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Home remedies to get rid of white spots on lips

Home remedies to get rid of white spots on lips
Quick Bites
  • White spots are also called fordyce.
  • Cancer, STDs and oral herpes can be a cause of Fordyce.
  • Sometimes white spots are caused because of abnormal secretion of sebaceous gland.
  • Home remedies can help you fix the issue.

White spots on lips can be a reason of embarrassment for many people. There will be times when white spots on lips will ruin your look but have you ever wondered what are these white spots? What causes them? Apparently, there could be many causes of white spots on lips, such as cancer, STDs, oral herpes and more. However, the most common white spots that people are affected with are Fordyce spots, which are absolutely harmless and mild spots and are caused because of abnormal secretion of sebaceous gland.


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Looking for ways to get rid of them? Well, since the white spots on lips are not that rare, there are many home remedies to remove white spots on lips. Yes, you can make use of these simple home remedies to get rid of white spots. However, before trying any of these home remedies, you must consult a specialist just to make sure that you actually have fordyce spots on your lips and nothing else because if you have white spots on your lips because of some other reason or condition, you might aggravate it.  

Once you are sure that the spots that you have on your lips are Fordyce spots, you can use these simple and effective natural remedies to remove these white spots. You can eat more garlic

Garlic has the ability to decrease the bacteria in the bloodstream. Yes, addition of garlic in your diet will help you to reduce the fordyce white spots. Apart from this, the medicinal qualities of garlic can help you have a good oral health.


Aqueous sour fresh fruits juices

Making use of fruits like orange, tangerine and lemon can help you lighten the white spots on lips. Just blend the juice with some water and apply the mixture on your lips with cotton. The white patches will lighten and gradually disappear in a few days. This is a very simple home remedies to get rid of white spots.



Oil treatments will work

Make a mixture of cabreuva essential oil, olive oil and tea tree oil with some Scotch pine essential oil. You can apply this mixture of oils on the fordyce white spots on lips and leave it for a while. After a while, wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild anti-bacterial cleansing soap.



Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for fordyce white spots. However you can only use apple cider vinegar twice a week and not more than that and also you must wash it off after a couple of minute’s application.



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Written by
Namrata Dutta
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 30, 2016

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