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Cheilitis (Lip Inflammation)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Yes: This puts you at increased risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
What could be the cause to sudden inflammation of lips and the area around the mouth. I've had it for 3 months and I have no pain and no other blemish?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have small white bumps and redness on my lower liP it looks like herpes w/o the sores. It looks like cheilitis but I haven't been diagmosed. HELP!
It May be inclusions: This may be inclusion cyst but I can't be certain this is something you can discuss with your physician. ...Read more
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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