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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

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What is the best way to remove deep lines on my upper lip. I am 69 y.O. Female with olive skin.?

What is the best way to remove deep lines on my upper lip.  I am 69 y.O. Female with olive skin.?

Fractionated laser: Botoxand fillerswill result in a temporary partial improvement. For a longer lasting improvement fractionated laser offers the better option. Healing time with the fractionated erbium is less than 4 days. The procedure can be repeated if additional i provident is desired. The erbium offers a predictable safe reproducible result. ...Read more

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I've had a skin colored bump on edge of upper lip for almost a year no itch no pain... What could it be?

I've had a skin colored bump on edge of upper lip for almost a year no itch no pain... What could it be?

Bumps on lips: Many lip bumps are harmless but oral cancer and other serious problems can present like this. Symptoms which require immediate care include bleeding, swelling, pain, changes in size and color, jaw swelling, tongue numbness, soft white patchy area. Allergic reactions, bacterial infections, canker sores, milia, mucoceles, herpes, thrush and dermatitis are possible causes. Get it examined. ...Read more

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Wax Burns-i had my upper lip waxed 4 days ago.i have dark patches in that area. My skin is dark. What should I do?

Wax Burns-i had my upper lip waxed 4 days ago.i have dark patches in that area.
My skin is dark. What should I do?

Wait: To see if resolves after few months, pist inflamatory hyperpigmentation [after trauma or burn too dark skin people may get this, if does not fade can get steroid cream there or lightening agent over time topically such as hydroquinone 4% or tretinoin0.1% crewam but take months, lazer or freezing sprays can lighten quicker. ...Read more

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I hv mild hypo pigmentation on my upper lip, it's minimal and not white or gray but is definitely visible. Will my skin repigment?

PIGMENT LOSS LIP: HOW LONG HAS THIS LOSS OF PIGMENT BEEN?
DO YOU SMOKE?
DO YOU CHEW ON A PENCIL ERASER?
RUBBER MATERIALS OFTEN CAUSE HYPOPIGMENTATION.
CANNOT TELL WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING.
YOUR BEST BET, IF YOU ARE WORRIED, IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BUT I AM CERTAIN IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND NON-MALIGNANT.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have a patch of small painless bumps on my upper lip.they just feel like dry skin and are barely visible. They appear frequently, what are they?

I have a patch of small painless bumps on my upper lip.they just feel like dry skin and are barely visible. They appear frequently, what are they?

Pattern?: Please keep a log book to see if there is relation to certain type of food intake or use of toothpaste, mouthwash or lipstick/chapstick that is associated with the appearance of the bumps. ...Read more

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Hi, it's been a week after I experienced a burning sensation on the skin of my upper lip. Now I can feel the burning sensation less, but I can still feel it.

Don't worry: If there is no associated swelling, scabbing, bleeding, as long as it is improving there should be nothing to worry about. Occasionally herpes simplex infection can start like this. If this happens then you would need antiherpetic medication. ...Read more

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Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

Red dry skin on my eyebrow and upper lip?

See a Dermatologist: Lesions and eyes and around mouth can be due to compulsive and excessive use of soap or cleaning the face, eczematous dermatitis, and occasionally infectious dermatitis. If only contact dermatitis or eczema can be treated with anti-inflammatory creams but if you have papules or pustules with it may need anti-biotic. Must see a dermatologist. ...Read more