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What would cause my lips and tongue to feeling like they are raw and on fire? Could it be the meds im on?

What would cause my lips and tongue to feeling like they are raw and on fire? Could it be the meds im on?

Burning sensations: The mouth is often a window to the medical condition of the whole body. The symptoms you are experiencing might be a side effect of medications or the result of improper nutrition or a vitamin deficiency. Since you indicate you are only taking Ibuprofen as meds, I recommend a blood workup with your physician to rule out any vitamin deficiencies. ...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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I have a raw like patch on the inner lips and its red and a little burnin. Need your help what this might be?

I have a raw like patch on the inner lips and its red and a little burnin. Need your help what this might be?

Infection by a virus: Most likely viral infection. If that is the cause it should resolve on its own within few days. If not it doesn't, I would recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Lips are raw, they burn, and they itch, I haave tried everything to cure them, but nothing seems to work.

Lips are raw, they burn, and they itch, I haave tried everything to cure them, but nothing seems to work.

May be lip eczema: Persistent dry lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). If dry lips crack, they can get irritated by foods or juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Why my vagina hurts under the lips? Red and raw too.

Why my vagina hurts under the lips? Red and raw too.

See your doctor: This is not normal and you need to be certain you don't have a treatable cause of vaginitis. You cannot diagnose or treat this on the internet, see a doctor and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Slight swelling and tiny white dots on lip. Not painful, but slightly raw. I have pictures! Lol?

Slight swelling and tiny white dots on lip. Not painful, but slightly raw. I have pictures! Lol?

Mucositis: I could not see the picture. It sounds like some irritation/inflammation in the mucous membrane. It may heal on its own. If persist need to look for any underlying reason causing this problem ...Read more

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I have some raw parts on my inner bottom lip, I was looking at it in the mirror and it kind of looks like a rash. What is this?

I have some raw parts on my inner bottom lip, I was looking at it in the mirror and it kind of looks like a rash. What is this?

Virus or dental: Many viruses can cause rashes on the lips; if that's the case this should resolve in 1-2 weeks. If not, its likely a dental malalignment issue that your dentist could evaluate. Other possibilities include a food allergy, use of tobacco products, gum disease with swelling causing erosion, ...Read more

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Hi, I've a habit of eating raw rice. (5years) Recently, I've notice that my skin looks pale & dry esp. My lips. What should I do?

Hi, I've a habit of eating raw rice. (5years) Recently, I've notice that my skin looks pale & dry esp. My lips. What should I do?

See physician: There are a lot of reasons for pale, dry skin. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation. It may be thyroid disease, iron deficiency among other causes. ...Read more

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My 4 year old constantly licks her lips. The skin around her lips on the top and bottom is so red and raw. Suggestions to heal or prevent bad habit?

My 4 year old constantly licks her lips. The skin around her lips on the top and bottom is so red and raw. Suggestions to heal or prevent bad habit?

A lip licking habit: Persistent dry or chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods, juices, & saliva. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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The past 4 days I have woken with swollen lips. The swelling goes down within a couple hours, but my lips remain red, raw, and hurt. What are causes?

The past 4 days I have woken with swollen lips. The swelling goes down within a couple hours, but my lips remain red, raw, and hurt. What are causes?

Swollen lips: It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis with additional information, medical history, and thorough clinical exam.
It could, be something as simple as a viral infection, or something more serious and related to a medical condition.
If this does not resolve within 5-7 days, See your medical doctor, dentist or an ENT specialist ...Read more

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Skin is on fire, no hives, lips, eyelids, soles feel raw. Exercise makes worse. Flushes and feels like fiberglass. Does it throughout the day? Why?

Skin is on fire, no hives, lips, eyelids, soles feel raw. Exercise makes worse. Flushes and feels like fiberglass. Does it throughout the day? Why?

Flushing: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be due to rise in blood pressure, acceleration of heart rate, overactive thyroid, adrenal gland disorder, excessive heat or medications causing dilation of blood vessels. Start the investigation with your physician taking a thorough history, performing a physical examination and then ordering any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

See an allergist: This condition, known as angioedema, is potentially allergic in nature. It can be caused by a variety of things - foods, medication, topical medicines, environmental allergy, stress, infections, and even autoimmune disease. You did the right thing in taking benedryl, but you will need something else to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my vagina lip feels raw. It's not blister like and there are no bumps What could it be?

I have a sore on my vagina lip feels raw. It's not blister like and there are no bumps What could it be?

Infection: This needs to be examined by a professional. It is likely an infection versus trauma. The chance of an STD is very real if you are sexually active. Do not ignore it please. Get checked right away. ...Read more

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My vagina lips hurt and are very swollen and burn from being raw and erritated?

My vagina lips hurt and are very swollen and burn from being raw and erritated?

May be Vulvovaginitis: If you sexually active and have had recent activity, you should get checked to rule out STD. If not, vaginal yeast infections can cause some of the same symptoms. You can use OTC med for yeast and if still no improvement, see your doctor for an evaluation. Feel better ...Read more

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My lips start to get very raw and so many small lines/wrinkles appear on my lower lips after exfoliation using a lip scrub.

My lips start to get very raw and so many small lines/wrinkles appear on my lower lips after exfoliation using a lip scrub.

I suggest you stop: Exfoliating with a lip scrub, try just adding moisture to your lips with lip balm. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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Is it normal when teething that a 6 month old would eat less solids and revert back to more bottles? The corner of his lips are a bit red and raw

Is it normal when teething that a 6 month old would eat less solids and revert back to more bottles? The corner of his lips are a bit red and raw

Possible yeast: Sounds like your youngster might have a yeast infection sometimes caused thrush or candidiasis. Typically causes white cottage cheesy looking spots on the inner cheeks or tongue. The corners of the mouth is a common area for it to occur while teething as it is always wet from extra drooling and yeast loves warm, moist spots and so is chief culprit in diaper rash as well. Your doctor can give rx ...Read more

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Helpmy lips have been raw burning on the top lip for almost a week lips starting to burn like their both raw? Some blood I lick my lips lot is this y?

Possibly.: "Chapped lips" (cheilitis) may be due to constant licking; simply applying vaseline several times daily might clear it. Less common causes include inflammatory skin conditions and allergic reactions, one of which is angioedema which can be an allergy to a drug or medication. A steroid cream can alleviated contact allergies; however, angioedema requires the discontinuation of the offending drug. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a strange spot inside Lower lip that feels raw and looks strange. It does not hurt or feel swollen. I have a dentist appointment in two?

Hello, I have a strange spot inside Lower lip that feels raw and looks strange. It does not hurt or feel swollen. I have a dentist appointment in two?

Suspicious Lesion?: Any white suspicious lesion on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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I got my lip pierced almost a week ago and now my bottom gums are raw, uncomfortable and look slightly different.?

I got my lip pierced almost a week ago and now my bottom gums are raw, uncomfortable and look slightly different.?

Lip piercing: When getting a lip piercing, you should be aware of the risks that you may face. Gums, lips, tongue or check infection are the most common problem because the mouth is full of bacteria. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

See your MD: Cold sores are of viral origin. It would be best to have a definitive diagnosis that your condition is "herpes labials" if that is your condition there are medications that can be used to control the condition. There is no reason to allow this to continuously erupt. Please contact your md for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Genetically sensitive skin, vagina lips/anus gets raw if I wipe w/ tissue too many times, anything to help? Like switiching to unscented baby wipes..

Genetically sensitive skin, vagina lips/anus gets raw if I wipe w/ tissue too many times, anything to help? Like switiching to unscented baby wipes..

Baby wipes:: As a baby doctor I often advise people to stop wiping baby bottoms with baby wipes. Gentle soft tissue wiping is best, possibly with a topical cream as well at your doctor's discretion. ...Read more

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I have a strange non painful spot inside lower lip. It's not swollen or anything just feels raw with my tongue. I have a dentist appointment in two we?

I have a strange non painful spot inside lower lip. It's not swollen or anything just feels raw with my tongue. I have a dentist appointment in two we?

Wait two weeks: A general rule of thumb is to have any lesion in the mouth that persists two weeks or more evaluated by your dentist. Most lesions like you describe are benign but may still need removal if they persist. ...Read more

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I was addicted to eat raw rice for 10 years & just stop for last 4 years. I look pale from head to toe esp. My lips. What should I do for my pale prob?

I was addicted to eat raw rice for 10 years & just stop for last 4 years. I look pale from head to toe esp. My lips. What should I do for my pale prob?

Hard to say: I think an exam and some blood work is indicated. My first guess would be an anemia caused by the lack of iron or B12 in a rice diet. Clearly a simple blood evaluation is in order.

Addiction to eating raw rice is quite rare. You are the first case I have heard of. I would want to hear more about that if we had a formal consultation. ...Read more

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After sex, the inner lip near my urethra was raw, became red, and burned. I believe it is an abrasion. What can I do or use to heal this? Ointments?

After sex, the inner lip near my urethra was raw, became red, and burned. I believe it is an abrasion. What can I do or use to heal this? Ointments?

Risk of infectio: Since it ia raw area in mucus membrane, there is risk of infection. You can use a topical antibiotic cream like Bacitracin twice a day. And it will heal within 7
also avoid rough sex till healed ...Read more

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My lips and inner cheeks have been sore/raw the last few days like they are if I eat lots of salt, but I haven't. All inside my mouth. Should I worry?

My lips and inner cheeks have been sore/raw the last few days like they are if I eat lots of salt, but I haven't. All inside my mouth. Should I worry?

Likely virus: Many mouth sores stem from viral infections, trauma such as biting your cheeks, or excess citric fruits like too many oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes (>6/day). Nothing will make it get better faster, but warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm tap water) sometimes will make it feel better. Oral analgesics such as for babies can be used sparingly. If just one spot not better, see Dr ...Read more

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Suffrered frm Perioral dermatitis 2 years back. Now better but sometimes my lips swell and insides of my mouth is raw nd red nd burns nd sometimes itch?

Suffrered frm Perioral dermatitis 2 years back. Now better but sometimes my lips swell and insides of my mouth is raw nd red nd burns nd sometimes itch?

See physician: This is not normal. You should see your primary care physician but an allergist, dermatologist, or dentist may also be recommended ...Read more