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Treatment for white patches on the lower lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 351 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi Doctor,
Doctor :   good afternoon
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur query xxxxxx
User :   I am having white patches on my lower lip for quite some time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   atleast for the last 2 years
User :   I am 29 yrs old
Doctor :   ok
User :   Male
Doctor :   do u have itching or redness?
User :   I work for a xxxxxx
User :   No
User :   But when I met with a dermatologist about 6 months ago
Doctor :   is the white patch increasing in size
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what did the doctor suggest
User :   I was told that I should stop biting my lip and that will solve the issue
User :   But it has not helped in any way
Doctor :   yes it could be due to skin drying
Doctor :   u can apply ghee to the lips
Doctor :   and stop biting the lips
Doctor :   make sure the lips are dry
Doctor :   apply ghee or vaseline
User :   But i do apply vaseline every night before I go to bed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could be due to fungal infection, or hypo dermal patch
Doctor :   hypo pigmentation patch sorry
User :   Ok
Doctor :   r u able to feel pain and touch when u close eyes
Doctor :   please type in small letters
User :   i do not get any pain when i touch them
Doctor :   at the site of patch
User :   no
Doctor :   then u need to consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   and get evaluated
Doctor :   if ur not happy with the treatment
Doctor :   with current dermatologist u can take second opnioin
User :   i think i will do that
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 91-0000
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   also, there's a lump in my bask which i discovered abt a months ago
User :   the details are correct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how big is the lump
User :   the lump on my back hurts when i touch it
Doctor :   how long u have this lump
Doctor :   is there any pus or discharge from the lump
User :   atleast for the last 2 months or so
User :   thr's no discharge
Doctor :   consult a surgeon and clinically examined
Doctor :   nothing much can be done online
User :   i understand
User :   thanks for the help anyways
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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