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Dark Lines Around Lips
Lifestyle conditions: Black or darkened lips can be caused by serious illness, such as cancer, but more often, this condition is due to lifestyle. If someone is already darker-skinned, certain behaviors like coffee or wine drinking, smoking, and sun exposure will cause the lips to turn black. ...Read more
Depends: Dark brown to black appearance on the inside of your baby's lips might indicate your baby is not getting enough oxygen (cyanosis). If you baby is not feeding well, sweating with feeds or very sleeping take him/her to the er. Otherwise be sure to contact your md asap. This might be normal but please have your baby examined. ...Read more
Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of anyway to naturally change one's lip color. Unless one has a medical condition that causes a very unusual lip color, any color that nature created for her lips should be uniquely just fine. ...Read more
Please see: Please see a dermatologist. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
My lips are getting dark. Especially the upper lips and corners of the lower. Kindly provide some help.
You are...: You are a darker person....your lips and other wrinkly parts will be darker. If you gain weight you may get lighter.........this is the curse of this land....you become miserable, sandwiched between black and white. ...Read more
I m having very dark lips need to remove all blackishness from my lips permanently and I should be pink in colour. Please help?
A few months ago I found a dark brown dot in one of my vulve lips. It's round and smooth, a bit bigger than a normal dot. But hasn't changed nor grown?
Habit: Are you "licking" your lips, because they are sore. This strips off skin oils and promotes irritants. A constant use of a vapor barrier, for a few days may break the cycle. (basic vaseline, ect). ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
If healthy no meds: If you are healthy, no meds are recommended for dark dry lips other than otc drug store lip balms or lipsticks that act I the same manner. If this is seasonal, I wouldn't be concerned. But if this happened for the first time, and it is been like that for a few weeks see an md. ...Read more
Hey, what can be a remedy for making your lips back to natural pink color if they have grown darker with time.? .?
Although you can find advice from many cosmetologists that you can turn brown lips pink againbut it is not possible
if you smoke stop smoking as it can make your lips turn more brown or even black
but you can always use pink lip stick to make your lips look pink. ...Read more
Sir, I am an indian with a fair complexion. But my lips are very dark. Please suggest a solution to improve their colour.
Not a disease: Having 'dark' lips is not a medical condition or a disease. The wanting of 'fairer' skin is a mental health condition that requires some therapy, however. Learning to be good and beautiful person is the goal in life. Wanting our skin to be a different color is something to overcome. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 16 And I have a question for you droctor. I use to wax and plucking my upper lips. And now my upper lips are dark. Why it happen? Tell solution...
Contusion: I would think this would be some type of bruising ...Read more
Am in my late twenties, and my lips are extremely dark. Never smoke a day in my and it was never like that. Is there any product that can help bleach.
Dark lips: Don't know your ethnicity by from name you are of Asian Indian descent. In your part of the world many are mixed with those of African descent. I would look at my mom and dad and uncles and aunts, sibs and cousins to see if it is likely familial. Smoking will not cause this. My guess is that anything that will bleach our your skin is not going to be fun or healthy and will likely not work. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Do you smoke? If you do that one the reason. Other reasons.
4-dark spots of lips may also be indicative of a bigger problem, such as
oral melanotic macule
bad lipstick for womans.
Good luck. ...Read more
Beauty is skin deep: Sometimes we are not happy with our body image or appearance. The thing is, we may be focusing on something that other's don't really notice or care about. Some lighter skinned people find dark skin attractive, and will go to tanning salons. Then, some darker people look for lighter skin...There's no real medical treatment for dark lips - since pigmentation in the skin provides the color. ...Read more
Could be cold: Do your lips turn dark on exposure to cold? If that is the only way lips turn dark, that is a normal reaction. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Having your lips turn dark, or "blue" is more a sing of oxygen deprivation, that can occur in asthma or copd/emphysema, and or any other reason you would be lacking in oxygen (breathing issues most commonly) causing a cyanosis to occur. If this happens often, see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more