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Lips Discoloration Treatment
Dry, swollen lips w/ discoloration on left & right corner of lower lip.Havent drink enough fluid lately.No allergy history.What could it be?&treatment?
I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?
Depends on cause: Depends on what the discoloration means. Some medicines can cause skin changes. For some people, darker or lighter skin in certain areas is normal. In these cases, there are no really effective medications to help. Laser may be helpful. If the discoloration is the result of an infection (fungus) you will need medicine. Dry skin can also result in discoloration. ...Read more
Beauty is skin deep: Sometimes we are not happy with our body image or appearance. The thing is, we may be focusing on something that other's don't really notice or care about. Some lighter skinned people find dark skin attractive, and will go to tanning salons. Then, some darker people look for lighter skin...There's no real medical treatment for dark lips - since pigmentation in the skin provides the color. ...Read more
Vaseline: Vaseline is the best lubricant, but is messy. Any of the over the counter product are good. The best treatment of them all is .....Go to the caribbean (nice humid climate, no dryness, just sunshine and fun). ...Read more
Can't treat at home: you need to make sure it is not some kind of normal pigmentation. real medical problems causing dark lips require sophisticated evaluation and testing to make sense of the causes. you can start with a general doctor and see if you need to go further. ...Read more
My lips have a problem. After a month I tend to see a wound.then it gets fine without any treatment then after some weeks I see another new wound.help?
When you have: The wound see a doc for diagnosis and treatment it needs to be seen to be treated ...Read more
Chapped lips : The tendency for most of us is to lick our lips to moisten them. This is the first thing not to do! try to avoid licking your lips. You can also use the lip balm of choice. Lipstick isn't designed usually to rehydrate lips, so stick with stuff that is. One of the more effective is vaseline. You just have to keep reapplying it. Try chapstick, blistex or carmex. There are others, too. ...Read more
What is the treatment of blue spot on lips at localised area due to minor injury and what s d treatment?
What you described is consistent with a mucocele. Mucus has accumulated in tissue due to injury to a small salivary gland in the lip. It may need to be removed surgically so you should consult a doctor. Consult this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/mucocele-causes-symptoms-and-treatment ...Read more
History of vitiligo since 10 yrs n got subsided. Again aggravated on lips from 2 yrs.No medication is working. Any permanent treatment? Please suggest
There may be hope!: In vitiligo, immune system disables the pigment producing cells of skin. Local injection with corticosteroids could help in some cases of vitiligo. Michiyukoga (2006) found that in patients with vitiligo affected by an autoimmune process, local corticosteroid injections were effective. Topical immune modulating drugs & ultraviolet light, calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus), have helped many. ...Read more
Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bathing and several times during day (Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin, CeraVe are all good, but with varying degree of "greasiness"). Low-dose topical corticosteroid can be used as well. If any sign of infection of cracked skin, then antibiotic essential ...Read more
I hope its small: Most small, clean lip lacerations need no intervention, especially inside the lip. Lacerations of the outside are more likely to need suturing especially if they cross the border of the lip into surrounding skin. If in doubt check with an urgent care center. They may also recommend a tetanus booster. If caused by teeth a dentist may need to inspect for broken teeth. ...Read more
Multiple options: No easy answer but 4% hydroquinone cream, Lytera cream, trichloroacetic acid peels, Ruby, KTP, nanosecond YAG laser, pulsed dye laser, judiciously applied cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy with Levulan or equivalent, and partial fractional laser (which I am not keen on for the lips in my hands, but perhaps in others) ...Read more
I have rather big lips. This affects my confidence and self esteem. Is there any treatment for this?
Love your lips: You are only 16 years old. I would discourage any plastic surgery and would encourage you to learn to accept your facial features. Learn to carry yourself with confidence. Take care. ...Read more
Why i always have dry lips? I have tried every kind of treatment and taking lots of water but it simply it does not work.
Lip balm.: Use lip balm. Don't lick your lips. ...Read more
Have had chapped peeling lips for almost 25 years. Nothing seems to help and last all year never stops peeling. what is the cause and treatment?
Are the results of a fat transfer permanent? If i get a fat transfer to make my thin lips fuller, will i eventually need to repeat the treatment? Can the fat injections migrate or will they stay in place?
Fat is forever: However, not all of the fat is forever, only some of it (and nobody can tell you how much will stay). You may need a touchup to top off your results. The fat doesn't migrate either. ...Read more
Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more
Stop smoking: If you stop smoking, the skin discoloration may gradually disappear. ...Read more
Can't treat at home: A mucocele is caused by a blockage of thick mucous saliva produced by one of many small salivary glands in the lower lip. Though it might make sense to simply drain the saliva causing the cyst-like swelling of the lip, a cure of the problem is only possible by surgically removing the small gland producing the saliva that cannot drain. See your oral surgeon while it is swollen. ...Read more
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