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Causes Of Lip Biting
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
Allergy or Infection: There are many etiologies for lip blisters. Herpes simplex labialis affects many individuals and is due to a recurrent virus infection. It may be induced by stress, sunlight, and an underlying illness. Other causes include an allergy to a cosmetic ingredient. Systemic medications can also be associated with lip blisters. ...Read more
Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?
Won't cause cancer: There is no evidence biting lips causes cancer. This is an extremely common habit. Anxiety is the root cause of the habit in many cases. The web is filled with suggestions of how to break the habit. The following link has good suggestions that will help you>>http://bit.ly/1MZAkOt A few minutes of "mindful meditation" in the morning may be helpful>>http://amzn.to/1b576Ni..http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more
Can tmj+frequent lip/inside lip biting habit cause slight tingling in lips? No other symptoms, just mild lip tingling off and on.
Lump: Yes, this is called a "traumatic fibroma" which is simply scar tissue under the mucosa in your mouth. It is simply removed via a laser. You should have it checked to confirm that this is the true diagnosis. It is very common and easily taken care of. Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ants : Or delusional parasitosis or stimulant (amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine) abusers with formication (a feeling that ants are crawling on the skin) - self-inflicted skin lesions from an imaginary infestation is not uncommon. More often than not, psychiatrists are able to see these better than your regular doctor. ...Read more
Several: Chronic cracked lips can become susceptible to all kinds of invasions from bacteria, viruses, fungus, and parasites. Chapped lips are open wounds that will allow anything to enter into your body. A simple timely application of moisturizer will prevent a host of problems. Continuous long term irritation will cause a high cell turn over rate which may lead to potential growth activities. ...Read more
Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BFRBs & Anxiety: Lip biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting. Bfrbs 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. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers