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Why does my philtrum feel tingly and flaky?

Why does my philtrum feel tingly and flaky?

Early cold sore?: I am very impressed you used the word "philtrum"--i have not used or heard of that word from anyone in a very long time. Anyhow, cold sore can come out on/at or near this area and can start out as tingly sensation. Because the nerve also controls the health of your skin, this "pending area" is affected and skin can dry out/die quicker, hence flaking. If worsening, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is there always a dry flake on my philtrum?

Why is there always a dry flake on my philtrum?

Dry: Could be allergy or secretions fro nose. Best to consult your doc. If causes discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the problemsthat can arise from a small philtrum?

What are the problemsthat can arise from a small philtrum?

Small philtrum....: There is no discrete "problem" that arises from a small philtrum except as it affects the overall shape of your lip and how the upper lip everts. If you are having an issue you think is related, you may wish to consult with a facial plastics or reconstructive surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

Philtrum: is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip-- A long philtrum is a vertical groove that is longer than normal ...Read more

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I have had a dark spot on my philtrum for months now what can I do?

I have had a dark spot on my philtrum for months now what can I do?

See your FamilyDoc: For most non-emergent concerns, start w/your FamilyDoc (obviously, I have a bias). S/he can determine if it's something within our scope of training & expertise or whether it's something that requires specialist involvement. S/he can also order initial testing if warranted. Some doctors can offer various laser treatments to lighten dark spots. Be sure to learn melanoma ABCDEs http://goo.gl/dm1K0D ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

Philtral pimple: Could be deveoplmental retention cyst. See a boarded Plastic Surgeron for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my acne worse only on my philtrum?

Why is my acne worse only on my philtrum?

Hormones: Often when the acne is in the t zone it is due to hormones, stress, lack of sleep and genetics, when it is beyond that it is usually hormones, but can also be hair follicles getting infected, under the nose can be easily irritated, moist, infected with p acne bacteria or be caused by an ingrown hair. Sun can trigger acne as well. Picking and touching areas bothering you can also make it worse. ...Read more

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Can I get a philtrum piercing if I have braces?

Can I get a philtrum piercing if I have braces?

Philtrum piercing: Yes but you may have the problem of the "post" on the inside of your lip that may negatively interfere with your braces. ...Read more

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My philtrum is very short and when i smile there is a line under my nose ?

My philtrum is very short and when i smile there is a line under my nose ?

Line under nose when: I have recently solved this problem for a patient by injecting Juvederm into the crease and massaging it smooth. now when she smiles there is no crease. The results should last 9 months. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my philtrum is buring like I ate red peppers, then next my face?

What do you suggest if my philtrum is buring like I ate red peppers, then next my face?

Burning: Might be a neuralgia or nerve pain. Sometimes its related to the dental or trigeminal nerve. Other causes include b!2 deficiency. See your doctor for an exam and blood tests ...Read more

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Hi doc, about three days ago my philtrum is swollen, and these day seems growing bigger, touch like a knot, it's pain when I press it, plz help.tks.

Hi doc, about three days ago my philtrum is swollen, and these day seems growing bigger, touch like a knot, it's pain when I press it, plz help.tks.

Front teeth tender?: Are you front teeth tender at all? An abscess on a front tooth can cause a swelling in the location you describe. Also, there can be benign cysts that develop between the two front teeth. You should consider seeing a dentist to rule out that this isn't a tooth issue. ...Read more

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My philtrum is a deep red, dry, and is usually painfully burning. I feel really embarrass when i out in public.. What medication or creams can I use?

My philtrum is a deep red, dry, and is usually painfully burning. I feel really embarrass when i out in public.. What medication or creams can I use?

Dry Redness: It is difficult to determine the cause of the redness. It can be from a number of conditions or even possibly due to a cold sore. I suggest you have your physician examine you to determine how to properly treat your condition. ...Read more

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Is the philtrum a common place to have a fungal infection?

Is the philtrum a common place to have a fungal infection?

Not really: You could possibly get a fungal infection there, but a bacterial cause from a nasal vestibulitis is more common. Is it in the nostrils too? It could also be an allergic reaction to a topical medication, if you are using one. If it is in the nostrils too, topical Mupirocin or bactroban 2% ointment 2-3 times per day in the nostrils will help. I would see an ENT doctor or derm anyway. ...Read more

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Hello, why is my mothers philtrum numb all of a sudden? She said it feels like when you get a shot at the dentist office.

Hello, why is my mothers philtrum numb all of a sudden? She said it feels like when you get a shot at the dentist office.

2 possibilities: 2 possibilities come to mind. One is dental cause such as infected tooth or gums. The other is neurologic such as stroke. Please take your mom to both her General Dentist and her General Physician. If she has any other symptoms such as muscle imbalance, speech difficulties, cognitive problems, go immediately to ER. ...Read more

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