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Lip Smacking Symptom
Bf's symptoms, asleep (age 26) lip smacking, swallowing, all in rhymic timing, also ocassionally lifts arm. Witnessed by brother, in the past age 17?
The condition most: Important to evaluate is possible seizures, possible coming from the temporal lobe. It sounds like these have been recurring for the better part of 10 years. There are a number of conditions associated with sleep. I would start with a Neurologist who specializes in sleep-related symptoms. Good wishes to you and your boyfriend:)
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
Some possibilities..: Lip smacking can be the result of a variety of different issues. It could nothing more than a behavioral habit, or it could represent an adaptive response to a new oral prosthetic device. It can also be a manifestation of neurological issues, such as dementia, parkinson's disease, or tardive dyskinesia. Especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms, it should be investigated by a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
A habit: That is a learned habit. Getting rid of it required concentrated efforts to "unlearn" it.
See psychiatric doc: It may be a side effect. Meds can help at times. See psychiatric doc
What is the cause of lip smacking when speaking? Could a mild stroke be the cause of the lip smacking? How do you treat lip smacking?
LipSmacking=Behavior: All living creature behaviors=expressions of their anatomic features exhibiting the behavior. The only way complex/coordinated/changeable behaviors are achieved is by nervous system/brain control of their anatomy, by the mind within the brain driving the behavior. Does this mean conscious awareness? No! Why? Because most behaviors=expressions of non-conscious activity. Stroke? =Yes. Retraining.
Trembling lips: There are multiple medical conditions than can cause this. The diagnosis would depend on the age, duration, severity and associated meds and conditions. This can be seen in Parkinson's, hypothermia, panic attack, pallatal myoclonus, excessive stimulant medications and drugs such as pheteramine, caffeine, and occasionally facial myokemia or hemifacial spasms, and of course seizures
Usually not: Chapped lips is often due to lip eczema (dryness, irritation, cracking, peeling). Too much sun, wind, or water exposure; excessive washing; repeated lip licking; and allergies to lip balm or lipstick ingredients are common causes. Allergic reactions (hives, etc.) can chap lips. Raynaud's lip symptoms may start with pale or whitish lips with numbness in cold temperatures, and then later chapping.See 1 more doctor answer
Chapped Lips: Just sounds like they are dry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergies can dry: Allergies can dry your lips, but usually there are two main causes of a drying. One is not drinking enough liquids, in warm weather or cool. The other main cause is excess salt in the diet. My suggestion is to first use a moisturizer for the lips and see if the situation gets better. If not, then make an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your blood chemistries.
Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing hydration & using a barrier/salve (aquaphor, petroleum jelly) to maintain moisture should help resolve chapped lips. HSV is a virus. It's initial presentation on the mouth (which may be 1 or 2) is in a blister, that typically bursts & crusts over & is painful.
Symptom-yesterday evening slight tingle odd feeling on lips, today lips feel like they are swollen but they are not, lips and tongue odd prickly, Y?
Couple thots: You might be experiencing an allergic reaction, perhaps to a medication, but perhaps some other toxin, such as food reaction. However, my initial thought is that you have ingested MSG (monosodium glutamate) and are experiencing the typical nasty reaction. If this continues or worsens, contact your doctor.
Its more on the: Level of biting your nails--a nervous habit aimed at discharging anxiety. Called "oral cannabilism, " lip biting is not serious unless taken to extremes, in which case medical intervention is indicated. I would first look at the causes of your tension, rather than trying to find a psychiatric diagnosis. Try stress-relieving techniques: meditation, exercise, etc. And lower stimulant ingestion.
HIV: Unlikely. This is usually an infected cyst or a gland. The rule, however, is that if you think there is a possibility you were infected you should go and be tested. Better safe than sorry.
From the urine test, I have uti. No pain/symptomps except swollen meatus (form a pair of lips). Is it one of uti's symptom? If yes, how come?
Can be: The swollen meatus may result from UTI due to exposure to toxin & cytokines, from UTI and the reaction may be worsened by a pair of lips. The two are likely exasperating the effects of each other. By the way, there is no risk to the owner of the pair of lips.
Suddenly experiencing peeling lips and in mouth, has never happened before. It seems quite consistent now and is the only symptom. Peels in sheets.?
Toothpaste: See previous reply about balanitis and Reiter's synd. Sometimes peeling (you give a different description now) is because of chemicals in toothpaste. Try brushing with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or Closis toothpaste. By all means bring this to the attention of your DR.See 1 more doctor answer