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Bluish Lips And Fingernails
Is it true that biting the first layer of skin off you lips and biting the skin around your fingernails are signs of anxiety disorders?
BFRBs & Anxiety: Skin / fingernail biting/picking is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) - like hair pulling. BFRBs are closely associated w anxiety disorders. They can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin (like cracked skin on lips). BFRBs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?
Can you get herpes1 from sharing a cigarete with some who as a sore on the lip but didn't touch the tip with it?I held the smoke with my fingernail
Herpes: Oral herpes you can get by kissing someone with an open cold sore on the lip. You may even get it by drinking after someone or by smoking their cigarettes. It is a virus that is i the secretions. As long as your lips did not touch the cigarette you are relatively safe. There is another form of herpies you can get from not wearing gloves while working in someone's mouth. You get it on the fingers. ...Read more
I have purple fingernails and purple lips since childhood, I am 30 now. No doctor was able to tell me what problem I have. ?
Is there a link betw thin fingernails, sores above upper lip for years despite balm & screen, & lax ligaments? I live on m&m's and beer. Poor diet?
Hgb saturation: Hemoglobin carries oxygen. Oxygenated or reduced or saturated hemoglobin look red (emission of lightwave). When the o2 does not occupy the ligands in hemoglobin, they change the rotation of light and look blue. When a certain amount of hemoglobin is desaturated or deoxygenated, we see blue, like in the veins.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin and oil free: The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face. It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling. ...Read more
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