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White Spots Around Lips
I recently looked at my lip and there is a couple small white spots on the inner bottom lip .. What does it mean
Fordyce Spots: Small, white spots on the lips ranging in diameter from 1mm to 3 mm may be due to fordyce spots or fordyce granules. These spots are painless and harmless, although they cause concern due to cosmetic reasons. There is no known cause for these spots, although it is believed to occur due to trapped oil in the sebaceous glands on the skin. ...Read more
?white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on the inner lips, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, or on the tongue. It often is painful for the baby to feed and if nursing the infection can transfer to the breast. You should schedule a visit with your baby's doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Very small white spots in clusters have been on my lip for over a week. They don't hurt and don't pop. What are these? They're on the top and corners
Can you have pores on your lips? It seems like i do, my lips are going away leaving me with little white spots on them i notice this when i was around 20, now 39 it worse.
You : You may be suffering from a type of skin condition called vitiligo. Other autoimmune dosorders can cause this and need to be ruled out as well i.e. Lupus). I recommend you visit your primary care provider or directly visit a dermatologist for an evaluation. In the meantime use a lip protector with sun screen in it. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight ..What are these , ?
Vitiligo or fungal?: White spots are due to an absence of the skin pigment, melanin which maintains the dark pigment of normal skins. The most common cause of loss of color is atopic dermatitis. The other causes could include fungus eating away the pigments (tinea). The rare cause of white spot is what is called vitiligo in which case our own immune system destroys the pigment producing operations of the skin. ...Read more