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Veiny Inside Bottom Lip
Self soothing: The lips are supplied with a tremendous density of sensory nerves that send pleasure sensations to the brain. This aids babies first latch on & feed when they have never ever had hunger. The pleasure persists with the finger/pacifier/nail chewing as they age & contributes to our difficulty in breaking such habits as smoking. ...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
Take a pic: Your symptoms are not specific. This could be a cold sore or something else, but without seeing it or taking more history, it's hard to tell what this is. ...Read more
My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip is this bad? What doea it mean? And her age 1 year 6 months. Also please advice how to stop / control?
No worries: It is ok. You do not need to control it or stop it. We all find self soothing techniques and this may be hers. Unless she is biting it til it bleeds and creating other problems it is not an issue. ...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
Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a little bump on my bottom lips. It has almost the same color as my lips... what should I do? Can I cure it from home?
What is it?: You need to see what it is before you do anything. You may not need to do anything as it may go away on its own. See your doc ...Read more
Lip discoloration: Thank you for your question. Skin discoloration of the lips may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause this as well as responses to external/internal sources such allergies to agents or otherwise. Having an examination and evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
No: Mucoceles often show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, the roof of your mouth. ...Read more
Could be anything: Could be anything, including nothing. Get it checked. ...Read more
It sounds like: A little cyst. See your doctor. If it hurts or gets bigger needs to be removed. ...Read more
See your dentist.: This can be so many different things that my best advice is to let a dentist see it to find out what it is and if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: The white patch on your daughter's lip could have a few causes: yeast infection, trauma such as a tooth bite, and more. Diagnosing a skin finding without visual inspection is challenging. Additionally, more information is needed such as duration, pain, swelling, and more. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Plastic surgery: Consult with your pcp and see if they will recommend a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Perhaps virus: Could be some toxin, pathogen or allergen. Suggestive of HSV1 or HSV2 ...Read more
Stay away from creep: Suction may have produced swelling. Can apply ice to help swelling go down. ...Read more
Need to see it: Hard to say without seeing it. How long has it been there? Does it hurt? You can show it to us with camera on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
Vasospasm: This is a vasospastic response. May be related to raynaud's phenomenon. Workup to assure no underlying cause would be reasonable. ...Read more
More info needed: Hi there, I would need more information to help you. It depends on where they are and how they feel. It could be a number of different things. ...Read more
Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Lip balms are all essentially similar and so there is no magic balm. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Cancer sore?: Your 12 y old sounds healthy otherwise, if you/he found sudden white spot in his inner lower lip - it could be from pressure (braces?) bite, irritation by some food, . likely nothing serious without other symptoms. If spot does not go away see dentist. Try rinse mouth with warm water with pinch of salt. Good oral hygiene is important. ...Read more
I have a dry patch at both corners of my bottom lip. What could be the cause & how can I treat it?
I have a discoloration on my bottom lip it's a white place looks to be the skin needs to be removed.?
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I notice I had a bump on my bottom outside of my lip this morning now it has grown. ..What can I do??
Go to doctor: Go to your doctor for exam and treatment. Do not pick or touch the lesion ...Read more
My bottom lip is turning pink. What is the cause and what can I do to change them back to the proper color?
Help! I've has a horrible papercut-like cut in the center of my bottom lip that won't heal! What should I do?
Vaseline: The simplest method to keep your lip moist & allow for normal healing with constant cracking is to apply vaseline as often as necessary throughout the day. Be sure not to keep licking your lip as this just dries it out. If it's over a week & still not healed, see your dentist, physician or a dermatologist to make sure there are no other medical issues than needs addressing. ...Read more