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Doctor insights on: How To Fix Discolored Lips

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What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

Many possibilities: Could be due to chelitis caused by dry lips or licking or actinic chelitis caused by sun damage. Less common is a yeast infection causing thrush of oral mucosa. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have discolored lips after taking minocycline for 2 weeks. How can I get my lips to go back to how they originally were? I was on 100g twice a day.

I have discolored lips after taking minocycline for 2 weeks. How can I get my lips to go back to how they originally were? I was on 100g twice a day.

Side effect not perm: Minocycline sometimes but not often create a discoloration of lips, gums and other aspects of the oral mucosa. My read on the matter is that is temporary in nature. Your best best is to use a lipstick to counter the color. If you stop taking the medication (maybe your md can prescribe an alternative) and it doesn't subside in a few weeks, contact your prescribing md. ...Read more

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Minocycline (100 mg2xaday)left me w/ discolored lips. It's been a month since i've stopped & it still hasn't gone. Will it go? How can I resolve this?

Minocycline (100 mg2xaday)left me w/ discolored lips. It's been a month since i've stopped & it still hasn't gone. Will it go? How can I resolve this?

Yes, it usually goes: Dark pigmentation from Minocycline normally clears but it can take months to years to do so. None of the cases I have seen failed to clear over time, and unfortunately there is nothing you can do to speed up the process. ...Read more

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What causes lip discoloration?

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

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An area with the diameter of a dime swelled up on the inside of my lip. It doesn't hurt. very little if any discoloration. What is it?

An area with the diameter of a dime swelled up on the inside of my lip. It doesn't hurt. very little if any discoloration. What is it?

See an ENT : Or an endodontist if it does not go away on its own within a few days. It's possible to diagnose something like that without seeing it. ...Read more

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Why are the lips of my vagina is discolored and swollen?

Why are the lips of my vagina is discolored and swollen?

Discoloration: It is quite common for the labia and the area right around the opening of the vagina to be more darkly colored than the surrounding skin. Depending on your ethnicity, the color can range from light pink to dark brown or purple. The color can also change as you age. Therefore, unless you have other symptoms this is probably just your normal variant. ...Read more

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I have these tiny white dots on lips my lips are discolored and im geting em under the eyes as well just really worried :(?

I have these tiny white dots on lips my lips are discolored and im geting em under the eyes as well just really worried :(?

White dots on lips: It is possible that the tiny white dots on your lips are Fordyce spots, which are sebaceous glands, a common, normal skin structure. However, they are not common under the eyes. Small cysts, called milia, and syringomas, which are small, benign growths of sweat glands are common under the eyes. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lips feel like they are burning. They aren't chapped. There are no bumps or discoloration. Just burning.. and it hurts a lot. Any ideas?

My lips feel like they are burning. They aren't chapped. There are no bumps or discoloration.  Just burning.. and it hurts a lot. Any ideas?

Orienteering: I consider you might have some allergic reaction or during next day it may appears small lesions on your lips that would represent and infection .
I recomend to look for medical evaluation ...Read more

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Small bumps appeared and then disappeared. My lips burned, then the inside of my lips were turning purple. Now my lips seem to be discolored. Explain?

Small bumps appeared and then disappeared. My lips burned, then the inside of my lips were turning purple. Now my lips seem to be discolored. Explain?

Lips burning: Have allergies? Did it occur after you ate something? shellfish? May be allergic reaction, or autoimmune response or herpetic lesion- but that stays for a week. Would carry a benedryl on you ( if not allergic to benedryl) in case it reccurs, for herpes can take lysine 500 mg 3 tabs a day. x 1 wek then 1 tab a day x 1 month. But most important: call your doctor today or go to ER ...Read more

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What causes pink discoloration on the bottom lip? Hi my bottom lip is turning pink gradually and my original color is brown. Few weeks back my entire

What causes pink discoloration on the bottom lip?
Hi my bottom lip is turning pink gradually and my original color is brown. Few weeks back my entire

Depigmentation: Hi XSaleem,
Skin changes are somewhat difficult to interpret without an image but I am assuming that the pink patches are on the outside of your lip (and not your gums?) By your short description, you may be seeing depigmentation, which has numerous causes. The lip seems to be an unusual area and I think it is worthwhile to be seen by a dermatologist.

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Bit into my lower lip very hard it's been 5 months right under my lower lip on the right side it is discolored, will it heal, how can I help to fix it?

Bit into my lower lip very hard it's been 5 months right under my lower lip on the right side it is discolored, will it heal, how can I help to fix it?

Scar: It sounds like the area has healed but with a thickened scar. This is called a hypertrophic scar. These usually do not improve on their own and well require an intralesional steroid shot to flatten it down. Go see your dermatologist who is prepared to do this. ...Read more

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A friend of mine had a lip injection put in 2 years ago.Now there are small lip bumps and discoloration of lips, but no pain. What might be the possible causes?

That depends...: ...Entirely on what substance was injected. Medical grade fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm dissolve within 3-6 months. Some of the longer-lasting fillers, e.g. Calcium hydroxylapatite, can cause lumps, which is why they are not supposed to be used in the lips. Ditto liquid silicone, which can cause permanent lumps. Your friend will have to find out what it was from whoever did the injecting. ...Read more

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So...In the right corner of my lips there is a darkened spot a discoloration. What is it? Is it harmful? Is it sunburned?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a black woman and I have had a white discoloration underneath both sides of my bottom lips since middle school. Can I make the color come back?

I'm a black woman and I have had a white discoloration underneath both sides of my bottom lips since middle school. Can I make the color come back?

Unlikely: You may have a condition called vitligo in which patches of skin lose their pigmentation and become white. This condition is not cancerous or painful. You may want an evaluation by a dermatologist to confirm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark lip discoloration?

Hydroquinone cream: Application of 4% hydroquinone cream twice daily is sometimes effective, but you should be aware of potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Non-healing ulcer: While discoloration may be one symptom of an early lesion or a pre-cancerous lesion, lip cancers usually present as non-healing ulcers. It would be prudent to consult your doctor if you have any doubt. ...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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What is the best thing to do or use for discoloration of a scar on the lip?

See a doctor: Pigmentation of the lip may be normal, but may also represent a medical condition. I would see a doctor to make sure this is not something that needs further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have darkness on and aroun my vaginal lips? And how can I get rid of the discoloration?

Dark Vaginal Lips: The vagina lips, or labia, can vary from shades of pink and red to even dark purple. All these colors are totally normal and usually based on genetics. If on the other hand, your vaginal lips are usually lighter and for some reason havebecome darker, this can be due to many factors such as: an infection, burning and swelling after rough sex or unlubricated intercourse or other types of irritation. ...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

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I have a small, painless, non-discolored bump on the outer edge of my upper lip (thats barely noticeable), what could it be?

See a doctor: a skin lesions and lumps and bumps are the hardest one to advised about on line. the lack of a picture or visual diagnosis will make it impossible, the list of possibilities are too long to discuss.
so for your peace of mind, go and see a doctor, or you can ask your question in a live vedeo consult here at health tap where the physician might be able to visualize the lesion, and give an opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm an african american male and my bottom lip is discolored from my top lip that is normal color how can I fix this problem?

May be normal: This may be a normal variation or caused by a medication or caused by excess sun exposure to lower lip. If the discoloration is not skin pigment it may be the normal "extension" of normal oil glands into the pink part of your lip. This shows up as yellow-white dots on the lip edges. Treatment in either case is tough unless it is caused by a medication in which case it should be stopped. ...Read more