viernes, diciembre 13, 2019

ORAL HEALTH : White spots on lips - Causes

Fordyce spots are whitish-yellow bumps that can occur on the edge of your lips or inside your cheeks.

Less often, they can appear on your penis or scrotum if you’re male or your labia if you’re female.

The spots, also called Fordyce granules or Fordyce glands, are enlarged oil glands.

They are completely normal, harmless, and painless. According to a 2015 case report published in Clinical Case Reports and Reviews journal, they occur in 70 to 80 percent of adults.

Oil glands, called sebaceous glands, are usually associated with hair follicles. Fordyce spots appear on your skin where no hair is present. They usually develop as isolated or scattered bumps, but sometimes they cluster together.

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