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Bump Around Lip Piercing
Bump: Not likely. If your piercing were infected, it would likely produce a swollen gland under your chin or jaw. If it enlarges, get it checked. ...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
Infection?: This could be an infection. If it's red and painful see a doctor soon. You don't want this to spread into the orbit of the eye. Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more
Unfortunately: Barbells can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. If the barbell becomes unscrewed it could be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. This is likely not normal -please have your dentist evaluate your gum. ...Read more
Possibilities: Could be a number of things. It could be something as simple as an infected hair follicle, or infected sebaceous cyst (sweat gland). Neither of which is sexually transmitted. But it could be a herpes lesion, which is an std. You can see a gynecologist for a definitive diagnosis. You can try applying warm compresses to see if that helps it to resolve. ...Read more
Painful swollen lymph node (left side) groin 2 painful bumps, lumps, on vagina lip (left) and the entire left lip is swollen.?
Maybe infected or: inflamed? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Pimple or cold sore?: Pimples are common on the lip margin (the vermillion border) and around the mouth. So are cold sores. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell just by looking at one point in time. If there is pain, that might suggest cold sore, and if it does go on to blister, then cold sore it is. However, if it does not go away within a week or two, i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Reddot post piercing: Thank you for your question. A red dot on the bottom of the earlobe after piercing may be caused by many things. Infection or inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause such an eruption as well as responses to external/internal sources such allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Got my belly button pierced 3 months ago. Recent hard bump below piercing just oozed out squishy red flesh-like skin or tissue. It's attatched & hurts?
Infection: this needs to be evaluated right away, meaning today. ...Read more
Swollen red patches underneath the skin of my top lip & red raised patches. Lip is inflammed, red & buning on edges of top lip. No sores or pus. Help!
Irritant: This appears to be an irritant reaction. Check on the products you have been using on your face or even oral products. Are you using teeth-whitening tooth paste? How about mouth-wash introduced prior to onset of the lip problem? ...Read more
Lower lip is swollen, small red bump under the lip, is it a cold sore? I can feel the bump thro my lip. Not itchy, no feaver, lip feels numb
Can't be 100% sure: But what you're describing sounds a lot like the early signs of a cold sore. These are typically caused by a strain of the herpes virus that about 80% of people carry in their system. People usually get them when they are run down, or stressed (or have a "cold"). If you want to be pro-active, you can ask your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication like "valacyclovir" which can help. ...Read more
Zit on chin near lip, swollen near zit, also looks like fat lip. once able to pop zit, now painful to movement/touch, suggestions?
Pimple: Any acne in the triangle from lips to top of nose should not be popped due to chance of spreading infection to the cavernous sinus. At this point, try warm compresses and topical acne medication, maybe topical antibiotic cream. If that does not help, see a doctor, since you may need prescription antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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