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Fordyce's Condition with burning

I have had Fordyce's Condition for about 20 years. and 75% of the time i dont notice it.
But latly it has gotten worse and i am noticeing it on the sides of my mouth and the ones on the side sometimes have a slight burning feeling.
no pain ..just a small burning feeling it's been going on for about 3 weeks or more on the sides of the mouth.

Is it normal for then to burn? or could it just be caused by my lips being dry from the hot weather?

I have been using carmex for the last week to help with the dryness and it is helping with the stuff on the lips..but not on the ones on the side.

Anyone else have burning with thier Fordyce's?


P.s. i have googled for hours and can't find anything
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Hi,
Fordyce spots are small (1-5mm), slightly elevated yellowish or white papules or spots that can appear on the lips and inside of the cheeks.  They may occur as a solitary lesion or more frequently in crops of about 50-100.

Fordyce spots are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults.
Fordyce spots are generally harmless and do not require any treatment.

In your case,  it seems more like an allergic reaction or eczema, probably in response to the medications that you might have taken for the sinusitis.

You can take anti-histamines like Cetrizine or Loratidine for the rash and apply Calamine lotion on the bumps. It should subside in 7-10 days.

You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.

Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .

Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.

Regards.


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Clobetosal proprinate gel works wonders. My spots on my lips flattened in just two days. Im going to continue use for a while but this really works. My mom had some n i tried after spending hundreds at the dr with no diagnosis and a bunch of ointments. Its been two years. Went away like that. Im so relieved. My lips were bumpy, swollen, and inflamed. Now i have my smile back and i can stop being psycho looking up stuff online. Try it for fordyce spots, works!!!!
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hey i have fordyce spots on my penis and on my scrotum. They are small but there are many. More so on my penis but the ones on my scrotum are a little more spread out and more distinct. I've read about a couple of people putting toothpaste on their penis and wrapping it with toilet paper to to dry out their skin out over night so it peels and that doesn't rid of it but drastically reduces the obviousness. I've also heard of someone who tried calamine lotion and they said that got rid of it completely. Another was applying clearisil to the penis. I'm telling you all of these to get your insite on if these are safe or not and actually have a chance of working because i would like to try them. I have them on my lips also but I've just been applying lots of chapstick obsessively and there starting to fade. Also if none of these suggestions sound safe/workable how much would it cost for CO2 laser on the fordyce spots? and does it leave scarring?
Thank you for reading this and please write back.
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