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For about 2 days my lips have been numb and red. I'm not having any other symptoms of anything I do have a cold but that's it what could this be?

For about 2 days my lips have been numb and red. I'm not having any other symptoms of anything I do have a cold but that's it what could this be?

Not Sure: Without seeing, hard to diagnose. Primary cause would be something you placed on them--new cream, lipstick, gloss, chapstick, etc. Other things might be new cream on hands or anything which touches/rubs the lips. Toothpaste, new dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, etc. Otherwise we think of nerve pressure/inflammation just behind the corners of the mouth just below the teeth. See Dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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I have dry irritating red areas on the edge of my lips also my lips have been unusually chapped the last few days. Could this be a symptom of an std?

Not likely: Irritated, chapped lips are due to dryness and sun exposure usually. Sometimes a yeast infection may occur in the corners of the lips and is red & irritated. If it is all around your mouth, stop licking your lips, use lip balms like chap stick, vaseline etc as often as needed to control the irritation and dryness. Good nutrition and lots of water also help. ...Read more

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I woke up and went to go urinate, and I noticed the lips of my penis were swollen. It's not red, no other symptoms. What is it?

I woke up and went to go urinate, and I noticed the lips of my penis were swollen. It's not red, no other symptoms. What is it?

Balanitis?: Inflammation of the head of the penis, Or balanitis can be caused by a number of things. This may simply be a result of physical irritation from clothing, or perhaps some chemical irritation there as well. If you are sexually active, you should be evaluated for STDs. And a urinalysis taken to ensure that you don't have a urinary tract infection ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I've had very dry, red, and swollen lips. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms? I've tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cortisone cream

For the past couple of days I've had very dry, red, and swollen lips. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms? I've tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cortisone cream

See an allergist: There are multiple causes for lip swelling. You can continue doing what you are doing but you need to see an allergist asap. If the swelling extends into the tongue or thoat, head to the er immediately. Meanwhile, stop all new medications, supplements and/or make up products. ...Read more

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Which STD's are likely to cause Meatitis but show no other symptoms? The "lips" of my penis are red and inflamed. NO pain, lesions or other symtoms

Which STD's are likely to cause Meatitis but show no other symptoms? The "lips" of my penis are red and inflamed. NO pain, lesions or other symtoms

Hard to say: If you have unprotected sex you can get an STD and one that has no symptoms at all at first! A few can do this. However, a red meatus can also be due to contact irritation from soaps, bodycare products inc. Lubricants. Use unscented soaps and detergents. Avoid fabric softeners, lotions and sprays in that area. But!!! Get checked for an STD since it appears you have not been using protection. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

No way to know: Without being able to visualize this and obtain further history any comment would be nothing but a guess. You need to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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6 yo has little red blister bumps on lips. Came after fever. Always gets fevers no other symptoms. Is this herpes on mouth? What else can they be?

6 yo has little red blister bumps on lips. Came after fever. Always gets fevers no other symptoms. Is this herpes on mouth? What else can they be?

Bumps: Herpes labialis (cold sores) is very possible given the presence of preceding fever and the location of the bumps. If they were present anywhere else, a viral exanthem (viral rash) would be considered. It may not be a bad idea to get a culture out of a lesion to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Probably: Oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant. ...Read more

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Symptoms: sore throat, whiteish tongue, 2 soreish pimples on lip, and red nob of penis. Had sex 2 weeks ago unprotected is this a worry?

Symptoms: sore throat, whiteish tongue, 2 soreish pimples on lip, and red nob of penis. Had sex 2 weeks ago unprotected is this a worry?

Get exam: Your symptoms may have nothing to do with the sexual contact. However, they are concerning, and you may benefit from an exam, and perhaps testing. If treatment is needed, then the sooner the better. Also consider this as a 'wake-up call' for adopting the habit of 100% condom use. Recommend you see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How to heal redness and burning of lips as soon as possible?

Get checked: Swollen red lips can be a few things including a cold sore, an infection or allergic reaction. A full physical exam might be the best idea to ensure the best treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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How do you get redness from possibly chapped lips away by tomorrow?

Topical steroids: Try 1% hydrocortisone ointment. You may need something more potent, but that would require a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Redness and itching around vaginal hole and lips?

Redness and itching around vaginal hole and lips?

Some advice: Sexuality and sexually related symptoms can be very scary at any age. When you are sixteen, it is such a relief to find a doctor you can trust to help you in this confusing area. Tiaj, love yourself enough to find a doctor worthy of your trust, and have her explain this and all the other questions which will certainly come up. Good luck, young woman! ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness around lips in 20 minutes?

Difficult to answer: Not sure what this redness is caused by? You may have to be more specific or even have a picture available in order to get the most accurate answer. If it's due to irritation, however, a moisturizing agent, such as vaseline, will help heal the area. Also, avoiding the irritant such as certain lip balms/lipsticks, lip licking, will greatly help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had itching around my lips and redness. The area has become very sensitive. What could it be and what can I do for it?

I've had itching around my lips and redness. The area has become very sensitive. What could it be and what can I do for it?

See a dermatologist: Perioral dermatitis is a specific diagnosis. Contact dermatitis may be irritant or allergic in nature. A dermatologist is your best chance to define this with you. The treatment will depend on this. Meanwhile try to avoid licking your lips & lubricate with vaseline or aquaphore 5 - 10 times a day. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness on top of your lip?

How to get rid of redness on top of your lip?

Need to consult: Consult your dentist and find out the cause. Chronic irritation can also cause redness of top lip. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have little red dots on roof of my mouth what could it be? I have no symptoms

I have little red dots on roof of my mouth what could it be? I have no symptoms

Red Dots: The diagnosis would depend on how long they have been there. The dots could be irritated minor salivary gllands. This can occur in smokers but not always. Oral candidiasis can also present this way. I would recomend a visit to your dentist to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about redness and pain on the inside of my lower lip?

Ointment or dentist: Check with your dentist to find the cause of the redness, then you can find the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Redness and burning around my lips every month, what can cause it and how to treat it?

Chapped vs Cheilitis: Your symptoms may be related to chapped lips if you live in a cool, dry climate. Keeping the lips moisturized with Chapstick or similar product may help in this setting. Cheilitis is inflammation of the lips or of a lip, a condition linked to nutritional deficiencies, namely vitamin B -- Riboflavin (B2) and Cyanocobalamin (B12) -- and iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you lips itch but there is no swelling or redness of lips and has been occurring for a few days now?

Maybe an allergy: Allergic reactions like hives usually present with a rash but they may start as simply itching. Also a contact dermatitis will start with itching but by several days you should be able to see a rash. Try to evaluate what new things-foods, medications, supplements you are taking recently and stop them. Have your doctor evaluate this if it persists. Antihistamines may help relieve hives. ...Read more

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I keep getting weird red small splotches around my mouth, they don't have any other symptoms and I'm worried it could be herpes?

I keep getting weird red small splotches around my mouth, they don't have any other symptoms and I'm worried it could be herpes?

Unlikely: Red splotches are not herpetic. If there are not blisters this is not herpes. The red splotches should be seen by your doctor to be specific. It may be a rash from makeup or some other issue See your doc but the likelihood of herpes is quite small. ...Read more

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I had sex with a parter almost 2 weeks ago and experiancing symptoms quite like herpes. I have some Fordyce spots on my penis head and it is red?

I had sex with a parter almost 2 weeks ago and experiancing symptoms quite like herpes. I have some Fordyce spots on my penis head and it is red?

Here are some. ..: Knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, you may just sit tight and see what may happen over the next 3-7 days to unfold & confirm what you might have caught from recent encounter. From there, you will learn more so to modify lifestyle timely, especially safe sex. If still in doubt, see Doc as needed. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Boyfriend (26)Dry, red patches of skin on head of penis? Is uninsured. Contact with HPV before, I got Gardasil before we met, I have no symptoms. Psoriasis?

Boyfriend (26)Dry, red patches of skin on head of penis? Is uninsured. Contact with HPV before, I got Gardasil before we met, I have no symptoms. Psoriasis?

Psoriasis: From your description psoriasis is in the differential. I would suggest seeing either your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If you can not afford a visit you could try over the counter topical steroid cream and see if it resolves. ...Read more