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There's painless white bumps across my vermilion border. I counted about 12. They've been growing and gave been there for more than 3 weeks. Help?

There's painless white bumps across my vermilion border. I counted about 12. They've been growing and gave been there for more than 3 weeks. Help?

White bumps: Could be Fordyce spots: small raised, pale red, yellow-white or skin-colored bumps or spots that can appear on vermilion border of the lips of a person's face. Send photo to help guide you. More info on [email protected] Com ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I've had an inflammed vermilion border for 6 months now. And I have no alleges. Is there any natural way to stop the inflammation. Maybe cream Ican by?

I've had an inflammed vermilion border for 6 months now. And I have no alleges. Is there any natural way to stop the inflammation. Maybe cream Ican by?

Treating lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing swelling along my vermillion border on and off for the past month or so. Its accompanied by small skin coloured bumps. Ideas?

I have been experiencing swelling along my vermillion border on and off for the past month or so. Its accompanied by small skin coloured bumps. Ideas?

Not really: Does it burn or itch or peel?? It is hard to say without seeing. You really should have it looked at while it is happening. It might be a form of herpes simplex1 a cold sore or just dryness or?? ...Read more

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Is this an ingrown toenail? My right big toe is swelling on the right side, but in the corner, it is not ingrown or swelling. Just on the right side border. Wondering, is this an ingrown toenail? It hurts to touch. Please note: the right side border of my

Is this an ingrown toenail? My right big toe is swelling on the right side, but in the corner, it is not ingrown or swelling. Just on the right side border. Wondering, is this an ingrown toenail? It hurts to touch. Please note: the right side border of my

Probably: This is still likely an ingrown toenail. It doesn't have to be the tip only. It can be any portion of the side of the nail that is ingrown. It needs to be treated properly. If you get it taken care of soon, it will resolve quicker with less risk for infection. ...Read more

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Submental ln swelling in 6 years old child?

Submental ln swelling in 6 years old child?

The size is importan: A 6 y/o may have a submental node or two normally, but they are usually small, smaller than 1/2 inch. When it is infected, it may be red and/or tender. It is extremely rare for a small child to have a cancer in the submental node only. A viral infection as the cause is a possibility. It may be a lymph node, but maybe a thyroglossal cyst if it is in the midline. I would have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Is swelling in distal area to an I&d normal?

Is swelling in distal area to an I&d normal?

What area distal?: Vague question. Where was I&D done. Area distal to what? When you say distal in medicine you need to specify area distal to what anatomical body part you are referring to. Please give a little more detail ...Read more

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What does retaining fluid and swelling mean?

What does retaining fluid and swelling mean?

Developing edema: Could develop from a high salt intake. Certain heart and kidney conditions can be causes for this. It warrants evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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How might cell swelling result from fluid shifts?

How might cell swelling result from fluid shifts?

Q is the A: Cells swell because fluids pass through the outer cell membrane. It may be caused by a myriad of situations. But your question is your answer: cells swell due to fluid shifts. Consult with proper specialist to fill in all the details. Good luck! ...Read more

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Advice me diet as I have swelling on small intenstine?

Advice me diet as I have swelling on small intenstine?

Diet for intestines: I wish there was more info provided about your condition that would help determining what foods to eat and which ones to avoid.
Since nothing is known about your condition, the best way to suggest would be - watch foods are known to make your intestines hurt and which ones don't. Caffeine, dairy, fat rich, fried foods are usually harder for the guts. In case of gluten intolerance - avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Continued swelling (20days) after injection, what to do?

Continued swelling (20days) after injection, what to do?

R/O ABCESS/HEMATOMA: Seek evaluatIon to rule out ABCESS vs Hematoma ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to stop swelling?

What's the cause?: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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My corona is swelling and it turns to dark blue-greeyish colour??

Not uncommon: That can occur commonly. If it is uncomfortable, it can sometimes mean infection is present. If not painful and no discharge-- don't worry ...Read more

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Why am I having significiant swelling and pain after 2 months of intial injury?

Why am I having significiant swelling and pain after 2 months of intial injury?

Re injured: If you have not allowed your ankle injury to heal properly then any new overuse or trauma will re-injure it. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Yes: You have been waiting a while for an answer, and though it out of my area of expertise: prodromal symptoms of oncoming or frank onset of menstruation could easily be the cause of swelling; or more commonly referred in this context to "water retention". ...Read more

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Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Treat the cause: The swelling in the sinuses can be caused by allergy and infections. The best way to treat the swlling caused by chronic allergy is by nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines, in some cases short course of oral steroids
if there is coexisting infection use broad spectrum antibiotics alone or with steroids may need to be used. ...Read more

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Swelling to left side of face why?

Swelling to left side of face why?

May be Parotitis: Swelling on one side, if not recently injured, can be due to infection of parotid glands, or bell's palsey, or a dental problem.
If it does not resolve with warm compresses over several hours, medical evaluation should be sought. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done. Or sun damage. ...Read more

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Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

I assume: You mean swelling the right lower abdomen. Often this could be a symptom of bowel gas or constipation. If there is pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Then appendicitis can cause those symptoms. However, if it just feels a little puffy in the right lower abdomen it likely isn't appendicitis. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Are tea bags good to relieve swelling?

Are tea bags good to relieve swelling?

Tea bags: No: use ice 10 minutes on the swollen area, 5 minutes off. Tea bags can help reduce bleeding: bite on one after a tooth extraction for 20 minutes. It usually works as tannic acid is a clotting agent. ...Read more

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When is swelling worse after vaser lipo?

First 24-48 hrs: Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to help facilitate traditional liposuction. With any kind of liposuction there will be some postoperative swelling. Most of it goes away in the first month. Then it may take another five months for the rest of the swelling to go away completely. I usually tell patients they can stand in front of the mirror and see final results at about six months. ...Read more

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Inner vaginal swelling, what should I do?

Inner vaginal swelling, what should I do?

Vaginitis: I would see a gynecologist. It could be an infection or issue with one of the glands of the vagina. Could also be related to low estrogen. All of these things require an evaluation. If associated with itching its fine to try an otc medication like lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Swelling in the pubic area, what's wrong?

Swelling in the pubic area, what's wrong?

Too Vague: The 'pubic area' could encompass any number of areas. The reasons for swelling in any of these areas would be different depending on exactly where that swelling is, when it started, pain, anything make it worse, anything make it better? All of these are necessary to help from a doctors point of view. ...Read more

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What are the sign & symptoms of spinal swelling?

What are the sign & symptoms of spinal swelling?

Depends: It depends in part on the part of the spine involved. When nerve roots are involved, it usually involves pain, numbness, or weakness along the distribution of the nerve in the arm or leg. If it is the spinal cord itself, then swelling can lead to numbness, weakness, clumsiness, loss of bowel and bladder control, and even paralysis and/or respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical term of spinal swelling?

Please describe the medical term of spinal swelling?

Edema: Edema is the term that is used when referring to spinal cord swelling. This can occur, for example, after an injury. At the cellular level, this means that the cell membranes become 'leaky' and some of the intracellular fluid spills out. This leads to additional pressure on the surrounding nerves. There are two main types-cytotoxic and vasogenic edema. This depends on the cause of injury. ...Read more