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Which is the cause of blue lips and gums in toddlers?

Which is the cause of blue lips and gums in toddlers?

A slight bluish: Tinge in dark-skinned people is a variant of normal from melanin pigmentation; but a prominent bluish color needs to be evaluated for low oxygenation. ...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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What does a swollen gum and white patches inside lips indicate?

What does a swollen gum and white patches inside lips indicate?

See dentist: There are many things that can cause swollen gums and white patches. Without seeing them it is really difficult to say with any certainty what they are. You really need to see a dentist so a medical history can be obtained and an examination done to determine what is causing your symptoms and get you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can strep cause sores all the way to your outer lips? Sores on gums ands lips

Can strep cause sores all the way to your outer lips? Sores on gums ands lips

Canker: Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker sores because your immune system is a little weaker than normal. A cold sore is also called a fever blister. This is from a form of herpes simplex virus. These sores may pop up if you are physically or emotionally stressed (i.e., you have a fever). They are usually tender. If you have had streph throat recently, the stress to your body could cause cold sores or canker sores to form. These sores can be on your lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue or on the roof of the mouth. Hope your sores resolve quickly. ...Read more

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I have dark red under my pink gums, you don't see it when I smile, but when I lift my lips up/down it is really dark red?

I have dark red under my pink gums, you don't see it when I smile, but when I lift my lips up/down it is really dark red?

Gums: The gums next to your teeth should be pink. As you move further from the tooth crowns the tissue gets more red. But the only way to find out if everything is OK is to see your Dentist. Call for an appointment, you'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Why does my lower inner lip stick to my lower gums?

Why does my lower inner lip stick to my lower gums?

It's hard to say why: But I am trying to imagine what you are asking. & I think the reason might be that your gums in between your teeth (called papillae) are receded down, therefore you are involuntarily suctioning ur lower lip when your mouth /lips are closed, & since your inner lips /mucosa is movable and moldable, if fills in those papillary spaces...Just a guess. But if u see ur dentist he/she can see better. ...Read more

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How can I identify sores/lesions on my lip, tongue and gum?

See professional: The best way to get an accurate diagnosis of the sore or lesions that you have is to see a dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. Some lesions need to be biopsies for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My gums hurt so much because of my retainer on the lower lip... What should I do?

My gums hurt so much because of my retainer on the lower lip... What should I do?

Call your dentist: Discuss this issue with the dentist who made the retainer. It may require nothing more than a simple adjustment. ...Read more

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Thrus on my baby gums and lips?

Thrus on my baby gums and lips?

Baby oral thrush: If your suspicions are accurate, please see Pedi doc right away. This is unsual. And requires visual confirmation and rx and followup. ...Read more

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What does the little thin piece that is attached to your gums and lips do?

What does the little thin piece that is attached to your gums and lips do?

Frenulum: These strips of tissue are called the labial frenula. The maxillary frenulum can form an extension during infancy, which if persistent during dental eruption may lead to widely spaced central incisors. Excision of this tissue is called a frenulectomy. ...Read more

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Can you get eczema on your lips and gums?

Can you get eczema on your lips and gums?

Only lip eczema: Eczema by definition is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin. Lip eczema, which is eczema that occurs on or near the lips, leads to redness, cracking, inflammation and severe itching. Gum's "eczema is probably a gingivitis and needs to be addressed by your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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What causes you to bite your lip when chewing gum and/or eating?

What causes you to bite your lip when chewing gum and/or eating?

Malocclusion: Quite possibly some misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws can result in the accidental biting of the lip and cheek. ...Read more

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My 7yrs son's lips suddenly darkens and cracked with his gums dark. What could be the cause?

Many factors: The darkening of the lips and mucosa could be due to a genetic condition called peutz-jeghers. Which is accompanied by intestinal polyps. Another possibility is dermatitis which is a broad term that refers to skin inflammation due to any number of causes. If your son is a mouth breather dry lips can cause darkening and dry the gums as well. I would see your physician or dentist to check him. ...Read more

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All week c a brown line at bottom of bottom gum, have 2 pull lip down 2 see it. Incisors on bottom kinda hurt sometimes but mostly just feel funny.?

Brown line on gums: Hard to tell by your description.....But a usual cause of gum discoloration that you describe, is due to needing a cleaning bad!

visit your dentist for an evaluation.
Discolored gums can indicate some other
serious conditions, so don't fool around....
Get to the dentist asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I am using acuttane I am getting crack lips and inflammations in my gums. Any advice from previous users?

Oil: My research revealed lack of oil is the issue. One source recommended an glass roller from trader joe's filled with jojoba oil or vitamin e oil. ...Read more

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Is redness on the gum inside a lip piercing normal?

Unfortunately: Barbells can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. If the barbell becomes unscrewed it could be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. This is likely not normal -please have your dentist evaluate your gum. ...Read more

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I have black mark on my gum and swollen lip what could cause this?

Bruise?: If new, then should resorb.
Ice for now and watch.
If not quickly gone see oral specialist. ...Read more

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My braces are cutting my cheeks and gums underneath my lip. What can I do to prevent this?

Go to orthodontist: Your orthodontist needs to correct this problem it usually is a simple fix. Until you can get in you can take some wax ; cover the sharp edges where your lip is being cut. ...Read more

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I have a rash inside my mouth: lips, cheeks, on my gums. My tongue and corners of my mouth feel tight. What could this be?

I have a rash inside my mouth: lips, cheeks, on my gums. My tongue and corners of my mouth feel tight. What could this be?

Rash: Would need to see a picture to tell you what it is. Perform a virtual consult with a picture to help you ...Read more

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Can gum grow back and how can I reduce lip swelling?

Can gum grow back and how can I reduce lip swelling?

Gum: Generally no however it can be grafted from another site in your mouth. If the swelling is from trauma ice and time are best, second best synthetic steroids for short term use like decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Wat diffrent things that caused burning lip and gums?

Wat diffrent things that caused burning lip and gums?

See a dentist: Besides an infection you could have an allergic reaction or vitamin deficiency. See your dentist to find the answer. Your body is telling you something so please don't ignore it. ...Read more

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If my top lip was fuller (lip collagen), would it help with my gums showing too much when I smile?

If my top lip was fuller (lip collagen), would it help with my gums showing too much when I smile?

Gummy smile: Using a lip filler on your upper lip, will not hide your gummy smile. The plumping of the upper lip will protrude rather than drop to cover the gums. There maybe other ways of showing less gums, like crown lengthening. The teeth will be longer and can be covered by facings to makeover the smile. Consulting with a cosmetic/plastic surgeon would also provide alternatives. ...Read more

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My gums and lip is swollen. How can I reduce the swelling easily at home?

My gums and lip is swollen. How can I reduce the swelling easily at home?

Simple solution: See a dentist for examination x-rays and treatment. Dental and gums problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. ...Read more

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My son split the line connecting to his gums and lips on the inside of his mouth what should I do

My son split the line connecting to his gums and lips on the inside of his mouth what should I do

Usually nothing: The frenulum is the name for this band of tissue. Usually won't bleed beyond a few minutes and not usually need any care or repair. ...Read more

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Is beef jerky chew that you put in your lip bad for you? It has no nicotene, but I'm curious if it may damage gums and lips.

Good Question: I do not know but I would have to think the additives is where the concern might likely be. If there is sugar, for example, then that could cause some problems. ...Read more

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Cold sore swelling on lip and gum. What can I use on this?

Cold sore: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also ^ healing. * for lip: melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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The little thing that attaches my bottom lip to my gum has a small bump and is sore, what should I do?

The little thing that attaches my bottom lip to my gum has a small bump and is sore, what should I do?

Sore Mouth rinse: Such as Orajel antiseptic sore mouth rinse can provide temporary relief. If you need more for the soreness, you can try taking a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). The bump should resolve on its own within a few days. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my tooth, gum, and lips; it comes and goesfor a while. I feel pain while drinking water. I need a prescription.

I have a boil on my tooth, gum, and lips; it comes and goesfor a while. I feel pain while drinking water. I need a prescription.

Need dentist, not: Prescription. Antibiotics can temporally shrink an infection. Pain medication can temporarily make you more comfortable. But you must address the actual problem and for this you need to see a dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

I have tonsillitis at the moment, I have swollen gums and blisters on my lip, is this normal?

Not normal: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment of the swollen gums and blisters. It sounds like a herpes infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis), but you need to have a visual exam and supply a medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.
See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist for the tonsillitis, which may or may not be related to the mouth infection. ...Read more

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How come when I eat fresh fruit my gums become crazy itchy and my lips get slightly swollen?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: If you have lip, gum, and even throat itching but no other symptoms and if these symptoms occur with uncooked but nor cooked fruit or vegetables you likely have oral allergy syndrome. Oral allergy syndrome occurs when heat-sensitive proteins in fruit & vegetables cross-react with birch tree & ragweed pollens. To be certain your allergist can take a full history and perform skin testing. ...Read more

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Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH: WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
DO SEE YOUR PCP.
IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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What to do if I have puss pocket on my lower gums. Right in between my gums and lower lip. The swelling has my whole bottom lip hurting.?

What to do if I have puss pocket on my lower gums. Right in between my gums and lower lip. The swelling has my whole bottom lip hurting.?

Gum abscess: A gum abscess can become very painful when tissues become inflamed or due to the pressure within the abscess. If the infection is not treated, it can damage the surrounding bone and teeth. Call your dentist today for x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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User of khaini (quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now I hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer..

Maybe: White lesions inside your mouth are typically areas called leukoplakia. These may or not be the beginning of oral cancer condition. Best and only definite way to determine this is with a tissue biopsy. I urge you to consider this, it may save your life! ...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?

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