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My 2year olds inner bottom lip is white and has tender loose skin, what is that?

My 2year olds inner bottom lip is white and has tender loose skin, what is that?

Uncertain: They say a picture is worth 1000 words - and i think your case is a prime example! impossible to render an opinion based on the information you are providing. ...Read more

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My 1 year old tore her upper lip ferlum about 3 months ago its still dangling and loose will it ever heal? Or can a surgeon tidy it up?

It has healed: After 3 months, a torn frenulum can be considered "healed." it is not going to heal further. In theory, an oral surgeon can remove "dangling" tissue if necessary. ...Read more

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I spit into my sink after washing my hands. It hit the rim of sink, broke off a tiny bit, but the slurped back up to my lip. Will I get sick?

I spit into my sink after washing my hands. It hit the rim of sink, broke off a tiny bit, but the slurped back up to my lip. Will I get sick?

No: the spit came fr your mouth- hopefully the sink was reasonably clean. Next time finse mouth out several times if this happens again. ...Read more

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I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

I got three dissolvable stitches in my upper lip two days ago. My 3 year old son just head butted me and one the stitches is loose. What do I do?

Head butt: Ok, take a look at the wound. Are the edges of skin touching each other? Is there a space large enough to slip a dime into? One loose stitch is no problem as long as the wound looks ok and you're not seeing a gap in the skin. If there is any question, we are happy to look at it in a Prime visit with photos! Sorry about the head butt! Those hurt! ...Read more

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My bathroom sink has black mold in and a tiny droplet of water near the mould splatted on my lips and I ate after. Is this small amount dangerous?

My bathroom sink has black mold in and a tiny droplet of water near the mould splatted on my lips and I ate after. Is this small amount dangerous?

No: What you described is not dangerous. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Bottom lip pierced. And is it normal to feel that all of your teeth are loose when you have braces?

Yes it is: Normal to feel like your teeth are loose. They are being moved in a controlled sequence. Lip and tongue piercings can lead to gum disease and other dental problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My daughter torn her upper lip frelum it has left loose skin hanging inbetween her teeth will this heal or be left with a point of gum hanging ?

My daughter torn her upper lip frelum it has left loose skin hanging inbetween her teeth will this heal or be left with a point of gum hanging ?

Will likely heal: And contract to the point it will need no further care. It used to be a common practice for nurse midwives to cut the frenulum in children who had difficulties latching onto a nipple and improve ability to nurse. In most instances, these healed uneventfully. ...Read more

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My toddler lips turns purplish blue. she's had loose stools. no fever eating fine?

Be seen now: Have infant seen as soon as you read this. May be an emergency with lips turning blue. To ER or call 911 if lips are blue or any breathing distress. ...Read more

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My 5yr old is loosing weight she weighs 18.6kg. She had the flu 2 weeks ago! she also has a crack/ sore on the side of her lips?

My 5yr old is loosing weight she weighs 18.6kg. She had the flu 2 weeks ago! she also has a crack/ sore on the side of her lips?

Weight loss: She has lost weight because of the flu and the sore on the side of her lip. Things should improve once she is well. You can get the hi-calorie drinks available from ross laboratories or mead johnson. ...Read more