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Home treatment for lip mucoceles with salt?

Home treatment for lip mucoceles with salt?

Can't treat at home: A mucocele is caused by a blockage of thick mucous saliva produced by one of many small salivary glands in the lower lip. Though it might make sense to simply drain the saliva causing the cyst-like swelling of the lip, a cure of the problem is only possible by surgically removing the small gland producing the saliva that cannot drain. See your oral surgeon while it is swollen. ...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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Whats the treatment for dry, itchy and with blisters lips?

Whats the treatment for dry, itchy and with blisters lips?

possible allergy: If you are not licking your lips alot, you may be allergic to the lipstick or lip balm that you were putting on.See a dermatologist who does patch testing with the north american patch test series to see what you are allergic to. I am assuming that this is not a cold sore. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of small blue spots on lower lip due to kiss....

What is the treatment of small  blue spots on lower lip due to kiss....

Due to kiss?: Why do you have blue spots on your lip from a kiss? Were you bitten? ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective lip balm/treatment for dry, chapped lips?

Borofax: Not sure that it is still made, but i had good success with borofax because it contains lanolin and keeps the lips moist once applied. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

Cure constipation: The hard stool tears the delicate mucosa. Most constipation comes from lousy diet so try to eat only god made food and leave the "junk" alone, particularly all that sweet stuff, candy, sodas (evendiet) sugar, all the man-made junk that poses as "food"! ...Read more

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My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

My new born baby boy has cleft lips and palate, he is just five days old, when should I start treatment?

Soon: We typically like to repair the lip at about 3 months of age and then the palate at about 1 year of age. It is good to go see a cleft lip and palate team soon to start getting advice because your child will need speech therapy and other treatments. ...Read more

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My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

Evaluation: Many cardiomyopathies are genetic in origin, and often the inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. Regardless of signs of symptoms, you son is at risk for cardiomyopathy (either dilated or hypertrophic) and he should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist comfortable with evaluating patients with a family history of cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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The area around my lips is significantly darker than the rest of my face. What is the cause and what are the possible treatments ?

Hyperpigmentation : Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is darkening of skin after a rash such as an irritant dermatitis. Given the distribution, if the area had any irritation initially, it could be from whitening toothpaste, mouth wash, makeup, lip licking or another issue. See a dermatologist who may prescribe a treatment for irritation initially and then a fading cream for the discoloration. ...Read more

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What is the best mode of topical treatment(Microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?

What is the best mode of topical treatment(Microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?

No conclusive agents: Keratolytics and depigmenting creams have shown efficacy in the cosmetic treatment of acanthosis N. The definitive treatment is to find the underlying cause and treat that cause. Examples include tumor, obesity, and drug side effects. A few studies show the efficacy of dermabrasion. You need a Dermatology consult to discuss pros and cons of the various options and to localize the cause. ...Read more

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Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Gastroenterologist: Evaluation. If you haven't gone to one, consider it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Ive been picking my lips for years and now they are scarred. Are there any treatments for cosmetic purposes of making the sores and scars look better?

Plastic surgery: I have not heard of any oral or topical medications that will help, though liquid Vitamin E has been proposed for such things in the past. I suspect seeing a plastic surgeon would be necessary. ...Read more

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I hv a little fissure kinda thing on my inner upper lip towards the end.doesn't hurt its just there.n d gum is dark in color where it touches b/w teth?

I hv a little fissure kinda thing on my inner upper lip towards the end.doesn't hurt its just there.n d gum is dark in color where it touches b/w teth?

See dentist: Any change in your gums or lips that lasts more than a week, should be evaluated by your dentist to be sure that it is or is not something serious. At your age, cancer is VERY unlikely, but changes in the skin can be due to other medical problems. ...Read more

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I regularly get dry & chapped lips, even though i drink plenty of water, any possible indication of causes?& possible treatments please? I use lipglos

I regularly get dry & chapped lips, even though i drink plenty of water, any possible indication of  causes?& possible treatments please? 
I use lipglos

Chapped, dry lips: Do u take any medications or supplements? Any vitamin a derivative moisturizers? Otc antihistamines? Many meds (rx & otc) can cause dry lips/skin. Flavored lip balms tend to encourage licking lips more, resulting in chapping. Per mayo clinic derm dr. Gibson, use oil-based lubricating cream/lip balm with petrolatum/beeswax. Before going out in cold, dry weather, apply lip balm w/sunscreen. ...Read more

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My lips are really dry and chapped? What is the treatment for that?

Vaseline: Vaseline is the best lubricant, but is messy. Any of the over the counter product are good. The best treatment of them all is .....Go to the caribbean (nice humid climate, no dryness, just sunshine and fun). ...Read more

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What treatments exist for wrinkly lips?

What treatments exist for wrinkly lips?

Botox,fillers,laser: Depending on how deep your wrinkles are, lines around the lip can be treated with a combination of Botox (reducing pursing motion of the lips), fillers (injections into the deeper lines), and laser resurfacing to address the fine lines. ...Read more

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Shingles on lips, treatment?

Shingles on lips, treatment?

Are you sure?: It would be very unusual to have shingles just on the lips, without lesions on one side of the face. If the lesions are only on your lips, it's more likely to be herpes simplex than shingles. ...Read more

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Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Causes of rashes in the lips and treatment?

Rashes: See your doctor to determine if the rashe is due to a fungus or bacterium. Once the determination is made through culture, treatment can be instituted. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more