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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
874K people helped
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What are the small black dots on my lips? There are about 10 in different sizes. How do I cure this?

What are the small black dots on my lips? There are about 10 in different sizes. How do I cure this?

Lip spots: Interesting. If any one of your family has them, it is familial disease of blood vessels. These may be telangiectasia on lip skin. It is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome. Your doctor should confirm them. If you have a large birth mark, nose bleed or seizure then it is this syndrome. Any way please discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Stephen Carter
Board Certified, Orthodontics
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

Self soothing: The lips are supplied with a tremendous density of sensory nerves that send pleasure sensations to the brain. This aids babies first latch on & feed when they have never ever had hunger.The pleasure persists with the finger/pacifier/nail chewing as they age & contributes to our difficulty in breaking such habits as smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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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

Dr. Jayang Vora
Board Certified, Dentistry
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
19 years in practice
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joshua Fox
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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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

Dr. Douglas Dedo
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
46 years in practice
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How to get lip injections without looking puffy?

Experienced injector: The biggest concern of my patients who have fillers in the lips is a "done" overly full lip. By injecting sequentially in the lips and strategically placing the filler, one is able to get natrual looking full lips without the stigma of over injections. ...Read more

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