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Dr. Stacey Lin Dr. Lin
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Dark area above my lip , not melasma?

Dr. Stacey Lin Dr. Lin
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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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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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Blisters above upper lip?

Blisters above upper lip?

Herpes: Its probably herpes simplex 1 aka cold sores. Abriva is a good otc medicine, your doctor can prescribe antiviral creams like Denavir or antiviral pills like valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What causes lip discoloration?

What causes lip discoloration?

Depends: What kind of discoloration do you have? Could be hereditary or an allergy. ...Read more

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My skin above my lip swelled up?

see your doctor: For an evaluation and examination. It may be from various causes including an allergy reaction, etc. ...Read more

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Why is the hair above my upper lip suddenly darker?

Sure it is your hair: Make sure it is the hair and not the skin. I bet it is this skin and you have something called melasma.If so, this can be treated with the use of the chain creams and the constant use of sunscreen. Don't forget a broad-brimmed hat in the summer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Swollen red patches underneath the skin of my top lip & red raised patches. Lip is inflammed, red & buning on edges of top lip. No sores or pus. Help!

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Swollen red patches underneath the skin of my top lip & red raised patches. Lip is inflammed, red & buning on edges of top lip. No sores or pus. Help!

Irritant: This appears to be an irritant reaction. Check on the products you have been using on your face or even oral products. Are you using teeth-whitening tooth paste? How about mouth-wash introduced prior to onset of the lip problem? ...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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What would cause a tingling sensation on the floor of mouth? Feeling moved to inside of gums below bottom teeth, tongue,and face below lips above chin

What would cause a tingling sensation on the floor of mouth? Feeling moved to inside of gums below bottom teeth, tongue,and face below lips above chin

Rather than guess: These types of situations require a personal clinical evaluation, along with some x-rays to determine cause. A proper diagnosis is recommended rather than a list of possibilities which are pure guesses made over the internet. Set up an appointment with your local dentist. ...Read more

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How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...Read more

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The skin right above my upper lip is all red and looks like it's bruised under the skin?

The skin right above my upper lip is all red and looks like it's bruised under the skin?

Upper lip redness: I suspect that you are repeatedly (if unconsciously) licking your upper lip.  this causes mild inflammation, which blunts the contrast between your lip and skin.  this is a hard habit to break, but if you're doing it, you won't clear up completely unless you stop licking. ...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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Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH: WHAT IS THE QUESTION? DO SEE YOUR PCP. IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...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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Swollen bottom lip from sun or sunscreen?

Swollen bottom lip from sun or sunscreen?

Either: Could be either. If you had a lemon or lime in a drink and were out in the sun it can cause a photochemical reaction and swelling and blistering. A homeopathic remedy Apis mellifica can help a lot with that. ...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.

?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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Two lines of little bumps right above uvula?

Two lines of little bumps right above uvula?

Multiple Causes: There are several things that could be at play. There really isn't enough information to make an informed guess like how long have they been there, do they hurt, do you have a fever, and not to embarrass you but have you recently performed oral sex on a male partner - a frequent cause of trauma to that area. If it doesn't get better or go away in 3-4 days, you need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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What causes discoloration (white) of lower lip. There is no pain or blister. Just the discoloration.

Lip lesions: Without more details such as your age and how long the lesion has been there, it is difficult to guide you. The lower lip is particularly susceptible to sun damage, known as Actinic Cheilitis, this can look white and smooth Flat warts can also look white on the lips, as can Lichen planus. Best to have it evaluated by a professional. It is important to rule out malignancy such as Squamous cell ca. ...Read more