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Doctor insights on: Split In The Upper Lip

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

See your doctor...: While it may be normal to have some pain after an injury, persistent pain and swelling can be indicative of an infection. Is there any drainage or redness? You should see your doctor to have the repair examined to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Upper lip shadown won't go away?

See a Dermatologist: Any pigmentation needs evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause your upper lip to darken?

Tea: Lots of things, especially dark colored drinks. Tea is a notorious culprit. ...Read more

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What could happen if bitting the upper lip?

Upper lip: Biting your upper lip can only lead to cracked and sore lips prone to infection. If this has become a compulsive habit seek help from a psychologist. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a dark upper lip?

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

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Is there a way to move your upper lip back more if it's too low?

Surgery or injectibl: Depending on the cause of the lower lip problem, it can be lifted surgically by and incision under the nose or sometimes in older individuals it can be treated with fillers or botox. It would have to be evaluated by dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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Recently noticed a pulling sensation in my left upper lip. Almost like a twich, & I usually rub it as soon as it starts & subsides?

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

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What causes dryness on upper lip?

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

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Numb upper lip, why?

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

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How do I shave my upper lip?

How do I shave my upper lip?

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

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Upper lip tingles when I pucker?

Try moisturizer: It may be due to dry skin, try using lip balm or a moisturizer. If that does not help, take over the counter multivitamins for about a month and if that does not help, then it may be worth seeing your doctor, . ...Read more

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Cluster of bumps inside your upper lip?

Cluster of bumps inside your upper lip?

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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Can the upper lip get thinner over time?

Thin skin: Yes all skin does get thinner and less elastic with time and age. There are many cosmetic injections to improve the fullness of lips ...Read more

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How much is laser removal on the upper lip?

How much is laser removal on the upper lip?

Worth it: Depending on your dr/aesthetician, the cost could be $75-100 per treatment for this small area. Laser hair reduction is just that: reduction. It may take 5-8 treaments to see visible results. Remember that it only works for brown or black hairs - not light peach-fuzz hair. After the initial monthly treatments, you may still need touch-up treatments every 4-6 months - maintenance just like everythi. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove upper lip hair?

What are some ways to remove upper lip hair?

Many ways: Depending on your hair color and skin type, laser is becoming a popular treatment for hair removal. However waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis are still good treatments. Hair bleaching (i.e. Jolene) is a way to camouflage skin hair without removing it. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my dark upper lip hair?

Many options: Some people may use a topical bleaching agent to lighten the hair. Various hair removal methods may be your best options to completely rid yourself of this. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine what is the cause and what treatment may be best for you. ...Read more

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Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

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

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My upper lip has been feeling num for two weeks now?

My upper lip has been feeling num for two weeks now?

Not normal: See a dentist, there is either an infection present or there is facial nerve impingement ...Read more

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Hi. Its Akriti Wat I want to know is d cause of white line above my upper lip?

Tough one: Hard to tell u with this little info. Dehydration can be it or u may have skin issues. I suggest seeing a Dermatologist ...Read more