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Fordyces Condition - Symptoms & Treatment


Fordyces Condition is a general skin disorder conditon characterize by tiny yellow dots in groups and sometimes in sheets on the lips, inside the mouth, and sometimes on the genital skin. Fordyce's spots, also known as Fordyce's disease or Fordyce's condition. They are generally no dangerous. The papules are present at birth but only become prevalent when the child reaches puberty. Fordyces Condition is a common condition in which small yellow dots are observed in the oral mucous membrane; these represent misplaced sebaceous glands. Fordyces Condition is a chronic degenerative skin disorder.

Symptoms of Fordyces Condition

Fordyces Condition tiny yellow dots in groups and sometimes in sheets on the lips. There is no correlation between Fordyce's Condition and systemic conditions

Causes of Fordyces Condition

The causes of Fordyces Condition are below:

  • The cause is unknown.
  • These problems tend to run in families.
  • Neither sebaceous hyperplasia or Fordyce's condition is contagious.

Treatment of Fordyces Condition

Treatment of Fordyces Condition considered are following:

  • No treatment is necessary.
  • Tretinoin cream or gel used daily will reverse sebaceous hyperplasia slowly overtime and will also help keep the condition from worsening.
  • If the lesions are becoming unsightly and you really feel something needs to be done, a powerful, expensive drug named Accutane will reverse sebaceous hyperplasia, but you will develop new lesions after you stop the medication unless you also use tretinoin cream regularly.
  • TCA chemical peels will also reverse sebaceous hyperplasia, but new lesions will occur slowly after treatment.
  • Fordyce's condition is usually left untreated.

 

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