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Inside lip inflammation from a drinking straw, what should I do?

Inside lip inflammation from a drinking straw, what should I do?

Or.......: I agree with the excellent answer already given by dr. Eleczko. Just wondering if it was the straw itself or possibly a reaction to what you were drinking? ...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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Why would you get ichty sores on your body and lip inflammation/ numbness?

Why would you get ichty sores on your body and lip inflammation/ numbness?

Allergic reactions: I recommend that you make an appointment with your md asap for a thorough examination. It sounds as though you are having an allergic reaction to something. Allergies that involve your lips and soft tissues in your mouth can, in fact, be part of a broader allergic reaction. Some allergies are to foods, metals, chemicals, household items, insect bites, etc. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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How do I reduce inflammation in my lip caused by a pimple?

How do I reduce inflammation in my lip caused by a pimple?

Inflammation: Ice can help with the swelling. There's a product that I like a lot for facial bruising and swelling from injections (that would work well in this case as well) called Regenica Recovery Gel, it has arnica, aloe and growth factors to help speed recovery. Ibuprofen or other anti inflammatories may help. You could also try a weak, otc steroid cream, but don't use it for more than a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to reduce inflammation in my lip caused by a pimple?

Can you tell me how to reduce inflammation in my lip caused by a pimple?

Definitely a pimple?: If you definitely have a pimple in that area and not something else a dermatologist can inject a small amount of cortisone into it which will make the inflammation go away. The cortisone does not getting to your blood stream ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy inner vagaina lip, massive amout of inflammation?

What to do if I have an itchy inner vagaina lip, massive amout of inflammation?

Icthing: Can be hard to know without exam and office testing. The most likely may be yeast infection. Otc Monistat may be the first choice. If no prompt response should seek a health care provider for an exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I am using acuttane I am getting crack lips and inflammations in my gums. Any advice from previous users?

Oil: My research revealed lack of oil is the issue. One source recommended an glass roller from trader joe's filled with jojoba oil or vitamin e oil. ...Read more

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Lips are generally very dry & chapped no matter how much lip balm I use. Often have attacks of angular cheilitis. Dr says nothing can be done about it?

Lips are generally very dry & chapped no matter how much lip balm I use. Often have attacks of angular cheilitis. Dr says nothing can be done about it?

2 things come to: Mind: 1. have you had your B vitamin levels checked? If they are low, this could cause your problem 2. chronic yeast infection of the lips could cause your symptoms. Have you tried an antifungal? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Help can biopsy of lips rule out cheilitis glandularis & cheilities granulomatosa?

Help can biopsy of lips rule out cheilitis glandularis & cheilities granulomatosa?

Yes,: Biopsy is strongly recommended to rule out specific granulomatous diseases. See an oral pathologist or orofacial pain specialist near you. ...Read more

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My doctors say that I have perioral dermatitis, but I have cracks of corners of lips, and then it spread around lips. Can it be cheilitis?

My doctors say that I have perioral dermatitis, but I have cracks of corners of lips, and then it spread around lips. Can it be cheilitis?

Cheilitis: Perioral dermatitis is papules, pustules or scaling patches around the mouth, nose and sometimes on the eyelids. Cracks in the corners of lips is cheilitis. Cracks can form from dryness, use of strong flavored or alcohol-containing mouthwashes, dental appliances such as braces or dentures and licking. Cracks get inflamed due to saliva, bacteria and yeast and irritants in saliva. ...Read more

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I have exfoliative cheilitis. How to cure this? .how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative? .my case is it started with lower lip and th

I have exfoliative cheilitis. How to cure this? .how will u differentiate between actinic and exfoliative? .my case is it started with lower lip and th

The management of: ..this condition may depend upon the underlying cause. Poor oral hygiene, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, long term antibiotic use & yeast (thrush) can contribute to it. By contrast, actinic cheilitis is a result of long term exposure to sunlight. If there's a specific cause of exfoliative cheilitis, this must be treated. If not, it can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more

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Waking up with inflammation in mouth/lip, 3-4 days/week. Not like sores, but more like when you bite inside your mouth. Painful in morning, subsides.?

Mouth discomfort: Canker sores may be present and would be noted on careful inspection of your mouth and inner surface of your lips. You may be experiencing some sensitivity to your toothpaste or a mouth wash. Occasionally deficiencies of vitamin b12 or iron is the culprit. See your MD or an oral pathologist (at a dental school) for examination and testing if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How to know if swollen or inflammation lips are one of the flu and cold symptoms?

How to know if swollen or inflammation lips are one of the flu and cold symptoms?

May have congested: Nose. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. Swelling of lips isn't usually anticipated. But if lips turn purple of blue - please seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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I have heard that cracked lips might be angular cheilitis. Can someone explain treatment?

I have heard that cracked lips might be angular cheilitis. Can someone explain treatment?

Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My lips look like they have exfoliative cheilitis but I think I got it from kissing a girl- can it be contagious?

My lips look like they have exfoliative cheilitis but I think I got it from kissing a girl- can it be contagious?

Unlikely: Cheilitis can have infectious causes such as candida (usually at the corners) and strep, but candida usually affects those with compromised immune systems (such as people with diabetes, hiv, or taking chemotherapy), and strep usually is a secondary infection if there is broken or irritated skin. I believe that the chances of developing cheilitis from kissing is low. ...Read more

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My lips suffer from a condition called exfoliative cheilitis. Is there anything that I can put on my lips to stop my lips from peeling permanently?

Exfoliative cheiliti: Unless a predisposing or associated condition can be identified and treated, exfoliative cheilitis is typically resistant to treatment. Unsuccessful use of keratolytic lip balms, sunscreen, antifungal creams, topical ; systemic steroids, antibiotics, and cryotherapy have been described. There has been one report each of the successful use of topical tacrolimus and calendula officinalis ointment 10%. ...Read more

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How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?, have this for 8 years now, also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face, why?

See below: Exfoliative cheilitis (EC) is made worse by: lip licking. Try to avoid this. Anxiety and depression both may cause or worsen EC. *Thyroid dysfunction can cause EC>>check thyroid blood test. Do not use petrolatum-based lip balms until an infection with Candida is ruled out>>fungal culture.
Avoid medicated lip preparations and toothpaste with strong flavoring. Go to http://bit. Ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more

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So since Friday I was pretty sure I had a cold blister on the corner of my lip until I read about angular cheilitis. Right now it's crusty any ideas??

So since Friday I was pretty sure I had a cold blister on the corner of my lip until I read about angular cheilitis. Right now it's crusty any ideas??

Difficult...: It is difficult to tell without looking at it but the fact that it started as a blister and now has developed a crust seems to be associated with a cold sore. Usually should go away in a few days. If it persists then you should get it seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have 3 cold sore on my bottom lip at the same time. I have also been dealing with inflammation in my intestines for over a month.?

I have 3 cold sore on my bottom lip at the same time. I have also been dealing with inflammation in my intestines for over a month.?

Food allergies: Most commonly GI irritation and recurrent canker sores are from food allergies. Go to A4M.com and use doctor locator tab and find a local functional medicine physician who can help you properly evaluate your situation with proper stool testing like Genova CDSA for gut health and Genova food allergy testing. When your gut is healthy you shouldn't have inflammation. ...Read more

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I think I have early stage actinic cheilitis due to loss of sharp bottom lip border and extremely dry lips. Can treatment restore vermillion border?

See a dermatologist: At 29, you are not likely to have significant actinic change. You may be compulsively licking. You may be using asthma therapies which dry your lips. Meanwhile you can get a chapstick containing sunscreen. You can apply ointment such as vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Excessive Vit A (pills, not foods) and various meds can cause this. Autoimmune disease is less likely. ...Read more

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Lips suddenly became dry, tight (at corners)& very chapped. Had angular cheilitis before so is this a recurring condition? No known vitamin deficiency

Lips suddenly became dry, tight (at corners)& very chapped. Had angular cheilitis before so is this a recurring condition? No known vitamin deficiency

Low oil in the: diet can produce dry and cracking skin. Check w/doc first but 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil daily may be helpful. You can dip bread in it, take it off the spoon, or put it in a shake. Avoid skin creams containing alcohol. I see that you also have dry hair. This may help w/that also. Peace and good health. Most make up is bad for skin, e.g., lipstick. Use a brand from the health food store. ...Read more

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In Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa) can every kind of fragrance (smell) cause serious tongue and lip swelling, and glossitis?

In Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa) can every kind of fragrance (smell) cause serious tongue and lip swelling, and glossitis?

Some do not all: This is a rare disorder, and he can occur in people with food or conteck allergies. It does not necessary care with all food or allergies. Is associated with oral facial swelling relapsing facial paralysis and fix your tongue. There are not completely clear criteria. There are resources to help United StatesInternational Institute of neurological disorders and stroke is doing research to increaseknowledge ...Read more

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White bumps near the corner of my mouth and on my top lips. Is this angular cheilitis? It feels sore when I lick it with my tongue

Yes: Due to saliva. Often due to habitual licking of dry/cracked lips. Often due to saliva during sleep, common if you have braces or wear a mouth piece at night. Try frequent application of chapstick or vaseline (Aquaphor). ...Read more

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Inflammation and pain in corner of mouth? Got told I had a cold sore a couple of weeks ago, but looked like bruise (boyfriend bit my lip night before

Inflammation and pain in corner of mouth? Got told I had a cold sore a couple of weeks ago, but looked like bruise (boyfriend bit my lip night before

May be: Angular chelitis or herpetic stomatitis are lesser of the serious problems than human papilloma virus in sexually active young adults these days. See your dentist for diagnosis & remedy. ...Read more

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Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could I have?

Hello. Rash on lips, dry throat and the tonsils inflammation, dry eyes and red spots on the skin (and I got measles as a child) what could I have?

See your doc: If you had has normal measles (rubeola) as a kid, you should be immune. You may have german measles (rubella). I wouldn't expect so if you were vaccinated as a child. Alternatively, if you are blistering on anything with a mucous membrane lips, cheeks, throat, eyes--you could be having a bad allergic reaction called stevens johnson syndrome. That's pretty serious and requires urgent attention. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Lip Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the lip. No information about causation. See ...Read more