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Doctor insights on: Chapped Lips On The Inside Of The Mouth

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Is there anything I can do or any type of chap stick that will lighten my lip color and keeper them moist?

Is there anything I can do or any type of chap stick that will lighten my lip color and keeper them moist?

Chap stick: Any type of chap stick should help to keep them moist, but your proably have to look in the make-up department to look for something to lighten the color. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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I have a numb and dry UPPER lip for 3 days. My upper lip is smooth, no chaps or flakes. But it's dry and very numb. Please help. Lower lip is fine.?

I have a numb and dry UPPER lip for 3 days. My upper lip is smooth, no chaps or flakes. But it's dry and very numb. Please help. Lower lip is fine.?

May be lip eczema: Persistent dry lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). If dry lips crack, they can get irritated by foods or juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Hi! I have recently got a red rash just on my top lip, it looks like I've got lipstick left on my lip. Its very dry and beginning to chap.

Hi! I have recently got a red rash just on my top lip, it looks like I've got lipstick left on my lip. Its very dry and beginning to chap.

Lip rash: It can be eczema or contact dermatitis, avoid using any cosmetics or lipstick and apply an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer to heal the skin. A patch test with an allergist or a dermatologist can determine the cause of it. ...Read more

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I went skiing the other day and now it feels like above my upper lip is really dry and chapped, but chap stick doesn't help. What can I do?

Chapped: Chapped, dry, sunburned lips may respond to fragrance free moisturizer. Otc Hydrocortisone cream applied to red, irritated areas for a few days has a calming effect. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. Always use sunscreen on the lips, face, and sun exposed areas while outdoors. ...Read more

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My lips are dry and cracking I can't seem to use chap stick lip gloss or even vasoline because ill get a cold sore every time. Anything else I can try?

My lips are dry and cracking I can't seem to use chap stick lip gloss or even vasoline because ill get a cold sore every time. Anything else I can try?

Try this...: Take a topical antiviral ointment like zovirax, denavir, (penciclovir) or viractin and use it in combination with a lip balm or petroleum coating. You could even use abreva. These ointments have petroleum bases which will help lubricate your cracked lips and provide antiviral protection. Make sure you discuss with your dentist why you keep getting cold sores when applying these agents. ...Read more

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Is my 3yr skin rashes coming form daycare? She gets a rash around her mouth with little splits in the corners first, then eventually all over her body, her mouth and bottom seem affected the most. She used my chap stick once and I got a split in the corne

Is my 3yr skin rashes coming form daycare? She gets a rash around her mouth with little splits in the corners first, then eventually all over her body, her mouth and bottom seem affected the most. She used my chap stick once and I got a split in the corne

This: This may be a condition called hand, foot, mouth disease, which is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. It presents with sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Other areas of the body can be affected as well, including the buttocks which you mentioned. There is no specific treatment for this condition, as it usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. Your child's pediatrician will be able to tell you if this is what your child is dealing with, or if there is another cause. In the meantime make sure your child's day care practice good hygiene and isolates sick children.
Take care. ...Read more

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Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

No peroxide: I agree with the concern of angular cellulitis however you must stop the peroxide. It has no use and may be causing drying cracking and failure to heal with resultant inflammation. ...Read more

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When I open my mouth wide my lips tend to get ashy n very dry. Why is that happening?

When I open my mouth wide my lips tend to get ashy n very dry. Why is that happening?

Dry Lips: Some of us are more prone to dry lips than others. It is sometimes due to mild dehydration. It sometimes gets worse as the weather gets colder. I recommend vaseline or a soothing lip balm continuously. As always, stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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I see people all the time with nice soft looking lips. And my mouth is constantly dry, any tips?

Dehydration.: These findings could be due to dehydration but could be caused by other issues. If the symptoms do not resolve after proper fluid intake, go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Which sort of doctor specializes in lip/mouth issues?

Which sort of doctor specializes in lip/mouth issues?

One of four: Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oral surgeons and dentists all know about lips and mouths, and any specific question you have will either be addressed by any of the above doctors or they will refer you to the doctor who can best treat your condition. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for monilia on lips and mouth? Thank u.

Nystatin: There is a suspension and cream. Follow the directions and it should resolve. If not, see your medical practitioner for more aggressive treatment, like the oral medication diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Why do I have thin eyes, mouths, and lips?

Why do I have thin eyes, mouths, and lips?

Looks from where?: Looks like eyes lips and mouth shape is a inherited facial pattern so look to your momma and pappa as to how you got them. ...Read more

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I have super dry lips and mouth, what do you recommend?

Complete Diagnosis: You may have sjogren's syndrome which is an autoimmune disease that can cause problems with the glands that produce saliva.
See an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon or your general medical doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My chin hurts and my mouth is swollen under my botton lip?

My chin hurts and my mouth is swollen under my botton lip?

Gargle listerine: If this doesn't help than may need to see doctor. Could be an infection. ...Read more

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Why are my lips always dry (and I always have cotton mouth)?

Why are my lips always dry (and I always have cotton mouth)?

Urinating more?: Hi. That's very little information, so obviously I can't say definitively. But increased thirst and increased urination are cardinal signs of diabetes, which is easy to test for. You could give us more information, or go see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have blue lips and a really cold mouth?

What should I do if I have blue lips and a really cold mouth?

Call the Hospital: Lie down, call the hospital and get someone to take you if you are not feeling well. Blue lips and cold sensations are often related to the lack of blood flow (oxygen) and often lead to fainting among other things. ...Read more

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (if no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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Keep getting cuts on each side of my mouth even though my lips aren't dry?

Keep getting cuts on each side of my mouth even though my lips aren't dry?

Angular chelitis...: ...Is the name of the condition that causes cracks in the corners of your lips. May be diet related. You may also have a herpes virus problem. Take your cracked lips into your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump where my lip is but in the inside of the mouth what does it mean?

Need more info: A better description of this bump is needed as it could range from the benign such as cold sores, epulis, , contact allergy more serious conditions such as bacterial infections and cancer. Best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I eat dry foods, the skin around my mouth and my lips get dry and flaky?

Why is it whenever I eat dry foods, the skin around my mouth and my lips get dry and flaky?

Processed food: Most dry foods are processed in some way. These processed foods have bisphenol a which blocks an important protein in liver involved in cadmium detoxification. Cadmium can lower 25-oh vit d3 which can cause dry skin on lips. Cadmium is a ubiquitous pollutant you can read about on my web page. ...Read more

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Hi I feel there's a cut inside the mouth very close to the lips what is the cause? And how do I heal it?

Traumatic injury: Small traumatic wounds in the lips usually heal without any treatment other than cleansing with antiseptic or mouthwash rinses. See your doctor if the wound doesn't heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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Causes of dryness around the mouth? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Causes of dryness around the mouth? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.

Several: There are medical conditions which lead to underproduction of salivary mucous. There are also some medications that can do this as a side effect. I would wright down all the medications & supplements you take and schedule a visit with your doc. ...Read more

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Hi I am Emma I have a purple line on my mouth on the lower lip I am 18 what can I do and what is it????? : (

Hi I am Emma I have a purple line on my mouth on the lower lip I am 18 what can I do and what is it????? : (

Blood vessel: Sometimes there is a blood vessel that you can see, especially on the inside of the lips. It would be a good idea to have your doctor look at it and make sure that it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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I accidentaly got kneed in the mouth and bit my inner lip real hard. What is the best method to heal/disenfect the wound?

I accidentaly got kneed in the mouth and bit my inner lip real hard. What is the best method to heal/disenfect the wound?

B2: Just rinsing is enough for cleaning. Orally take riboflavin -b2 vitamin twice daily and methionine 500mg twice daily for a week. ...Read more

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I have lumps in inner side of lips two on upper and two on lower on the sides. The lumps are soft and and same color as my mouth.?

I have lumps in inner side of lips two on upper and two on lower on the sides. The lumps are soft and and same color as my mouth.?

? cysts: These may be small mucus membrane cysts since they are not localized in areas where openings of the salivary gland ducts are. If you have concerns about these, consult your physician or an otolaryngologist for an examination. ...Read more