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Q. What are the tiny multiple yellowish dots inside cheek?

Answered by
Dr. Sandeep Menon
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 02, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 23, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have multiple small yellowish dots inside my cheeks and lips. Please tell me what are these.



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  • Please mention when it started. Is there pain or burning sensation? Do you smoke or drink?
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Hello doctor,

No, these are from many years and they do not pain. They are in multiple number. I smoke occasionally. I have uploaded the photo of my cheek for your reference. It is present on lips and cheek but not visible that much.



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Thanks for the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • There is nothing to worry about. These are called fordyce granules or spots.
  • These are actually oil producing glands found on the body surfaces.
  • They do not pose any problem. Only if itching or irritation occurs, you will have to consult a doctor. Else, it is quite normal.

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