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A few months ago I developed a fever blister. Now when I tan I have white skin all around my mouth and a lot of white skin where my fever blister was.

A few months ago I developed a fever blister. Now when I tan I have white skin all around my mouth and a lot of white skin where my fever blister was.

May improve: Its not unusual to have some hypo or hyper pigmentation after a cold sore heals. Usually this will go away, but you can encourage that with vitamin E oil or borage oil or aloe on the scar. Also use sunscreen. ...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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How to treat dry white skin near the mouth?

How to treat dry white skin near the mouth?

Dry Skin: It is crucial to get an accurate diagnosis before embarking on a treatment plan. Most of the time dry white scaly skin on the face and especially areas such as the beard and moustache, ears, eyebrows, nasolabial folds and even the chest and scalp can be a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. However a dermatologist should be consulted to make sure that it is not a more serious skin condition. ...Read more

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I have like white skin in my mouth? I don't know what it is. Looks like I bit it to hard or something

I have like white skin in my mouth? I don't know what it is. Looks like I bit it to hard or something

Leukoplakia?: You should start by seen a primary care provider for an exam. I would do this soon, especially if you chew tobacco. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had a white skin like spot in the corner of my mouth for years and it just won't go away!

Doctor evaluation: I can't tell you what it is. You need to see a doctor or dermatologist for an exam to find out what it is. ...Read more

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I have a strange feeling in my mouth and when I looked it looked like white skin coming off and 2 bumps is there something going on?

I have a strange feeling in my mouth and when I looked it looked like white skin coming off and 2 bumps is there something going on?

An exam needed: A dentist needs to examine the condition in your mouth and may even need further tests to diagnose what is going on. ...Read more

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Cancer or normal? It is White skin near back of mouth on cheek, ear really hurts, don't smoke. I am 24 and never had this what is this?

Cancer or normal? It is White skin near back of mouth on cheek, ear really hurts, don't smoke. I am 24 and never had this what is this?

Probably not cancer: Just might be local inflammation with whitish healing ulcer, could be strep throat or thrush, , ear infection or fluid in ear tube maybe causing pain, should be on antibiotic like amox. For 10 days, if doesn't go away see ear/nose/throat dr. Be sure to use nasal saline if nasal congestion and flonase or other nasal steroid and afrin or neasynephrine [3d/wk only] if congested to clear pain. ...Read more

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30yo bruises with the slightess touch, 2 mouth ulcers and very white skin, dizzy and won't go to a doctors?

30yo bruises with the slightess touch, 2 mouth ulcers and very white skin, dizzy and won't go to a doctors?

White coat phobia: It is imperative that this person be seen by a doctor asap. If the person bruises easily, is pale, and has lesions in the mouth, the person needs a complete CBC if nothing else. ...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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I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

White tongue coat: Could very well be a yeast infection. Are you using astma inhalers or took antibiotics recently? Pleasae check with your primary care doc. Get well. ...Read more

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I have a what looks like a white skin tag (about the size of a small pea) that is located on the front top of my tongue where a tongue stud would be.

I have a what looks like a white skin tag (about the size of a small pea) that is located on the front top of my tongue where a tongue stud would be.

Yes: Is there some kind of a body piercing in your tongue this could cause this type growth. You really need to do either face-to-face or video Telemedicine visit we're face-to-face so a doctor can examine this and tell you what it is or if it needs a biopsy ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

Please seek an eval: A red patch or skin tag on the tongue could be inidcative of many different underlying diagnoses. Some are benign like geographic tongue or median rhomboid glossitis and others can be dysplastic. Please seek an evaluation with your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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A piece of white skin on my gum behind last molar pain and it's loose but won't come off. Gum is swollen around tooth. I don't smoke. Is this cancer?

A piece of white skin on my gum behind last molar pain and it's loose but won't come off. Gum is swollen around tooth. I don't smoke. Is this cancer?

Probably not: At your age, unless you smoke tobacco or marijuana, or unless you have a problem with alcohol abuse, risk of cancer is low. That said, see your Dentist to determine the cause of your problem and the appropriate plan of treatment. ...Read more

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I had a cold which turned into a sore throat then into herpangina. 5d antibiotics -> oral candidosis -> and now painful white skin under tongue. Help?

I had a cold which turned into a sore throat then into herpangina. 5d antibiotics -> oral candidosis -> and now painful white skin under tongue. Help?

Oral thrush: Treatment. Oral thrush (Candida Albicans=fungus) is not contagious, meaning it cannot be passed to others. Antifungal medications (e.g. nystatin, amphotericin or miconazole) can effectively treat oral thrush, and the condition usually benign and does not cause complications for healthy people. ...Read more

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How to cure white skin patch?

How to cure white skin patch?

Difficult...: Dark patches can often be helped with medicine such as topical steroids or hydroxyurea, which can decrease pigment in the area. Unfortunately, once pigment is gone, in most cases it will not come back. Conditions such as vitiligo can be particularly challenging. Most people find make-up or even tatooing are more effective than "medical" treatments. ...Read more

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The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

Vitiligo: If you are referring to vitiligo, as far as I know, the current thinking is that it is related to genetic defect in the immune system, but if you are asking if it can be passed down from a parent, I have never seen or heard of this. ...Read more

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White skin in nose?

White skin in nose?

Lining change: If there is white tissue inside the nose then it usually is a lining change, squamous metaplasia, that forms on an area that is constantly irritated. It is a protective response. Often there are yellow to bloody crusts that cover these areas because this area no longer can clean itself. Suggest saline 3x daily followed by sesame oil. ...Read more

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Why do I have white skin under my eyes?

Congenital?: If this has always been this way--then probably inherited. There are some skin diseases that can cause whitening of the skin. See a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard white skin under rim of my penis, what could this be?

Hard totell...: Without further detailed history to reveal the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of all symptoms + a direct good & fell, it is hard, if not impossible, to tell what it may be. However, it is not that hard to do so by following instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me by phone/video which will go faster & get more. Best ...Read more