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Is biting your lips bad

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Mangoni
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Biting lips: In general, I would normally tell a patient that biting lips won't damage them. It is just a bad habit

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
So bad?: That habit is worse than some and better than others. Any habit that destroys health tissue should be avoided. Speak to your physician regarding ways ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Some people have compulsive or impulsive behaviors that result in self-injury. Sometimes there is an irresistible urge or tension that is relieved tem... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 34 years experience
Biofeedback: Might be helpful. Also chili powder or other strongly flavored substance placed on finger tips can help remind you so that it increase your awareness ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Firstly, you must stop biting your lips. A scab is nature's way of bandaging & protecting your lips from bacteria & further trauma.. Apply war... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Consider: behavioral therapy or other forms of treatment in order to cope without lip biting.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is likely: a chemical burn from the product. Did you keep it in longer than recommended? This can be hard on both the scalp and hair. It is assumed that this di... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Could Be: Leukoplakia is the mouth's reaction to chronic irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. You should have it looked at - may even need a biops... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mostly time: It will just heal in time. There is not much you can do to speed the process. Avoid hot and spicy food as that just irritates it more. Salt water rin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 26 years experience
Stop Biting!: It is a traumatic ulcer, you need to stop the trauma for it to heal.
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