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See Physician: How long have you had dry lips for and for how long have you been using petroleum jelly? There are many causes of dry lips including but not limited to: dry or cold weather, sun damage, wind exposure, dehydration, spicy foods, allergies, smoking, fungal infections, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications and some skin disorders, and some medical conditions.See your md for diagnosis & tx. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Licking lips: Usually caused by licking your lips, keep them moist with some sort of cream. ...Read more
Used HIV friend lipstick on my bleeding lips, will I get HIV if she used on her bleeding lips and I used it after?
Extremely unlikely: Lipsticks contain preservatives that should inactivate HIV. But if your friend is known to have HIV, and if she isn't on treatment for HIV and has a high viral load, there could be a very small risk of transmission the lipstick was contaminated with blood and you also had cuts or bleeding of your lips. If in doubt, discuss with her and your doctor. But most likely no worries. ...Read more
I have a bleeding wound on my lips and I have used my friend's lipsticks. Will I get HIV considering she has used it on her bleeding lips before?
No: HIV isn't transmitted in this setting. Back in the old days when HIV was not treatable, household contacts simply didn't infect each other except by sharing sex or needle drugs. HIV can't penetrate a wound that's scabbed over, and you're not going to apply lipstick to a fresh hemorrhage. Your friend cannot infect you no matter what unless she's infected herself. Please read up on HIV. Cheers. ...Read more
I have a bleeding wound on my lips and I have used my friend's lipsticks. Will I get HIV considering she has used it on her HIV bleeding lips before?
Moisture cream: Moisture cream of some sort is best, and try not to lick your lips. ...Read more
Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?
Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 month old has chapped lips. This morning he woke up with a bloody face from his bleeding chapped lips. What can I put on his lips to help?
Can HIV be passed by kissing a person with HIV who had a bleeding cut lip, if I also had chapped, picked lips?
Highly unlikely ....: but probably very remotely possible. The viral content of this amount of blood in the mouth would be expected to be very low if even measureable. Hard to understand why someone would decide to kiss someone with known HIV who had a bleeding lip; perhaps the HIV status wasn't known at the time. Stay well:) ...Read more
Dry, crack, bleeding & itchy lips. Having this problem for past 2 years. Stopped using lipstick and others. Tried to use lip balm but no improvement.
My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?
Call your dentist.: You should visit your dentist's office and let them take a look. The tooth may need care immediately, in the future or not at all. It may turn color, and the developing permanent teeth are also at risk from this type of injury. Right now is the time for initial assessment, & an x-ray. Often nothing needs to be done immediately (especially if your child is improving and out of pain). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child upper lips bleeding only at night, and it looks like theres a cut in the middle of his upper lips. Soon he woken up blood stain on his teeth?
Common enough: Tearing of frenulum ( midline attachment of upper lip to gum margin) tears relatively easily when a child falls & hurts his mouth or face. This may lead to an initial burst of blood which quickly stops or sometimes may ooze for a while. He must have had that so when he woke up he had some staining of his teeth with blood. If this is happening frequently u shd have him checked right away. ...Read more
French kissed random girl and I had a cut that is not bleeding in outer lip, Do I need to take PEP? And do I need to test? Help
PEP not needed: Kissing is not a mode of transfer for the HIV virus, even with cuts or sores present. However, kissing may lead to other forms of sexual activity where condoms are needed for protection. Have them and use them. If you have been sexually active in the past but have never gotten tested for HIV before, its a good idea to get a baseline test now just so you know your status for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had dental appt today and got cut/injury inside of mouth behind of lip. Bleeding is stopped but i see a blister. Does this often happen? What can I do
It happens: Your post did not explain how the injury occured or the circumstances behind it. Although every effort is made to prevent something like this from happening, it sometimes does. The bleeding has stopped, you are not swollen and not in pain. It most likely will heal without incident, like almost every other wound you may incur. Avoid hot or spicy foods while it heals and let the dentist monitor it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer