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A 18-year-old female asked:

when people die, do the lips turn a different color?

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Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
Specializes in Palliative Care
Dying: skin changes: When a person is actively dying, there can be changes in the circulation to the skin and mucous membranes, so the skin may become pale or mottled, and cool, and the mucous membranes may become dry.

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Thanks Dr. Brown. I am impressed with your own contributions, and would be interested in your own special insights into this baffling and troublesome ilness.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have natural dark lips but my colour is not so dark , how to get rid of dark lips . I want it to turn reddish .?

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