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Long Philtrum (Overview)

Is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip-- A long philtrum is a vertical groove that is longer than normal


Long Philtrum (Overview)

Is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip-- A long philtrum is a vertical groove that is longer than normal


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Pediatrian has concerns about my sons facial features he has a smooth philtrum a long head and small ears sending him for genetic testing why is this?

Pediatrian has concerns about my sons facial features he has a smooth philtrum a long head and small ears sending him for genetic testing why is this?

Abnormal facies: Certain facial features are associates with genetic disorders. Your pediatrician is correct in asking for genetic testing to ensure that a treatable disorder is not missed. In some genetic disorders early diagnosis can make an important difference in limiting damage form the disorder. ...Read more

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How long does it take for treatment with tens units to start working?

How long does it take for treatment with tens units to start working?

TENS Time: Tens, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy used to "exhaust" nerves and deplete them of neurotransmitter to limit the transduction of nervous impulses, or pain. Depending on the location of the problem on the body, the electrode size, the impedence or resistance of the skin and deeper fatty tissues and voltage of the unit, the amount of relief can vary; adjust with caution. ...Read more

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How long do treatments for mood disorders work?

How long do treatments for mood disorders work?

Depends: In some people, the treatment can work for years, in some people, especially with new onset medical conditions or substance abuse, the meds can stop working. Sometimes the meds stop working on their own. Most of the time the reason they stop working is because people stop them. Also, in bipolar disorder, antidepressants often work and then stop working if the person is not on a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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Hello how long it take frenckle to be back again? Is there any other chance to prevent & what if I use sun block it is helpful to prevent reappear

Hello how long it take frenckle to be back again? Is there any other chance to prevent & what if I use sun block it is helpful to prevent reappear

Dermatology: I suggest a dermatolgy evaluation. Most benign freckles will not spontaneously disappeat; hoever, if color is changing, seek a derm consultation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

Philtrum: Is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip--
A long philtrum is a vertical groove that is longer than normal ...Read more

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Pediatrian has concerns about my sons facial features he has a smooth philtrum a long head and small ears sending him for genetic testing why is this?

Abnormal facies: Certain facial features are associates with genetic disorders. Your pediatrician is correct in asking for genetic testing to ensure that a treatable disorder is not missed. In some genetic disorders early diagnosis can make an important difference in limiting damage form the disorder. ...Read more

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Why does my philtrum feel tingly and flaky?

Why does my philtrum feel tingly and flaky?

Early cold sore?: I am very impressed you used the word "philtrum"--i have not used or heard of that word from anyone in a very long time. Anyhow, cold sore can come out on/at or near this area and can start out as tingly sensation. Because the nerve also controls the health of your skin, this "pending area" is affected and skin can dry out/die quicker, hence flaking. If worsening, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the problemsthat can arise from a small philtrum?

What are the problemsthat can arise from a small philtrum?

Small philtrum....: There is no discrete "problem" that arises from a small philtrum except as it affects the overall shape of your lip and how the upper lip everts. If you are having an issue you think is related, you may wish to consult with a facial plastics or reconstructive surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a dark spot on my philtrum for months now what can I do?

I have had a dark spot on my philtrum for months now what can I do?

See your FamilyDoc: For most non-emergent concerns, start w/your FamilyDoc (obviously, I have a bias). S/he can determine if it's something within our scope of training & expertise or whether it's something that requires specialist involvement. S/he can also order initial testing if warranted. Some doctors can offer various laser treatments to lighten dark spots. Be sure to learn melanoma ABCDEs http://goo. Gl/dm1K0D ...Read more

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Why is my acne worse only on my philtrum?

Why is my acne worse only on my philtrum?

Hormones: Often when the acne is in the t zone it is due to hormones, stress, lack of sleep and genetics, when it is beyond that it is usually hormones, but can also be hair follicles getting infected, under the nose can be easily irritated, moist, infected with p acne bacteria or be caused by an ingrown hair. Sun can trigger acne as well. Picking and touching areas bothering you can also make it worse. ...Read more

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Why is there always a dry flake on my philtrum?

Why is there always a dry flake on my philtrum?

Dry: Could be allergy or secretions fro nose. Best to consult your doc. If causes discomfort. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

Philtral pimple: Could be deveoplmental retention cyst. See a boarded Plastic Surgeron for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I get a philtrum piercing if I have braces?

Can I get a philtrum piercing if I have braces?

Philtrum piercing: Yes but you may have the problem of the "post" on the inside of your lip that may negatively interfere with your braces. ...Read more