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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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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