkin_id-8009837

      http://www.pharmacyonline.com.au/david-craig-paraffin-400g-p-1831.html

      http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/cvs/gateway/detail?prodid=134100&previousURI=/CVSApp/cvs/gateway/search?page=1^Query=White+Petrolatum^ActiveCat=65

      email if you still have questions - send photos feedingthedogcustard@hotmail.com

      finally if you are really worried go to a hospital that has a burns unit or plastic surgeons. serious sunburn i.e. blisters (and all other burns) should be seen by a burns trained doctor or nurse.

  6. QUESTION:
    My budgie has black and white spots on his skin is he sick?
    He is just three months old and he is looseing alot of feathers his skin is red and it looks like there is black and white spots on his skin too.

    • ANSWER:
      yes,I believe you do have a sick bird ,the quicker you take it to a vet the better,don't wait or else you will loose him.always keep the mite and lice deternts near your bird cage,I won't put mine in because I think it smells too strong but it is ft away from it,especially this time of the year.good luck sweetie

  7. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if I have white spots on my skin?
    I'm starting to notice that small white spot start to appear on my skin and i don't know why. What does it mean and how did I end up getting white spots? And how do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It happens for a variety of reasons, you might want to see a doctor about it to make sure it's alright.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots on my cheeks?
    These are only on my face no where else. These are not pimples. I think in hereditary because my older brother had it when he was really young around 5 but Im 16. These are very visible. Its not a lump or anything. It looks like faded white spot on my skin. I have brown skin. I need tips on how to remove these before school starts. Thanks A Bunch

    • ANSWER:
      If you are African American or have dark skin sometimes, especially during the summer you can experience blotches spots on your face.

      I personally have experienced this...even dark skinned people need sunblock. That's on the preventative side. The skin typically will fade back to normal if you avoid the sun by wearing a hat & using the sunblock.

      Hydrocortisone cream at night and in the morning really helped me.

      You may want to see a dermatologist if it does not clear up...

  9. QUESTION:
    what are some supplrements that help make white spots on skin and uneven skin go away?
    Okay,my skin is very light than my family,when I was younger it was darker. Also, I have white spots on my arms.My mom says she'll get some for me but I don't know which supplements I should take. Tell me some that would be for teenagers.

    • ANSWER:
      you can use aloe propolis cream that is good for younger age skin good for :spots ,rash,redness eczema cuts go on that web, www.wiolettabuller.myforever.biz/opportunity you can find all the staff you need to your skin look healthy good luck that really works

  10. QUESTION:
    What are all these tiny white spots on my arms?
    I have had these tiny white spots on my skin for about a month now, and some days they are worse then others. Like the white will stick out more, or there will be more tiny white spots.

    My left arm has more then my right arm.

    I havent used any new shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent. I dont really think im allergic to anything, or anything i ate. What could this be?!

    • ANSWER:
      Here this article should help http://bit.ly/baX4Rf

      Has pics and syptoms similar to what you described.

      George

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark and light spots on my face ?
    What are some cheap home remedies to get rid of dark spots and white spots on skin ?

    • ANSWER:
      Clean your skin gently with a mild, nondrying soap (such as Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, CeraVe, or Basics). Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising. However, avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing.
      Shampoo your hair daily if it is oily.
      Try not to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. Although it might be tempting to do this, it can lead to skin infections and scarring.
      Try over-the-counter acne medications - like Panoxyl. If no improvement try and see a doctor.
      If by black marks you mean scars, they do fade over time. Other than stuff like laser treatment (you can't do that yourself!) there isn't a great deal you can do. Try and not cause any more by squeezing pimples.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I, a swimmer, treat the white spots on my skin?
    I've been swimming a lot lately and I've noticed that dry white spots have appeared on my skin. They don't itch, but my skin's scaly and dry. What are these rash-like spots? And how do I treat them?

    • ANSWER:
      dermatologist

  13. QUESTION:
    Does every one have white spots on their skin or is just that I have vitiligo ?
    So it runs in my family. Only 3 other people in my family have it, and I have a big family. My nanna has it, and my mum and one of my brother. I hear it is very uncommon. Its what micheal jackson had. I have white spots all over my body although it blemds in with my skin. Do other people have white spots on their body, who do not have it? Do you have white spots or patches on your skin?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't have white patches or spots on my skin, but then again I have very fair skin so I might just not notice them.

      I think the way to tell if you have it is if the patches are new. If you're developing white spots, you probably have vitiligo. If they've been there your whole life and haven't grown, they're probably just birth marks (which a lot of people have).

      Michael Jackson didn't get the white spots until he was about 20. He noticed them on his left hand and wore the famous sequined glove to cover them up.

  14. QUESTION:
    What do you use to cure white spots on skin on your back?
    Why am I getting white spots on my back? It is a fungus but I don't know why I am getting them and how to cure them.

    • ANSWER:
      Makeup

  15. QUESTION:
    I have white patches of skin what could it be?
    I have white spots of skin under my arm pit and my arm pit hair grows white where the spots are. . I also have small whites spots on back , and a medium spot on groin . I just got all them this year and ones under my armpit keep getting bigger. What could be causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitiligo?

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots spreading on my skin?
    About three months ago, near the end of summer, I started to notice a few white spots were on both my arms. They almost look like birth marks, but they're extremely white against my olive colored skin. Over time, they spread more, covering my upper arms, and a few on my lower arms. More recently, within the past couple weeks, they are now on my thighs, and back. These spots are starting to peel, and burn. What could possibly be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like fungal infection(Tinea versicolor).Consult Dermatologist.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to cure dark spots on skin?
    I used Salicylic Acid to cure white spots on my skin, but instead, it added dark spots on my skin and made my white spots even worse! These patches of discoloured skin are on my FACE, and I feel like crying each time someone looks at me :'( How do I get my skin back to normal? please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look here. You will find dozens of recipes for homemade skin care products. You will find several that could help you with this. One thing you could try is a simple dermabrasion. Mix a little sugar with some olive oil and rub it into your skin. It should help.

      http://www.smartskincare.com/tips/tipcategidx/skinrecipe/

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little white spots on my skin?
    I recently started getting white spots on my arms and now my legs around my knees. None on my face or anywhere else. They don't itch and are not flaky just annoying to look at. They are pretty light right now but when it's cold they seem whitter. Seems like I keep getting more. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Appearance of white spots on skin is not a common skin problem. Many skin condition causes which spots on skin. Normally white spots appear to the pigmentation problem in skin termed as depigmentation. Following are the list of skin conditions that causes white spots on skin.

      Vitiligo
      Nevus depigmentosus
      Pityriasis Alba
      White scars and hypopigmentation
      Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
      Milia
      Tinea Versicolor

      Read about these skin condition causes and symptom on http://www.antivitligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html alse see the images of these skin conditions and match which is best match with your condition. It would be more helpful for you in diagnose and treat your white spots.

  19. QUESTION:
    what are these white spots/blotches on my skin?
    My left cheek got extremely itchy one day and its been like this for over 2 weeks now and i've notice some pale whiter spots on my skin. Its not like white-white, but they are noticable. What are they and how do i get rid of them?
    btw they aren't sunburnt because its winter right now and i live in canada.
    they are just on my cheek where it first started getting itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      Are the spots all over your body?
      Were you recently sunburned?
      Are the spots also itchy?

      It sounds like you just have dry, winter skin. I would suggest getting a good moisturizer ( I like clinique's 'dramatically different' lotion) and using it for a week or so to see if it will improve. Dry skin itself can just be itchy, and the white spots are probably from where skin has flaked off. Some people have exzema that presents in winter months, but it is usually on the hands or the insides of the elbows or knees.

  20. QUESTION:
    What see these random white spots on my chest?
    On my chest just below my collar bone, I have these tiny 1 & 1 1/2 centimeter circle shaped white spots.
    It's whiter than my skin, and the color is like the white spot of a sandal tan where the sandal straps have been covering, if that makes sense.

    What are these? And are they dangerous, I've had them for quite awhile now.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like they're just areas of decreased pigmentation in your skin. When I tan I see some lighter spots. See a doctor if the ABC's apply: asymmetrical, border irregular, color of the spot itself changes, diameter changes. Typically this only applies if there's a mole, but since indont know exactly what the spots look like I thought I'd tell you. Sounds like just the color of tour skin though, not a cause for worry.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of white spots on your skin?
    I've had some white spots all over my stomach for years now and i don't know how to get rid of them. I've been told to use selsum blue shampoo but it hasn't worked. If you know how to get rid of them, let me know please.

    • ANSWER:
      stop having sex with your bf

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to cover up white spots on skin from exema?
    I have had exema my whole life all over my body. In the summer when I get tan there are spots were I have had outbreaks lately that remain white. Is there any way to cover up the white spots on arms and legs so I don't look so discusting! I have tried fake tanning lotions but they don't seem to be covering the spots.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a cosmetic called DermaBlend which is especially made to cover scars and conditions such as yours. You can use it on face or body and it covers perfectly, it even stays in place in the swimming pool. Do an Internet search to find out where it is available in your area.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what to do to get rid of white spots on your skin?
    Well I notice that I had some white spots on my arms, but didn't pay attention to them because they were pretty small. Although, now I'm worried because the spots are all over my arms and are pretty obvious since I have dark skin. I think the fact that I have been exposed to the sun a lot daily has worsen the white spots. Does anyone know what I can do to make them dissapear or at least less obvious? Please if you know something tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      It could also be a skin disease called Tinea Versa Color. Which is totally harmless. I used to have it. My dermatologist recommended Selsun Blue shampoo. You just rub it over the spots at bedtime. Let it dry overnight then shower it off in the morning. Do this for approximately 2 weeks. The disease will be gone but you have to tan the spots. Worked for me. Haven't had it since.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why is their a small white spot on the cheek of my face? How do you get rid of it?
    This small white spot has been on my face since last year, after I came home from cherry picking with my family was when I first discovered it. My parents won't take me to the doctors, they said it doesn't matter. How do I get rid of it? What is it?
    My skin is soft and normal I think, I'm 14, I don't get much pimples, only some on my nose and forehead.
    How do I get rid of it? What is it?

    P.S My next checkup is a long time from now, I forgot to ask >.>
    The white spot is visible.

    • ANSWER:
      When you came home from cherry picking and noticed the spot, chances were you had gotten a little bit of sunlight that day. While the rest of your face/skin tans, sometimes those white areas show up.
      It could be many things, but I know for certain that areas of previous blemishes, scars, cuts, scabs, acne etc that have been picked at, scratched, and the top layer of skin traumatized or removed can somewhat remove the skin pigment, or color, that was once there. For instance, if you once had a fairly deep skin cut and it has since healed, notice how that area is different than the rest of your skin. Most likely it is alot lighter in color and some sort of difference can easily be seen. This is one example of how skin color can lighten as the result of some damage, removal to the area. It will REALLY show up once you being to tan or get some color on the rest of your skin around it.

      When you were younger, can you remember a time that perhaps you had chicken pox, or a scar of some sort in that same spot that now shows up white?

      As far as skin cancer goes, those areas are generally raised, and not smooth as the skin around it. One doctor told me once that if hair was growing from the area, it couldn't be cancer...but that was long ago and new developments in skin cancer types and treatment may make that information incorrect by now.

      From how you describe it, I would say it sounds like a loss of skin pigmentation.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these white spots?
    Hello im 19 and i have combination skin. Throughout the past year i got some under the skin pimples and i popped them..i got a scab and then the scab left a white spot! I have 3 of those on my forehead. I stopped picking and i dont have acne or anything, just some random pimples every now and then.

    Any home remedies? I tried bio oil but it blocked my pores really bad..and i exfoliate my face using sugar scrub every week?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried tea tree based ointments, you can buy tea tree Concealer sticks which masks the spots & normally makes spots go after 3 days

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a small white spot on the cheek of my face?
    This small white spot has been on my face since last year, after I came home from cherry picking with my family was when I first discovered it. My parents won't take me to the doctors, they said it doesn't matter. How do I get rid of it?
    My skin is soft and normal I think, I'm 14, I don't get much pimples, only some on my nose and forehead.
    How do I get rid of it?

    Thanks
    P.S My next checkup is a long time from now, I forgot to ask >.>
    The white spot is visible.

    • ANSWER:
      my son had the same thing, get some hydrocortisone cream, 1% and apply it before going to bed at night, in a few days you should see the difference.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the white spots around the nipple?
    For a couple of weeks now i've noticed some raised white spots around the areola and some bright white areas under the skin of the nipple. As they're relatively new i don't want to go and bother my doctor unless i really have to. Does anyone know what these might be or whats causing them?

    • ANSWER:
      The white spots are glands, but I'm not too sure what these 'bright white areas' are. Google that ish ;) Good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    Why is their a small white spot on the cheek of my face? How do you get rid of it?
    This small white spot has been on my face since last year, after I came home from cherry picking with my family was when I first discovered it. My parents won't take me to the doctors, they said it doesn't matter. How do I get rid of it? What is it?
    My skin is soft and normal I think, I'm 14, I don't get much pimples, only some on my nose and forehead.
    How do I get rid of it? What is it?
    My next checkup is a long time from now >.>
    I forgot to ask.

    • ANSWER:
      As the first answerer said, it's probably something which can wait until your next regular checkup. You may or may not have heard about blackheads; there is also a such thing as whiteheads. This could be what is going on. There also are other minor pigmentation issues which could be going on. You know how your palms and the soles of your feet don't tan? There could be something going on with that one spot on your cheek which is similar to that.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to repair skin to normal after horrible spray tan?
    I had a spray tan about a week ago *cries* it was horrible! I paid decent money for it but after following all the rules and guide lines it has now left me looking like a cancer patient. First off, I have huge white spots on the skin where half has rubbed off and half is still there. It looks like giant strech marks all over me.. Just random white and tan lines and spots mixed into the orange/tanned skin. Never will I ever do this again! I just want to know how to strip it off or get my skin back to normal? I said it only last a few weeks OK but I don't want to walk around like this for one more minute.. Let me know you'r knowledge! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      exfoliate often. It speeds up how fast it fades.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain white spots all over my bodies skin and start itching when I get active?
    I have recently, over approx 4 month period, developed white spots all over my body. When I start running or walking they sometimes turn red and start itching, almost like a stinging itch. Can someone provide me with info regarding this issue? I'm kind of freaked out...

    • ANSWER:
      The name of the disease causes vitiligo, Nevus depigmentosus, Pityriasis Alba and White scars, hypopigmentation and Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of white spots on my skin?
    My arms (mostly) have these white spots on them and I'm not sure if they are sunspots or not. I do get a lot of sun, though.

    • ANSWER:
      hey! my mother used to have those too and she used olay shower gel soap and creams now shes like new!!! hope that helps!

  32. QUESTION:
    Why is their a small white spot on the cheek of my face? How do you get rid of it?
    This small white spot has been on my face since last year, after I came home from cherry picking with my family was when I first discovered it. My parents won't take me to the doctors, they said it doesn't matter. How do I get rid of it? What is it?
    My skin is soft and normal I think, I'm 14, I don't get much pimples, only some on my nose and forehead.
    How do I get rid of it? What is it?

    P.S My next checkup is a long time from now, I forgot to ask >.>
    The white spot is visible.
    no good answer

    • ANSWER:
      signs of vitiligo

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I fix uneven skin after waxing off a tan?
    I tried to wax the hair off my arms, and now I have ugly white spots where the skin was ripped off of my tan arms. Is there anything that I can do to even out the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like you have just taken off the tan from the top layer of skin,. The best thing to do is to exfoliate 48 hours after your wax - then apply a good fake tan to even everything out.

      For more informaiton http://onlyyourskincare.co.uk/product/Exhilarating_Mango_Scrub_-_6.7_oz.%7C_200_ml_B130R

  34. QUESTION:
    What causes white spots and patches on skin?
    I got white spots mostly on my lower back a little around my stomach some patches even on face only noticeable if you pay close attention what doctor or specialist should i see ?

    • ANSWER:
      If in the puberty this can happen, should be gone after you're through the puberty. Using a good washing lotion twice a day should help a lot, but to confirm it you might see an dermatologist for this problem..

  35. QUESTION:
    How to heal a broken lip quickly? *-* Voting Best Answer *-*?
    So I bit my lip real hard and seemed to have broke it. It swell up big and got infected. Every morning it has something yellow around the area. It has occured about 2 days ago and now it has healed a little bit but still really hurts. It has a huge white spot, (the skin growing back) and is all red around the white. What can I use to make it repair quickly? Any products out there or natural things? Any stupid answers will be reported. Will vote best answer if it helped! Thanks
    Let me add that it is inside my mouth near where my bottom teeth are, and on the lip section.. Hopefully you understand.

    • ANSWER:
      The human mouth is full of dreadful infection-causing bacteria and you've now got an infection. You need to get some antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine and rinse out the mouth and the cut in order to kill some of the bacteria. keep doing the mouth rinse every hour, and if some part of the cut is on the outside then you can apply neosporin ointment. Try this for a day, but if it doesn't get better then you need to see a doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is this light white spot on my face?
    I am 29 years old and have a fairly dark complexion from my Romanian roots. I just noticed a light spot on my forehead a couple of weeks ago and it isn't going away! It is just a white spot near my hairline. It isn't raised or anything and the surface feels the same as my skin - it is just lighter than the rest of my face. What is it?????? Please help because I am kind of worried!

    • ANSWER:
      maybe first signs of vitaligo maybe you should get checked out

  37. QUESTION:
    I have a white spot in my inner lips is it a cancer?
    I am 18 and I have been smoking for 4 months now. I smoke about 5- 10 cigarettes per day. From today I have noticed that there is a white spot in the inner side of my lower lip. And if I scratch it the skin pills off. Also, I have a slight burning sensation. Is it a lips cancer? Can I develop a cancer at 18 by just smoking for 4 months?
    Thank you!

    P.S : I have a family history of different types of cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a good site http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukoplakia/DS00458
      It could be leukoplakia. Unusual at age 18 with such a limited exposure to tobacco.
      Only a biopsy could tell you for certain what this is.
      We certainly cannot tell you - sight unseen - over the internet.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots on my shoulders, back and chest?
    I've noticed these white spots on my shoulders, back, and chest a few months ago. I just thought they were sun spots. Now they are spreading down my back and arms. They don't hurt, I'd just like to know what they are, and if they are something to worry about.

    • ANSWER:
      no it is not herpes. It sounds like a skin condition called vitiligo i used to get these spots and the only thing that got rid of it was using dandruff shampoo as soap. make sure that you rinse well and only do it 2 or 3 times a week. it took about a month to go away. here's an article that might help but for me the shampoo worked the best.

      http://www.articlesbase.com/skin-care-articles/how-to-cure-white-spots-on-skin-434487.html

  39. QUESTION:
    German Sheppard got a white spot on both eyes?
    My 3 1/2 year old dog, got a small white spot on both eyes - looks like as the time passes the spots are getting larger. I am afraid she may go blind, I wonder what it is? There is no skin growth over the eye.
    If it's cataracts then, does anyone know how much a Vet may charge? We would take her to the Vet, however she's aggresive due to her eye problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Tough to say without seeing it. Look into Pannus...but, you're gonna need the vet on this one.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the white spots on my daughters face?
    My daughter has a light to medium tan, and i noticed she has white spots on her face that do not tan, her skin has been like that for a while. It is only noticeable if you really stare at her. i remember when she was a baby, i noticed one on her leg that always stayed white. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know
      I googled it
      And there was some names of derma something.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do I get white spots after a sunburn?
    It's never happened before, but about three or four hours after a burn I noticed these white spots on my leg. They are not raised, but I am extremely worried that they could be skin cancer or something. I can't go to a dermatologist right now, so what could this be, should i be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not skin cancer. I can't explain what it is but don't worry it's not cancer. Just use sunscreen from now on. Your skin is just burned and irritated and the blood is all coming up to the top of your skin. Treat it with aloe vera gel or with an aloe vera plant, soak in a tub of baking soda and luke warm water or use milk compresses...the milk from your fridge...it really does help.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to treat white spot infection in fishes?
    My few fishes hv developed white spots on their fins and bodies, those are gold fishes and tetras.
    Please help me out how to treat that. I hv got a green coloured solution but i dont know how to use that.
    I hv made a 100% water change today only.

    Please guide me through.

    • ANSWER:
      Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis)

      Symptoms: Salt-like specks on the body/fins. Excessive slime. Problems breathing (ich invades the gills), clamped fins, loss of appetite.

      Ich, Ick, white spot disease, whatever the name, this is the most common malady experienced in the home aquarium. Luckily, this disease is also easily cured if caught in time! Ich is actually a protozoa called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. There are three phases to the life cycle of this protozoa. Normally, to the amateur aquarist, the life cycle is of no importance. However, since Ich is susceptible to treatment at only one stage of the life cycle, an awareness of the life cycle is important.

      Adult phase - it is embedded in the skin or gills of the fish, causing irritation (with the fish showing signs of irritation) and the appearance of small white nodules. As the parasite grows it feeds on red blood cells and skin cells. After a few days it bores itself out of the fish and falls to the bottom of the aquarium.
      Cyst phase - after falling to the bottom, the adult parasite forms into a cyst with rapid cell divisions occurring.
      Free swimming phase - after the cyst phase, about 1000 free swimming young swim upwards looking for a host. If a host is not found within 2 to 3 days, the parasite dies. Once a host is found the whole cycle begins anew.
      These three phases take about 4 weeks at 70º F but only 5 days at 80º F. For this reason it is recommended that the aquarium water be raised to about 80º for the duration of the treatment. If the fish can stand it, raise the temperature even higher up to 85º.
      The free swimming phase is the best time to treat with chemicals. Raising the aquarium temperature to 80º F will greatly shorten the time for the free swimming phase to occur. The drug of choice is quinine hydrochloride at 30 mg per liter (1 in 30,000). Quinine sulphate can be used if the hydrochloride is not available. The water may cloud but this will disappear. By reducing the time (with raised temperature) of the phases, you should be able to attack the free swimming phase effectively.
      Some aquarists like to use malachite green, but it tends to stain the plastic and silicone in the aquarium. Most commercial remedies contain malachite green and/or copper, which are both effective.

  43. QUESTION:
    How Do i remove white spots on my face ?
    Okayy i have mostly white spots under my chin & just today i have one between my eyes..and i put this lotion on it kinda burns its called Eucerin thats lotion the doctor told me to put on but it does work ??

    But i don't have acne or pimples ??
    Yes, I have oily skin ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many skin conditions that causes white spots on the skin, normally it occurs due to the pigmentation problems, as pigmentation is the process of the coloration of skin. When some pigmentation problems occurs at any part of the body then at this part original skin color vanishes and the white spot appears.
      These are the skin conditions that yields such white spots, Nevus depigmentosus, Pityriasis Alba, White scars and hypopigmentation, Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis and vitiligo.
      for the treatment of these spots on your face , first you must have to diagnose your skin condition.

  44. QUESTION:
    Black cat has white spots on her skin?
    Today I noticed that my 3 year old black cat has white spots on her skin that is in between her eyes and ears. They are small, they aren't bald spots and it feels normal. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it and has been acting pretty normal. I just really want to know if this is a disease or if its normal. Thank you!!!
    They aren't bumps, the spots feel like her normal skin but thank you for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be freckles if it feels like a normal part of her skin. My cat has half black and half pink on the inside of her mouth. Also her skin under her fur in spots is white and black. If your very concerned I would take her to the vet.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have a white spot on my skin. What will help treat it?
    I've had this white spot near my right eye for a few days now, and my mom wanted me to put on facial masks. If that will help, what type of facial masks will treat it? Also, what else can make this white spot go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a white spot on my arm once, I used pigeon urine to make it go away in 3 days!

  46. QUESTION:
    After sun tanning, I realized white spots on my arms and legs. How can i get rid of them?
    Im a female teenager. The white spots are all different sizes. Im tan, so the white spots stick out. I would like to know what is causing this. I have eczema, and I don't know if that is a factor. These spots have never occurred, so i was wondering, what is the cause and how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      They could be hormonal (like if you are taking birth control). Or, they could be fungus from your scalp, because of all of the products women use for hair, flakes of it will shed to your arms and shoulders and create white spots that won't tan. And yes, the eczema could be a factor. When you are tanning, start using a lotion.

      There is a treatment for sunspots called "Arrest." You can find it at almost any tanning salon.

      And contrary to the other answerer, the sunspots that you described are not typical of skin cancer. And the only way you can get any type of skin cancer would be if you were overexposing on a constant basis (years).

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for skin skin pigmentation where I have white skin spots?
    Dear Doctor Naram,
    My daughter is twenty one. Two years ago she started developing white spots on her body shoulders hands and back. They are spreading and there seems to be no treatment so far. It looks awful, one person with two different skin tone. It is affecting her mind. Can you please help. Is there any herbal remedy or ancient secret I can use.

    Please hely. I am desperate for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperpigmentation can occur due to many reasons. But treating it successfully would depend completely upon how long you have had the problem. Sometimes, if you have started developing skin pigmentation patches newly, you will find that treatment is not only simpler, it is also faster. Simple cases of newly developed pigmentation patches can be treated by using aloe vera gel. You can apply the gel to your patches in order to take care of it effectively and rapidly. If you can, try to get a fresh leaf and squeeze the gel out of that. This is relatively better than using it out of a bottle. But that is not to say that the bottle version does not work as effectively or as well. Look for a bottle that states that it contains 50 per cent or more of pure aloe gel. It is advisable to start using aloe soap. This will not make a significant contribution, but it will certainly help to not develop more spots.

      Another step that has to be taken to arrest the growth of pigmentation patches is that you must use sunscreen lotion when going outdoors as a rule rather than only while going to the beach. This will also make a considerable difference in that you will be preventing further patches from appearing. There are also some simple fruits and vegetables which you can apply to get rid of dark patches and spots. Cucumber juice is considered to be one such remedial measure. Raw potatoes are also rich in starch and mildly bleaching agents. If you can squeeze out the juice of a raw potato and apply this to your patches, you will see a lightening of the discoloration in as little as a week.

      It is also important to inculcate a daily routine to cure yourself of the problem. Soak almonds overnight, and peel and grind them the next morning. Apply this to your patches to reduce darkness. A tablespoon of milk powder, honey, lemon juice, and almond oil can be mixed and stored in the refrigerator. Applying this for about 20 minutes will help to even out your skin tone considerably. You can also apply very diluted ammonia to your dark patches. But make it a point that you do not go out in the sun after doing this, otherwise your skin will only darken further. Therefore, the best time to do this is at night, when you know you will not be going out.
      Good luck and God bless you

  48. QUESTION:
    I have small white spots on my penis, what are they and how can i treat them?
    Hi,

    All of a sudden i had about 9 very small white spots on the skin of my penis a few months ago, over time some have nearly totally gone, however a few remain, they are not really noticeable to cause too much concern but i'd rather get rid of them, can anyone offer any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Those small white bumps are your balls. You're just barely noticing them?

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a big spot?
    I have 2 spots on my forehead, 1 on my nose and a massive one on my chin. The one on my chin has a like a pus centre, and is red around the edges. How can I get rid of it without scarring? I also have white spots under my skin, how can I get rid of them too?

    • ANSWER:
      Niacinamide face cleansing pads are effective and simple way to keep acne away. Just place a pad on the pimple and watch it fade away. Lavender Oil helps prevent skin drying.
      Niacinamide pads are also known as Vitamin B3 pads or Nicotinamide pads. Works on body acne too.
      Give them a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.
      Niacinamide also helps diminish skin-hyperpigmentation (acne scars).

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these two white spots around my mouth naturally?
    I have spots near my mouth. It's not THAT noticeable, cause i'm light-skinned, i guess, but i certainly notice it. My mom does too. I didn't notice it when it came. They're not bumps. Just white spots. And i so want to get rid of them. :( Hooow? I'll do almost anything. Do I have to eat certain foods? Use cleansers? I'm only 13. NO laser treatment. PLEASE help. I want to keep my face pretty.

    • ANSWER:
      hi, see einfocorner.com for this. You'll see the links specificly about this on the left side and right side in related menus so you dont have to go and search everywhere.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Is this penile papules?
    Every since I was around 16 years old, I've started developing tiny bumps on the glans (head) of my penis and all over the neck but never a single bump on the shaft. When I google search this condition, I only find info about pearly penile papules. The problem is, the pictures do NOT look the same. The pearly penile papules always looks like it sticks to one location on every person (at the bottom of the glans) and it's white. Mines are everywhere on the glans (even near the hole) and resemble my skin color more than anything, with a bit of pink like a small breakout or irritation on your face. I've yet to see any pictures come close to how mines look.

    Now, I've just gotten to the point that I'm so sick of it. It has ruined my sex life. I'm too embarrassed by it that it nearly KILLS my sex drive. And laser surgery is impossible for me right now. I looked it up and 0 is ridiculous. I can't afford that on minimum wage. I REALLY just want to get rid of it more than anything. I looked up home remedies and handfuls of Yahoo! Answers pertaining to pearly penile papules (if that is indeed what I have) and no one ever comes up with an alternative to surgery or dermatology. I'm sick of it. Can someone help identify this condition and give me a possibly cheaper solution. I'm sick of spending hours on the internet clicking one link to the next only to run into a dead end or "can I have your credit information for more, please".

    P.S. I know it's not an STD because I had it long before I even lost my virginity. And I've had unprotected sex with someone for 2 years and they've never gotten any genital warts.
    P.S.S. this is not a recent development. It has been like this for over 5 years now.
    *not circumcised
    I meant to say that I am circumcised.

    • ANSWER:
      If they are all over your penis head and not around the ridge or frenulum, then no, they are not pearly penile papules. It sounds more like an irritation to your skin.
      http://0.tqn.com/w/experts/Venereal-Diseases-2106/2011/08/penis_bumps_2.jpg
      It can be caused by may different things, but the main causes would be soaps. Try changing laundry soap and never use soap on the sensitive tissues of your penis glans. You don't say whether you are circumcised or not, but if you are not, it is especially important that you don't use soap under your foreskin or on your head.
      Also, masturbating roughly or using some lubes can irritate the skin. Try using some hypo allergenic lube (if you use) for a little while. Even the lube on condoms can irritate some guys (especially spermicidal lubes), even the latex itself can cause reactions to some.
      Eliminate some of these things and try to figure out what the problem is. Hopefully it is something simple that can be easily changed and won't be too much trouble.
      Yes there are some home remedies to try for pearly penile papules, but they don't work for everyone, and what you describe that isn't what you have.

      Hope this helps you out a bit man. Feel free to ask any questions you may have..
      Good Luck!!


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