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I have a dry patch at both corners of my bottom lip. What could be the cause & how can I treat it?

I have a dry patch at both corners of my bottom lip. What could be the cause & how can I treat it?

Perleche: Most likely it would be perleche, which is also called angular cheilitis. To treat it you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. ...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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A bump in the middle of my bottom outter region of my lip appeared. At first it was based on the inside of my lip and as days past it became noticable on the ouside and it also formed a scap like covering. Its painful and it makes my lips very dry.

A bump in the middle of my bottom outter region of my lip appeared. At first it was based on the inside of my lip and as days past it became noticable on the ouside and it also formed a scap like covering. Its painful and it makes my lips very dry.

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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My lips have been very dry the last few days and now my bottom lip is swollen where the skin and lip meets not sure if there related. Any ideas?

My lips have been very dry the last few days and now my bottom lip is swollen where the skin and lip meets not sure if there related. Any ideas?

Licking lips swellin: Licking dry lips constantly causes bruising your lower lip. Other causes: allergic reaction to foods, makeup etc. herpes sores of lips causes swelling with pain. Skin disease can cause lip swelling (chielitis) sun burn, changes in temperature & Vitamin B deficiency Apply cold compress, / apply thick paste of baking soda/ aloe Vera/ Vit E oil / use antibiotic ointment if infected. Avoid lip balm ...Read more

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Dry patch/rash in the middle of the right side of my upper lip. Entire bottom lip dry and chapped. What can this be?

Unscented lotion: Try unscented moisturizing lotion and Carmex for the lips. Skin might react more to irritants/perfumes right now. No makeup till better. Unscented laundry detergent is a good idea for her, you and the baby later! ...Read more

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I have little bumps on my bottom lip and they look like heat bumps and it looks gross it doesn't hurt nor is it dry can you tell me what it is?

I have little bumps on my bottom lip and they look like heat bumps and it looks gross it doesn't hurt nor is it dry can you tell me what it is?

Hard to tell: There is no way of telling without examining the area, since there are many possible causes for the problem. I would suggest that you have it looked at by your doctor or dentist to determine what it might be. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my lips where the upper & bottom lip meet, it don't seem like a cyst cuz its dry & tried popping but won't pop! Any suggesti?

I have a bump on the side of my lips where the upper & bottom lip meet, it don't seem like a cyst cuz its dry & tried popping but won't pop! Any suggesti?

Cheilits: Irritation of the angles of the mouth can be caused by overzelous teet flossing, vitamins deficiency and by saliva accumulating in the area. If persist you should go to a dr. ...Read more

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Hi so the other day I noticed like a rough dry patch in my mouth on my bottom lip and today I noticed its now reddish little bumps? What could it be?

Dry patch on lip: This is impossible to diagnose without more information and a visual examination. Anything else would just be guessing.
Make an appointment with your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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The area around my mouth has been dry and itchy for weeks now, and now I have two bubbles on my bottom lip that are swollen and itchy?

The area around my mouth has been dry and itchy for weeks now, and now I have two bubbles on my bottom lip that are swollen and itchy?

This could be many: Things including contact dermatitis, herpes cold sore, and burn. I would try cool compresses, topical aquaphor and see your dermatologist ...Read more

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My son is 2 and 7 months he haves dry red kinda rough skin on both legs but today I see he haves the same kinda thing on his bottom lip?

Possibly Eczema: You need to get him checked by the childs pediatrician as he may have eczema, meanwhile you can use some moisturizer on the dry rough skin and the lip immediately after bath to retain the moisture in the skin. ...Read more

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Soon after brushing my teeth, I've noticed and very quite often I will get a dry white patch off skin within the exterior of my bottom lip. Why?

Sloughing: It is not unusual to have some skin slough off or peal to form thin film of tissue, pink or white. It is very common with certain toothpaste additives or trying new toothpastes or gels. Most likely not serious but you can let your dentist evaluate it for piece of mind. ...Read more

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I think I have early stage actinic cheilitis due to loss of sharp bottom lip border and extremely dry lips. Can treatment restore vermillion border?

See a dermatologist: At 29, you are not likely to have significant actinic change. You may be compulsively licking. You may be using asthma therapies which dry your lips. Meanwhile you can get a chapstick containing sunscreen. You can apply ointment such as vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day. Excessive Vit A (pills, not foods) and various meds can cause this. Autoimmune disease is less likely. ...Read more

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From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked, why?

From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked, why?

M.D. visit: For the dryness and cracking, a moisturizer with no perfume or fragrance is suggested. Staying hydrated may also help, since you may be dehydrated.
The numbness should also be further examined by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a terrible purple dry rash under my bottom lip and my nose has been peeling for 4 consecutive years. What kind of lotion do u recommend.

I have a terrible purple dry rash under my bottom lip and my nose has been peeling for 4 consecutive years. What kind of lotion do u recommend.

Rash: You need to see a dermatologist to diagnose the cause of the purple dry rash and the nose peeling. They may need to do a biopsy. Perhaps it is related to the discoid lupus. The appropriate treatment will depend on the diagnosis of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a dry throat and the bottom of ny ribs are tight and feel like there brusied and have had constant head aches what is it?

I have a dry throat and the bottom of ny ribs are tight and feel like there brusied and have had constant head aches what is it?

Unrelated symptoms: Please speak to your parents or your pediatrician about your concerns since we don't know anything about you, not even your age let alone medical history. You get as much information in the response as you provide in the question. Its medicine not magic. ...Read more

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Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white?

Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white?

Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read more

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Ears block up, nose blocked, short of breath, dry mouth and started when I had burning at bottom of throat when breathing.

Ears block up, nose blocked, short of breath, dry mouth and started when I had burning at bottom of throat when breathing.

URI: It sounds as though you have a upper respiratory tract infection. These can last anywhere from a couple of days to over a week. If you start running fevers, the symptoms get worse or you are unable to hydrate yourself, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more