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Swollen Purple Lips
Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if you bottom lip is swollen and it starts turning purple? Its been happen since friday and still going now iv'e been waking up with a swollen for almost a week now..
Did : Did you suffer any trauma to your lip? If so you likely have a hematoma (collection of blood) under the lip. This will take time to dissipate. You can try cool compresses/ice to your lip a few times a day and try an anti-inflammatory medication like advil to reduce the pain and inflammation. If you do not notice an improvement over the next several days see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
Cold compress: Cold compress will help to reduce the swelling. ...Read more
I got punched on my lip now it's purple , swollen, and bruised, how can I make it go away quicker?
I got my lip pierced and she broke a blood vessel when she put the needle through and now my lip is purple but just on that one side and still swollen?
See Dr. right away: It may be that you are just very cold, which can turn lips blue, but that should go away when you warm up. Lips can also turn blue if the circulation is not working properly. If this is new, please see your doctor right away. If not available, please go to er? ...Read more
Poor circulation: Poor circulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't smoke: I am not aware of any way to prevent the darkening of skin or lips when exposed to tobacco smoke. Seriously, why find a way to prevent a cosmetic effect of a drug which is the number one preventible cause of death in the us (as well as elsewhere), causing premature heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, bronchitis and dozens of other serious health problems, as well as fires ;other accidents? ...Read more
Depends on condition: Skin color in infants reflects circulation, oxygenation and hemoglobin saturation. Color is best observed when an infant is quiet. Red lobster like skin is a sign of plethora-due to high hematocrit concentration (high red blood cells vs volume of blood) and blood flow. Purple lips can be a sign of cyanosis-low oxygen saturation in the blood stream if your baby is in any distress/ill appearing. ...Read more
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