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What Is The Best Treatment For Pale Lips
Health problems: Swollen lips can be a strong indicator of poor health. Swollen lips are sometimes caused by crohn's disease, which normally causes swelling in the bowel but can inflame the lymph ducts at any point in the body. Swollen lips can also indicate a food sensitivity. Pale pink lips are a common side-effect of anemia. ...Read more
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
Weather?: This time of the year, the wind and cold have a tendency to really take its toll on the lips. When we lick our lips and go out into the cold weather, the wind and temperature have a drying and chapping effect on the lips. It is best to wear lip balm, if it has a uv blocking agent in it that's even better, since the bright sunlight can create a sunburn on those sunny winter days. ...Read more
Yesterday, I injected a B12 into my butt by myself, After injection, I felt a bit pale lips. It lasted 3 min and drinking some water got it better. Why?
Maybe Pain?: Pallor sounds more like a symptom of presyncope or almost passing out. Drinking and sitting down likely helped. Your symptoms do not sound like an allergy reaction which would cause hives and potentially breathing problems. All the best. Giving yourself an injection is brave. ...Read more
Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?
Are these new?: If these are changes in your skin tone and unrelated to avoidance of the sun, you should at least have a simple blood test to see if you are anemic. If you have light patches it is possible that you have an autoimmune condition and should see a doctor. ...Read more
I keep getting very pale lips with a distinct red line around the edge. Mainly the top lip. I was wondering if it was an allergic reaction?
Possible: There are many factors that could do this so it's important that you go to your doctors for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing a numbing sensation throughout my whole body, twitching eyelids, pale lips, dizziness?
This sounds serious: But nonspecific. See you doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes: profuse sweating of only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?
? Thoracic outlet: Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck. Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood from head, neck and arms can cause these symptoms- but these conditions are pretty rare. Agree with dr young, pheo can also cause such symptoms. ...Read more
Drink: Drink plenty of water. Keep your lips moisturized. ...Read more
I get really cold with pale skin and bluish lips after eating. Possibly hyperinsulinism. Best thing to do to feel warm again?
Intertrigo: pale pink line. Used Econazole 7 days still there. Not fungal this time? Should I return to simple treatment? Panty line area.
May be partly: Fungal. It is not clear. I would try a combination agent that has some steroid and antifungal. You can pick it up over the counter. Get your local pharmacist to recommend the generic brand he sells that will be inexpensive. ...Read more
Pale numb nuts secondary to chronic epididymitis not responding to conventional treatment. I am worried about fertility since I am about to marry.
A semen: Analysis should answer your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is my vaginal discharge pale green? Should I go to a doctor? Or can I get treatment at a store?
Yes and no: Green discharge, per se, doesn't always mean an infection, but it's best to be tested, especially at age 18. The only over the counter treatment is for yeast, which doesn't typically turn one's discharge green. If you're sexually active, definitely see a physician or nurse practioner to get some labs done. ...Read more
Is there a laser skin lightening treatment available in the US that can make brown skin into pale skin throughout the whole body? What is it called?
No: Browner color is fine, peachier color is fine, and everyone else's color is fine. We do not have a laser booth for darker people to hop into, turn on a few buttons, and hop out a hour later with a lighter shade of skin. You can do the opposite and get a total body spray tan... but it's hard to make that look natural. Also, why the desire for a different color? Is it for fun, as in using make-up? ...Read more
Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?
Needs evaluation: Dubin johnson syndrome causes a direct hyperbilirubinemia that is benign. A bilirubin of 25 with itching and fatigue raise concern for obstructive jaundice, and this needs to be differentiated and treated appropriately. Djs in and of itself does not require medical therapy. See a doctor promptly. ...Read more
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Lips: Have you always noticed the differentiation in lip color? I'm guessing this is most likely a natural pigmentation and vascularity of both lips. If it is just a recent differentiation, give it a small amount of time, as long as there are no other symptoms, and if no change, see your M.D. ...Read more
What does it mean for your lips to turn pale and almost white. I tested for anemia and it turned out negative?
No obvious reason: This is not a very common symptom so I don't have a good explanation. Perhaps a colleague has one? It could be a variant of "Raynaud's Phenomenon" which generally effects the hands and feet. Standard treatments for Raynaud's could be tried. I expect a good acupuncturist would help you and short of other explanations you might even consider going to Alanon meetings 3X to just see. ...Read more