I squeezed a Fordyce spot and I think it got infected

Last updated on October 11, 2020


I have Fordyce spots on the shaft of my penis. I tried to squeeze one of them and I think it got infected. It got bigger and I am putting antibiotic ointment on it. Will I be okay?


Fordyce spots are normal. You are just seeing your oil glands through the thin skin of your penis. The spots should not be squeezed as it ruptures the glands and can allow an infection to set in. Antibiotic ointment should be used. If it doesn’t show signs of beginning to heal in three days or if the area gets red, swollen, or hot to the touch, then see your doctor quickly.