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what causes lips to turn pink

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Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Allergies, smoking..: Lips can turn darker due to smoking, dehydration, allergic reaction to makeup or sun exposure. It is best to not smoke but if you must, first apply p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience Dermatopathology
Vitiligo: It sounds like you have a condition called vitiligo.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depigmentation: Hi, Skin changes are somewhat difficult to interpret without an image but I am assuming that the pink patches are on the outside of your lip (and not ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend : Gynecologic evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Welts. uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
See Heart doctor: You should consider seeing a heart specialist, a cardiologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Variety: Certain medications can cause your urine to turn orange (laxatives, phenazopyridine), as can certain foods (b complex vitamins and carotene containing ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Commonly allergy: Swelling and redness are hallmark symptoms of allergy.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have: Frequent cat contact - would encourage seeing an allergist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Melanin : Biologically there is neuroendocrine tissue where melanin tends to be localized.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Pale: Most common cause would be anemia. Flaking could be from dryness but could be from other causes.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
No: will darkened your gums & teeth not your lips
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Thinning of sclera: When the white of the eye(sclera) gets thin then the uveal tissue the inner lining of retina show through as a gray blue color. Sclera can get thin n ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rosacea?: An occasional red nose is normal because the nose contains many small veins and capillaries. However, repeated flushing of the nose may be a sign of r ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Usually one thinks of jaundice, caused by a back up of pigment in the blood called billirubin. This is usually associated with problems or diseases o ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
None: There is no condition that causes the iris or colored part of the eye to turn yellow. However, the sclera, or white coat of the eye can become yellow ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Smoker's Dark Lips: The tar tends to stain your lips, teeth and gum. The simple and fast way to get back the colour of your lips is to quit smoking.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Red discoloration: Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is known to cause "red man's syndrome" if it is infused too fast. Rifampin is another antibiotic that causes the flu ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
See physician immedi: See physician immediately to assure no vascular problem.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Contagious Viruses: Pink eye is a layperson term for viral conjunctivitis. Different types of "adenoviruses" cause infection usually in one eye. However, these viruses ar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Venous : Insufficiency could do this. The hemosiderin leaks out from the blood and stains the skin.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal variation: There is a very large variation in appearance of the vaginal lips, and pigmentation will first of all be effected by your general complexion. The vagi ... Read More

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