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What can be done about a split lip?

What can be done about a split lip?

Split lip: A split lip needs to be repaired by a doctor, particularly if it is deep enough to be into the muscle of the lip. This is done with sutures that can be dissolvable in most cases. A surface abrasion will heal on its own and can be treated with antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Does the size of your lips change as you grow older?

Yes: Lips will tend to lengthen and get thinner with age. Just one more of the wonderful benefits of getting older. ...Read more

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I need help please! my lips are always chapped!?

I need help please! my lips are always chapped!?

How is your : Hydration level ? Not just any fluids- water? Do you use any moistening products? ...Read more

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What could cause a toddlers lip to look whitish and shredded on the inside? 

What could cause a toddlers lip to look whitish and shredded on the inside? 

Thrush: This very well maybe a fungal infection of the mucosal, inner, surface of his lip. This can be treated with antifungal medications prescirbed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What tips do you have on taking care of a lip ring?

Lip rings: Its safest not to have in the first place. However if having, keep clean, don't put pressure on it, avoid tearing the skin, and similar common sense measures. Obviously if there was an infection or problem there would be different answers. ...Read more

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Why do I bite my lip until it bleeds? How do I stop this habit?

Why do I bite my lip until it bleeds? How do I stop this habit?

See your dentist: Without seeing patient can not tell you for sure but 2 causes. One you may have a deep overbite and upper teeth are too far out. 2nd reason can be a mouth breathing or sleep disorder breathing, may be snoring. Dry lip due to mouth breathing can cause lip biting which also can keep your lips wet. So consult your dentist, and or MD, or ENT specialist. Look for the cause to solve the effect. Good luc ...Read more

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My lips turn black. What cause your lip turn dark?

Could be cold: Do your lips turn dark on exposure to cold? If that is the only way lips turn dark, that is a normal reaction. ...Read more

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How can I keep my lips from getting chapped in the winter?

Moisturizer.: Use a protective product. Choices are broad. Try not to lick your lips but apply a moisturizer. ...Read more

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