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Split In The Upper Lip
Split on inside of upper lip I have a split on the inside of my upper lip. I have tried hydrogen peroxide and blistex to try to cure it. This does not work. What else can I do?
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Nothing: It will heal without causing any future problems. ...Read more
My brother developed two canker sores on the inside of his upper lip. Now his lip is severey swollen and the inside looks split in half. What is this?
Stomatitis: He may have stomatitis where the tissues of the mouth swell and multiple canker sores can appear. He might also have bite trauma. We tend to 'play' with canker sores so get the soreness out. Please see your dentist or doctor so they can prescribe an antiviral to help your brother heal or go to the emergency room since his lip is so swollen. ...Read more
My upper lip was split in two after an accident... the doctors sutured the lip back together but there is severe swelling and pain now after two week?
Punched in the mouth and upper lip is split and swollen, got 3 stitches. How long should it take for swelling to go down (days, weeks?) Any tips?
Look for the cause: Most of the time there is a cause and effect. If cause is due to pigmentation natural then you have to accept that as part of natures gift. Some times it can be due to skin disease for which see dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Dark Upper Lip: I do not believe it means anything. ...Read more
I have been using porcelana for brown patch above upper lip for 1 week and see no difference, should I give it more time?
Probably not: See your dermatologist if you want a medication that will really work. ...Read more
Recently noticed a pulling sensation in my left upper lip. Almost like a twich, & I usually rub it as soon as it starts & subsides?
Many possibilities: May be an orofacial tic/spasm or may be some issue with the lip or the mouth itself or may reflect an underlying medical disorder - low calcium can present with facial numbness/spasms etc. So best to see a doctor as will need further detailed history, physical examination and may if cause unclear need tests. All the best ...Read more
Mouth breathing: The most common reason why the lips get dry is mouth breathing. You are supposed to breathe through your nose as the nose provides humidification, warmth and cleaning to the air that you breathe. If you mouth breathe the airflow through your mouth will lead to dryness of your lips. ...Read more
Unusual for full lip: Unusual to have both sides of the upper lip be numb as nerve supply does not cross midline. Sometimes a swollen lip can be numb from local causes or a lip can be numb after dental treatments where numbing medicine has been used. See your pcp or neurologist for assessment and care. ...Read more
Downward: Prepare the skin first by taking a hot shower. The hair has to be softened and moist. Then, seal in the moisture with a pre-shave oil. Use a shaving cream on top. Using a razor, only shave with the grain (downward) or across the grain. To avoid ingrown hairs or red spots, do not shave upward against the grain. ...Read more
Viral Symptoms: Hi! . Sorry you are not feeling 100%. Clusters of bumps in the mouth generally are due to a viral infection, especially if painful. Mucosal changes can be from infection, injury, allergies, irritants, and sometimes serious issues as well. Have these bumps examined and perhaps cultured for viral and/ or bacterial infections. Good luck! Dr.H. ...Read more
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Wrinkly Upper Lip: A normal part of aging is loosing volume in the upper lip. Wrinkling, unfortunately, also occurs. Start with a skin care regimen that include tretinoin (retin-a and others), such as obagi. Give this six months. Still not happy, go see a provider who injects dermal fillers - juvederm / Restylane - and have your wrinkles filled. Chemical peels are great for facial wrinkles. ...Read more
Thin: An upper lip that is thinner than normal. ...Read more