Home Remedies For Fordyce Spots

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies to get rid of fordyces spots for men?
    I am very self conscious about this. What percentage of people have this problem? Is this common? Will they go away on there own?

    • ANSWER:
      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spot

  3. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of fordyce's spots?
    I have fordyce's spots on my penis and id really like to know how i can get rid of them because im afraid its going to be a turn off when i have sex even if it isnt i would still like to know how i can get rid of them.

    Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      - ehy Kyle Fryers !

      - hope these few sites can help U out little bro:

      - http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-fordyce-spots/

      - http://www.best-home-remedies.com/skin_disorders/fordyce-spots.html

      - http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVstudies/GrowingUpInTheLord/Boys/Answers/20071010.html

      - I hope this could help U out & good luck.

  4. 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!!

  5. QUESTION:
    14 years old and i have fordyce spots on my penis and im a bit cautios: i haven't told anyone READ MORE?
    i haven't told anybody even my parents or a doctor or anything and i was wondering if there is anything i can do to get rid of them? like home remedies like lavender oil? or anything like that, that i could do at home with no cost. Also will they get any bigger if i leave them? they are not big at the moment and i want to know if they will get bigger : thank you very much i hope you can help

    • ANSWER:
      fordyce spots are common and harmless. there is no need to do anything. Google them and read up, your penis is fine, i had them when i was 13YO

  6. QUESTION:
    Random symptoms that I would like help to figure out. what are they?
    Well the first problem began about a few years ago. I noticed when I would use the bathroom to take a number 2, there would be blood sometimes. Though it would happen in a few day period and then go away. It still happens and now I feel a slight pain that lasts only a second or two randomly in the anus. Not fun.

    The second is my testicles. They don't hurt but they have a weird tingly feeling in them. And one of them seems bigger than the other though It's possible I just never noticed before as I don't tend to pay attention to most stuff about myself, or at least not till lately. At first I thought I had a urinary track infection so I had some meds from my dad and the symptoms of feeling like I had to pee all the time went away. Though I still feel slight pains around the bladder and areas right above the hips.

    The last is I have these little tiny white, almost flesh colored bumps on my testicles. I've looked it up and so far think it's possibly "Fordyce's spot". Though these have puss when squeezed hard enough. I don't know if Fordyces spots have the same symptoms and don't know if they go away with time or what not. Don't want my gf thinking I have some kind of std or something that she could get.

    I'm 22 so I'm still young and hope that they are nothing serious, maybe go away with some type of home remedies or something. I have no money for a doctor visit, no insurance. I will eventually go to the free clinic but I would like to know earlier so I can rest my head.

    • ANSWER:
      My son sometimes has a sudden random pain in his anus, particularly last thing at night when he's settling down for sleep. If the wife was awake I'd ask her what the name of this is as it is recognized problem, although the doctor basically said "it happens, but shouldn't keep going for a long period - a couple of months and then it will just go away.

      I also have small white bumps on my testicles that can give up pus if squeezed. That's because they are spots / zits. This area can get sweaty and needs all the care that you would lavish on your face if you had an outbreak there!

  7. QUESTION:
    Do Fordyce spots on penis go away after time?
    Im 14 and ive done a little research and im wondering ib fordyce spots will go away after time?

    • ANSWER:
      Not to worry Dean... About 80% of guys who get them, start to get them in their early teens and by the time they are in their 20's they start to fade on their own. There unfortunately is no medical cure (cream/pill/ect) that will make them go away any faster. there are laser treatments, but they are very expensive and quite painful. They (the laser treatment) can also leave scarring which would be just as bad as the fordyce spots themselves. There are a few home remedies that work for some guys, but they don't work for everyone.

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

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is this an unnatural thing for the genitals?
    Well, I have these goosebump seemingly things at the very bottom of my penis and fewer on my testicles. I'm only 14, virgin, and kissed two girls in my lifetime.
    They're not all over my penis, just some at the very bottom, I just gotta get an answer, it's just like goosebumps.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry man, they are quite common. They are called fordyce spots, and many guys get them, especially in their early teens. They will normally go away on their own by early 20's, but some guys have them for longer. They are NOT contagious or dangerous in any way. they shouldn't itch or cause you any problems. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they can become infected and then you will have a bigger issue. There are some home remedies that are suppose to make them less noticeable but they don't work for everyone. The only medical treatment for them is laser treatments, but it is quite expensive (because it is cosmetic so insurance doesn't cover it) and it can be quite painful, so most don't recommend it.
      They are common and not dangerous so most guys will wait it out, don't worry.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/71__320x240_photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg

      Hope this helps answer your question man. Feel free to ask any questions you may have..
      Good Luck!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of Fordyce Spots? I have hair like spots on inside of top lip. I can't afford the laser.?
    It is a vaporizing laser I need. Have tried other home remedies. Anyone ever have this? I am a healthy 58 yr. old female. Who is going crazy with this!

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  11. QUESTION:
    Fordyce Spots... Please help?
    I have fordyce spots... I've done research but I don't know if there's any home remedies... Is there? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      There is no practical remedy for these, and although you find them unsightly, very few others will notice and if they do, are unlikely to comment. From your research you will already be aware that they are a harmless hair follicle condition, which may spontaneously clear up. Apparently over 70% of males have them at some time. Leave well alone.

  12. QUESTION:
    Fordyce spots home remedies.?
    Hi guys, as im sure most of you know, Fordyce spots can be annoying, im just wondering if any of these home remedies could lessen the look of them;

    Bathing your scrotum in warm salty water.
    Putting spot cream on your scrotum.
    Putting Sudocream on your scrotum.
    Waxing your balls (no thank you)

    Just a little survey thingie mabob and please say YES if you have fordyce spots!
    Okay i know they are common, that was not the question. The question was if you think any of those remedies could help lessen the extent of them....

    • ANSWER:
      I'm pretty sure that none of the remedies you have suggested will work, and since they don't actually cause any problems, why do you want to get rid of them?
      I've attached a link that has some information about them, including a remedy, but some of the treatments only work temporarily, and permanent removal can be expensive.
      You may as well get used to them, I have them, and they've been no problem.
      Hope this helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are there's bumps on my penis?
    I'm 16 and I have these little bumps on the bottem of my penis I so masterbaite, I haven't had sex, and in still going though puberty! Buts it's freacken be out they feel like kinda hard when I have a bonner and not I hard when not have a bonner! They don't hurt so what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry Joshua, sounds like you are describing fordyce spots. They are very common and most guys get them in their early teens. They are NOT contagious or dangerous. They shouldn't itch or bother you in any way. They will generally go away on their own by the time guys get into their early 20's. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them, as that can cause them to become infected and then you will have a bigger problem.
      There aren't any medical ways to get rid of them except for laser surgery and that is quite expensive and can be quite painful. There are a few home remedies that are supposed to make them less noticeable, but they don't work for everybody. Most guys do get them to some extent and they normally go away completely.
      http://sellindia.shikshik.org/_cacheimg/c/u/cure%20fordyce%20spots.jpg

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

  14. QUESTION:
    fordyce spots on penis i found a cure?
    seriously this worked for me i was on the internet looking at home remedies for fordyce spots and several forums were saying toothpaste worked for them because it is supossed to dry the skin so i aplyed toothpaste on my penis every night before i went to bed for a week and waking up washing my penis for 10 mins a day using hot soapy water then after i dried it i also aplyed acne cream on 4 through the day ohh and toothpaste burns like hell when you do this i warn you if do not do this if you dont really care about your condition at the end of the week i piked the scabs off and it was a little senstive but it got rid off the ones on my penis but my balls still have them good luk

    • ANSWER:
      yeah........right

  15. QUESTION:
    fordyce's spots how do I rid them?
    Is there any non clinical treatments such as home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      You could try having your genitalia removed. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about them. Most men seem to have them and they don't do anything bad.

  16. QUESTION:
    i need to get rid of penis fordyce spots?
    i have got fordyce spots all over my shaft of the penis and also on the ball sak i can squeeze a spot like substance out of them but it just comes back the next day and i cant retract the penis foreskin when i am erect but i can when i flopy when im flopy i can pul bak as far as i want well except the skin on the forskin that ataches to the left side of my bell end but no skin ataches to the right side of the bell end and i also have a scar on the under side of my penis going from the ball sak to the very end of the fore skin in a straight line and i do not no wat that scar is of fordyce spots are not perfectly normal as i have shown many girls them and they say theyve never seen anything like it and i am not going to the doctors because they will only say it is normal when its clearly not i need some home remedies if posible i am tempted to cut them of with razor blades i am depressed self concious and suicidal i have a strong feeling that i will have to take action into my own hand and chop them off if not there is no hope

    • ANSWER:
      It's a shame you feel so down about what you describe above. None of these things are abnormal or harmful. Let's go through them.

      1. Fordyce spots: As you may already be aware, more than 80% of males have Fordyce spots (myself included, I have quite a lot and they used to worry me). They are more pronounced in some males then others, but regardless, they are completely harmless. They are simply large sebaceous glands that are present through childhood, but become more pronounced from puberty. Without seeing your penis, I cannot evaluate whether the Fordyce spots you have are more prominent than other males or not. While it may feel unfortunate for you that there is nothing that can be done about them, I would hope you come to terms with this appearance as, like I mentioned, they are harmless. If you mention these facts to any prospective sexual partner I don't think they would be put off by them.

      2. Tight foreskin: Most males can retract their foreskin from some time during childhood, however 2 or 3% of adult males cannot. Whilst it is true that some medical conditions can cause a tight foreskin, in most cases it is a normal healthy foreskin that happens to be tight or non-retractile. Some males cannot retract their foreskin whether they are flaccid or erect, others can retract when flaccid, but not erect. You can try stretching it with gentle masturbation in the shower when the warm water makes the foreskin softer. If this doesn't work, some steroid cream from the doctor can help with the stretching. Alternatively, there is no reason why you have to have it retracted if it is not causing you pain or discomfort when it is erect, so you might wish to remain content to have a non-retractile foreskin when erect. I am unable to comfortably retract mine when erect too.

      3. Skin bridge or adhesion: The attached foreskin to the glans (head of the penis) may be a skin bridge or adhesion from when your foreskin was completely attached to the glans. These are normal and continue to separate to completion some time in late childhood or adolescence. Very rarely they never separate, and if this causes you no problem, it is healthy to just leave it alone.

      4. "Scar" under your penis: This thing you call a scar is actually the 'penile raphe', which is simply a line of thickened skin that runs along the underside of the penis from the base to the tip of the foreskin. It is continuous all the way to the anus, being called the 'scrotal raphe' when on the scrotum and the 'perineal raphe' in the area between the scrotum and the anus. Every single male has this line, so do not be concerned about it.

      5. Depression and feeling suicidal: Can I strongly suggest that if you are feeling down, or blue, or you feel like hurting yourself that you speak to your family doctor, or to a depression hotline in your local area. Doctors and the people who work at these phone centres are very helpful with these issues, and everything you discuss is confidential. Please look after yourself.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do i get rud of Penis bumps?fordyce spots?
    Serious question. When I was 13 I started getting fordyce spots on my penis. I had a physical and I asked my Dr. And he said it was normal. I had a physical around a year ago and i forgot to ask my Dr. about the fordyce spots again.So today , I'm 20 and I haven't gotten a physical in a while. I also noticed I still have fordyce spots . Why? I'd this normal? I'm still a virgin? I don't think it's an std I have of I was born with... How do I get rid of it. Any home remedies? Creams? Because it look plane nasty :(

    • ANSWER:
      pretty much every human being, male or female, on the planet has one. Congratulations. You're a human being with normal genitals. Sorry you think they look nasty, but good luck finding a partner that doesn't have them. Welcome to reality.

  18. QUESTION:
    got white bumps on my on one side on my penis and balls?
    It started back in late 09 or early 2010 when i was 28 and sexually active . First it was clear bumps like blisters which where easy to pop toward the middle of my shaft.Then, maybe a year ago it came back and its white starting mid toward my scrotum mostly on my left side. I still have no idea what they are thought it could be herpes, genital wort's or fordyce spots? Also, i notice taking garlic does help a little but when it gets hot down there, it becomes worst. I would like to know what i have and any home remedies to fix this problem of mine.

    • ANSWER:
      Well i'd go for Fordyce's spots
      out the choices you give.

      google them.

      M

  19. QUESTION:
    I HAVE FORDYCE SPOTS SOMEONE PLEASE HELP (MALE)?
    are there any home remedies to get rid of them or reduce the size of them? its making me so unconifdent and i'm only 15, if i go to the doctors could they give me something? don't tell me that most people don't notice them, i just want them to go. someone said tooth paste works but others said it works for a bit but then they come back with even more? someone please

    • ANSWER:
      These are quite harmless and are left untreated. Do not put toothpaste on this clearly sensitive area, it will make your eyes water!

  20. QUESTION:
    Should I be worried about this?
    I'm 13 going on 14 next month and I have tiny white bumps on my penis should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, they are very common. Most guys get them in their early teens (13-15) and they go away on their own by the time they are in their early 20's. They are called fordyce spots. They shouldn't cause you any pain or itching. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they could become infected and then you will have a more serious problem. They are NOT dangerous or contagious, so you can't pass them on to someone else.
      Like I said, they are quite common, and most young guys get them. Some guys have them all their life but they normally get fewer and lighter as you get older.
      http://www.pearlypenilepapulestreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/thumbs_photo-de-fordyce-penis.jpg
      There are home remedies, but most of them are not effective on most guys. they only make them appear fainter. There is no medical treatment except for laser therapy, which is quite painful and expensive.

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

  21. QUESTION:
    I think i have a problem with my dude part.?
    So on my penis I have some weird bumps almost like pimples, some of them even pop like them. The weird this is that I remember having them since I was really little. I have a girlfreind however, and its getting pretty serious, and I want to know if I have a problem before we get intimate. P.S I am still a virgin.

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on where they are, they could be two different things...
      If they are on your shaft skin, they could be fordyce spots. Very common, most guys get them when they are in their early teens. They are NOT contagious or dangerous. They shouldn't cause you any pain or itching. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they could become infected and then you will have a more serious problem.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/71__320x240_photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg
      If they are on your head (normally under your foreskin) down by the ridge of your head, they are called pearly penile papules. Those are also NOT contagious or dangerous in any way. They are quite common also, and shouldn't be squeezed or popped, again because it can cause an infection.
      http://www.pearlypenilepapulestreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cache_1520506902.png
      Both of these are quite common and normally affect guys in their early teens. They will normally go away on their own, and dr's won't do much for them. The only permanent treatment for them is laser treatments and that can be costly and very painful. there are some "home remedies" but they don't work for everybody and because they go away on their own most guys don't bother. They will generally go away on their own in early 20's, so don't worry. They are NOT contagious.

      Hope this helps you out a bit man. Feel free to ask any questions that you might have...
      Good Luck!!

  22. 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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  23. QUESTION:
    I have red dots on my penis? What is this?
    Okay, so I am uncircumcised and I have never had sexual contact of any kind. I don't put moisturizer or lotion when I masturbate. I don't have any pain or burning or itching. I think this is like somekind of skin condition. I am too afraid or embarrassed to ask anyone about this problem. What is this?
    Btw they re on my head of my penis.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends where the red dots are but here are a couple things that it may be..
      If the spots are on the base of your penis or on the shaft, the it is likely fordyce spots. They are very common and most guys get them in their early to mid teens. They are NOT dangerous or contagious. They shouldn't cause you any pain or itch. They generally will go away on their own by the time guys get into their 20's. Don;t try to pop them or squeeze them or they could get infected and then you will have a more serious problem.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/41__320x240_picture-of-fordyce-spots.jpg
      If they are under your foreskin, on your head (usually around the ridge of the head and around the frenulum), then they are probably pearly penile papules. They are also quite common and NOT contagious or dangerous. Again, don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they can become infected.
      http://www.pearlypenilepapulestreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/pearly-penile-papules-pictures-bumps-on-penis-12.png
      Both are very common and most guys get them, so don't worry. There are no medical treatments for them, except using a laser to remove them. It is quite expensive and painful. Usually they will go away on their own by the time you are in your 20's. There are some home remedies that are around, but most don't work for everyone.

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

      If they are on the head of your penis, then it sounds like you are describing pearly penile papules, as I showed you above. They are NOT contagious or dangerous in any way, and they generally go away on their own as you get older. Most guys start to loose them in their early 20's, but some don't. There is nothing to worry about, they shouldn't cause you any pain or itching at all. There are a few home remedies that can help reduce them, but they don't work for everyone.

      I hope this helps you out man. Feel free to ask any questions you may have...

  24. QUESTION:
    I have been doing some research on Fordyce disease or SP.?
    I have not been to the doctor for this problem but strongly feel that is what I have. I am a 27 year old female and have these small pimple looking dots along my lip line, and on my nipples. I have read that a diet rich in Vitamin E can help this so I've been taking it. From time to time I wake in the morning and it looks as if the spots on my lips have become inflamed and get really red, this always occurs in the same spot each time. It is so embarrassing because it looks like i have a zit on my lip or even worse a cold sore which I know that it is neither. I was wondering if anyone knows of any kind of non prescription treatment for SP or home remedies to help me with these damn spots. Someone please help me I'm desperate to find something to keep these bumps under control.

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  25. QUESTION:
    How could I remove or lessen a large amount of sebacous cysts on my penis?
    They arent exactly cysts, just prominant fordyce spots. They sometimes build up into a swolen ball under the skin and last for ages.
    Okay Im 15, and I did some research on these little bastards, and i found what i have on my penis is a large amount of sebacous cysts. I have some hairs growing up the sides of my shaft, and there is a little white dot under each hair folicle. They dont bother me too much, although its just that they are growing bigger and bigger, and I feel embarassed about them. I got comodonal acne a little while ago, and the doc gave me this topical cream to put on my face. The little dots on my face seem to be the same things as on my penis, wondering if i should try the cream? Should I tell my parents about this?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I wouldn't recommend using this cream as this was not prescribed for these bumps and you apply some, it could have some type of unwanted reaction. I found some information on how to get rid of these cysts that seem to be relatively normal. Don't touch or bother with the bumps as this can cause more irritation. These bumps/cysts can be taken care of by surgery or home remedies, depending on what you wish to do. If you have many, I'd recommend talking your to your parents about it or at least your father and seeing what can be done to get rid of them. Here are some home methods to consider while waiting to see a doctor or schedule an appointment.
      Apply a heating pad to the area for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a day. Since this is your penis, this may not work well as the heat may be too intense. Try having it on low and holding it for small intervals of time and see if this feels decent. If you have hardened sebum (Secretion from bump), this method will not work. Keep the cyst, or in your case, cysts clean. Use mild anti-bacterial soap to keep the area clean and prevent infection. Make sure not to put the soap too close to your urethra so as not to have painful urination later on. Don't squeeze the cysts ever no matter how much of an urge you get. There is a chance that you could push them deeper and deeper into the skin. Don't use oily skin products, not that you would since it's your penis and don't expose them to the sun (or as little as possible). But again, since it's your penis, this is something you have nothing to worry about.
      Of all the information I found, they mention one sebaceous cyst, not many. I'd have your doctor examine it to see why you have so many of them and the fact that their on the penis is strange as they're more common on the scrotum of the male. Talk to your parents about seeing a doctor or talk to a trusted adult or father figure about this. See what information they can give you but ask to have an appointment scheduled with your doctor. With something like this, I'm sure they'll oblige. You should definitely tell your parents and ask about it. Hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    small pimples or "bumps on my penis and balls?
    i am 15 and have had these things for at least 3 years now, they are starting to piss me off because i have a girlfriend now and we are getting to the stage where soon we will try some stuff and i am scared of what she will think of these things. they arn't painfull at all and are allover my penis and balls PLEASE HELP...
    P.S i dont want to go to a docter because i live with only my mum and that would be really embarrising

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry man, it sounds like fordyce spots, they're small pimple looking bumps that are the same color as your skin. They are quite common and a lot of guys get them when they are in their early teens. They are NOT contagious and shouldn't cause you any pain or discomfort. They will normally go away on their own in time. Most guys start to lose them as they finish puberty (early 20's). Don't try to pop them or squeeze them, you could make them infected and that would make things worse. There are a few home remedies that some people say work, but they have some side effects too.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/examples-of-fordyce-spots/photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg

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

  27. QUESTION:
    how to ged rid from genital warts???
    I have genital warts on my penis. How to get rid of it?? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Easy one dude:
      1.You can see a doctor and get rid of them.

      If you didn't listen to step 1 then well w/e, any ways here's some home remedy's.Well i know these cures can cure fordyce spots which is kinda like genital warts but not sure.

      1.Get some oxy10 and wash to the spots 2 times a day.
      2.Or boil some water and pour the water over the infected areas.
      3.Get some acne face wash and rub on the spots.
      4.Or just wash the spots everyday with soap really good.

      P.S. Well i have fordyce spots (which is why i mentioned it) but well lucky there's a cure i just have to do the steps and well I'll get rid of them. But they're on my balls. Well for you just give it a try see if it works. If not well just go with the doctor, they deal with this stuff all the time.

  28. QUESTION:
    how could I have? how?
    i haven't had sex with anyone yet but there are these small bumps on my penis. does any1 know how i could have got it??? i also haven't kissed any1 on the mouth.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends where the red dots are but here are a couple things that it may be..
      If the spots are on the base of your penis or on the shaft, the it is likely fordyce spots. They are very common and most guys get them in their early to mid teens. They are NOT dangerous or contagious. They shouldn't cause you any pain or itch. They generally will go away on their own by the time guys get into their 20's. Don;t try to pop them or squeeze them or they could get infected and then you will have a more serious problem.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/41__320x240_picture-of-fordyce-spots.jpg

      If they are under your foreskin, on your head (usually around the ridge of the head and around the frenulum), then they are probably pearly penile papules. They are also quite common and NOT contagious or dangerous. Again, don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they can become infected.
      http://www.pearlypenilepapulestreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/pearly-penile-papules-pictures-bumps-on-penis-12.png

      Both are very common and most guys get them, so don't worry. There are no medical treatments for them, except using a laser to remove them. It is quite expensive and painful. Usually they will go away on their own by the time you are in your 20's. There are some home remedies that are around, but most don't work for everyone.

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

  29. QUESTION:
    small white bumps on penis.?
    I have these small white bumps all up the shaft of my penis they are about 1mm in size.
    I thought at first that they were hair follicles but I thought it was weird that they would go up the whole shaft so I don't think that is what they are.
    Any ideas?
    NOTE: I am 14 and just going through puberty.
    Hi Sam
    Glad to know someone has the same question as me and I did get a good answer so check it out.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry Jared. From what you describe, they sound like fordyce spots. They are quite common in teen years and they will go away on their own. They are NOT contagious or dangerous and shouldn't cause you any itching or pain. Don't try to pop them or pick at them, or they can become infected and then you'll have even more problems. They won't cause you any problems and most guys get them. I have had them too. There are some home remedies that can work to reduce them, but they don't work for most guys and they will eventually go away for most guys on their own.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/examples-of-fordyce-spots/photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg

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

  30. QUESTION:
    goosebumps on penis??????????????????????????
    hi my penis has little bumps on it like goosebumps they dont hurt im just wondering what they are?are they normal?i have never had sex
    THX Guys!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry Georgia, they are normal. They are called fordyce spots, and are quite common. Most guys get them when they are in their teens (I did), but they can come on at any time. They are small bumps under the skin that are harmless and shouldn't itch or hurt at all. The are NOT contagious. They will go away on their own. Don't try to pop them or pick them, that can lead to more serious problems. There are a few home remedies that can make them shrink faster, but sometimes they work and sometimes they don't, bottom line is they will normally go away on their own.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/examples-of-fordyce-spots/photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg

      Hope this helps you out man. Feel free to ask any follow-up questions you may have.
      Good Luck!!

  31. QUESTION:
    My penis has pimples!!?
    Uncircumcised, has white dots which look like pimples. Some are really like pimples where the white stuff can really be seen!!!! HELLPPPPP?? Normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on where they are on your penis, they could be a couple different things. Both are quite common and NOT dangerous or contagious.
      If they are on your shaft skin, then they are fordyce spots. They are small skin coloured bumps that look like pimples but don't pop. Don't try and pop them or squeeze them, they could get infected and then you have a whole new problem. Most will go away on their own. A lot of guys get them in their teens and they are gone by the time they are in their 20's.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/examples-of-fordyce-spots/photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg
      If they are under your foreskin on your penis head (especially around the ridge of your glans) then they are called pearly penile papules, and they are also quite common. Many intact (not circumcised) guys get them. They are not contagious and shouldn't cause you any problems or itching/irritation. Don't try to pop them. They will go away on their own.
      http://www.pearlypenilepapulestreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/pearly-penile-papules.jpg
      Don't worry Bob, sounds like you are fine. Neither have anything to do with hygiene. They are quite common and neither are contagious or dangerous in any way. There are some home remedies that are suppose to help reduce them but they are not proven to work on every guy.

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

  32. QUESTION:
    i have a lot of bumps on the base of my penis and a couple on the shaft what is this ?
    i noticed this about a week ago and i thought they were just shaving bumps but as i said its been a week and there still there , they dont really itch only a little when i sweat but that's it other than that they're just there and its starting to scare me a lil idk what to do . i've had sex many times but only with one chick but im pretty sure she doesnt have any disease or nothing .. i tryed popping these little bumps but nothing happens they just get more redder so i stop messing with them.. but someone with a more knowledge about this please help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry man. it sounds like you are describing fordyce spots. They are quite normal. Most guys get them in their teens and they will normally go away on their own. They are NOT contagious or dangerous in any way. They should not itch or cause you any problems. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them tho, that can cause them to become infected, and then you will have more of an issue.
      There is no medical treatment for them aside from laser treatments, and that can be quite expensive and painful. There are some home remedies to help reduce the number of them or reduce the size of them, but they don't work for all guys and they will normally go away on their own as you get older.
      http://sellindia.shikshik.org/_cacheimg/c/u/cure%20fordyce%20spots.jpg

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

  33. QUESTION:
    White thing on my penis?
    It is a little above where I believe the frenulum ends and it has been there for a long time. Can't remember when I didn't have it. Don't remember having it as a kid. It isn't an STD since I have not done anything sexually. I don't know what it is. There is only ONE thing. It isn't a pimple because of 2 reasons. 1. It wont pop 2. It has been there a VERY long time. At least 3 years I would say.. It isn't caused by hair follicles because I have them and they are not this big. It is about the size of a regular white head too. It is kinda where the two sides of the rim meet on the underside of the penis. Once again, there is only ONE of it. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sound like Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) to me.
      -They are white bumps/bubbles that appear on the rim of the penis head.
      -Harmless
      -Not an std
      -Some say they appear more on uncircumcised men than circumcised men. (Only men get them).
      -You can have a surgery to remove them (sorry don't know what's the surgery is called).

      Could be fordyce spots too. They are white bumps.
      -They can appear when the skin gets too oily/dirty then dry.
      -Harmless
      -Not an std
      1 or 2 creams can be used to reduce or remove the appearance of them, home remedies is to stay cleaner and have a more garlic diet.

      Could be hair follicles. There has to be hair growing there.

      Or it's a std.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are these bumps on my penis normal?
    The first thing I'd like to mention is that I've never had sex so I doubt it's any type of STD. I have a lot of little bumps on the part of my penis that's opposite of the head (Sorry for the awkward wording, but I didn't know how else to do it.) They don't cause me any pain to touch and I've had them for like 2-3 years no with no problems. The bumps don't go out that far and my pubic hairs kind of hide most of them.

    They've been there for a while and I didn't think much of them, but now I'm getting sort of nervous. Can anyone tell me what they are and if I should be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry man, they are quite common. They are called fordyce spots, and many guys get them, especially in their early teens. They will normally go away on their own by early 20's, but some guys have them for longer. They are NOT contagious or dangerous in any way. they shouldn't itch or cause you any problems. Don't try to pop them or squeeze them or they can become infected and then you will have a bigger issue. There are some home remedies that are suppose to make them less noticeable but they don't work for everyone. The only medical treatment for them is laser treatments, but it is quite expensive (because it is cosmetic so insurance doesn't cover it) and it can be quite painful, so most don't recommend it.
      They are common and not dangerous so most guys will wait it out, don't worry.
      http://www.fordycespots.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/71__320x240_photos-of-fordyce-spots-on-penis.jpg

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

  35. QUESTION:
    lip discoloration: white uniformed specks?
    i've had this for a while, maybe 2 years now. No pain, no sores just white dots uniform in the middle of my upper lip. I had recently done a complete blood count test and they all came back normal. My doctor never pointed it out, so i didn't think it was serious. So, i'm just curious if anyone knows about this discoloration, what may be the cause & what to do w/ it? is it normal? i've been googling about it but fail to find anything relative. thank you in advance.

    here's a photo: http://i55.tinypic.com/29y03ti.png

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce’s spots are minor dermatological or cosmetic problems that do not really need to be treated. However, people who are very conscious about their physical appearance can topically apply some cream directly on the spots. Using the cream or gel everyday will prevent the condition from spreading and getting worse. The use of other agents, like alpha hydroxyl acid agents, can help deal with the spots in a more effective manner. The use of jojoba oil is also believed to be very effective in the treatment of Fordyce’s spots. People who are not interested in such remedies can directly opt for laser treatments with carbon dioxide. However, the most commonly recommended cure by doctors, for white spots on lips, is the use of TCA chemical peels. Laser vaporization, pulse dye lasers and other similar forms of treatment have also been known to be effective against white spots.

      White spots on the lips are not the same as dark spots on the lips. In fact, they are totally the opposite. The measures that should be taken to deal with dark spots on the skin do not apply to the white spots. White spots that are caused by Fordyce are supposed to be painless. Hence, if the spots cause any pain or discomfort to a person, they should be checked immediately, as they could be caused by a more serious underlying medical condition. Some people believe that white spots on lips are STD related. Though this is rare and unlikely, it is best to check with a doctor and undergo certain tests, to rule out that possibility.

      White spots are a common occurrence on the skin. These white spots can occur anywhere on the body. These white spots are also commonly found on the lips or the genitals and on the under skin of the penis. The white spots on your lips are called Fordyce’s spots, after the American dermatologist John Addison Fordyce. These white spots, also called Fordyce’s Disease, are usually painless. The white spots or small white bumps found on the lips are painless and pale white. Along with appearing on the lips, these white spots also appear along with sebaceous glands or hair follicles.

      These spots are non-infectious but usually cause some concern in terms of appearance. The spots can appear on different parts of the body. White spots on the lips, tongue and the mouth are most common. These white spots appear sometimes even on babies. Babies get these spots in their diaper areas as it is moist in that region. White spots on the upper lip are also a form of Fordyce’s spots.

      The causes for these white spots are quite ambiguous. Though it is believed that the spots are only found in the genitals of both sexes, that is not the case. White spots appear on men and women and can be present all over the body. Some theories even suggest that their appearance might be genetic and only comes into prominence at adolescence.

      These white spots are usually mistaken as manifestations of STDs or sexually transmitted diseases, especially when these spots appear on genitals. But Fordyce’s spots, while being painless, are not infectious.

      If you suffer from this affliction, you can get the spots tested at a dermatologist. There are some over-the-counter ointments and some homemade Fordyce spots treatments. As it is a largely dermatological condition, there are ointments, which when used in combination with alpha hydroxy, can reduce these spots over time. There are even laser treatments that have been known to help in fordyce spots cure. But this can be quite expensive.

      Fordyce’s spots treatment includes home remedies too. Home treatment for Fordyce’s spots includes the application of jojoba oil and a vitamin E component containing Tocopherol. Both these secrete compounds similar to body oils and have been known to help.

      The white spots also reduce in size with a vitamin rich diet. Fordyce’s spots have been occasionally contained with a diet rich with folic acid and vitamins. Some basic habits in your daily routine can help reduce the appearance of white spots. A good oral hygiene routine and regular consumption of garlic could reduce the white spots. Frozen liquid nitrogen has also been used to treat Fordyce's Spots with a moderate amount of success.

      But most of the specific treatments do not always work to do away the white spots in a permanent fashion. It therefore becomes important to remember that while it might look like skin discoloration, it is really a matter of conquering the mind to accept the appearance of these white bumps.

      Fordyce’s spots are not dangerous but can affect your self-esteem. If you are such a patient you could check out the various online forums available where other patients of Fordyce’s Spots come together and talk about their experiences.


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