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I am getting white patches inside my mouth from lip biting?

I am getting white patches inside my mouth from lip biting?

Don't bite: In all seriousness it could be related to the biting, but other things need to be considered. A dermatologist dentist or ENT physician might help clarify. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

Can lip biting cause you to get  oral cancer?

No: The main causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus and genetics. Chronic sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer. ...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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Can lip biting cause white painless bumps to form?

Can lip biting cause white painless bumps to form?

Yes: Lip biting can cause mucoceles which are whitish blue fluid filled lesions. They are from damaged minor salivary glands and ducts in the lip. Sometimes you can get firm lesions which are called fibromas which are basically scar tissue. Mucoceles can enlarge, burst then return. The only way to get rid of them is to remove the damaged gland tissue and duct. ...Read more

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Can tmj+frequent lip/inside lip biting habit cause slight tingling in lips? No other symptoms, just mild lip tingling off and on.

Irrelevant: Lip-biting syndrome is a chronic anxiety disorder and has nothing to do with TMJ disorder. See your PCP for consultation and treatment to relieve anxiety or stress. ...Read more

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I have a white mark like a dumb formed due to lip biting.. Is it mucocele? And will i give herpes from kissing?

Trauma: Just stop the biting. If doesn't go, it can be removed (if mucocele). Herpes virus is present in everybody. Depends on the resistance to the virus and/or the local environment if the symptoms will show or not. ...Read more

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Why is my lip biting habit so bad? I need some advice.

Why is my lip biting habit so bad? I need some advice.

See a psychiatrist.: Some people have compulsive or impulsive behaviors that result in self-injury. Sometimes there is an irresistible urge or tension that is relieved temporarily when one engages in these acts. You may have an underlying, untreated anxiety disorder. Naltrexone can help to lessen the rewarding effects of self-injury. See a psychiatrist. See a dentist for an exam & tx of the lesions in your mouth. ...Read more

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What are ways to stop involuntary actions like lip biting?

Do things slowly: If you bite your lip when chewing, going more slowly and being more careful can help. If your mouth is truly moving involuntarily, see a neurologist for an examination and consultation. ...Read more

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How can I stop nail and lip biting?

How can I stop nail and lip biting?

Difficult!: Nail biting is a very difficult habit to break. One thing you could do is have your child keep his hands covered with gloves to break the cycle of nail biting. Gently removing the childs fingers from their mouth each time you notice them biting is another method. In pharmacies, if you can find it, is nail biters liquid. This is a very bitter liquid painted on to the nails, and discourages biting. ...Read more