A 37-year-old member asked:
dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 19 years experience
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Do I have to purse-lip breathe all the time?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No: We don't usually pursed lip breathe on purpose - we do so because our lung disease is so advanced that this is one of the only ways we can breathe.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is surgery for this. Usually, this is done during childhood. You would need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon (omfs) or plastic surgeon for this.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What could cause purple swollen lips?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 36 years experience
Cyanosis: Purple lips also known medically as cyanosis. It can be cause by extreme cold. More serious condition that cause this can be related to the heart and respiratory system.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dermatology and dandruff help needed. Is there something beside head shoulders?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 43 years experience
Treatment: If head and shoulders is not working you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
5.7k viewsReviewed Oct 08, 2020
A 29-year-old member asked:
I bit the inside of lip and it hurts, how do I heal it?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It will heal itself: The inside of the mouth heals remarkably quickly. Unless you repeatedly irritate it, you will likely heal in a day or two. In the meantime, avoid salt or acidic food (pretzels, orange juice, ketchup etc.).
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