Something new that worked for me. I hope it can work for you.
I found out that what I had was fordyce spots around 6 months ago and they have been around for at least 4 years now but I never really thought about it. I have it both on my private parts and my lips.
At first I thought they were normal as i've seen them on other other but it wasn't until recently they were somewhat not that visible.
I am in the military and it is quite stressful. Maybe it was stress that made my spots go out of control. Once I realized what they were I started noticing people and how they react when they talk to me. Many people would start touching their lips after looking at me as if it was a subconscious que to what they were thinking. That hurt my feelings so very badly. I am an average looking male with a decent body but these spots made people view me differently and crippled my confidence. The more I would read about fordyce spots the more I would notice them. Sad
Around a month ago I started buying everything I could to try to get rid of them. This list included TCA 45%, retinol, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, acetone, and vary lip moisturisers (blistex, carmex, burts bees), vitamin E.
The first thing I tried was all of the moisturisers but it did not seem to help at all. Then two weeks ago I tried the acetone + ACV combo and left it on too long because I wanted to get rid of them badly. It made my lips extremely sore and huge. The spots did not go away but instead it made my lips even more noticeable. It took about a week to heal and in that time because of all I was doing to them and agitating my lips I got a cold sore because I was not taking enough L-Lysine..
That was a very sad two weeks of my life.. In the military with my job you are constantly talking to people and it felt like everyone noticed my cold sore and fordyce spot..
I would go home everyday on the verge of crying but there was nothing I could do.
I read more and more forums and I saw that many people were suffering from a similar fate. I never thought that something like just spots would make me feel this small. That's why when I found a cure that worked for me I just knew I had to share it with you guys. If this helps only ONE person it would be worth it.
Enough of the background story. Lets get to the cure Tongue
Thanks for reading thus far. Big Grin
For some reason I have no idea how I even knew or thought that it would work but something inside me thought that it would.
So all that I did was I started small.. There was one spot that stood out more than the others as the others were closer to the inside of my lips.
I had two things that I would try together one was 100% pure jojoba oil and the other was Digestive probiotics from Nature made ( I am pretty sure other brands could work too) . The probiotics came in pills that was filled with white powder and what they were was (Lactobacillus plantarum 200v 35 mg) .
I took a needle and poked the spot very gently because I just wanted it to reach the fordyce spot area. The thinking was that bacteria that was good for the stomach and breaking down food could do something for the spot. I was desperate and was willing to try anything.
I took an empty carmex lip balm container, cleaned it out and filled it up with jojoba oil and poured the powder from the pills into it and mixed it up with a q tip. After it was mixed up I just applied it to my lips and went running for almost an hour. I went home and reapplied it again after taking a shower and brushing my teeth. It felt like it was working a bit. Whenever I mess with my lips I always make sure that I take L-Lysine so I dont trigger another cold sore.
I woke up the next day and the spot was gone. It was that one spot taht I poked (I did not poke it enough to bleed at at. You could hardly see that I even poked it.) I was soo happy to see that it literally vanished overnight.. a spot that has been there for ages. I am 100% sure that it would work for other spots too.
I hope that this can help someone. Please give it a try and remember not to poke your lips too deeply. Just barely enough to scratch the upper layer of the skin so the bacteria can reach inside the spot.
Please let me know if this worked for you and what stomach bacteria you tried to use.