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I have this dark patch (covers length corner lip to corner lip)in my mentolabial sulcus for couple years now. I just want to know how this is treated?

I have this dark patch (covers length corner lip to corner lip)in my mentolabial sulcus for  couple years now. I just want to know how this is treated?

My understanding: is this is on the inside of your mouth where it doesn't show to others. I recommend that you see an oral surgeon and get a diagnosis. If it's nothing to worry about, then the best course of action is no action at all as long as it doesn't interfere with oral function. But get the opinion of a qualified oral health specialist first. Dr. Anne/ ...Read more

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I have a cracked corner lip that won't heal. I've tried creams and ointments what can I do?

I have a cracked corner lip that won't heal. I've tried creams and ointments what can I do?

Angular cheilitis: A cracked corner lip is called angular cheilitis in medicine. There are many factors that can contribute to the development of this condition, including dry skin, salivation irritating the area, skin disorder, nutritional deficiency, fungal or bacterial infection. When not healing despite over-the-counter creams and ointments, it's time for you to see a doctor to address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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2 year old has rash on side of his cheek close to his mouth. It kind of looks like chapped lips but on his cheek near corner lip area?

2 year old has rash on side of his cheek close to his mouth. It kind of looks like chapped lips but on his cheek near corner lip area?

Atopy or infectious: description sounds like a dermatitis especially if this has persisted for more than a week. Similar lesion at the corner of the lips; perleche may be treated with topical antibacterial ointment or antifungal cream. Rash on cheeks and of a short duration and if associated spread to body likely a viral exanthem; erythema infectiosum. requires no treatment if child appears well. Visit PCP for clarifi ...Read more

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Is synkinesis after facial palsy permanent? Developed palsy after trauma from surgery. When I smile, corner lip spasms. 5 months post op

Is synkinesis after facial palsy permanent? Developed palsy after trauma from surgery. When I smile, corner lip spasms. 5 months post op

First: Discuss this with the surgeon. From a neurological standpoint you can monitor recovery with a Blink Study ( facial nerve NCV ) the development of aberrant nerve re growth obviates a careful assessment of facial nerve function including taste, ability to tolerate loud noises, production of saliva and tears ( not just facial muscle responses ) See a neurologist for this. ...Read more

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I can feel a nerve in top corner of lip and it goes tight please help?

I can feel a nerve in top corner of lip and it goes tight please help?

Best work on own Dx: A "tic" ? Body controlled by brain & mind, mind interprets sensations. Mds did not design/engineer human beings, only taught basics of partially understood body functions with primary emphasis on signs, symptoms & theories of advanced disease (health excellence never mentioned). The person with a symptom is the "expert", only they can feel it & are in the best position to experiment & research. ...Read more