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What Cause Thickening Of Lips
MRI stated ethmoid mucuosal thickening. Could that actually be the cause of a sinking sensation&pressure whenI tilt my head down (touch chin to chest)?
More explanation: Of your symptoms is needed, as we don't really know what you meant by 'sinking sensation', and where is the 'pressure'? Having sinusitis can cause facial pain, and pressure when u lean forward, but not the 'sinking sensation'. The finding noted on the MRI is an incidental finding, as the study wasn't meant to look for sinusitis, so please talk to the ordering physician for diagnosis, best wishes ...Read more
Can sinusitis (focal mucosal thickening of rt maxillary sinus) cause dry coughs and constant headache (back of head)?
Aquaphor: Aquaphor ointment does a great job of healing dry lips. Give it a try! ...Read more
It means that your lips contain your natural color.
If concerned, check with your dentist or an oral pathologist to rule out oral pigmented lesions that result from cellular hyperplasia. ...Read more
My lips are severely chapped in the uae but when I go home to the us, the problem disappears. What could be the cause, and how can I get them to heal?
Blame it on weather: Temporary lip chapping usually is due to change in temperature and moisture in the air. Even in us you will see that lips chap more in winter months than in summer months. The more you get used to weather over there better it will get. Try hydrating lip balm or chapstix. ...Read more
Dry/sun/wind/licking: Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best. You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing? - protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips! ...Read more
Habit: Are you "licking" your lips, because they are sore. This strips off skin oils and promotes irritants. A constant use of a vapor barrier, for a few days may break the cycle. (basic vaseline, ect). ...Read more
Allergy or Infection: There are many etiologies for lip blisters. Herpes simplex labialis affects many individuals and is due to a recurrent virus infection. It may be induced by stress, sunlight, and an underlying illness. Other causes include an allergy to a cosmetic ingredient. Systemic medications can also be associated with lip blisters. ...Read more
Trauma to the lips
blistering due to viral infection (or bacterial)
food allergies or to new cosmetic (lipstick)
these would be most common, after that one must look into the problem much more closely. ...Read more
No: Using aquaphor would do the opposite, and help lips from getting dry. ...Read more