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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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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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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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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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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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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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