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Upper lip rash dry upper lip?

Upper lip rash dry upper lip?

Some thoughts...: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, plus vaseline or Aquaphor to moisturize. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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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


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Dark patch on upper lip from smoking ?

Dark patch on upper lip from smoking ?

Can occur: And results from increases melanin in your skin, commonly occurs in areas near the mouth but can be anywhere. Any new pigmented lesions need to be seen and evaluated by a skin specialist as soon as possible, because of the possibility of melanoma. See a dermatologist and consider this a warning from your body that smoking is doing you harm. Please strongly consider quitting - get help if needed. ...Read more

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Over-biting of my upper lips has formed a triangle red patch on lower part of my upper lips. The skin peels off automatically and my lip color differ?

Over-biting of my upper lips has formed a triangle red patch on lower part of my upper lips. The skin peels off automatically and  my lip color differ?

Chronic trauma: This is likely due to the chronic overbite. The lips are traumatized and are trying to repair themselves, but they are traumatized over and over again. ...Read more

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I have dark brown spots on my lips both upper and lower lip due to excessive lip biting dry cracked lips & licking. How to get my pink lips back ?

I have dark brown spots on my lips both upper and lower lip due to excessive lip biting dry cracked lips & licking. How  to get  my pink lips back ?

Peutz-Jeghers Synd?: Dark brown spots on the lips may be the first manifestation of peutz-jehgers syndrome. While the spots are benign, the dangerous association is with polyps in the gastrointestinal tract that can become cancerous. A family history may help sort out the diagnosis. Lip biting, chapped lips and licking will not cause these melanotic macules.See a dermatologist, and have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

Wrinkly Upper Lip: A normal part of aging is loosing volume in the upper lip. Wrinkling, unfortunately, also occurs. Start with a skin care regimen that include tretinoin (retin-a and others), such as obagi. Give this six months. Still not happy, go see a provider who injects dermal fillers - juvederm / Restylane - and have your wrinkles filled. Chemical peels are great for facial wrinkles. ...Read more

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Dark area above my lip , not melasma?

Dark area above my lip , not melasma?

Melasma?: That area is very prone to hyper pigmentation ( melanoma) usually due to birth control pills, pregnancy or acne scarring. Sounds like for you it could be due to acne in which case a very light fading cream could be helpful. It's important to use spf everyday to avoid future darkening particularly when you are using any light bleaching cream. See dermatology if it persists. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Rash under upper lip also kinda numb and swollen?

Rash under upper lip also kinda numb and swollen?

Rash under upper lip: By 'under upper lip', i assume you mean inner lip. This could be many things - cold sore, canker sore, reaction to a food or medicine you've come into contact with. Rashes are notoriously hard to diagnose without a picture, so make sure you check it out with your doctor! ...Read more

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Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line Pain in lower front teeth All painful to touch also Lower lip swollen Skin red under lower lip Started last nigh?

Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line
Pain in lower front teeth
All painful to touch also
Lower lip swollen
Skin red under lower lip
Started last nigh?

Periodontitis ?: Red gums, teeth painful to touch, and swelling all point to periodontal problems. It could of course be abscessed on just one of the teeth, but without an exam, impossible to tell. That's why you need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Non itching bumps on lower lip edge?

Non itching bumps on lower lip edge?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

See a Dermatologist: Lesions and eyes and around mouth can be due to compulsive and excessive use of soap or cleaning the face, eczematous dermatitis, and occasionally infectious dermatitis. If only contact dermatitis or eczema can be treated with anti-inflammatory creams but if you have papules or pustules with it may need anti-biotic. Must see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Patch of whiteness very deep inside cheek near my upper wisdom teeth. What is this?

Patch of whiteness very deep inside cheek near my upper wisdom teeth. What is this?

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Could be some irritation around gum tissue or cheek, (maybe bit the cheek,) or possibly an infection of the tooth, gum or both. ...Read more

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Upper lip chapped, tiny bumps & tingling for a few weeks now bottom lip has bigger bumps, semi-swollen & tingling. nothing is making upper lip better.

Upper lip chapped, tiny bumps & tingling for a few weeks now bottom lip has bigger bumps, semi-swollen & tingling. nothing is making upper lip better.

?herpes: I assume you aren't having a reaction to lipstick or any other agents coming in contact with your lips. A herpes simplex infection is a possibility. I recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Not related.: Fordyce spots and vaginal discharge are not related. Fordyce spots are glands that are visible on the lips. Not related to infection. There are several causes for vaginal discharge which are often infection related. ...Read more

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My upper lip is rough and has black spots on it, wat's up?

Go to your MD: How long have you had black spots on your lip? It would be good to get a checkup with your physician. Oral pigmented lesions are more worrisome than those on the skin. If you are a smoker, stop smoking because smoker's melanosis is a common finding. A full history and exam are the best advice. Good luck. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505710/ ...Read more

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Rash on chin, around mouth and upper lip, small blister like pimples, causes?

Rash on chin, around mouth and upper lip, small blister like pimples, causes?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a dark upper lip?

Look for the cause: Most of the time there is a cause and effect. If cause is due to pigmentation natural then you have to accept that as part of natures gift. Some times it can be due to skin disease for which see dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my dark upper lip hair?

Many options: Some people may use a topical bleaching agent to lighten the hair. Various hair removal methods may be your best options to completely rid yourself of this. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine what is the cause and what treatment may be best for you. ...Read more

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Is there any creams or anythin that can lighten dark upper lip shadow it's so embarrassing, too embarrassed to see doctor looks like I have moustache!

Dont be embarrassed: Doctors deal with all sorts of issues, things much more embarrassing than upper lip discoloration. We are trained to be compassionate and respectful, and we always keep your issues confidential. Talk to your doctor or a dermatologist to see what can be done. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm scared I'm getting a dark upper lip. I shaved the peach fuzz the other day and I instantly regret it. What should I do?

I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm scared I'm getting a dark upper lip. I shaved the peach fuzz the other day and I instantly regret it. What should I do?

Bleach, wax, laser: There are basically a couple options here. You can use otc bleaching or waxing creams for an inexpensive option. If you have the resources, laser treatments are another option. These have to be repeated over time, and are a near permanent solution. ...Read more

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I am 24. i have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker(upper lip, inner thighs) and i have acne and hair fall problem.

I am 24. i have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker(upper lip, inner thighs) and i have acne and hair fall problem.

It may be PCOS: or polycystic ovary syndrome which is a hormonal problem that leads to the symptoms you describe. Your doctor can do an exam and some tests to confirm this. Treatment would be getting pregnant or taking certain birth control pills, metformin, spironolactone or losing some weight. You might also be reacting to stress or exposure to drugs like marijuana. www.pcosfoundation.org ...Read more

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What is the best mode of topical treatment(Microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?

What is the best mode of topical treatment(Microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?

No conclusive agents: Keratolytics and depigmenting creams have shown efficacy in the cosmetic treatment of acanthosis N. The definitive treatment is to find the underlying cause and treat that cause. Examples include tumor, obesity, and drug side effects. A few studies show the efficacy of dermabrasion. You need a Dermatology consult to discuss pros and cons of the various options and to localize the cause. ...Read more

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Dark patch on upper lip from smoking ?

Can occur: And results from increases melanin in your skin, commonly occurs in areas near the mouth but can be anywhere. Any new pigmented lesions need to be seen and evaluated by a skin specialist as soon as possible, because of the possibility of melanoma. See a dermatologist and consider this a warning from your body that smoking is doing you harm. Please strongly consider quitting - get help if needed. ...Read more

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Does ice help get rid of a dark shadow on upper lip?

Does ice help get rid of a dark shadow on upper lip?

Lip shadow: I can't think of a reason why it should. If it is the result of trauma, i.e., a bruise, ice is helpful for the first 2-3 days, and then warm compresses are better. ...Read more

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Can dark shadow on upper lip be due to birth control?

Can dark shadow on upper lip be due to birth control?

Possibly: Hormones have been known to cause changes in skin texture and color. They may also be responsible for increased facial hair and acne. ...Read more

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I have dark lips especially the upper lip I don't know why and I want it to become pink I don't smoke and I born with a pink one plz help ?

I have dark lips especially the upper lip I don't know why and I want it to become pink I don't smoke and I born with a pink one plz help ?

Lip color: you can not change your lip color so if you are unhappy with them use lipstick and cover it up. Our lip color is based on our genetic make up and skin tones. ...Read more

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Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, certain medications may increase the number, intensity, and distribution of the dark spots. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will reduce the appearance of these lesions. ...Read more

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Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it,want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it,want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Yes : There is a cream called hydroquinone that can help with facial discoloration. It is a prescription cream and may or may not be covered by insurance. It is not guaranteed to work and may take a long time but you could ask your doctor about it. Hope that helps!! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark spots above my upper lip?

How do I get rid of dark spots above my upper lip?

Ask your DR if he: Would consider giving u a depigmenting cream or check some asian store for this- sebo de macho. U may ask your physician for the cause of the pigmentation. Take care! ...Read more

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I have an issue with dark, raised, dark patches on my upper lip. It started with tingling at the corners of my mouth, then I developed 2 itc?

I have an issue with dark, raised,  dark patches on my upper lip. It started with tingling at the corners of my mouth,  then I developed 2 itc?

R/O MELASMA: Melasma= Mask of Pregnancy , can develop in non-pregnant women and postpartum. Also women on birth control pills. It can be difficult to treat . You need to see your doctor and be reexamined have labs checked and tapered off any Meds that can be. Root cause. If this does not resolve a dermatologist consult is appropriate there are Se laser and topical therapies that may help. ...Read more

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Can i use vitamin E oil on my skin to get rid of upper lip dark shadow?

Can i use vitamin E oil on my skin to get rid of upper lip dark shadow?

Vit E oil for skin: Vitamin E oil will be moisturizing, and may help your overall skin tone and softness, but may not work on deeply pigmented areas. A dermatologist would likely be able to recommend a more appropriate regimen to help you achieve the results you are hoping for. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me Fucidin cream to put on my upper lip dark patches how long does it take to clear up?

Fucidin is topical: Antibiotic for treating susceptible skin infections. Ask prescribing doc what condition s/he is treating. Lightening dark spots is not a listed use for this medication. If dark spots r caused by a skin infxn, the product may help, but ask doc. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore on my upper lip for along time , but it left a dark mark on my upper lip, is there a way to get rid it ?

I had a cold sore on my upper lip for along time , but it left a dark mark on my upper lip, is there a way to get rid it ?

Dark mark on lip: See a dermatologist regarding the use of a bleaching cream for that area. Also make sure to cover it with sunscreen every single day even if it is cloudy. ...Read more