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Top Lip Feels Dry Bottom Lip Is Fine
3 months and my top lip is rough, feels flaky, dry and it burns. My bottom lip doesn't have anything it's perfectly normal. What do I have? Help
See derm: See a dermatologist to find out. You might need a biopsy. ...Read more
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
From center of my lips to the left corner of my mouth I've been numb for 2 days n my entire top n bottom lip have been really dry and cracked , why?
For the dryness and cracking, a moisturizer with no perfume or fragrance is suggested. Staying hydrated may also help, since you may be dehydrated.
The numbness should also be further examined by your physician. ...Read more
The side of my top lip or bottom lip swells out of nowhere ,and this happens often , it irritating and feels weird , it turns redish and big.?help me
Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema of the lip. This can be associated with allergy and has similar causes and may occur in the context of hives. Non-hive related angioedema is possible as well and may be due to drug reaction/side effect, genetic cause, infection, malignancy, or autoimmunity. Treatment options are available for all of these. Notably, can be deadly if affects the throat. See Allergist. ...Read more
May be lip eczema: Persistent dry bumpy lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more
Restated #: lips look fine but she has the habit at 70 to press her top & lower lip together in a repetitive way. All exams are negative. Heavy jowls?
I have a dry patch at both corners of my bottom lip. What could be the cause & how can I treat it?
I'm having an allergic reactive on my top and bottom lip. It happened two days ago. What can I buy over the counter to cure this?
Specific symptoms???: Are your lips swollen? Are they itchy? Usually, an allergic reaction is self-limiting and goes away on its own. In the meantime, to relieve symptoms, over the counter diphenhydramine may be helpful. It can cause drowsiness so avoid driving after taking it. See your doctor if you develop shortness of breath, difficult swallowing, rash or if your symptoms don't go away after 24-48 hours. Good luck!! ...Read more
Dry light spot on bottom lip, been there for months won't go away no matter what I put on it. I'm a smoker... What could this be?
Hard to tell: See yourr PCP dermatologist as soon as possible for evaluation ...Read more
Lip gets swollen really bad and I don't know why. It's usually the top or bottom part and it happens randomly but more frequent the last two months.
Lips: Have you always noticed the differentiation in lip color? I'm guessing this is most likely a natural pigmentation and vascularity of both lips. If it is just a recent differentiation, give it a small amount of time, as long as there are no other symptoms, and if no change, see your M.D. ...Read more
For years I have dry whitish patch on bottom-left side of lip. No irritation. lip moisturizers just make if feel soft but patch remains?
Leukoplakia: I suggest an oral surgical consultation and biopsy. ...Read more
I'm have three small bumps on my top lip . it kind of feel like the skin on the bumps are raw but my lips are very dry right now . I put alcohol on my lips and it burned a little but what should I do ?
Cold sores: Are they blisters? They could be cold sores. Have you ever had cold sores before? ...Read more
Dermal fillers: work well for this condition.See an experienced Dermatologist. ...Read more
After chewing my bottom lip it swelled and it has a layer of white skin over the top. What could it be?
Trauma.: It sounds like you traumatized your lip by chewing on it. The damaged cells will turn white and the swelling is due to the chewing. Stop chewing your lip and it should heal just fine! ...Read more
My hubby has a round dry spot on his bottom lip line.Not red or bothersome. Been there 2weeks what can it be.
Skin check: Is needed. No way to guess without a picture. ...Read more
Small white pimple looking things on top and bottom lip. They seem to go away after a few hours but always return
Without : Without actually seeing these it is difficult to be sure. One possibility may be temporary blockages of your minor salivary gland tissues that exist throughout the oral cavity ( including lips) caused by local irritation or related to the type of food you are ingesting . These are called minor salivary gland mucoceles and are benign. If they become symptomatic or grow without regression, it would be wise to have these looked at. ...Read more
I have tiny bumps on my top lip and a couple bumps on the bottom lip line.My lip also turned black. How can I clear this fast?The bumps itch.
I have cluster of dots on the top lip where the top and bottom lips meet. I don't think it's cold sores because they've been there for a month.
Blood vessels?: If the dots are red they may be capillaries that are showing through. These sometimes occur, but can also be related to things like exposure to excessive sun and a sun screen covering is always wise. Have your dentist look at them to be sure. ...Read more
My 4 year old constantly licks her lips. The skin around her lips on the top and bottom is so red and raw. Suggestions to heal or prevent bad habit?
A lip licking habit: Persistent dry or chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lip sunscreen chemicals can cause an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods, juices, & saliva. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
A bump in the middle of my bottom outter region of my lip appeared . At first it was based on the inside of my lip and as days past it became noticable on the ouside and it also formed a scap like covering. Its painful and it makes my lips very dry .
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Why does the inside of my top lip and bottom lip become so painful, red and swollen after i smoke cigarettes?
Mucous: The mucous membranes on the inside of your lips are a beautiful biofeedback organism. Their job involves rating the temperature, revolting if things are too hot, ulcerating if too caustic. You are pulling burnt chemicals that are hundreds of degrees along with smoke, tar, ash, and nicotine across a most sensitive area. They are simply screaming at you, but this is a choice you have to make. ...Read more
I noticed I have two medium size bumps on my top lip and small bumps on the bottom, could this be an allergic reaction?
No: It is not from allergy when there has not been itching. If these lumps have been present for more than 2 weeks or getting bigger, consult your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Hi, i'm an african american male and my bottom lip is discolored from my top lip that is normal color how can I fix this problem?
May be normal: This may be a normal variation or caused by a medication or caused by excess sun exposure to lower lip. If the discoloration is not skin pigment it may be the normal "extension" of normal oil glands into the pink part of your lip. This shows up as yellow-white dots on the lip edges. Treatment in either case is tough unless it is caused by a medication in which case it should be stopped. ...Read more
The top left of my upper lip has a sorta dry patch and it kinda burns whenever I try to keep it moist, Don't know how to cure it ?
Patch Protection: Lesions about the mouth are often due to chapping, chaffing or fissures (cracks). Viral infections like cold sores (herpes labialis) can leave a residual dry patch during the resolution phase. In many cases using a barrier medication works as it seals the overlying skin to prevent further moisture loss and softens the tissue so it doesn't pull or tear with stretching. Most plain lip balms work. ...Read more
I got two lump/sores on the inside of my top and bottom lip like they were clamped together after being intubation is that normal? They hurt
No not normal: See your physician and get checked and possibly treated. ...Read more
My lips have been very dry the last few days and now my bottom lip is swollen where the skin and lip meets not sure if there related. Any ideas?
Licking lips swellin: Licking dry lips constantly causes bruising your lower lip. Other causes: allergic reaction to foods, makeup etc. herpes sores of lips causes swelling with pain. Skin disease can cause lip swelling (chielitis) sun burn, changes in temperature & Vitamin B deficiency Apply cold compress,/ apply thick paste of baking soda/ aloe Vera/ Vit E oil / use antibiotic ointment if infected. Avoid lip balm ...Read more
After smoking I have a yellow residue left on my top and bottom lip and it tastes bad. It wipes off. It didn't use to happen. What could this be?
I know it's tough, but please stop your smoking for at least a week and see how things go.
If you still have the problems after a week, please see your doctor. ...Read more
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