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Lip biting linked to lie bumps

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Lip biting can cause white painless bumps. They also can cause raised pink or purple bumps on the inner side of the lips. Try to stop the lip bitti ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Dorfman
19 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Lip biting can cause mucoceles which are whitish blue fluid filled lesions. They are from damaged minor salivary glands and ducts in the lip. Sometime ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
VASCU trauma.See MD: Possible vascular trauma, venous lake....see ENT Physician
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Also counseling: I agree with the vasc surgeon, but I would also recommend seeing a counselor to help you work on behavioral habit change
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
16 years experience Psychiatry
For some: Anxiety leads to many behaviors such as biting lips or other fidgeting. However, this doesn't mean that you have an anxiety disorder. If you worry all ... Read More
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe.: Observe when you bite your lips: are you stressed then? Dr. Duvvuri is right; it may or may not be a nervous habit. Either way the next question is ho ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Usually: The lip biting can start due to anxiety and then it can continue on its own if the lip swells, just because it is in the way when you chew.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: Have your dentist see you to check your bite. Maybe your bite may need adjusting so you won't bite your lip or tongue. Is this a habit you have? I ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Can cause cysts: The most common problem that we see in lip biters is the formation of something called mucoceles. These are little mucus filled cysts that occur in li ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Do things slowly: If you bite your lip when chewing, going more slowly and being more careful can help. If your mouth is truly moving involuntarily, see a neurologist ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Tics ; habits: You may want to apply bitter melon juice over his lips and don't rinse it off. He will be deterred from lip-biting and eventually will get over the ha ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you are very ANXIOUS and the anxiety is intefering with your sleep..you need to discuss this at length with your Primary Care Provider who may prescri ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Anxiety: This is usually a habit and often associated with anxiety. Keep a log for about 1 week and record when you are doing this. See if this occurs less whe ... Read More

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