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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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My lip is swollen and has a layer of white skin on the top. What could it be?

My lip is swollen and has a layer of white skin on the top. What could it be?

May be a cold sore: It might be a cold sore (oral herpes infection) but it's hard to say without actually seeing it. Consult your dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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After chewing my bottom lip it swelled and it has a layer of white skin over the top. What could it be?

After chewing my bottom lip it swelled and it has a layer of white skin over the top. What could it be?

Trauma.: It sounds like you traumatized your lip by chewing on it. The damaged cells will turn white and the swelling is due to the chewing. Stop chewing your lip and it should heal just fine! ...Read more

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What is this dry, flaky, white skin on my face on both sides of my nose? Been putting baby cream, no results. Going up near eyes and down near lips.

What is this dry, flaky, white skin on my face on both sides of my nose? Been putting baby cream, no results. Going up near eyes and down near lips.

Seborrhea: There are many causes, but the most common is seborrhea (or seborrheic dermatitis), especially if your scalp is also dry and/or itchy. A good anti-seborrheic shampoo like selsun blue, plus otc Hydrocortisone cream, should control it. If not, something else is going on and you should see a dermatologist for an in-person exam. ...Read more

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Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Harmless: A very localized tingling is usually due to some minor irritation of a local nerve branch to the skin. It's almost always temporary. Anxiety and stress can also cause this. ...Read more

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Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain. Haven't changed anything or used any new product. What could this b?

Have red, dry skin above upper lip that comes and goes. Looks like kool-aid stain. Haven't changed anything or used any new product.  What could this b?

Worth a look: It's worth looking at and depending on the length of time this has been going on and if it's worsening, possibly taking a small biopsy. ...Read more

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Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...Read more

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How to remove upper lip hair for people with sensitive skin?

How to remove upper lip hair for people with sensitive skin?

Ipl/laser: Removal with light/laser treatments is best as will remove permanently if do enough treatments. Waxing/plucking will always irritate skin and can cause scarring. ...Read more

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What could cause gray patches on the skin above the eyebrows and upper lip?

Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline). ...Read more

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What are some things I can use to get rid of upper lip shadow? it's not my skin colour

What are some things I can use to get rid of upper lip shadow? it's not my skin colour

Maybe dermatology?: Without knowing more about your question, it sounds like one of two things is happening. Either you have facial hair on your upper lip or you have skin color changes that may reflect increased pigment. If either is the case, it might be wise to see dermatology. Hair could signal a metabolic problem. Pigment changes can be due to medical issues too, but if it's a cosmetic thing, there are topicalTx ...Read more

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As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

Possibilities: You probably need a doctor's exam to visualize, but some ethnic groups have melanocytes that add color or pigment to tissues. Best to check it out for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Yes : There is a cream called hydroquinone that can help with facial discoloration. It is a prescription cream and may or may not be covered by insurance. It is not guaranteed to work and may take a long time but you could ask your doctor about it. Hope that helps!! ...Read more

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I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy I get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy I get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

Arrhythmia? : You may be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm although most people describe the fluttering sensation as being in their chest, not their head. Next time it happens, try to take your pulse and determine its rate and whether the rhythm is regular or irregular? Either report the result here to your family doctor. A heart monitor can determine this accurately. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple looking thing on skin above my upper lip that's half on skin half on lip?

I have a small pimple looking thing on skin above my upper lip that's half on skin half on lip?

This could be a: Simple pimple. It also could be the beginning of a bacterial infection (impetigo) or a herpes lesion (especially if it blisters), or if you had any injury to the area, it could be from that. I would recommend that you have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more