Fordyce Spots Remedies and Holistic Treatment

| Modified on Feb 15, 2017

Natural Fordyce Spots Treatment

Fordyce spots, or Fordyce granules are visible glands that appear on the genitals and sometimes the mouth in most people. They are not associated with any disease or illness, they are not contagious, but natural; they appear as small, white or red dots, or bumps, and range from 1 to 3mm in diameter. The glands responsible are the sebaceous skin glands that are responsible for secreting a natural substance to lubricate and waterproof our skin. Fordyce spots on lips can have a white or yellowish color, and take on a rice like appearance.

Sebaceous glands usually only appear in hair covered areas, and Fordyce spots are more common in people with oilier skin types and most commonly appear on the lower gums. Their presence is completely safe and requires no treatment, and they are considered a cosmetic issue more than a medical condition.

Find a Natural Treatment for Fordyce Spots

This page is for the suggestion and discussion of home cures and remedies for Fordyce spots. So far, readers have discussed the use of garlic juice, apple cider vinegar, and jojoba oil as a topical treatment. Know of a cure for Fordyce spots? Please don’t hesitate to share your story with us!

Garlic Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar

2 User Reviews
3 star (1) 

Posted by Sanand (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 07/03/2013


Hello Sir, I have pimples or kind of bumps on my male private part and on testicles (Fordyce Spots). I tried using fresh garlic juice before bed. And after morning bath applied apple cider vinegar. It's giving severe burning sensation. I thought the oil glands will be burned because of the heat generated from garlic juice. It does but outer skin become burned, dark and peeled off in 3 to 4 days. Due to unbearable itching, I could not sleep in night. So I stopped. One good thing is pimple size got reduced.

Can you give your feedback on above process to continue. Or if you have any soothing thing to avoid itching? Thanks, Sanand

Replied by Mama To Many
(Middle, Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Sanand, If you want to try apple cider vinegar topically, dilute it a good bit in water. (2 T. per 1 cup. ) It should not be painful. Also, the garlic must be diluted also. Crush some cloves of garlic and warm them in some extra virgin coconut oil. (Maybe 4 large cloves to 1/3 cup coconut oil. ) Do not cook the garlic, just let it be warm in the oil for several hours, or better yet, just let it sit at room temp. For several days. Then strain out the garlic and try the oil. (Keep it in the fridge.)

My children have had many odd skin things over the years and turmeric has helped them very much. It would be an inexpensive and safe thing to try. Take 3-4 capsules of turmeric twice a day. Or you can put 1/2 t. turmeric in 1/2 cup milk twice a day.

Tea tree oil is also very good for many skin problems. But it must be diluted. Maybe 6 drops in 1 T. Extra virgin coconut oil. You could even add some to your garlic oil concoction.

Strong chamomile tea would also be good to try topically. It is very mild, but I have seen it help skin problems very much!

Hope you find something that helps you. Please let us know what works for you!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Sanand
(Bangalore, Karnataka)

Dear Mama, Thanks for reply. I will go with your suggestion:extra Virgin Coconut oil, garlic and Tea Tree oil combination.

I tried with turmeric topically but didn't help in my case. I used to take Apple cider Vinegar with 1/4 tsp turmeric in moring empty stomach. I will continue the same. And this disease giving me more psychological effect than actual effect it has.

Surely, I will update you on the progress.

Thanks, Sanand

Replied by Jasyo
(Michigan (mi))

I found apple cider vinegar straight scarred my center upper lip as it ate too far into skin. Removed all spots but my scar looks like a herp infection a few inches from face. Still have few large spots, and lots of tiny ones in lips, right where lips close/touch. Garlic worked some, burnt skin, peeled 2 days. Probably need to repeat 3 to 4 x to get down far enough.

Replied by Steven

Hey, been applying tea tree oil and Garlic and Virgin Coconut Oil back and forth, ., and cut some garlic and swallow them with water. But did not work. I am super stressed I just want the fordyce spots to get disappeared on lips, they're very noticeable . And now, I combined tea tree oil and coconut oil and want to know the result for tomorrow if it works perfectly that would be great if not I will try to add garlic and we'll see what happen lol I tried co2 just burnt my skin and wasted dollars.

Jojoba Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar

1 User Review
4 star (1) 

Posted by Musmid (Waynesville, Missouri) on 05/31/2011

Fordyce spots on the lips can be a very embarrassing problem and ridiculous "cures" abound on the internet. A dermatologist will tell you it is nothing to worry about but fail to realize the emotional stress that accompanies this condition especially if you are a guy. We dont wear lip stick. While harmless, these sebaceous oil glands do not belong on the lips but many have them. They look like little white spots. While I have not completely eliminated them, they are barely noticeable anymore. You simmply have to make this a daily routine. When you are in the shower or during your daily face washing, apply a facial scrub to the lips and exfoliate the lips with a small exfoliator. The one I have is small and circular and can be bought at a Wal Mart. Be intelligent. Don't remove skin to the point of bleeding but you need to start to exfoliate the skin. After, apply jojoba oil on your lips throughout the day and this is your daily routine. Once or twice a week, at night I take a q-tip dipped in apple cider vinegar and roll across my lips. I allow to dry and repeat this process for about 30 min. The next morning after I exfoliate the lips, I see an improvement which is very noticeable. It may take some time, but you will reduce the visibility for sure. They never go away but if you make this a daily routine then they will be almost unnoticeable. Hope this helps. Don't fall for the marketing hype and buy any of the crap on the internet.

Replied by Garlic
(Garlicland, Canada)

I found a cure to this fordyce spot things, though I am only treating those on my lips: go on a raw food diet AND apply freshly cut garlic to the affected area. But, the key thing here is persistence. They will start to go away but if you do not keep up with the garlic, preferably daily, they will start to come back. Persistence is as important as anything here. I still don't know what causes fordyce spots but I am thinking now it could be related to common warts.

Replied by Anderson
(Southgate, CA, US)

Thank you sir for the advice. I'm a guy and it is embarrassing, I will follow your advice and hope it'll work, thanks