How To Get Rid of Fordyce Spots

By Subodh / August 26, 2011

A lot of people are concerned about these little bumps that can appear in the genital organ area of both male and female and in the mouth. Fordyce spots are small bumps on the surface of the skin that are painless, they are not harmful in any way but people still want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Now, if the Fordyce spots you have really need to go, stay with us because we have a couple of recommendations that we can make to help you get rid of them.

Treatment options

The first thing you need to know about treating the Fordyce spots is that the doctors and the experts don’t recommend it because there are some risks involved, especially with bigger spots that could lead very serious issues. Also, because the spots are not actually harmful in any way and they are not painful either, the decision has to be carefully considered.

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It seems that one of the most efficient treatments you can use is to apply tretinoin cream to the affected area. This is most helpful for men that have Fordyce spots on their penis because it is very easy to apply and in most cases the spots disappear within the next couple of days, maximum a week.

Even so, the spots will probably come back after you stop the treatment for unknown reasons and for this you can use Isotretinoin. Do keep in mind that this medication has several potential side effects, including head aches, rash, urinary issues, nosebleed and eye irritation. It is recommended that you stop the treatment again and see a doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects. The doctor can determine a course of action that can avoid the appearance of these side effects and provide with efficient treatment for the spots that are troubling you.

Useful Tips

It is simple to want the spots removed, but before you go ahead with the treatment, consider this:

  • These are not painful or dangerous in any way.
  • The risks are pretty important after or during the removal process.
  • There is the possibility that they appear again anyway.

In any case, it is best to leave the spots alone if you are not bothered by them too much because, eventually, they will probably disappear and if not, they are not at all harmful or painful. If you do need to get rid of the Fordyce spots make sure that you see a doctor and that the course of treatment is useful and safe at the same time.