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Hi, I have three small painless white spots on my lip.

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I have three small painless white spots on my lip. no pain whatsoever and not raised at all. They have been there for ove a week now. no change in size or color. Does this sound like herpes?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
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Does it look like acne?
Is it painful to touch?
Any previous medical issue?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no it doesn't look like acne, no it is not painful to touch. No previous medical issue.

Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Cory, Thanks for quick input.
It doesn't sounds to be Herpes, no need to get panic.
Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition Fordyce's granules. These are small clumps of sebaceous glands that are located on the border of the lips or inside the mouth. They appear like white spots.

They are no cause of worry at all, they are perfectly normal glands, only their location makes them visible.
They are harmless, not contagious and are not caused by an infection.

However, if you feel they represent a cosmetic problem, the you can go for cryosurgery.

As such they don't need any treatment.

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