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Long Philtrum (Overview)

Long philtrum is a facial feature in which a person's philtrum (the vertical groove on the upper lip that goes from the nose to the lip) is longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group.


Long Philtrum (Overview)

Long philtrum is a facial feature in which a person's philtrum (the vertical groove on the upper lip that goes from the nose to the lip) is longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group.


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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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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