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My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. Is this bad? What doea it mean?

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 (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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The bottom right of my lips abruptly turned white! And I do feel a little uncomfortable. Help!

The bottom right of my lips abruptly turned white! And I do feel a little uncomfortable. Help!

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Why does my bottom lips keep changing purple?

Why does my bottom lips keep changing purple?

Bite or suck: If you periodically bite or suck or smack your
lips you can see different color.
If not you need to check you blood count. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

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

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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

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Why is my bottom lip dark in the middle part?

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

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What is this clear people inside my bottom lip?

Mucoele: A clogged mucous gland. Will generally heal by itself. See your dentist if it doesn't go away in 10 days or so. ...Read more

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Why do I have painful black dots on my bottom lip?

Why do I have painful black dots on my bottom lip?

Black dots on lips: Painful Black dots on lips can be due to: trauma, virus (like a cold sore on edge of lip), fungus infection in an immunocompromised patient; if on edge of lip, can be an infected skin gland such as a black head pimple. See your MD/PCP if persists. ...Read more

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I have a blue spot on bottom lip-what does it mean?

I have a blue spot on bottom lip-what does it mean?

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

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Can a mucocele appear on the outside of the bottom lip?

Can a mucocele appear on the outside of the bottom lip?

No: Mucoceles often show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, the roof of your mouth. ...Read more

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I have three black dots on my bottom lip what could it be?

Could be anything: Could be anything, including nothing. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the bottom of my uper lip. What should I do?

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

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My 14 months baby girl has a white patch on her bottom lips?

My 14 months baby girl has a white patch on her bottom lips?

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

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What can I do to fix my bottom lip from poking out and hanging?

Plastic surgery: Consult with your pcp and see if they will recommend a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Met creepy guy sucked and bit my bottom lip hard. Fat lip now. Who do I tell?

Met creepy guy sucked and bit my bottom lip hard. Fat lip now. Who do I tell?

Stay away from creep: Suction may have produced swelling. Can apply ice to help swelling go down. ...Read more

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Why does the bottom of the corer of my lip appear to look purplish/ whitish?

Why does the bottom of the corer of my lip appear to look purplish/ whitish?

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

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My bottom lip turns a bit blue when I'm out in the cold. Why does this happen?

Vasospasm: This is a vasospastic response. May be related to raynaud's phenomenon. Workup to assure no underlying cause would be reasonable. ...Read more

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I woke up with two white dots on my bottom lip side by side what could they be?

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

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I bit my bottom lip and there is a light pinkish color and it hasn't healed yet. Help?

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

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He is 12 years old and has a white circle on his inner bottom lip it came up last night?

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

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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 dry patch at both corners of my bottom lip. What could be the cause & how can I treat it?

Perleche: Most likely it would be perleche, which is also called angular cheilitis. To treat it you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. ...Read more

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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