Fordyce spots - Definition

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Fordyce spots are always found in groups, never one alone, and constitute a natural physiological occurrence that is neither painful nor contagious, but can be unpleasant. These spots result from secretions from sebaceous glands and for the most part resemble small light bumps, and sometimes acne spots. Fordyce spots can be found on the cheeks or lips, or even on the penis, where they are particularly visible on erection. Though this condition is considered benign by dermatologists, it can be treated.