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Hi, I had abscess on my upper lip in jan this year. Still now there is some swelling and the upper lip line of the lip seems to b broken. Wat shud I do?

Hi, I had abscess on my upper lip in jan this year. Still now there is some swelling and the upper lip line of the lip seems to b broken. Wat shud I do?

Maybe returning: See your doctor for treatment! This can be come very serious. This may also be related to dry or cracked lips. Ask your doctor how to avoid this problem? Do you habitually bite your lip? ...Read more

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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I have an abscesses on my upper lip, how do I get rid of it fastest?

I have an abscesses on my upper lip, how do I get rid of it fastest?

See dentist asap!: The fastest way to get rid of that abscess is to see a dentist who can prescribe an appropriate antibiotic and remove\treat the cause of that infection. There is nothing that you can do on your own to get rid of it. ...Read more

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I had an abscess drained 6 days ago from my upper lip. Now I have a rash around the stitches area. What's going on? I'm a little nervous.

I had an abscess drained 6 days ago from my upper lip. Now I have a rash around the stitches area. What's going on? I'm a little nervous.

Rash around sutures: This rash may be a natural reaction to the suture material; however, it may be an allergic reaction; or worse, it may represent burgeoning infection there; since this area was infected, it is worrisome - it should be checked by the doc who worked on you ...Read more

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My daughter has a abscess on her lip where do I take her too?

My daughter has a abscess on her lip where do I take her too?

Online consult: Please consult any of the doctors in the network within your state for a prompt assessment.

Take care. ...Read more

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Having abscess on vagina lips is it a symptom of hiv?

Having abscess on vagina lips is it a symptom of hiv?

HIV: Unlikely. This is usually an infected cyst or a gland. The rule, however, is that if you think there is a possibility you were infected you should go and be tested. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Had a abscess lanced on my face yesterday, right above my lip the size of a silvr dollr. Should it still be swollen, red, hard and have puss coming out?

Had a abscess lanced on my face yesterday, right above my lip the size of a silvr dollr. Should it still be swollen, red, hard and have puss coming out?

Abscess swelling: It will take more than one day for the drainage and swelling to so side. If the situation worsens, or if it doesn't improve after 3-5 days, let your physician know. Warm soaks may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have an infected lip piercing. I have seen a doctor but most don't know what to do and this is my third round of antiobiotics. It's an abscess.

Localized infection: I don't know if the metal object is still present, but I would strongly advise removing it. Infections are often hard to clear if there is a 'foreign body'. That foreign thing allows bacteria to swarm all over it as a biofilm, and as a result is almost impossible to heal. Antibiotics should have cleared it up-so it must still be present? Too much antibiotic can have side-effects -see an ID doc. ...Read more

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Does popping a pimple on the lip cause a brain abscess? Should I be worried?

Does popping a pimple on the lip cause a brain abscess? Should I be worried?

No: There is a drainage pathway from the lip that can go into the brain and at its worse could cause meningitis or cavernous sinus thrombosis both of which are potentially deadly. For perspective this CAN happen but it is extermely unlikely. Those diseases are accompanied by severe headache fever and altered mental status (confusion). If you are otherwise fine and functional your risk is very low. ...Read more

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New sex partner 2 weeks. Recent fever & chills. Next day abscess with white head on vaginal lip. 2 more showed up. Express Care said not typical herpe?

New sex partner 2 weeks. Recent fever & chills. Next day abscess with white head on vaginal lip. 2 more showed up. Express Care said not typical herpe?

Herpes seems likely: Herpes rashes can take many forms -depending on the strain of virus and the host (the patient). It's possible you have some natural resistance to herpes, say if you already have HSV-1 the 'cold sore' virus. Herpes lesions (the rashes) usually are quite painful. The history of a new partner, and then these rashes makes me suspicious. Herpes is very common - most people don't even know they have it. ...Read more

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I had a abscess and infection on my gums on the left side of my mouth. My gums are numb which is causing the corner of my lip to feel the same.

Mental Nerve: You most likely have an abscess and swelling in the area of the mental nerve (exits the lower jaw near the roots of the premolars) which supplies sensation to a portion of the lower jaw. The numbness is due to the compression of the nerve endings from the abscess. Dental evaluation and treatment would be highly recommended. ...Read more

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New sex partner 2 weeks. Recent fever & chills. Next day abscess with white head on vaginal lip. 2 more showed up. Pic to doc said didn't look like he?

New sex partner 2 weeks. Recent fever & chills. Next day abscess with white head on vaginal lip. 2 more showed up. Pic to doc said didn't look like he?

Abscess=fever, chills: If you have an abscess, that would likely cause fever, chills and vaginal mucosal changes. You need to see your GYN for eval and treatment. ...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?

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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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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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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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more