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Dr. Lisa Kates
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I have a few tiny white bumps on upper lip. What does it mean?

I have a few tiny white bumps on upper lip. What does it mean?

Lip lesions: White bumps on the upper lip could be a number of things. The most common of which are specialized glands called fordyce spots. In order to be certain, i recommend you consult a dermatologist to rule out other possibilities including flat wart, milia, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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I have tiny bumps on my upper lip. You can barely see them but i feel them. They also itch sometimes. I use vaseline. What do I do to get rid of them?

I have tiny bumps on my upper lip. You can barely see them but i feel them. They also itch sometimes. I use vaseline. What do I do to get rid of them?

Tiny bumps: There are several possible causes of bumps on your upper lip - are you having a reaction to a cosmetic cream or lipstick? Best to see your doctor to have them looked at for a more definitive diagnosis and recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Why do I have tiny white bumps on my upper lip and does not hurt and it is only on my upperlip. Could you please give me some possible answers?

Why do I have tiny white bumps on my upper lip and does not hurt and it is only on my upperlip. Could you please give me some possible answers?

Need more info: Skin conditions are very difficult to comment upon without seeing them. Do you mean lip or the skin between your nose and lip? Are the bumps raised or flat? Are they less than a millimeter across? How long have they been there? Do they change? Come and go? Best to see your doctor for proper assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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I have a tiny red bump on my upper lip?

I have a tiny red bump on my upper lip?

Watch: This could be anything of one hundred possible conditions ranging from a pimple, inclusion cyst, mucocoele, herpetic lesion, early basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma or many other possibilities. If this does not resolve in 10-14 days or becomes increasingly worse, seek the treatment of a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Three tiny white bumps on my upper lip. What could this be, i haven't felt pain or irritated by them. Theyre a little bit red. ?

Fordyce spots: You may have fordyce spots which are benign bumps appearing onthe lips and is not sexually transmited. See a dermatologist if they are bothersome. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a development of very tiny white bumps on my upper lip, Initially they were toward the corner of my mouth but now al the way along.. What is it?

I have a development of very tiny white bumps on my upper lip, Initially they were toward the corner of my mouth but now al the way along.. What is it?

New lipstick?: Sudden rashes or bumps can be due to a new skin care product, cosmetic, sunscreen, or lip gloss, or even toothpaste or mouthwash. Stop anything new that you have begun using in the last month, including soaps, detergents, perfumes, etc. If this does not resolve in a few days, see a doc for a better answer based on an in-person exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Moneil Patel
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I have a tiny small raised bump on my upper lip. There is no pain and I just noticed it today. Wondering what it might be and if I should be worried.

I have a tiny small raised bump on my upper lip. There is no pain and I just noticed it today. Wondering what it might be and if I should be worried.

Get it checked if: It is difficult to say whether it is something to worry about or not. My best advice is to see if it resolves (goes away) in a few days. If it does, nothing to worry about. If it does get bigger, painful or worse, then you should have your primary care physician look at it. Mostly likely it isn't something to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Tiny red bumps on upper & lower lips did not appear until a day or two after I spent time with my boyfriend & No signs of them on Vaginal area. ?

Tiny red bumps on upper & lower lips did not appear until a day or two after I spent time with my boyfriend  & No signs of them on Vaginal area. ?

Lip rash: Lips have small glands in them just like other parts of the skin that keep the skin soft. It's possible that whatever activity you engaged in may have irritated the skin and caused these symptoms. Other things to consider are any new exposures that could have irritated your skin such as a new lipstick or even latex exposure. Safe sex is very important and good to talk to your partner about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Have tiny bumps on both upper & lower lips.They feel like sandpaper.Never had cold sores bfore & not sexually active.What can it be & how to treat it?

Have tiny bumps on both upper & lower lips.They feel like sandpaper.Never had cold sores bfore & not sexually active.What can it be & how to treat it?

Not cold sores.: Cold sores are typically groups of painful blisters, so doubt that it's that. May be having an allergic reaction to something. Try 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If that doesn't work, let a dermatologist have a direct look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Dave Burns
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Tiny fine bumps on lining on upper lips, what could this be?

Cold sores: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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