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Chapped Lips With White Spots
I have little white spots on my lip line have really chapped lips from this what do I but on it it clear it up?
?white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on the inner lips, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, or on the tongue. It often is painful for the baby to feed and if nursing the infection can transfer to the breast. You should schedule a visit with your baby's doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Can you have pores on your lips? It seems like i do, my lips are going away leaving me with little white spots on them i notice this when i was around 20, now 39 it worse.
You may be suffering from a type of skin condition called vitiligo. Other autoimmune dosorders can cause this and need to be ruled out as well i.e. Lupus). I recommend you visit your primary care provider or directly visit a dermatologist for an evaluation. In the meantime use a lip protector with sun screen in it.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I recently looked at my lip and there is a couple small white spots on the inner bottom lip .. What does it mean
Fordyce Spots: Small, white spots on the lips ranging in diameter from 1mm to 3 mm may be due to Fordyce spots or Fordyce granules. These spots are painless and harmless, although they cause concern due to cosmetic reasons. There is no known cause for these spots, although it is believed to occur due to trapped oil in the sebaceous glands on the skin. ...Read more
Have white spots and blotches under tougue and inner lips for 4 years now on anf off. Wont go away permanantly. Is there a solution to do so?
My daughter is 1 month old and she has white spots on the inside of her lips and tounge, what could this be?
Thrush? Get checked.: A common condition in newborn is oral thrush. This is a superficial fungal infection. It tends to cause a white patchy coating on tongue, lips, cheeks. At times it may cause discomfort and infant will tend to eat less. Have it checked by your child's doctor to make sure and to obtain therapy. ...Read more
I m smoking from past few years but before 2 or 3 days some white spots appeared under my lips , so what should I do to get rid of these spots ?
Need to be evaluated: You should have an evaluation performed by your dentist to determine what the white spots are, and what treatment should be provided if any. ...Read more
Very small white spots in clusters have been on my lip for over a week. They don't hurt and don't pop. What are these? They're on the top and corners
Fordyce spots.: These sound like Fordyce spots, which are slightly enlarged sebaceous glands visible through the thin skin of the vermilion (red part of lip). They are of no concern (other than appearance) and do not indicate disease state or problem. ...Read more
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight ..What are these , ?
Vitiligo or fungal?: White spots are due to an absence of the skin pigment, melanin which maintains the dark pigment of normal skins. The most common cause of loss of color is atopic dermatitis. The other causes could include fungus eating away the pigments (tinea). The rare cause of white spot is what is called vitiligo in which case our own immune system destroys the pigment producing operations of the skin. ...Read more
Hey i have white spots on my upper lip. there are 13 or so of them. I noticed them on friday. I think they got smaller?
There are small white spots in the middle of my upper lip. They are not painful and are barely even noticeable. What are they?
Probably: fordyce spots, these are oil glands that can be present on oral mucosa ...Read more
Little white spots on the liner of my bottom lip , it's in the inside there not painfull but i wanna kno what it is ... Is it herpes ?
Usually benign: If it bothers you, see an oral surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi, i seem to get an allergy around my lip and chin. It has tiny little spots, which are not white spots but looks like small round spots. ?
Perioral dermatitis : Can be allergic or acneiform in origin. ...Read more
Have a lot of vaginal discharge, not a foul odor but its different, and have a few white spots on "lips" but they do not hurt what could this be?
White spots around the lipline and between the bottom lip and chin. Very small and dont go onto the lip at all, just the lip linGetting rid or them?
Very light white spots on inside of both cheeks and some on inside of bottom lip feels like rough or sandpaper, wehat can I do, take to make it better?
Biopsy: You may need biopsy to find out the cause. You should see your dermatologist so you can get the right treatment. ...Read more
I have tiny pinkish white spots on the right corner of my lower lip. Non itching and not painful. Started with two some months ago, however, they are spreading. I have four now in a small cluster.?
May be trapped...: Spots along the lips may be trapped dead skin cells, which is called a comedone. If it is covered by a thin bit of skin, then it is called a closed comedone. Spots may also be trapped sebum or sebaceous material. These are oil glands that have thick whitish secretions, and sometimes they have trouble getting out of the opening of the gland at the skin's surface. A primary doctor can take a look. ...Read more
I have white tounge and it is burning. and I have a painless bump on my lip , which is moving and has white spots. I'm scared ?
Little white spots like white heads on my lips when i stretch them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
Normal oil glands: Fordyce spots are normal. No need to treat. Sometimes you may have 1 with an open surface pore appearing as a tiny black head. If you don't mind the pain, you can pinch it out. Relax: everybody has them, nobody sees yours except you.Magnifying mirrors are not the real world. ...Read more
My 1 year old has white spots and also a little red spot on her bottom lip it just popped up this morning, what could it be?
Viral exanthem: This sounds like one if many viruses that can present with blisters or small sores on the surfaces of the inside of the mouth. The most important thing to do is stay calm and keep your child away from other children until the red and white spots go away. Treat fevers with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin, push clear liquids, and have your doctor take a look at this to get a better idea of what it is ...Read more
My upper lip is swollen on both sides near the corners. When I look closely there are barely visible tiny white spots. 3 days w. symptoms.
Cheilitis: Cheilitis is the label applied to inflammation of the lips. When it occurs in the corners/angles of the mouth it is called angular cheilitis or angular stomatitis. It is fairly common. Nutritional (iron/B vitamins/folic acid) deficiencies are thought to be causes, as is allergy (contact with something irritating), & infection (yeast, staph, strep). I might suspect infection with the white spots. ...Read more