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Skin around my lips getting white?

Skin around my lips getting white?

Food intolerance: There has been some evidence that white around the lips may be related to food intolerance. Symptoms include upset stomach or reflux as well. ...Read more

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Swelling around my lips, outside of mouth.?

Swelling around my lips, outside of mouth.?

A few things: More information is needed. How long was the swelling present for? Are you allergic to any types of foods or makeup? Did you sustain any trauma or have any cosmetic procedures like (juvederm or restylane). You may have an allergic reaction. See your md. ...Read more

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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste , mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Many possibilities: Many causes include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral derm, contact derm or allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, dryness or sun damage, actinic keratoses. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes red splotches on the lips, mainly around the lip border?

What causes red splotches on the lips, mainly around the lip border?

Local irritation: is a common cause. Be careful with what you do with your tongue!. Also, monitor for any foods you might be eating that may cause. Of note - Strawberries are known for causing " a reaction" of this sort on around lips. ...Read more

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Waking up with swollen red wrinkly circles around the eyes dark red bumps around face and neck? 

Waking up with swollen red wrinkly circles around the eyes dark red bumps around face and neck? 

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is to find the cause and treat with prescription topical cortisone. ...Read more

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Red blisters around the clitoral?

Red blisters around the clitoral?

Need to see them: A picture would be very helpful. They may be cherry angiomas which are very common and not worrisome. But it's impossible to be sure without a picture. ...Read more

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Swollen lips now pale lips?

Health problems: Swollen lips can be a strong indicator of poor health. Swollen lips are sometimes caused by crohn's disease, which normally causes swelling in the bowel but can inflame the lymph ducts at any point in the body. Swollen lips can also indicate a food sensitivity. Pale pink lips are a common side-effect of anemia. ...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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Face skin w/ red patches on both cheeks near temples and forehead, discoloration around lips, only during ovulation/period. Recurrent monthly. Plshelp

Face skin w/ red patches on both cheeks near temples and forehead, discoloration around lips, only during ovulation/period. Recurrent monthly. Plshelp

More information: Have you been on any birth control pill or hormone therapy that you have stopped recently? BTW Advil (ibuprofen) and Ibuprofen are the same medication, make sure not to take a lot of it as it could cause upset stomach, bleeding from stomach and kidney trouble. ...Read more

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Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?

Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?

Need to examine: What you have described suggests vitamin deficiency. You may take over the counter vitamin B complex tablets. If that does not resolve the issue in a couple of weeks, please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes dark crusty areas and chappy lips?

What causes dark crusty areas and chappy lips?

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

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Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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Why is skin peeling around my spider bite?

Why is skin peeling around my spider bite?

Insect Bite: How sensitive you are to an insect's venom usually determines how you respond to its bite. In many cases, you may experience pain, swelling, redness, or itching for a day or so or even skin peeling. The inflammation from the bite causes the skin to peel. ...Read more

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What is itchy, scaly, discolored skin around the neck?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Red spots around ankles swelling?

Red spots around ankles swelling?

Without seeing a pic: It is hard to know exacdtly. Often times when there is swelling around the ankles people develop something called venous stasis dermatitis. This is from the heme in the iron leaking out of the blood vessels and staining the skin. Usually these reddish areas coalesce and form bigger areas. If this is what you have elevation, compression and restriction of salt in diet is good. ...Read more

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