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discoloration of lips

Someone else just asked a similar question with the same situation as myself.  It was about the person's lips i too don't smoke but my bottom lip has this discoloration.  My bottom lip was always pink in color then one day out of day blue i wake up and i see black spots on my bottom lip.  Why is that?


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Hi,

This could be a part of Cheilitis, which is a medical condition involving inflammation of the lip. Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture.

Lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively.  One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue.
Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy.


Cheilitis is associated with many conditions from Vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, be a symptom of allergies.can also be caused by taking the (retinoid) drug Isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane).

Applying protective paraffin-based ointment (such as Vaseline) or lip balms to the lips is normally very effective. Also take Vitamin B supplements.

If nothing works you can have a biopsy done to find out the cause.
ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapped_lips

Some causes of the symptoms you mention, could be lip biting, lip licking, Vit.B2 deficiency, smoking, overexposure to sun and ill fitting dentures. In extreme cases, this could be due to bacterial or fungal skin infection.

You need to drink plenty of water daily – around 1.5 – 3 litres per day and eat a balanced diet. Do not keep your lips dry; apply lip balm which contains sunscreen – preferably a medicated one.

If the symptoms still persist, consult your skin specialist or dermatologist.

Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

Regards.


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I have discolored lips also from smoking though. My bottom lip in center is very red or very pick. Rest of lip around that discoloration is normal color. Can't wear lipstick especially reds because my lips look very uneven. is there anyway to get this redness or pinkish toned downed to get back to narmal skin color. Not pretty at all.
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i have the same problem too,my lips are normal but my lower lip is red but im Black can u imagine...and sum itches,its embarasing
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My lips turnt black on botton then tiny bumps around my lips top an bottom,  with red rash looking thing, an a scabby dries skin around mouth?  I don't know what's wrong it came out if nowhere
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