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how to remove pigmentation from lips?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need examination: To see what that pigmented lesion is , if you are born with , then see a plastic surgeon for removal.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Expert only: Check with your dermatologist no lay people can be all become a big problem.

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How to remove leukonychia (thewhite marks onyourfingernails)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Benign neglect.: Often times the easiest way is to simply allow the nail to grow out. The white marks are the fingernails version of bruising, and will grow out on their own.
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What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

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Geriatrics 40 years experience
Http://www.mayoclini: Researchers believe that most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are caused by an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. In many babies, a definite cause isn't discovered. For details go to...http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cleft-palate/ds00738/dsection=causesv.
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Should I have my infected nails removed?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Soak with epsom salt: Try using epsom salt soaks daily with antifungal cream twice daily for 6 weeks. If the nail is not attached to nail bed then this needs to be removed.
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Lip Color: The color of your lips is determined by the pigment in your skin and the blood flow beneath the skin. There is no way to "change" the color of your lips other than with camouflage techniques like temporary or permanent make-up. Hope this helps!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why are some people born with cleft lips?

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Many possibilities: It can be inherited, spontaneous (no known cause), from medications or drugs including alcohol and tobacco, folate (folic acid) deficiency, and other genetic causes.

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