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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