Fordyce Spots

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Visible sebaceous glands, also known as Fordyce spots or Tyson glands, are skin glands that wet the skin.

Fordyce spots are named after the American dermatologist John Addison Fordyce (1858-1925) who first described them clinically in a medical journal. He also coined the terms Fox Fordyce disease, Fordyce`s disease, Fordyce`s lesion, and Brooke-Fordyce trichoepithelioma.

Fordyce spots are common in both males and females.
Fordyce spots often appear on the vermilion border of the lips - the sharp change between the red colored part of the lip and the normal skin of the face next to it; they can also be found on the foreskin of the male parts (called Tyson`s glands). 

The spots are enlarged oil glands. They are completely normal, harmless, and painless. They occur in 70 to 80 percent of adults. Oil glands, called sebaceous glands, are usually associated with hair follicles. But Fordyce spots appear on your skin where no hair is attached. They usually develop as isolated or scattered bumps, but sometimes they cluster together. 

Fordyce spots tend to be about 1 to 3 millimeters (.04 to .12 inches) in diameter. They’re usually light yellow or flesh-colored. If they develop in your genital area, they can be a reddish color. Stretching out the surrounding skin makes the spots more visible.

Fordyce spots are most likely to form around the outside of your lips or the inside of your lips and cheeks. They usually appear symmetrically, on both sides of your lips. They can also form on your genital area, including your penis or scrotum if you’re male or your labia if you’re female.
Fordyce sports are often barely noticeable, but in some cases they can be unsightly.

Homoeopathic Treatment:-
It is possible to cure Fordyce spots naturally and without side effects by homoeopathic medicine.
- Homoeopathy is based on the natural principles of healing and curing it from its root.
- Homoeopathy cures Fordyce spots without side effects .
- It is 100% safe, non-toxic and absolutely harmless.
- It prevents re-occurrence and does not alter the tendency to Fordyce spot formation.
Although the total time period of treatment varies from person to person depending upon the number, size, site and duration of Fordyce spots. Usually it takes 2-3 months to cure completely. 

Homoeopathic medicine is strongly recommended!