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Hi, i am an indian (asian).I got lip discoloration as my upper lip turned into black in recent 7-8 years of time span.It was not from childhood.Nd hlp?

Hi, 
i am an indian (asian).I got lip discoloration as my upper lip turned into black in recent 7-8 years of time span.It was not from childhood.Nd hlp?

When to see Doctor: I think there is little more that we can provide here. I believe this is the tenth time you have asked this question. You need to be seen by a skin expert and treatment initiated by the medical expert there in your community. ...Read more

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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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What causes lip discoloration?

What causes lip discoloration?

Depends: What kind of discoloration do you have? Could be hereditary or an allergy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark lip discoloration?

How to get rid of dark lip discoloration?

Hydroquinone cream: Application of 4% hydroquinone cream twice daily is sometimes effective, but you should be aware of potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...Read more

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How do I fix lip discoloration. Part of my lips are pink from cold sores.?

How do I fix lip discoloration. Part of my lips are pink from cold sores.?

Don't get Cold Sores: Your lip and tissue changes color when the healing process begins. Look at a cut or scrape on your skin. Much more pink when the healing process begins. There is a cascade of healing processes going on during the first 48 hours. The key is knowing when a cold sore is about to begin, prodermal stage. Get with your dentist or doctor to prescribe an anti-viral in this time period. ...Read more

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Over a year, l waxed my upper lip roughly & since then I have a faint discoloration on it ....I used unitone 4 arbutin but did nothing...Any help plz?

Over a year, l waxed my upper lip roughly & since then I have a faint discoloration on it ....I used unitone 4 arbutin but did nothing...Any help plz?

Darkness on skin: The changes you describe could be hyper pigmentation related to the waxing or it could represent a condition called melasma. It would be best to consult a dermatologist so it could be properly diagnosed and you could be prescribed a medication to treat the problem. ...Read more

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Localized upper lip swelling after drinking coffee... the swelling has come to a big pustule and some discoloration. Extremely dry lips few days prior

Localized upper lip swelling after drinking coffee... the swelling has come to a big pustule and some discoloration. Extremely dry lips few days prior

Infection?: If you had been drinking coffee without any problem and this swelling occurred suddenly without itching, I suspect that it is not from the coffee. The pustule points to an infection instead. See your doctor to see if you may need an antibiotic. Rarely coffee bean may get contaminated from the bag used to pack them (castor bean contaminated had been reported). ...Read more

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Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain.Haven't changed anything or used any new product. What could this b?

Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain.Haven't changed anything or used any new product.  What could this b?

Worth a look: It's worth looking at and depending on the length of time this has been going on and if it's worsening, possibly taking a small biopsy. ...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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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?

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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